Archive for October, 2009
via Tha Advakit
Like most throughout the city, and the country, my heart is still heavy after watching the video of Derrion Albert being beaten to death. What makes this situation worse is the fact that since it has happened, the violence in our communities hasn’t slowed down one bit. It’s so much that needs to be done, but it’s hard to really pinpoint where one should start. As a hip-hop artist who is well indulged in the cultures (unofficial) 5th element (knowledge/being informed), I feel it is only right that I speak on this matter in the best way I know how, in song. I hope by doing this, I can provoke some of FSD visitors to make a change in their respective communites. Because, I do realize that this piece of spoken word won’t reach who it needs to online, so it is up to us to march forward. This has nothing to do with rap, because it’s bigger than that. Inconjuction with my place of employment, I have been doing some work with the youth in the Roseland community, but we NEED more help. So, I invite anyone in the Chicago area who is genuinely down to making a change to e-mail me at Tha.Advakit@gmail.com. PEACE!
Tha Advakit – “A Message To My Brothas”
Here’s a brief recap of the various panels at the Global Mixx 2009, that went down this past weekend. Watch along and pick up knowledge from the likes of Traxster, Naughty by Nature, George Daniels, Bigga Rankin, Maurice White, DJ Flipside, BAM from Power 92, Mil Tikit, Kevin Shine and others.
Panels included in this wrap up: Music meets politics, Branding music in the digital age, The new Deal Era, The Global DJ, the Radio Chronicles and the A&R Session.
Filmed by Tito G. TotAlii Vision/CoalMine Music, Inc.
Here’s a brand new one from Mr. Halsted. Word on the street is that Mikk is going to be giving away a whole slew of new material in preparation of Chicago: The Photo Album, which is now scheduled to drop in November. More details on that to come.
Mikkey Halsted feat. Ayana – “Story Untold” (Prod. by Keyz)
This past weekend, red hot producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League were in Chicago for the Global Mixx music conference. After their panel on music publishing and production, I spoke with them about their upcoming projects (Alicia Keys, Plies, etc.) and you know I had to ask them about the double placement of one of their beats on two separate Def Jam projects (Rick Ross’ “Yacht Club” and Ghostface’s “Guest House”). Their answer kind of surprised me. After the interview they told me which version they like better, but I’m not gonna dry snitch on them here. Pow!
I just got my hands on the tracklisting for Vic Spencers upcoming project, Vic Magorium: Hip Hop Emporium, brought to you by Brainiac Society and FSD. It drops this Friday, October 9th. Stay tuned.
1. Naledge Emporium (Intro.)
3. B’s Up!!
4. The Thoroest Freestyle
6. Til Infinity Freestyle
7. Naledge Emporium (Interlude..)
8. My Human Ipod
9. Im Different (Feat. Alex P. Keaton)
10. Feel (I Wish I Was Dead!)
11. Move (Feat. Dion O’Bannon & Yung Wordmann)
12. La-La (Feat. Naledge)
14. Painting Pictures (Nez & Rio Remix
15. Brainiac Knights (Feat. Naledge, Vic Mensa & Fooch)
16. Naledge Emporium (Outro…)
17. Slide Down The Pole (Feat. Naledge & Bighomie Doe)
18. Good Morning, Good Night (Feat. Vic Mensa)
19. You Can Do It Too (Feat. Naledge)
all tracks produced by Nez & Rio..(except the BONUS cuts)
A lot of times I think CNN’s Don Lemon is kind of an asshole, but he’s done a great job building awareness of Chicago’s recent problem’s on the CNN special ‘Chicago’s Deadly Streets’.
Here he speaks with Nas regarding his ‘Open Letter to Young Warriors of Chicago’ and the effects that his lyrics, namely “Shoot Em Up” has on young and easily influenced listeners.
Talk about a missed opportunity for Chicago artists.
4-Ize links with Gangsta L and The Cannon (the-the-the-the CANNON) for an ode to how they do most things better than us normal folk do it. I see a lot of good work is going down in the A.
4-Ize feat. GLC – “Ridin In The Best” (Prod. by Don Cannon)
A new leak from F.A.B.’s upcoming project:
This is a new joint from yours truly and it is produced by Yellowmask Music’s Projeck. Me and Projeck have been working on an LP for about 10 months now and we still have a ways to go. We decided to go the Gang Starr route where I would do all the ryhmes and he would do all the beats. The LP will feature members of “The CoLLecTiVe” crew; Black Table Committee, Jae R, TRE, Average Joe, J.Ricks, Beans and more.
F.A.B.L.E. – “Chicago Forever”