Archive for March, 2008

Mikkey Halsted – "Chi Sh*t"

| March 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

I’ve been hounding Mikkey for some new material for the longest, but have subsequently been coming up shorter than a midget on his knees (© Ice Cube). So imagine my excitement when I found this gem on Pugs’ CTA Radio Vol. 2 Mixtape (just in case you missed the full thing here). I think it’s worthy of its own post.

Hopefully, we’ll be hearing more from Mikkey in the near future.

Mikkey Halsted – “Chi Sh*t”

Video: Rhymefest on MTV's Mixtape Monday

| March 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Finally MTV got their shit together and decided to cover Rhymefest’s Man In The Mirror Dedication Album (*ahem* the only dedication album).  In the video ‘Fest discusses some choice tracks from the album and two of my personal favorites “No Sunshine” and “Can’t Make It”.  Can we get El Che already?

Peep the full write-up here.

Video: The Legendary Traxster – "The Return of Gangsta Music" [Trailer]

| March 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Video: Pugs Atomz Interview with Ruby Hornet

| March 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Too much video today? Naaaaah. Here’s a dope interview my man Alex from Ruby Hornet did with “Chicago’s Man of the People”, Pugslee Atomz, down in Austin for SXSW. Enjoy.

Video: The Movement Invades SXSW

| March 24, 2008 | 0 Comments


Is Vimby omnipresent or what? Seriously, these guys are everywhere. In fact, they did an Easter shoot over at my Grandparents house yesterday. Ayo?

[*crickets*]

Yeah, I knew that would be a stretch. Anyhoo, the folks at Vimby caught up with Mic Terror, Holywood Holt, Shala and Million $ Mano, collectively known as “The Movement”, for their SXSW in-store performance at Complete Clothing.

Watch out for ALL of these dudes.

Common Defends Rev. Jeremiah Wright

| March 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Eurweb.com is reporting that Common has come to the aide of his recently embattled longtime Reverend, Chicago’s Jeremiah Wright. Common, who grew up a member of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, where the retired Reverend spent most of his career, feels Wright was misinterpreted:

“He never really was against white people or another race. It was more against an establishment that was oppressing people. I think we all can see that this country has problems and a lot of it starts in the political system,” Common, 36, explained to EUR’s Lee Bailey and other reporters at a recent press junket for his new film, “Street Kings.”

Common’s memories of Rev. Wright go back to when he was eight years old and he credits Wright’s Christian teachings with helping to make him the man he is today. According to the rapper, Jeremiah Wright uses the Gospel of Jesus Christ to uplift the soul and to point out the hypocrisy of a government that has caused much harm here in America and around the world.

Common later adds:

“He’s been a preacher that’s helped raise one of the greatest political figures in the world and, hopefully, the next President,” Common declares. Then, with a laugh, he adds, “He’s also raised one of the great rappers in the world!”

Spotted via No ID over at NVT

Video: Phil G feat. Really Doe & Que Billah – "So Nuts" LIVE

| March 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

From Phil Michael aka Phil G’s album, Refined Swagger. Coming Soon.

Mixtape: Shala – Immortal Movement Radio Vol. 2

| March 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yes, Shala just dropped off the second installment of his Immortal Movement Radio series.   Volume 2 features new music from Shala, The Cool Kids, Million $ Mano, Mic Terror and more. If you were living under some sort of rock (or bridge) and you missed Vol. 1, make sure to pick it up here.
Tracklist as follows:

1. I AINT GOIN – SHALA.
2. CAKED UP – HOLLYWOOD HOLT
3. ACTION FIGURES – COOL KIDS
4. MODESTY IS KEY – HE SAY SHE SAY
5. OOH WEE – MIC TERROR
6. THE GREAT CHICAGO WINTER RMX – SHALA. X ZEBO
7. GET DOWN – MILLION DOLLAR MANO
8. JUKE DEM HOES – MIC TERROR
9. ‘88 RMX – COOL KIDS FEAT. HOLLYWOOD HOLT
10. CHEVROLET – ROYALE
11. CHICAGO – SHALA. FEAT. YAW and JAMEISHA TRICE
12. PUMP UP THE VOLUME FLOSSY RMX – COOL KIDS X
AUTOBOT
13. LABEL HOES – PREAST
14. GIGALO BLUES – QUALO FEAT. ACE WATKINS
15. 7 – SHALA & SHAK

Download Vol. 2 for FREE here.

Shala & Mo B. Discuss Chicago Art

| March 22, 2008 | 0 Comments


Shala and Mo B discuss the “Hello My Name Is…” Chicago Art Show that went down last month here in town that showcased the local arts.  Shala was the brains behind the operation so check out his testimonial.  

Mikey Rocks (of the Cool Kids) Interview with Sneaker Freaker

| March 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Sneaker Freaker just posted an interview they did with Mikey “I Rock” Rocks of the Cool Kids, while they were over in Australia. They discuss Jordan’s, gear and how Chicago’s beaches compare to those Down Under:

You don’t have beaches in Chicago?

We do, we have the lake but it’s dirty, it’s not that clean though. That beach had crystal clear water, you guys have parrots walking on the beach and stuff, I was like “what the….”, it was tight man

Read the full conversation here.

Spotted by Prolyfic over at NVT