Wednesday, November 30, 2011
New Juicy J! This one has features from Alley Boy, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, his new boss Wiz Khalifa, and more. Don't forget that he has a collab mixtape hosted by Evil Empire with Project Pat and French Montana titled "Cocaine Mafia" and an untitled project with Wiz Khalifa. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download for this tape.
DJ Moondawg premiered this track over Thanksgiving weekend on Chicago's WGCI. Moondawg along with DJ Victoriouz will also be hosting Marvo's upcoming mixtape "Crack VoCaine". This track will be featured.
AO and djbooth.net got together to host SIN's latest project. I know most of you haven't heard of dude, but you need to know. I have to thank Ashley Outrageous for putting me on to this south Florida MC. Hit the jump for all the details.
Had to post this, J and Ye are in the Chi tonight, big after party at the Mid featuring Pusha-T, Mick Boogie, Chi usual suspects. Would have rather seen them at the VS event though, just saying. Best of both worlds (Sans R Kelly).
I posted the making of video last week? Here is the finished product and it is one of ten visuals that will compose Ryan's visual album called "Les is More". I think I may have missed the first video, so i'll search around and add it later.
Here's the most recent release from The Kid Daytona's follow up to "The Interlude"... "The Interlude 2" hosted by LRG debuts on December 19th.
I promised you this mixtape and I apologize for it being a day late. Hard to keep up with all the dopeness during final season! Enjoy this project and please let me know what you think. I would like to get more feedback from the Go ILL patrons. As much as I enjoy posting things I like, I want to continue to post artists that you like, so tell me! Hit the jump.
"Thoughts From Detention" free follow-up to "Locke High 2" out December 5th. A thank you to his fans!
Leaders drops some new snake inspired gear! These new adjustable New Era caps are priced at a reasonable $75 (Compared to the $400 or $500 for the real snakeskin). Hit the jump for the pics of the tees, crewnecks and hoodies. They're all available at www.leaders1354.com
Couple random freestyles from the Taylor Gang Sgt.
Chevy Woods - Glass Table Girls Freestyle
Chevy Woods - Yonkers Freestyle
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
These guys did it right with their recent release of the "Take Care" samples, now they're back with the samples from Kendrick Lamar's "Musical". I love these sample projects, I feel like it allows you to appreciate the music a little more. Hope this joint is as popular as the first. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.
New visual from "The Revival". Some may recall me hoping that "The Revival" was better than "L.I.F.E."... Well, it is! If you missed it grab it HERE.
Listened to "LiveLoveA$AP" the other day, and i'm not totally sold on it. I don't dislike it, but it's definitely just a chillin and smokin project. I'm moving most days, so I need something a little more up beat.
Latest visual from "A Different World". I saw Phil Ade @ Rockie Fresh's release party for "The Otherside" and I didn't know shit about him... I do now, and he is in fact one of my true favorites. Hope your staying up on #PhilAdeFriday.
Some live footage of a classic track. I could do without the terrible censoring and the ridiculous product placement. Looks like a damn Beats by Dre commercial.
Just a little behind the scenes joint from Yung Berg. I actually just listened to "Reality Check" at the gym tonight and it wasn't bad at all. I'm not gonna lie, I thought there was a pac verse on this cut because it says "Ft. 2Pac", but no, just some old sound bites of Pac talkin some shit. Disappointed!
Taylor Gang's NEAKO isn't taking a break. Shortly after the release of "The Number 23", he is still putting out new music. No word if this was a throw away from the tape or if its intended to be on something new. Same type of artwork from his past singles though...
Life That I Chose feat. Astonish (Produced by Slot-A) by DJ Scend
Monday, November 28, 2011
This original is already super hot in the Chi right now. Of course 2 Chainz is on the remix, lol! King Louie also just signed to indy label Lawless Inc. ran by Chicago's own John Monopoly & Larro Wilson. Louie's first LP "Dope & Shrimp" will be out January.
Here it is! New visual for Meek's "Work" off "Dream Chaser".
An extremely political, angry at the condition of the world type rap, lol. Seriously though, good track and J speaks the truth. I like that quote in the very beginning. For the record, I dislike the Chiraq references. To compare our city to Iraq is a joke.
I'm really excited to share that Tennille has teamed up with FSD to create a completely Chicago produced mixtape titled "I Moved to Chicago For A Lil While". The project will feature many MC's from the Chi and will be proceeded by a series of leaks, this track is just the start. I look forward to hearing more soon!
I don't know Tia, but Traxster produced the entire project and that's a good enough cosign for me! Hit the jump!
New visual from the heavily cosigned west coast MC, off his "War Music" mixtape.
I knew this was on the way, but I guess I didn't stop to take a look at the tracklist! This project has features from Eminem, Lil Wayne, Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Mos Def and many more. "Strange Clouds" LP will be out next year. Hit the jump for the details.
