Archive for April, 2010

Video: Common & Queen Latifah Surprise PS22 Chorus

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

A nice gesture from Common & the Queen while on the promo run for Just Wright. What’s up with teacher/dude, though?

Queen Latifah & Common, soon to appear together in JUST WRIGHT, were awesome enough to take the time to meet us at MSR Studios in Manhattan, where we got to jam with them on Queen’s song, “Champion!” It was an amazing gathering of phenomenal musical champions indeed, and big thanks to our two guests, John Maybee, and FOX for arranging this high energy get together!

Video: Nikki Lynette vs. Mary J. Blige/Method Man

| April 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Directed by Court Dunn as part of his Verses series with 2DopeBoyz

Nikki Lynette does her best Mary J.  And Tical.

Psalm One – Woman @ Work

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

10 new tracks courtesy of Psalm One & Rhymesayers.  Get to work.

Psalm One – Woman at Work

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Video: YP – Crazy Game

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Directed by Leondotcom & Joe Martinez Jr.

My favorite track off YP’s debut Classified finally gets the video treatment. I’ve been waiting on this one. YP bodied the track and Lokey murked the beat. D.O.A.

YP’s new project, Next Up, drops May 3rd, so be on the lookout for that next week.   It’s hosted by the kid Sean Mac and DJ Head Debiase.

Support the project and support YP’s release party tomorrow night at Funk 5/1.  Check the flyer below.  May Day, May Day, it’s going down.

 

Scarface Signs Chicago Emcee Griffen

| April 30, 2010 | 38 Comments

Griffen Gilgamesh may be new to the FSD crowd, but in the immortal words of Mikkey Halsted “those that know, know”.

Griff told me that this deal was going down, it was just a matter of when. The dope part about it is that Scarface discovered Griffen via Twitter, which very well could be a first. ‘Face liked what he heard and quickly offered Griff a spot on his FaceMob Muisc roster.

Says Griffen:

“I dont know if anybody else got signed off Twitter – I know SouljaBoy did it off MySpace, but Twitter is a mufukka. Scarface found me on Twitter, joey…

To get a phone call from someone who you grew up on and who’s work heavily inspired your own work is unreal in itself, but to have one of your idols tell you ‘Your shit is dope, I wanna put my name behind somethin like that’ is beyond ridiculous. The opportunity to work with Scarface in any capacity is a blessing impossible to pass up or take lightly. I have turned down major deals before. 3 or 4 times it was really on and I said no cuz shit didn’t add up. This particular label situation [FaceMob Music] is the perfect fit in respect to what I’ve been in search of from a business, as well as a creative, standpoint and it is my belief that I am the type of artist that a businessman such as Face has been waiting to get a hold of. I am humbled to an insane degree yet eager to get started and look forward to representing the City of Wind properly as a ranking member of the only mob that matters… FACEMOB.”

I also hit Mr. Mr. Scarface for a quote and he had this to say:

“He is one of the most lyrical new comers ive ever heard and trust me I’ve heard a lot im honored to work with such a talent…”

Certified dope. 

Scarface’s FaceMob Music will release Griffen’s album, Apotheosis very soon. Bionik (Aceyalone, Ice-T, Treasure) is to be featured & Tony Baines slated to produce.  Stay tuned.

Video: Mile High Club feat. MarVo, Que BILLAH & Mush Millions – Heavy

| April 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Directed by Filmackgod

I like to call these guys the Brand New Heavies.  Zing?  Pow?

April 29th, 2010 (Chicago, Il) — Here is the new video featuring featuring production from the Mile High Club. The song also has guest appearances by several up and coming Chicago artists including Que Billah (Unsigned Hype in the Source), Marvo, (Next to Blow HHW), Terror Squad afffiliated artist Mush Millions, and up and coming Chicago artist Golden. The is the first single off the Mile High Club Album called M.A.D.D. at the World feat chicago artist second single coming soon song is available on itunes and more info coming soon.

Previously: Mile High Club feat. MarVo, Que BILLAH & Mush Millions – Heavy

D. Meeks & Mikey Streetz feat. Malik Yusef – Damn Homie

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

I think we all know how this one goes…

Damn homie.  In high school you was the man homie.

I mean, it’s been a hot minute since I was in high school and most of the kids I knew are now losers  anyway, so hey, toast to them!  

D. & Mike go in on some of their favorite high school harrys here.  Sans a “kick me” sign, of course.  Yusef provides the intro.    

D. Meeks & Mikey Streetz feat. Malik Yusef – Damn Homie

DJ MoonDawg Is Now Aphilliated

| April 29, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’ve been meaning to post this since yesterday when I heard the news, but congratulations are in order to DJ MoonDawg who recently joined DJ Drama as part of the Aphilliates crew.  That’s definitely big news and a major step for the Chi City DJ.

I’ve watched the man grow from a college DJ to being on WGCI seemingly every hour to now being down with one of the top DJs in the world.  The hat is tipped and drinks are on me.  Congrats my friend.

Video: Common Introduces ‘Just Wright’

| April 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

Last night, Com Sense was back in his hometown of Chicago to premiere his upcoming flick with Queen Latifah, Just Wright.  This is Common’s first starring role and jump into the romantic comedy field. 

Prior to showtime, Lonnie Lynn, alongside Chicago-baller Bobby Simmons, addressed the crowd of family, friends and press and discussed the importance of this movie and the roles within it. 

Common is now a full-fledged movie star, which is crazy yet amazing to see.  He’s come along was since he was that “boney homie from Stony”.  Props to him and his ability to stay relevant almost 20+ years in the game. 

After the premiere, Common hosted a private party at Sunda to celebrate the wrap and chat with guests and family.  There was a lot of love in the room and Com definitely enjoyed his moment.  Catch the movie when it hits theaters.

 

Common with Sunda-owner Billy Dec

Video: Lupe Fiasco Surprises B.O.B. On His Birthday

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bobby Ray’s b-day was on Tuesday (4/27) while Lu and B.O.B. were in Dallas for their Steppin’ Lasers tour stop.

Here Lupe surprises B.O. on stage with a birthday cake during his set. Friends.  How many of us have them?

Adventures of Bobby Ray in stores now.

Previously: Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beamin’ [Video]