Archive for December, 2008

Slique feat. Rhymefest – "Not Your Fault"

| December 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

R&B crooner Slique has been getting some nationwide attention lately with his video being added into rotation on VH1 Soul and MTV.com.   I just got my hands on a track he put together with El Che and and Terry Hunter and figured you’d be interested in checking it out.

Slique feat. Rhymefest – “Not Your Fault” (Prod. by Terry Hunter)

And yes, that’s Sara from Da Band in the above pic.  She looks a bit different to me these days, but I can’t quite put my finger on why.  Maybe it’s the lighting?

KRS-One, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Syleena Johnson, Pugs Atomz, Phil G, Kenny Bogus & Straw – "Self Destruction 2009"

| December 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Produced by Grant Parks.

What a daunting list!  Ha!  Seriously though, that’s an official Chi-Town lineup if I’ve ever seen one.  You even have the blastmasta himself, Kris Parker, leading things off.

This is another banger from Grant Park’s upcoming album, Thall Shall Not Hate: A Change Has Come 3, dropping on January 20, 2009.

KRS-One, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Syleena Johnson, Pugz Atomz, Phil G, Kenny Bogus & Straw – “Self Destruction 2009″ (Prod. by Grant Parks)

Bonus:  KRS-One “Self Destruction 2009″ interview

Cayex Illah – "I'm Yo Pusha"

| December 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

As if Cayex wasn’t already nice enough to give you a free LP full of album-worthy material, he returns with Nothin’ But Profit: The Overs, an EP of the stuff that didn’t make Nothin’ But Profit.

Here’s the first leak, which is entitled “I’m Yo Pusha”

Cayex Illah – “I’m Yo Pusha”

Mikkey Halsted – "No Christmas"

| December 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yup, that’s right – you know Mikk doesn’t celebrate those Pagan Holidays.  He goes in on this one, per usual.  It appears this will land on an upcoming Moon Dawg mixtape, but the good people at OnSmash were the first to leak it. 

Those that know…know.  Happy Holidays!

Mikkey Halsted – “No Christmas”  (Prod. by Jamahl Rashid)

Nick-N-Beans – "Pull It"

| December 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Ruh-roh!  Nick-N-Beans are going at the bloggers and the comment section GOONS on this one.  Heck, even the infamous Mike 100s is talkin’ real greeeeasy on here.  Hate ‘em or love ‘em, these guys really know how to stir the pot of controversy. 

“FSD controversy can’t fuck with me”

Nick-N-Beans – “Pull It”

Awdazcate – "Oh Darling"

| December 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Pronounced Audacity.

Something else from his Fresh out the Box (The Shark Tape).  The release party for the mixtape/album is tonight at the Darkroom, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by.   Awd, Pugs, Decay and Phillip Morris will all be performing.

Awdazcate – “Oh Darling”

Video: Kidz In The Hall on BET's The Deal

| December 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Kidz stopped by BET’s Rap City The Deal for some tea and crumpets last week. Naledge snaps while Double O (and his new doo) snaps the drums.

Shouts to Naledge!

Video: RH in the Studio with Naledge

| December 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

RH jumps in the studio with Naledge Born.

Lupe Joins Bun B Onstage in Chicago

| December 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Sean just sent over these flicks from the Bun B show in Chicago on Tuesday evening.  Unfortunately, I was tied up at another other event and was unable to attend – and I must admit, I’m kicking myself now.  Lupe just so happened to be in town and stopped by the Metro to join Bernard for a rendition of “Swang On Em”.  Now that’s a surprise!

I’ve also been hearing about some incident that went down between Bun and Dawreck of Triple Darkness, involving Dawreck trying to pass Bun his demo mid-song and Bun calling him.  Does anyone out there have any footage?

Hit the jump for more shots including one with what looks to be Psyde of Psychodrama…

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Video: Twilite Tone Pop-Lockin'

| December 18, 2008 | 0 Comments


15 Twilite Tone Pop-Lockin’ @ Common/NBC.com Secret Concert from Av on Vimeo.

@ Common’s private NBC.com event last week in Chicago. Tone was gettin’ loose up there! An original b-boy in the flesh.

Shouts to Jay iLLa for the assist!