Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Chicago producer duo stop by Rap Up TV to talk the recent Rhianna & Chris Brown "Birthday Cake" remix. Quit getting caught up in the drama and appreciate this smash! Hit the jump to check the duo speaking about working on "Ludaversal".
Directed by Davy Greenberg
Ebone enlists Freddie Gibbs on the track, and gets Elephilms and Davy Greeberg to direct the visual. Make sure to check out "Books & Kush" soon.
Directed by Joe Puma
New visual from Jon Connor's 2011 album "Salvation", available now on iTunes.
Missed the Mp3, get it here! The visual is some unique animated craziness. Love these Gorilla creations.
Skooda drops a quick and unexpected follow out to his recent "The Prelude" mixtape. Production from Anton Genius, Chuck Inglish and more. Hit the jump for the credits and download.
Glad to see Gunplay get a little shine. Look for "Bogota Rich The Prequel" March 9th. Up top, Gunplay does a video for his "Tats On My Arms" freestyle. You will not be seeing this on MTV anytime soon.
I heard rumor yesterday that Chip was asked to be on the XXL cover, but he turned it down?! I have no clue if their is any validity to that, but if so, that's crazy! I'm not sold on this track yet, but i'll give it a couple listens.
Killa spits on Big K.R.I.T.'s track.
Directed by Mr. Boomtown
Uncut to the gut!
Neak links up with DJBooth.net to deliver his latest album, "Love Greater // The Prequel". The entire project is produced by Rashid Hadee and Slot-A. From what i've heard of this album so far has been great. You can cop 13 original joints at DJBooth.net for $5. Easy decision. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.
In this episode of the Bogus Boys web series, they meet up with MGK at the House of Blues. Count and Moonie joined Kellz on stage during "Steve-O". Oh yea, and Hollywood Holt was in the building goin' HAM! #TreatedCrew
Another 5 Track drop from Spitta, this time assisted by The Ghost . Hit the jump for the details and a behind the scenes video that takes you into the studio while the duo worked on this project.
A leaked tagged up copy of this track dropped a couple days back, but here is the first official single from "welcome to: OUR HOUSE". Stream the track below and hit the jump for Joe Budden's performance of "Mood Muzik" 3 & 4 at New York's Irving Plaza. Again, what a dope experience. I'm jealous as hell!
Get Schoolboy Q's "Habits & Contradictions now on iTunes.
After the jump, DJ Wonder attacks 1/2 of Black Hippy with his 5 Fingers of Death. Ab-Soul has a new project on the way. Be on the lookout for "Black Lip Bastard" sometime soon.
Brand new from a very talented young Chicago emcee. Chance and his crew #SaveMoney have been making their presence known here in the Chi, but I think it will be their work with #TreatedCrew that will get them more recognition. Chance's new album "10 Day" drops April 3rd.
The more I listen to "Aural Sex: The Search For Pinky Tuscadero" the more I really enjoy it. Great project from an emcee that didn't put much out for a while. The time spent perfecting this sound was well spent. Make sure to check that new album at the link above.
Stay Humble in collaboration with Glacier City and Urban Shake presented an event featuring Phil G, D Mose, Voyce G.I. Go, Onis, Lungz and Cormega as the headliner. Up top you can check out a great recap of the entire event, but I must warn you that the audio isn't great.
New video for "Swaggin" featured on "Before My Next Statement". Skeme reps Inglewood, CA and is some of the hottest shit out west right now. Really like this dudes music right now. Don't sleep.
Directed by Jay Caves
Brand new visual from the homie Lungz off his upcoming EP with Nascent Beats and QB. "Dream Killaz" was great, so you best believe his "The Fraternity" EP will not disappoint. Lungz has been dropping material like crazy lately, so expect new projects from him shortly.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Do you rock with Treated Crew?! You should be! Brand new single from the highly anticipated Treated Crew. You've seen them building the brand and getting people hyped, but this is the first official joint featuring Million $ Mano, Gzus Piece, Caleb James, Chance The Rapper, Mic Terror. Look for more stuff soon, this is only the beginning. Stream only below.
