Archive for July, 2009
Last week following YP’s release party at Jugrnaut, Merk Murphy and Peeda Pan threw the 2.5 edition of their ‘Heart of the City’ series at Lit. Skooda Chose, YP and Bighomie D.O.E. all took the stage for sets.
Jap continues to push the envelope, and on this one, he write a letter to the City of Wind.
THIS WAS A LETTER I WROTE DEALING WITH THE ISSUES GOING ON WITH CHICAGO…NOBODY IN CHICAGO WANTS TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT WHATS REALLY WRONG WITH THE CITY…LISTEN CLOSELY TO WHAT IM SAYING…IF YOUR FROM CHICAGO YOU WILL TRULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IM SAYING.THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY WHO SEES THE WAY KIDS ARE BEING KILLED DAILY IN THE CITY..NONE OF YOUR SO CALLED CHICAGO LEGENDS HAVE USED THERE TALENTS TO EXPOSE TRUTH TO YOU AS I DO…I LOVE CHICAGO IM JUST NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT IT IS BECOMING…MY GOAL IS TO ENLIGHTENED YOU ALL SO THAT WE CAN RESTORE SOME ORDER AMOUNGST THE CITY…THIS IS WHAT CHICAGO IS THE REAL …THE FACTS….JAPCITY
You boys better get on your job and call the Orkin Man…
He’s waiting for you!
The second single from Anton’s recently released …Meet Giggy: On The Corner of Anywhere & Everywhere. Now available on iTunes.
I’m being told there’s an all-star remix in the works, but I’ve got no clue who will be featured. Track produced by Turner &
Anton Genius – “Gettin’ Up”
I also have a framed picture of Phil G in my living room. Pause of the century? Ha!
Anyhoo, you saw the trailer on Sunday, and today check out the first leak from Grant Park’s The Moment of Clarity project.
Producer Grant Parks and CoalMine Music are releasing their 7th compilation CD “The Moment Of Clarity”, late August. All tracks are produced by Grant Parks and have his trademark brand with dynamic sound and originality. Grant & CoalMine Music have recruited and worked with each artist to strategically put this compilation together.
The CD will feature hip hop legends and heavy hitters such as Grand Puba, 5ft MC (General Feva), Sadat X, KRS One, Twanie Ranks(Twan), Pugs Atomz, Phil G, Reno Chinati, Doctor Who, YP, and others. The title track, “The Moment Of Clarity” performed by Phil G., is already being called a classic by DJ’s and industry insiders. Be on the lookout for the official free digital release.
I was wondering what was going on with this project. Apparently, per Michael Kolar, the album is in it’s final stages and should (or is) wrapped up shortly. A good indication of that would be this tracklisting, which just hit the internets.
Can’t wait to hear the Vakill + Crooked I + Rhymefest + Juice + Nino Bless collabo, personally.
2. Armor of God (produced by Jake One)
3. Beast Ballad feat. Juice, Rhymefest, Nino Bless and Crooked I (produced by Panik)
4. Sick Cinema (produced by Panik)
5. Heavy (produced by Panik)
6. Endless Road feat. Vizion (produced by MGI)
7. Armorgeddon (Shit On You) (produced by Jake One)
8. I Came 4 U (produced by Panik)
9. Wild Wild (produced by Bluntologist)
10. The Apology (produced by Joe Blow)
11. NWA (Nigga Wit Appetite) (produced by Panik)
12. Lynch (produced by Croup)
13. Mean Mug Muzik (produced by Panik)
14. You Don’t Know (produced by Panik)
15. Bi-Polar (produced by Panik)
16. Proof (produced by Jake One)
17. God Given feat. Juice and Astonish (produced by Panik)
Editing any Rhymefest interview can be a daunting task. Named a Twitter “must follow” by the LA Times, Rhymefest has a lot to talk about both in and out of the music business. We met Fest on a Wednesday evening in June, as he was recording a feature for Sadat X at Grant Parks’ studio just outside Chicago. Just a week before our interview, Fest announced that he was granted a release from J Records, and that his sophomore album, El Che, would be released in the coming months as an indie project. The anticipation for the album has been well documented, as last year at this time Rhymefest was dealing with leaks from the record thanks to a stolen iPod. Many in Chicago’s Hip Hop community have whispered that Rhymefest should have released his second album during that time to capitalize on the daily posting concerning the music. However, all of the talk was news to Rhymefest, who said during our interview, “all that s**t people talk, don’t nobody say it to your face.” A self-pronounced approachable guy, Rhymefest spoke candidly to us about the timing for El Che, his feelings on music (“I don’t like it”), censorship and much, much more. Sit back and enjoy as we present the uncut Rhymefest Interview, parts 1-3 after the jump.
RH TV: Rhymefest Interview pt.1 from Ruby Hornet on Vimeo.