Archive for January, 2009

Chicago Reader Article on Andrew Barber & FSD

| January 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

As many of you may know, I kind of shy away from doing interviews and press on myself, just because I’ve always been more interested in building FSD as a brand, then trying to make Andrew Barber pop.  But when Miles Raymer from the Chicago Reader approached me about doing a story on myself and Fake Shore Drive, I couldn’t turn it down.  Miles shadowed me at the Mikkey Halsted “Internet on Lock” party last week and did an interview with me shortly thereafter – he pieced together this feature in his Sharp Darts section and published it today.  You can either check the article online, or pick up the Reader on newsstands or in the various FREE reader boxes around the city.  Thanks again to all the readers, fans, Miles and Saverio for their support.

Like most hip-hop events, the party Mikkey Halsted threw on inauguration day to celebrate the launch of his new Web site was awash in networking—cards were exchanged, demos pressed into hands, phone numbers typed into Blackberries. The rappers and producers in attendance included quite a few with at least modest national profiles (GLC, No I.D., Naledge of Kidz in the Hall, Mic Terror), and together they formed a cross section of Chicago’s diverse hip-hop scene, which makes room for commercially inclined gangsta types, conscious backpackers, and skinny-jeans-wearing so-called hipster-hoppers. And almost everybody there took a second to swing by and say what’s up to the scruffy-looking white dude whose blog, Fake Shore Drive, has become a vital nerve center for that scene…

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Illnature – “Tons of Guns”

| January 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here’s another banger from Illnature’s upcoming mixtape, to hold you over until some of their material with Raekwon and Prolyfic begin to leak.  Also, “Tons of Guns” is not a remake of the infamous Gangstarr track, so don’t get it twisted.

Illnature – “Tons of Guns”

Vicksburg Kid – “I’m Back”

| January 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Something new from the Vicksburg Kid, produced by Ken DSL (Track Dealas Inc).  From his long-awaited mixtape, Vicksburg City.

Vicksburg Kid – “I’m Back” (Prod. by Ken DSL)

Video: Scram Jones feat. Rhymefest, Saigon & Haffa – “Yes We Can”

| January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Que B.I.L.L.A.H. – “How Many Hoes”

| January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Leak #2 from Que B.I.L.L.A.H.’s Lost mixtape.  He talks about the hoes on this one. 

Que B.I.L.L.A.H. – “How Many Hoes” (Prod. by Vudu)