This grimey hood sound is starting to really pop off in the Chi lately. Bo talks about bein on Brick Squad, LEP "Beef", Alley Boy in the Chi and his recent release from prison. Hit the jump for part two. New mixtape is completed and on the way soon. Bo is steady recording.
New track from Juicy's upcoming tape "Blue Dream & Lean". The tape comes out tomorrow. Me and my lady were just talking about the Triple Six clan the other day. The music stays about the same, but it never gets old to me. It may not be the most creative or substantive, but it doesn't need to be, the shit just goes! Oh and did I mention Wiz Khalifa signed Juicy?!?!
A little Rock n Roll with that hip-hop courtesy of some Chicago players.
A$AP Rocky directed this joint?! This track was featured on Danny's "XXX" mixtape, but I also heard rumor that it will be on an upcoming album. We'll see.
Sway, an artist from the UK, premiered this track a couple days back on DJ Semtex's radio show. Lupe Fiasco has the assist on this track. If you have not yet gotten "Friend of the People" grab it HERE.
Grammy Award-winning artist and actor Common has partnered with the CNN Freedom Project to make a journey of discovery deep into the dangerous slums of Haiti where 300,000 children are forced to work in conditions the United Nations calls a ‘form of modern-day slavery’.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
So I guess The Ruff Ryders dropped a compilation album on iTunes, here's a new joint from that project. Good to see X staying out of trouble and putting out new music.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Diamond Supply and The Hundreds team up to provide some dope gear in addition to their own new winter apparel. Get you some while it lasts. I know www.jugrnaut.com and St. Alfred have some if your in the Chi.
DJ Capcom and Mac Miller link up to release a compilation of extremely old unreleased and rare tracks. Mac says he was 16 or 17 when most of these were recorded. If your a big Mac Miller fan, i'm sure you'll enjoy it. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.
Florence & The Machine cover the title track from Drakes new album. Great track, and I love to hear someone elses take on it. Florence and the Machine are one of my favorite non hip-hop groups. Some people may not believe me, but I do like many other genres. I am a true fan of music, hope you all can appreciate this as well.
So you thought Nickelback performed at that halftime show?! Lol, Mayer Hawthorne decided to broadcast a show of his own at his parents crib, with his dad on the bass!! So much better than the actual show. This dude makes great music, its an old sound, but how could you not like it?!
New material from Tinie Tempah's new album that drops next week. Really into this dudes sound. I'm not up on a lot of UK hip-hop, but if more of it is like this, we should know about it.
Another #PhilAdeFriday track. If you have been sleeping on Phil or fear that you may have missed some of these tracks, don't worry "#PhilAdeFriday Vol. 2" will be out December 30th. And if you want to be thorough, go grab Vol. 1 HERE.
Another "Premiere Politic" visual! Oh and Too Short never left us, Him and Chip are still very much alive. Twitter is really dumb sometimes.
Friday, November 25, 2011
These guys collab on a real smooth track. Rumor has it that they will be collaborating again real soon, in the form of an entire album/mixtape. Be on the lookout for more news as I hear it.
The CTE label mates drop a visual to their collab track. This song is hot, love the "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" sample.
First time i'm hearing Chicago MC KidKing, but I like it. He will be on the upcoming Odd Couple project alongside Mikkey Halsted, and other Chi greats. Check it out and let me know what you think. Do we want more of this dude?!
Haven't listened to it yet, but I love seeing new Bone Thugs projects, brings me back to a simpler time in my life. DJ Smallz has the assist, so you know its gonna be good. Hit the jump for the details.
I'm gonna be catching up on a couple projects I missed today, maybe you have them, maybe you don't, but they're free and worth a listen.
Left Coast native, Ya Boy links up with DJ Ill Will again for his latest offering. Not sure where this dude has been, but a few years back he showed some promise, but never broke out. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
If you miss the St. Alfred release tomorrow at 10 (I'm sure Leaders will have them too), Check out Akin's Southside location at Midnight Friday, post Black Friday mayhem, to cop some of those dope J's. Did I mention Scheme, Slot-A, and more will be there performing?!
Another visual from "Candy Paint & Texas Plates".
A little pre-project project to keep everyone occupied while we wait for "Weekend in Los Vegas" to hit early next year. G just got signed to Freddie Gibb's "Str8 Slammin" click. G is also from Gary/Hammond in case you didn't know. Hit the jump for the details. Features from Mic Terror, Boldy James and more.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Last release for SIN's newest offering, "The Third Lifetime". Check out the project hosted on djbooth.net, November 30th. I've been listening to both these guys for a few months, but this track featuring a Thelonious beat is a must hear.
“Pumping Hearts” is a love scenario in which everything is perfect in the beginning but through time they seemed to grow apart and things get bad. In essence, they separate and he still continues to holds her down, but from a far (of course)… It’s a form of unforgettable Love / Irreplaceable Love..
That is exactly what you would expect it to be! Lol.
Budden drops off a new visual for an upcoming project with Emanny.