Archive for May, 2010

Video: Pslam One vs. Game – 500 Bars [Trailer]

| May 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

So Psalm One is trying to out-do Jayceon Taylor, by upping the ante and spitting “500 Bars” off top. That’s a whole lotta bars. I can’t lie, I had to cut the Game’s shit off at like 8 minutes because I just couldn’t take it anymore and got bored with the name droppings and thinly-veiled threats. No shots at Game, of course. But it’s hard for me to focus in on that many lines without going to look at pr0n or something (I kid!).   Anyhoo, it appears she’s getting with Jay iLLa to do something different here.  I wonder what they’ve got up their sleeves…

As you may know, Game (formerly known as “The Game”) recently did a song in which he rapped for 400 bars. That’s a long time.

That little stunt blew up the Internet and had everyone talking.

Several questions were raised, including a question Game posed; he asked fans (via Twitter) to name other artists that they would like to hear do a 400 bar song. Psalm One’s name came up several times, and Psalm accepted the challenge.

In her world, it raised the question of raising the “bar”, as it were. The rapper in her wanted to go longer than Game, and actually take on the writer’s task of spitting relevant and refreshing bars for over 25 minutes.

Even with the best lyrics, a 25 minute song can become repetitive using a continuoous loop, so Psalm teamed up with Chicago Veteran DJ Jay Illa for an 8-hour live marathon session.

Look for this to drop June 1st.


Mixtape: Green Llamas [Decay + Dibia$e] – Llamaville

| May 18, 2010 | 7 Comments


Welcome to Haterville Llamaville.

Molemen emcee Decay and producer Dibia$e hook up for this collaborative effort in honor of their favorite beastly beings.  And green backs at that.

Green Llamas [Decay + Dibia$e] – Llamaville

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Video: 1773 – Goodness/So Clear (feat. Ezekial83)

| May 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

This is cold.

Another “camovement” by Cam Be.


Mixtape: 4-Ize + Don Cannon – Off The Top Rope

| May 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

4-Ize catapults off the top rope and tags in Don Cannon for their latest creation.  26 tracks of bodyslammin’ beats and microphone chokeholds.  Okay, I’ll stop with the corny wrestling references now.

No ID, Don Cannon, GLC, Cory Mo and BXC all contribute.  

Big shouts to Mike Streetz

4-Ize + Don Cannon – Off The Top Rope

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Jugrnaut + Duck Down Fitted

| May 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

Not an official collabo between Jugrnaut & Duck Down Records, but the fellas at Jug were inspired to create this cap after some easy listening of Helstah Skeltah.  Now that’s Magnum Force.

T WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT TILL 10AM, THEN IT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE STORE AT 11AM.  OUR INTERNET HEADS DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO PICK UP THE “INFRARED” FITTED SO THEY WILL GET FIRST DIBS ON THIS ONE…

Be sure to cop one here Thursday. 

More pics and Rock & Rock-related after the cut…

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Cap 1 – Bitch Teaser

| May 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

A new track from Rozay Richie.  A quick little something off an old one from Lil Jon.

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Shouts Ty Kidd


Jo Flowroshus feat. Twista – What I Got

| May 17, 2010 | 4 Comments

Madison’s GMG connect, Jo Flo gets the boss Twista on his latest single.  You know what they got…This is only a rough, FYI. 

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Video: Capital K – Baby Momma

| May 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

Directed by 1985

Capital K is going door to door to protest the growing number of Baby Momma’s in Chicago.  This kid is hilarious.

He’s even under the Old Navy/State Street Preacher Act!


Tricky Stewart Covers Chicago Red Eye

| May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Kyra Kyles of the Red Eye scored an interview with Chicago-bred producer Tricky Stewart – the mastermind behind some of music’s biggest hits  including Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella”.  I imagine a lot of people didn’t know Trick was actually from Chicago, so it was a rather dope profile.

What do you think distinguishes you from other producers? How do your Chicago roots play a part? 
My work is all based on coming from Chicago with such great R&B roots. Even when I make pop, it’s got a strong R&B sound. I do it even when working with Katy Perry. Katy Perry’s sound is unique to her genre, but I add my own flair.
The feature also profiled some of Chicago’s rising producers and engineers including Da Internz, Matt Hennessy and Grant Parks.  You can check out the online version here. 

Video: Team Coterie feat. Vinsane – Throw Ya C’s Up

| May 17, 2010 | 7 Comments

Directed & Animated by Leondotcom. Some nice visuals here.