Archive for June, 2009

Add-2 – “Tonight’s The Night (Freestyle)”

| June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

No Kriss KrossPurely Redman.

Turn the volume up a notch and watch the bu-bump, bu-bump.

Add-2 has been working hard on his upcoming mixtape Add-2 Presents: Tale Of Two’s City Vol.3 which will be the follow up to the acclaimed Vol.2: Return Of The Menace. The new mixtape will feature production from the previous installment such as Slot-A, Keeynote, R.D, Aaron and others as well as Antman Wonder, Ill Meel, Woody, The Legendary Twilite Tone and Jaguar Skills. The cover art will also be done by Shake of again. The release date has not been set but will be sometime in the summer.

Add-2 – “Tonight’s The Night (Freestyle)”

Video: Mikkey Halsted Live From Soundscape Studios

| June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mikkey is currently live, via UStream, from Soundscape Studios putting the finishing touches on Chicago: The Photo Album.

You can chat with him live on Twitter and ask him any questions you’d like. I know you have some.

Update: Mikk will be back live at 1PM CST.

DJ Gant-Man – “Every Girl (Juke Remix)”

| June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows that I’m not too heavy on juke over here at FSD, but I do get the occasional request for it.  And well, since Young Moola’s “Every Girl” is pretty much inescapable right now, I figured this would be a good joint to post.

Nick Catchdubs over at Fool’s Gold just passed along this juke-mix from Chicago’s own DJ Gant-Man, so if this is your thing, be sure to check it out.

DJ Gant-Man – “Every Girl (Juke Remix)” [Clean]

DJ Gant-Man – “Every Girl (Juke Remix)” [Dirty]

Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz feat. Ms. Toi – “Chi-Town’s Finest”

| June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Not to be confused with this.

Now, my Twista catalog is pretty extensive, so when I recently came across this track and had never heard of it, I was quite dumbfounded.  Not to mention the fact that I’m a hip hop nerd and the album in which this appeared pretty much never existed: The Union Presents – Organized Rhymes

Yeah, me neither. 

Not sure how this escaped me in 1999, when I had nothing but time to study release dates and scour CD racks at Sam Goody (remember those?), but it did.  Anyone heard of this album?  I’m not familiar with The Union or what they did, and information on this rare and out of print disc is basically non-existent.  But if you remember at the turn of the century, indie and major labels, drug dealers, and would-be music biz entrepreneurs were dropping CDs like crazy.

You know, pre-Internets boom, back when No Limt could drop 3 albums in a month.  Those were the days. 

Twista & The Speedknot Mobstaz feat. Ms. Toi – “Chi-Town’s Finest”

Video: Danny Boy Interview

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Remember Danny Boy? Of course you remember Danny Boy; the other crooner on Death Row Records during their heydey in the mid-to-late 90s. You know, “Picture Me Rollin”, “I Ain’t Mad At Cha”, “Slide N Slide” ?  No?

A lot of people forget that he was originally from the Westside of Chicago and came in the game through Shorty Capone.  I actually thought about Danny Boy [II] the other day when Do or Die’s “Nobody’s Home” came on (or was it Twista & the Mobstaz “Front Porch”), and I was like “what the eff ever happened to that guy”?   You know, other than that one time he tried out for American Idol.

Well, in this candid 6 part interview with , Danny Boy discusses what hell he’s been up to, where he is now, how he got signed to Death Row, his relationship with Suge, and his early beginnings with Shorty.  It’s actually very informative, and answered a few questions I’ve always had.  The years haven’t been necessarily kind to most of the former Death Row inmates, let’s be serious.

Parts 2-6 after the jump.

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

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