February 2010

Chicago

Mikkey Halsted – “Lifetime In Between The Papers Line” (Cayex Illah Original)

Photo courtesy of Clayton Hauck

Here’s a nice little treat courtesy of Cayex Illah a.k.a. The Centipede a.k.a Radio Illah (Illah).

This version of Mikkey’s “Lifetime In Between The Papers Line”, was the original version cut for the Best You nEver Heard  mixtape, but was later switched in lieu of an alternate Cayex version.

I like them both, but I’m kinda partial to this one as it was the first one I’d ever heard.  I’ll take them both, though.  Judge for yourself.

Mikkey Halsted – “Lifetime In Between The Papers Line” (Cayex Illah Original) 

Previously: Mikkey Halsted – Best You nEver Heard [Mixtape] 

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Chicago

Video: Freddie Gibbs Interview w/ YRB TV

You can take it how you wanna take it homie…

Gibbs gets down with YRB TV for a quick interview to discuss a few topics:

Last week we threw up some footage of Freddie performing on a rooftop in BK. In part two of our Freddie feature, Gangsta Gibbs talks about surviving between label deals, how Just Blaze changed the way he raps and GQ’s claim that Wale, Drake and Kid Cudi killed gangster rap.

Also, be sure to tune into Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesdays tonight on Shade 45, where he’ll be running “On My Own”, featuring Freddie Gibbs & Mikkey Halsted, produced by Maja 7th live on the air. 

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Chicago

BXC – Off The Leash

Here we have the brand new mixtape from DTP/Def Jam artist’s BXC, which features Ludacris.

Dogs off the leash!

The heat from the streets and the strength of the windy city brings a duo from the south side of Chicago out to play NO GAMES… “BXC” has brought together “Lyriq” (born Alexander Cottrell) and “Commando” (born Willie Stansfield) to bleed the lyrics that describe the lives that many have lived with an injection of a unique expression of Hip Hop and high powered beats that the industry has missed for a very long time. Anyone who witnesses the duo’s electrifying performance and intense lyrical messages will feel the impact of their emotion, which sends the crowd into a frenzy every time! Flowing off of the inspirations of Tupac, NWA, OutKast and Ludacris they show their respect to the fulliest in the heat that they record in the booth and the animated performance that they give on the stage! Signed by Ludacris to DTP (Disturbing Tha Peace) 2007 then to Def Jam Records 2009… BXC has proven to be ready to make an impact on the industry and move the crowd with the union of music and real life situations! In BXC’s short time on the music scene they’ve worked with Twista, Shawnna, T Pain, Willie (Day 26), Bobby Valentino, the J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, 9th Wonder, the Honorable C-Note, Kenjo, LT Moe and DJ Pharris. The duo has also been featured on Ludacris’, “The Preview” Gangsta Grillz Mixtape w/ DJ Drama with a track entitled “Get up Get Out”… B.X.C teamed up with DJ Nehpets to release their first official mix CD entitled, “The Intro” and they released their second Mix CD with DJ Infamous and DJ Moondawg – Hosted By Ludacris entitled, “From My Block To Yours”. BXC is currently in the studio working on their debut album dropping 2010!
 
BXC – Off The Leash

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