Archive for January, 2008

Kanye West feat. R. Kelly – “Flashing Lights” (Remix)

| January 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

The super unofficial remix of Kanye’s “Flashing Lights” featuring some R. Kelly babbling.

Kanye West feat. R. Kelly – “Flashing Lights” (Remix)
Jacked from You Heard That New

Video: Astonish – “Can U Hear Me”

| January 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

The debut video from Astonish, the newest member of Chicago’s legendary Molemen crew.  
The first single from From Now Until Forever, dropping February 26. 
This right here gets the big Fake Shore Drive cosign.  Well done, Astonish – I’m diggin’ this track.
Shout to Sonia

Pete Sayke – “Follow the Liter”

| January 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

My boy Maestro just hit me with a banger from his new artist Pete Sayke.  From Pete’s debut album Cubicle Rebellion, available now here.

Bump J Released from Atlantic Records?

| January 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Illseed, from the always credible rumors section over at, reports that Chicago recording artist Bump J has been released from his Atlantic Records contract:

I’ll never forget bumpin’ Chicagorilla, Bump J’s mixtape. I was waiting for the official album. And, guess what? I never got it. Well, now Bump J has formally revealed to me that he has been granted a release from Atlantic Records. Apparently, Bump went through a series of legal matters that prevented him from breaking out of the Chi. I have been told that there is no longer any beef with Twista and he’s working with NO I.D. The new mixtape is called “Dinner Time” and you can get a peek right here

Let’s hope this is true, because I’ve been ready to hear some new material from Bump for the longest. I’m very interested to hear what he’s cooking up with No I.D.

Sidebar: Between working with Killer Mike, Bump J, Nas and others, No I.D. is shaping up to have a very big 2008

Video: Consequence feat. Kanye West – “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

| January 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Um…Better late than never, I guess? This was the first ‘Quence and Kanye collabo I’d ever heard, but that was way back in ’03 – when Kanye was still putting his Pelle Pelle’s on layaway.

It’s really amazing how many videos Kanye is able to squeeze out for his GOOD Music artists, in an age where you’re lucky if you’re one and done. I mean, I’m not going to fact check, but this is video 4 or 5 for ‘Quence’s Don’t Quit Your Day Job. Common has four videos from Finding Forever, and Kanye is about to release his fourth from Graduation. Don’t even get me started on John Legend – I think that guy has a video for every song on his album.