2011 Freshman list!
Last Sunday, Reebok tookover Reggies to give the Chi a night of dope local music and showcase some new swag. Cheap drinks and Reebok giveaways all night were a plus! Up top, check out the headliners, L.E.P. Bogus Boys perform "Chicago N*ggas" off their "Don't Feed The Killas 3" mixtape. After the jump you can check out more videos and pics courtesy of 10 Photos, as well as my insight from the night. Make sure to click on the lin and check out dudes website. Dope photographer!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Joe Budden performed Mood Muzik 1 & 2 last night at NY's Irving Plaza. He plays there again tonight performing Mood Muzik 3 & 4. Wow, wish I was in NY, bet this won't happen again.
BONUS: Slaughterhouse - Hammer Dance (Prod. araabMUZIK)
So we get a song from the 2008ighties crew, and then below is a new track from Julian Monroe, who has apparently left the crew. Wonder what happened their. Either way, their both worth checking out.
BONUS: Julian Monroe - Who's Top Now
Check out several videos of Wiz Khalifa's recent listening session of "Taylor Allderdice"> Not much to look at, but the sound quality isn't bad. Can't wait for this tape to drop.
Yea buddy! Boldy James drops his new project and it is fuckin' Fresh. Features from Chuck Inglish, Count, The O'Mys, Fat Boi Fresh, Yp, Sir Michael Rocks and more. Hit the jump for all the credits and download.
Wiz Khalifa & The Juice Man swing by Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Radio and perform "My Favorite Song" live in the studio. These to work well together. #TGOD
Directed by Connor Hays
Vizzy and Sez compile tour footage for the visual for their "Motto" freestyle.
Why sure, I'll take some free Ski Beatz tracks. Killa, Vado, and McKenzie Eddy all assist on the Bluroc/DD172 project. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download, as well as the artwork to Cam's new "Killa Cam: The Gangster Side" project.
Damn, this is dropping later that I expected. Waka has a new album on the way. Check out "Triple F Life" in April.
Directed by Domi_V
Neak's new project, "Love Greater: The Prequel" drops tomorrow. Production is shared between Slot-A and Rashid Hadee.
Directed by Alex Nazari
REMIX!!! "Careless World" is out now.
And like that, another new Curren$y project. This 5 track EP will drop tomorrow. There are still so many Spitta projects we're waiting for, but i'm definitely enjoying these small EPs.
The Mp3 dropped a few months ago, but the embeded was disabled pretty quickly. I do dig the track though, and newcomer Noelz was a pretty smart to recruit a couple of the Chi's hottest young MC's. Rockie killed it at Reggies last night by the way. Expect a full post about the Reebok "We R Chi" event coming this week.
BONUS: St. Millie x Rockie Fresh - Eight2Nine
Vic Spencer x Silken x Lady Pharroah x Henny B x Angel Davenport x Crystal La’Juene - Five Deadly Venoms (Official Music Video)
Vic Spencer introduces several pretty dope female MC's from the Chi. Not sure if this is going to be part of a collaborative project or its just a one time cypher. Either way, shit is dope!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tip is gettin' back to his roots in the visual for the title track of his recently released mixtape. Young Jeezy is featured to make the track and video a complete success. These ATL natives go in! Can't wait for new music from T.I. Get "Fuck Da City Up" now if you missed it.
Tarik Adams - Va$htie Music Video from Tarik Adams Music on Vimeo.
Tarik Adams drops a new visual from his latest free album, "Tigers & Girls". This whole project has been getting regular rotation on my iPod since it dropped and I encourage you to do the same. You're gonna love it, I promise!
Va$htie is someone who has always inspired me, and although this song isn’t dedicated to being in love with the King herself, it is a love letter to my own creator, inspiration, and muse. Va$htie Inspires. With Love.
- Tarik Adams
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Andrew from Fake Shore Drive, wrote an article for Complex that gave his list of artists to watch for in the Chi. If your not from here, or even if you are, you should check this out, he has some good picks. Some on the other hand, I do not agree with. Please share your opinion if you got one! Get the full article be clicking the Complex link above.
