Archive for November, 2008
Madison, Wisconsin’s very own Jo FloWroshus hooked up with two of Chi-Town’s finest, Twista and Skooda Chose, for some Midwest unity on “We Holdin”
The track comes courtesy of BFochs, who does a great job covering Wisconsin hip-hop, and keeping everyone in tune with their music scene.
Jo FloWroshus feat. Twista & Skooda Chose – “We Holdin”
You may remember a few days ago when I did a post about Longshot making the finals for Rhymesayers Jake One contest. The contestant who could rip an instrumental from Jake’s White Van Music the best, would win a beat from Jake, a session with Jake and a single deal with Rhymesayers. Well, the good news is Chicago emcee Longshot smashed the competition, and won the battle. He wanted to thank all of the FSD readers who took time out of their day to vote for him:
What up Chicago and FSD, it’s Longshot and if you don’t know already I was the winner in the Rhymesayers/Jake One single deal contest and I jus wanted to extend my a sincere and humble thank you to the whole city of Chicago and all who voted and much gratitude for FSD for posting the link and supporting…This is a big opportunity for me and it’s extra special knowing I have my city backing me the whole rip… I did the song wit Pugs: “Please don’t call us Haterville!” Thank you all again…I will never let ya’ll down!! Much respect 2 all Chicago artists doing they thang, and please keep supporting good music…Shot
ps- I’m recording my first live album with a six piece band behind me this Wed. Nov.26th @Morseland 1218 Morse $5…holla
A big congrats to Longshot for his hard work.
I’m not gonna lie, my head hurts after listening to this. The Lupe verse was nice, but I really doubt I’ll listen for it again (sorry Lu).
And I don’t want to hear any of those “Some things just don’t need to be posted, Drew” comments. I’m sure some of you are HUGE Chris Breezy fans on the low, and even have the Tiger Beat’s to prove it.
There’s also a version floating around with Weezy Eff Baby on it, but I really don’t need to have an anxiety attack this early in the morning.
Chris Brown feat. Lupe Fiasco – “Forever (Remix)”
Props to Sean
Here we go! Common & Kanye over some Skateboard P & Chad, from Universal Mind Control.
Common feat. Kanye West – “Punch Drunk Love” (Prod. by Pharrell)
Props to Infamous
Nico B just hipped me to a track that was just posted over at Discobelle from Chicago’s own Vyle. Here he gets with Australian producer Shazam to cook up the funky, “Possible”. I’ve been telling Vyle to hit me with some music for the longest, but I’m fine lifting it from Discobelle if need be. What do you guys think about this one?
Vyle – “Possible”
Last month, J.Ivy in conjunction wity Black Swan Wines and Flavor Restaraunt held his “Where Lyrics Live” event in Chicago. He was joined by such Chi-Town heavyweights as GLC, Mikkey Halsted and Mick Luter as well as spoken word jugrnaut Kevin Coval.
In the video above, you can watch J, Mick Luter, GLC, Kevin Coval and Mikkey Halsted (who kicks “Miss America”) throw their hat in the spoken word ring.
So 808’s & Heartbreak is in stores today, and I’m sure all of you have heard it by now. Actually, I can guarantee that you have (those with dialup in Naura notwithstanding). I’ve heard reviews and rants claiming everything from the “greatest album of the decade” to the “biggest shit sandwich of the year”. I’ve had a little while to sit on it, and a lot of people have asked me what I think about.
What do I think? You really want to know what I think?
Well, I think that “Welcome to Heartbreak” is my favorite song on the album, but who really cares what I think. I’m more curious to know what the FSD readers think. Speak on it!
Arlo of the Trailblazers MPC makes his MTV2 debut with “Mary Chrismus”