Chicago’s Dally Auston, part of the vaunted SaveMoney clique that has been steadily making their impact felt on the larger Chicago hip-hop scene and nation-wide over the past year, has been quiet since the summer when he dropped the critically-acclaimed project The Wood back in March of last year. Whereas The Wood took Auston from being known amongst hip-hop heads in the city to hitting the blogosphere and gaining recognition outside the city, The Westside EP stands to do much more for the 19-year-old artist, allowing him an opportunity to take advantage of his city and his colleagues’ current position in the national picture.
Recorded over a lengthy period of time at The Music Garage in the city’s West Town neighborhood, with production from Doc Da MindBenda, Ongaud, Smoko Ono and more, Dally’s latest is a distinct overture from his last offering, demonstrating a growth both lyrically and musically that takes from many different influences, blending them beautifully into a cohesive work. The West Side is known for the ‘bopping’ craze that has taken over the neighborhoods that make it up and few do it better than Auston, who provided a project in The Westside EP that can make you want to dance and think all at once. Check out the latest from Dally Auston, streaming below.