Chicago's next up, YP joins Viru for his latest visual from "Return of the Bad Guy". The Sean Mac hosted tape should be dropping soon.
Directed by Ogún Pleas
BONUS: YP x Calliko - Let Me Smoke
This smooth, Mr. Porter produced cut finally gets released. The track was initially intended for "Twentysomething", that dropped last year, but found the cutting room floor instead.
2 Chainzzzzzzzzzzzzz! More visuals from "T.R.U. REALigion".
Visual follow up to Mp3 that dropped last week. She's definitely got a Nicki thing going on, but I like this!
Directed by Thaione Davis
Rashid keeps the visual coming from "Arual Sex: The Search For Pinky Tuscadero". This one is dope!
Friday, February 24, 2012
BBU links up with DJ Benzi for their latest project presented by Mishka and Mad Decent. The Chicago hip-hop group enlists features from GLC, Mic Terror, and more. Hit the jump to check the rest of the credits and download.
Spitta takes through a day celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It's not all pretty, but I can appreciate the real! Check out these joints on "Here..." EP.
Fader drops off the first offering of GLC's "Fellowship & Congregate" EP. Check out thew full project next Tuesday, but until then, enjoy this awesome track. I'm gonna totally start using the term angry birds.
Count and Moonie film their latest "Now or Neva" video during their stop in NYC. Make sure to check them out this Sunday night at Reggies Rock Club along with Rockie Fresh, Scheme, Astonish, and more.
Juicy J keeps them coming from "Blue Dream & Lean".
An unreleased Cudi joint recorded 6 years ago just an official release, and I love it. "WZRD" coming soon.
Kid Cudi - Dose of Dopeness (Produced by Dot Da Genius) by HeadBangaMuzik
New visuals from "LVLZEBRA", out now. This project is dope through and through. If you haven't listened yet, I suggest it. #TaylorGang
Never a disappointment! "OF Tape Vol. 2" on the way March 20th.
Emilio Rojas Freestyle Live on Aphilliates Radio from 3 Little Digs on Vimeo.
"I don't date strippers, I have situations with strippers."
Emilio drops bars and talks strippers with DJ Drama. Hit the jump to check out Uncle Murda kill the track while at Kay Slay's "Streetsweeper Radio".
Wow! I slept on this for a couple days, and for that, I apologize! The visual is a follow up to the Mp3 that was released last week.
Directed by Dre Films
Another visual from "Rich Forever" gets the visual treatment. I kinda agree with MTV list putting Ross at #1 this year. Didn't agree with the rest of the list all that much, but Rozay has been working to hard to get looked over.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Detroit's Boldy James links up with the Chicago homie, Fatboi Fresh aka BiG WiZ. The track has been all over the internet today, but if you haven't heard it yet, do it now!!! Midwest is killin' it right now. Be sure to check out FatBoi's recent release with Doc Da Mindbenda "Escape From Fat Camp". Up top is a trailer for Boldy James' upcoming project, "Consignment: Favor For A Favor", coming soon.
More new cuts from the Taylor Gang general. Look for "Taylor Allderdice" coming soon! Its just a Taylor Gang day today. Hit the jump for three more tracks featuring Wiz, Chevy Woods, and Juicy J.
Wiz Khalifa - Morroco
Wiz Khalifa - Mary x3
New leaders fits to accompany the recent release of their moccasin collaboration with Adidas. After the jump, check out some new Bulls inspired Sneaker Fiend tees. As always, cop the freshness at www.leaders1354.com or swing by the shop at 672 N. Wells, Chicago.
Check out a brand new track from Chicago's Walter J. He's playing a show tonight at the Tonic Room in Chicago where he will be debuting some new tracks from an upcoming mixtape. This joint will not be on the new project, but was released to celebrate Walter joining the Grassroots California family. If your not already familiar with Grassroots, check them out, they make dope fitteds!