We’ve been sharing material from up-and-coming Chicago emcee ProbCause for a minute now. It’s not easy for new artists to separate themselves from the masses, especially when trying to emerge from a major market like the Chi, but Prob has been grinding tirelessly over the past few years in an effort to establish himself and build momentum. With today’s release of The Recipe EP, he looks to take a another significant step, one that will hopefully help launch him from current rising talent to an eventual mainstream presence.

Featuring a slew of Chicago-bred collaborators including recent MMG signee Rockie Fresh, Universal Republic Recording artist YP, and Treated Crew member Mic Terror, The Recipe is an eight-song EP that precisely demonstrates the depth of ProbCause’s lyrical diversity. Each track carries its own sense of style and character, allowing all parties involved to incorporate their unique flavor and artistic vision into the music. Sample a stream of the entire project below, and be sure to grab your own copy via iTunes. Available now.

As an added bonus, we’re also sharing the music video for Prob’s new record “Flex,” which landed in rotation on MTV just last week after he was selected as MTVU’s Freshman Pick.