Archive for August, 2009
Don’t let Phil G catch you outside under the ‘Bondage Pants’ act. You run the risk being exposed. Please Phil don’t hurt ‘em!
The Jap Man returns
Yo this is just a lil teaser of what we bout to bring to yall on that “MAD JAPPA” MIXTAPE vol 1 coming soon ..shouts out to my producer ILL BROWN reppin that COLLEAGUEZ all day..he just won “Istandard producer showcase” at the tiny martini last week..he giving me all bangers for the album so yall look out enjoy the music..
PS make sure yall come out to the show w/ dgbtv SEPT 2nd @ 1931 N Milwaukee….
Japcity – “Colleaguez Muzik (Freestyle)”
The official video is finally here. Super professional and very well done. Props to the good folks at Cartel Music for putting the house behind Doe. The album is great, and I give it the official FSD stamp of approval.
First Impressions is available now.
Directed By: Steven Lippman, Produced By: Griffin Guess
The upcoming mixtape/street album/project from Fake Shore Drive, Brainiac Society and Dope Couture.
This five minute, self proclaimed, hood video, let’s us into the mind of Vic Spencer and enlightens us on the project. The project is due out October 8th, 2009, so stay tuned for leaks on a weekly basis.
Better late than never. You can thank the guy who moved out of my building who I “borrowed” internet from for that one.
Prod. by Boi – 1da. Track courtesy of NR
Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem – “Forever”
Related: This is from the More Than A Game official motion picture soundtrack. It’s a documentary on LeBron James and his high school teammates as it follows them through their high school careers. I was able to catch an advanced screening of the flick, with LeBron in attendance, a few weeks back – courtesy of the good folks at Sprite Green. I just wanted to say ‘thanks’ them, and to congratulate them on all of their super official events. They continue to raise the bar.
Marc Moran has teamed up with Virgil and Don C to open the RSVP Gallery: “The Parallel Between Pop Art & Luxury” in Wicker Park. I stopped by the store this weekend to check it out firsthand and I was more than impressed with what they’ve created. The “curators” have kept the layout extra ‘minimalist’ and feature some of the dopest pop art,
glowing signs flashing lights (Chanel, Rolex, Apple) and inventory in Chicago. They also have runs in all sizes of the Yeezy’s as well as Kanye’s Louis Vuitton shoe line. Yes, you read that correctly. Runs in all sizes. They also have a Louis Vuitton skateboard, if you’re in the market for one of those. I highly recommend stopping by and checking it out for yourself.
Phone: 773.770.6666 / 1753 N Damen Ave. / Chicago, IL 60647
Hit the jump for the full press release:
(Chicago, IL) Offering merchandise that doubles as art, RSVP serves as a luxury boutique/art gallery that displays and sells pop art and design from around the world.
Short for Résponde si vous plez or please respond, the store’s name is an invitation for guests to not only visit the space, but participate, get inspired, and respond.
Bars of green neon line RSVP’s black painted ceiling while exposed brick walls display giant neon art pieces commissioned by RSVP – all channeling the store’s design concept of pairing pop art with luxury. Using minimalism and raw space, RSVP takes the look of a pop art gallery, with its merchandise as the featured pieces.
“The RSVP decor is taken from The RSVP Private Collection of works from artists including:”
“RSVP offers pieces from premium brands:”
Dee & Ricky
PLAY Comme des Garcons
“RSVP has a selection of rare, original, vintage items from:”
A Bathing Ape
Levi Strauss & Co.
Directed by the super talented Brandon Riley
Here’s a birds eye view into the Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle that went down in Chicago a few weeks ago. Congrats are in order to J-Rell, who took home the trophy.
In this recap, lookout for appearances from Little Brother, Just Blaze, Rob Bates, Nascent and others. Also, you’ll get to view the final round between J-Rell and J-Mac. Where my J’s at?
And you thought it was never coming out!
A short while back I teamed up with Drew from Enstrumental and Raphael Nash from Endangered Peace to pay homage to the 1995 finale of Yo! MTV Raps, where they had a room full of elite rappers passing the mic around in a giant cypher. You may remember it: Meth, Red, MC Serch, Rakim, Erick Sermon, etc, etc were all in attendance.
Well, in 2009 we assembled a group of Chicago emcees to come together in the same room at the same time to create what we’ve titled ‘The GO! Experiment’.
Rhymefest, Mikkey Halsted, Naledge, Really Doe, J. Ivy, Pugs Atomz, Mick Luter, Mic Terror, Project Mayhem, Cold Hard (of Crucial Conflict), Phil G, YP, Bighomie Doe, Vic Spencer, Big Wiz, Shayla G, Teefa, Twone Gabz, The Primeridian, The Rocketeers, Mike 100s, Vic Mensah and many more all showed up to spit. Jay iLLa spun the entire event, and featured nothing but classic Windy City instrumentals. Leaders 1354 let us have the event at their Wells location, and PHLI’s Dave Jeff was nice enought to host it.
It was definitely an Experiment, to say the least. Trying to get rappers (especially Chicago rappers) in the same place at the same time is no easy task, but plenty of people came out and showed love. The vibe in the room was in incredible and I’m not sure it’s something that could even be captured by the video. This is a new day for Chicago Hip Hop, and I’m proud to be a part of it.
We’ll be doing an event to screen the “movie” in the very near future, so please stay tuned, and for now enjoy the trailer.