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.