Archive for June, 2009
Chicago-Producer Xtreme (for those not from Chicago, he did Ghostface & Ne-Yo’s “Back Like That”) is doing his part to contribute to the legacy of The King of Pop with his Michael Jackson Interpretations.
He’s decided to share two of his favorite Michael Jackson instrumentals, which he flipped and made his own. Due to sample clearance headaches and what not, these will probably never officially be released, but he’s offering them up to the FSD readers, emcees, etc to do what they’d like with them. Feel free to make your own songs or spit your verses over them, and if they’re dope, I’ll definitely post.
These are both knockin’, by the way.
Xtreme – “ABC”
Xtreme – “Never Say Goodbye”
I saw Illy at Rock the Bells and I told him how much I loved that Vimby clip that The Gent$ released a few weeks back. I didn’t know they had a new project coming.
Welp, they do.
This is the first official leak from their EP which is set to drop later this summer. The track was produced by DJ Vadim.
Two snippets of tracks that are set to appear on Lupe Fiasco’s upcoming album, We Are Lasers, which is due out in December. Fingers crossed.
I’m assuming both of these joints were produced by Soundtrakk.
Lupe Fiasco – “2 Ways”
Lupe Fiasco – “Ladies & Gentlemen”
Buckshot & KRS-One – “How Many MCs” x “Robot” (The Real D.O.A.)
The Rock The Bells 2009 kick-off in Chicago definitely did not disappoint. From Slaughterhouse to M.O.P. to Busta Rhymes to Nas & Damien Marley, the bill was packed with so many dope artists it was hard to balance them all out and bounce between both stages.
I only took minimal footage yesterday as I wasn’t really working, but more just being a fan and checking out some of hip hop’s greatest acts from all eras.
Some of the standouts of the day would be Buckshot’s set which featured Kidz In The Hall and KRS-One all sharing the same stage. Buck & Kris even performed “Robot”, which they are calling the “Real Death of Autotune” from their upcoming album, Survival Skills.
Slaughterhouse also killed it and they truly had the power of the crowd behind them. You know you’re onto something when 14 year old Suburban kids know every lyric to a song that leaked two weeks ago. Also, shouts to Crooked I and Joell Ortiz who were cool as hell and showed FSD some major love.
As far as the main stage was concerned, the ultimate moment for me was when Busta Rhymes brought out M.O.P. for the “Ante Up (Remix)”. And don’t get it twisted, the boys from MO-P are super down to earth and hung out with fans and in the crowd throughout the day (as did a handful of artists). The only act that I really wanted to see but missed was Big Boi. He was on at the same time as Raekwon and GZA, and you know I wasn’t going to miss the Wu, especially two of my favorite members.
I only took footage from the Paid Dues stage, and just filmed the Buckshot, Rae and GZA portions. I’m sure other footage will surface at some point. Hit the jump for more vids.
Kidz In The Hall – “Drivin’ Down The Block”
Raekwon – “C.R.E.A.M.”
GZA – “Liquid Swords”
Which hit the Chicago Theatre a few weeks ago. No, I was not in attendance for this one. I will say though that the Chicago Theatre is an incredible place to see a show. “Heartless” after the jump.
Lupe Fiasco = Laser
Andrew Barber = Loser
Another leak from the upcoming Phedz mixtape. I spoke with Mano and Mic Terror about the tape recently and it sounds like it’s going to be crazy. Looking forward to hearing more from it.
John F. Jame$ feat. Million $ Mano – “I Just Want The Paper”
Bonus: Here’s an older Vyle joint that was produced by Million $ Mano, that features Villie rapping over a flipped “Thriller” sample. It’s only right to post this right now. Plus it’s dope.