Archive for March, 2010

Project Mayhem Interview (Fresh N Proper on Radio DePaul)

| March 31, 2010 | 3 Comments

Project Mayhem stopped through the Fresh N Proper show over at the Radio DePaul studios last night. Check FNP every Tuesday night 7:30-10PM. Real dope interview. If for some reason your still not caught up on Project Mayhem, here is an excellent introduction.

shouts to Q.

R. Kelly feat. GLC – “She Knows What She’s Doin”

| March 31, 2010 | 2 Comments

Robert and GL collide on “She Knows What She’s Doin”, which was a leftover from Kells’ latest release, Untitled.

Also, embrace that cover art.  Whatcha doin back there, G?

R. Kelly feat. GLC – “She Knows What She’s Doin”

A-Trak Talks His 2006 Mixtape w/ GLC, ‘Drive Slow’

| March 31, 2010 | 4 Comments

Drive slow, homie.

Over at A-Trak’s blog, he writes and reminisces about his super dope collabo mixtape with GLC, 2006’s Drive Slow.  I can’t believe Drive Slow is already four years old.  Doesn’t seem possible.  Anyhoo, this project included three of my favorite GLC songs ever, including “Honor Me”, “Welcome To Haterville” (Prod. by M$M) and “Chi State of Mind”

Says A-Trak:

I started DJing for Kanye in 2004, and by 2005 I was spending most of my time on the road with him and his boys, seeing them more than my own family and friends. That was the year of the Touch The Sky tour, a sort of golden era in the history of Kanye touring. GLC and I became good friends pretty quickly, mostly on the strength of jokes and eventually discovering a common love for Project Pat album cuts. When it came to his own music, he was very driven, often recording freestyles in hotel rooms with his own mic and MBox. He just needed a bit of guidance, like most budding artists. We decided to work on a mixtape together. I would go to LA during downtime between tours (he moved there from Chicago) and after a couple of trips we had enough material to for this CD.

I still have fond memories of those trips. This was my first real experience coaching a rapper and doing artist development, which would turn into valuable lessons for my work with Kid Sister and Fool’s Gold down the line. We recorded a grip of songs and freestyles, and I remember Kanye gave me advice on which ones to scrap. But what makes this mixtape unique, in my opinion, is the skits. GLC is hysterical and I never stopped cracking up while recording those prank calls (they’re real) and the notorious “Ain’t It Mayne” competition. In fact once you listen you’ll probably want to start following Tator Chip on twitter: @TatorChipPimps.

To read the rest head over to his blog.
For those that don’t have it:  GLC & A-Trak – Drive Slow

D-Ablo – “When I Leave”

| March 31, 2010 | 4 Comments

Track produced by Tony Baines.  Video directed by Anton Genius

Off D’s upcoming project, Party-N-Drama

Novakane – “Black Flag”

| March 31, 2010 | 2 Comments

Continuing with the onslaught of Ivy League material, Novakane drops his latest single, “Black Flag”.

Cover art is dope.

Novakane – “Black Flag”

Video: Jay-Z Treats Leon Rogers

| March 31, 2010 | 55 Comments

What a jerk!  Although, it looks more like Jigga’s bodyguard was the one doing the treating, but either way this is pretty funny. I’d like to hear Leon’s take on this.

via Chicago’s TMZ, Bobby Rocwell, with Midwest Live. They’re always watching.  Don’t get left hangin’

Jay iLLa – Revenge of the Backpacks 2: Welcome To Chicago

| March 30, 2010 | 17 Comments

The wait is over.  Revenge of the Backpacks 2 is finally here.

Rhymefest, Mikkey Halsted, Naledge of Kidz N The Hall, Twone Gabz, Juice, Add-2, Pugs Atomz, Psalm One, J Ivy & More….

30 Tracks of remixed music and rapid fire mixing reminiscent of FunkMaster Flex’s 60min of Funk. . . .

Appearances By: “Super Producer” No I.D & “The World Famous” DJ Jazzy Jeff

Says iLLa:

“i’m quite pleased with the turnout although there are a few artist i really wanted to work with that didn’t get a chance to come through <- hopefully we can make it happen next time… hope i did the city right!”

Jay iLLa – Revenge of the Backpacks 2: Welcome To Chicago  [Megaupload]

Hit the jump for tracklist….

Freddie Gibbs on Vocalo Radio [3/29]

| March 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Freddie Gibbs met with the gang on Navy Pier for a candid interview on 89.5 Vocalo Radio.  Luis and FG talk about Gibbs’ rise to the forefront of Hip Hop’s new class, how he started rapping, his hometown of Gary, IN, his summer plans (performing at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Fest) and much more. 

Part 1 [Download]

Part 2 [Download]

And finally, don’t miss the concert TONIGHT at the Wild Hare

Showtime feat. Dude N Nem – “Look @ Me” (Prod. by Xcel)

| March 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Damn, Showtime is moving right now.  Here’s another leak off his upcoming project featuring Xcel and Dude N Nem.

Showtime feat. Dude N Nem –

Rhymefest – “Familiar Faces”

| March 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Rhymefest’s Dangerous 5-18 mixtape drops this week, which is being mixed by DJ RTC.  This is the last leak before the storm.

El Che in stores 5.18

Rhymefest – “Familiar Faces”

Shouts: eskay