Archive for July, 2008
Lupe dropped a blog post over at OkayPlayer where he discusses his love for the Lil Homie, Nas. A pretty interesting read, for sure. I can recall some similar memories of my own from those times in my life. I like how he dissected that “Nas is Like” video. He forgot to mention the Ron Artest cameo though.
Here’s a snippet:
While in the midst of listening to “It Was Written” as a teen I was completely unaware of the existence of “Illmatic”…I remember some dudes beating a song in a car that sounded like a Nas song and I asked my homey what was that and he was like “Its from Nas 1st album”…then on a trip to my sisters college I was in her boyfriends dorm room and he had a poster of the “Illmatic” cover and I was like what is that and he was like “that’s Nas 1st album” and just so happened he had a copy (he also had a copy of “The Infamous” which is another story altogether…Yeah Prodigy…Mobb Deep played a big part in the evolution of Lupe)…So I puts “Illmatic” inside the CD Walkman, strap on the headphones and proceeded to have my life changed forever…It became my soundtrack for a time…all day everyday, everywhere…along with “IWW”…
So I guess I get major points for purchasing both The Infamous and Illmatic the first day they dropped, right? My Mom had to drive me to Sam Goody, but I still got them! Yes, I want a cookie.
Man, ever since J-Slikk told me about this track I’ve been hounding him for it. Here J hooked up with Rashid Hadee to cook up this track for J’s upcoming compilation, Flavor Spectrum. It’s been 5 years in the making and will be available for free download (what a guy!) this fall. There’s a bunch of stuff going on this with project, so definitely keep your eyes peeled for more content.
As far as Rashid, I finally met up with him the other night, so a big what’s up to Mr. Hadee – that’s the dude. I’m ready to hear this Pugs x Rashid Hadee project….
Rashid Hadee – “Get Mine”
Talk about a lineup! This joint is just nasty…
I’m going to drop the FSD equivalent of whatever a Funk Flex bomb is on this one. Still trying to figure out what that noise is going to be though. Any suggestions?
Rhymefest, Twone Gabz, Little Brother & Slum Village – “Plugg Family”
I’ve been getting some heavy requests for some new Mikkey lately, and while I can’t give you any NEW Mikkey just yet, here’s an old/unreleased rarity from Mr. Halsted to tide you over (courtesy of Webb) until the flood. Forgot to mention this was produced by Kanye West.
Mikkey Halsted – “Super Star” (Produced by Kanye West)
B-Easy, store owner and emcee, kicks his 16 bars in the third installment of Jugrnaut’s 16 Bars series.
Directed by Pugs
Now we can finally talk about a Chicago t-shirt that everyone can enjoy – whether you’re a gangster, hipster, backpacker, astronaut, Nun, Amish farmer, weed carrier for 3rd Bass or just a white collar net-banger; you can get with this Chi City collabo. Some of the ‘Go’s hottest brands and streetwear companies got together to collab on this limited edition t-shirt featuring Fashion Geek, Leaders, PHLI & Unorthodox.