Archive for September, 2008
Yeah, I know I’ve been hitting you over the head with coverage from this event – but I just have to. These pics really do it justice.
You read my recap of the evening here.
Photos courtesy of Caroline Dix
More pics after the jump…
Here’s another one from Big Wiz’s Welcome 2 L-Town, which we’re slowly but surely letting out of its cage. Wiz invites his United Centa fam, Que B.I.L.L.A.H to jump on this revolutionary charged track.
I was talking to Que earlier today and asked him if we wanted to comment on this track – and, of course, he said something to say. But what I didn’t know was that they had some problems with the producer of the song and obtaining the rights to it.
I dont have beef with Andy(which is the producer) or Boby the Dred Or his man. I only have beef with wack rappers, and always will no matter who they are, and I dont name names cuz I cant remember them LMFAO.This song is about the struggle and a consciousness to exercise a right that many people that came before us fought for and for that reason I will fight anybody to get this song out. THE END.
Big Wiz feat. Que B.I.L.L.A.H. – “You Hear That?”
Video for the track coming SOON.
Chicago producers The Go League recently got together with a handful of Windy City artists to take a stand against the senseless violence that’s currently plaguing the city.
Funk Worm and Stereo (otherwise known as the Go League) recruited Mikkey Halsted, Juice, D.A. Smart, Lady Tay and many more to create “Save Me (Chicago Artists Against Violence)”, which is basically the Chi-Town equivalent of the Stop The Violence Movement. Be sure to give it a listen and support this cause.
The Go League feat. Mikkey Halsted, Juice, DA Smart, Lady Tay, Chiyohood, Big Nastee, Scandalous & Jarett Payton – “Save Me (Chicago Artists Against Violence)”
In an exclusive interview with RealTalkNY, the Yung’in finally breaks his silence on the Detroit incident, his impact on the game, the record sales, the Berg friends and foes and what it’s like to be a “Yung Boss”
Hey, he even gives FSD the BIIIG shout out about 4 minutes into it. How about that?
I appreciate the shout Yung’in, but what’s up with Casha? I mean, let’s be honest. That’s the business (Zing?)
Shouts to Nigel & TC
Twista’s GMG imprint presents: Mello tha Guddaman and his brand spankin’ new single, featuring Weezy F. Baby, “It’s Goin Down Tonite” (No Celly Cel)
Mello Tha Guddaman feat. Lil Wayne – “It’s Goin Down Tonite”
Shouts to Twista and Rawle. What up Skooda?
Sidenote: You can now download the mixtape in its entirety here.
The homie Chuck Inglish (you know, of The Cool Kids) speaks on his love for Obama at the video shoot for “Pennies” (which is coming soon)
Shouts to Noah B and Zosimo
Mikkey Halsted – “Dead Homies Talkin’ Through Me”
First, my apologies on the site being down for damn near an entire day. I’ve basically been having panic attacks all day. Still not 100% sure what even happened, but something happened. Is it fixed? Who knows. Basically, what it boils down to is that GoDaddy.com gets the GAS FACE.
Anyway, on to official business….
Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night – fans and colleagues alike. The turnout was great and a lot heads came through to support.
Raphael Saadiq was in town doing a show and Jerome Kemp brought him through to check out the event (what a guy!) Also thanks to all the artists and producers who came through to show Chi-Town unity: Really Doe, Million $ Mano, Payroll, Boogz, Prolyfic, Crucial Conflict, Skooda Chose, Ivy League, Twone Gabz, Teefa, SC, Vyle, Lungz, Big Wiz, Que B.I.L.L.A.H., J.Kwest, Reno Chinati, Versatile, Marvo, Nico B, J.Ivy, DP Da Phranchise, Q Hefna and more (I know I’m leaving some out)
Now on to the show…
The house was packed when we dropped the never-before-seen “Liquor Store” video. Not 100% sure when Mikk plans on leaking it to the internets, but I’m hoping soon. Its super dope and the crowd loved it so much that we ran it back twice.
After that Mikkey came out from his backstage area followed by a congo player and immediately went into “Rebel to America” and a freestyle over the live drums.
Mikkey Halsted – “Rebel to America”
Mikk then went in to his “VH1 Storytellers” inspired performance, taking us from the beginning to the current stages of his career. He played the first two songs he ever recorded with Kanye (“Foolish Game” & “Superstar”) and discussed them in great detail. I’ll go ahead and apologize now, my videos are kinda terrible, but hey, that’s all I could do – I was trying to enjoy the show. Some of Mikk’s [*ahem* most] commentary wasn’t recorded in my vids, but you get the idea.
Mikkey talks Kanye West, performs their first recorded material together “Foolish Game” & “Superstar”
He then moved on to his time with Cash Money and later Jermaine Dupri. It was definitely an introspective look into the life and career of Mikkey Halsted.
Mikkey talks Kanye & Cash Money Records
Finally he talked about No ID’s influence on his career and launched into three or four new cuts from his upcoming debut, Chicago: The Photo Album – including “Church”, “Talkin’ through my Dead Homies”. He closed the night with the banger of all bangers “Yes, Yes Y’all” (Coming soon)
Mikkey Halsted – “Church”
Another thanks to everyone for coming out.
Thanks to all the media folks, clothing boutiques and lifestyles brands who showed love – PHLI, Leaders, Fashion Geek, Mo B from the Movement, Da Visionaryz, Marc Moran, Anthony “the Hardest Working Writer in the Chi” Roberts, Eugene McIntosh from Day 1 Stay Humble, Carl & Cep from Double Threat Entertainment, Family Business, Glacier City, Brian from DJBooth.net, Dontbechi.com, RollingOutTV, Urbanmix.tv, Wallace, Dillaman, Kevin Allen from the Sun Times – who else am I forgetting?
And of course the sponsors – Black Swam Wines (most importantly), Cornerstone, Ruby Hornet (thanks to RTC and Virgil – you know they’ll have the official footage), Dave Jeff and the PHLI Crew, Mon Ami Jewelers, Javin and the 4man crew, Uncrowned City. Also thanks to Timbuck2 and Toure for holding it down on the decks