Archive for June, 2010
In part 2 of Loni Swain of WGCI’s interview with The Game, he talks about signing Chicago artists, shouts out Bump J, talks Tila Tequila, Justin Bieber and much more.
Brought to you by Hollywood East and Fake Shore Drive…
Vado + Big K.R.I.T. + MarVo + Rockie Fresh and many more at the Viaduct Theatre on July 14th. Dave Jeff hosting. You wanted something new, so we’re bringing it to you.
Stay tuned for more details.
Saturday, you only need to be one place.
Says the homie Subliminal Chord:
Here at dallaspenn.com, you already know that if that real hip-hop is going down anywhere on God’s green earth, we’re there. Plain and simple. NY to the Windy City to wherever. So it’s absolutely no question that we have to put the whole Midwest (and actually the whole internets) onto the hip-hop event of the summer that’s going down in Chicago this Saturday, hosted by the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (aka IMAN), the most amazing, awe-inspiring non-profit around. Mos Def. Brother Ali. The blogs’ favorite, Mikkey Halsted. And many, many, many more. Marquette Park. 9 am to 9 pm. Straight up 12 hours of that real hip-hop. Get familiar, clear out your Saturday, and make your way to Marquette Park for an unforgettable event.
And says TimeOut Chicago:
It says something about the division of North Side and South Side that a lot of you might not know where Marquette Park lies. It’s down by Midway. Aside from the occasional hippie Phish jamboree at Toyota Park, that neck of the city is a little starved for live music events. However, Chicago’s best free summer festival this year is arguably Takin’ It to the Streets (no, it has nothing to do with the Doobie Brothers), a celebration thrown by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. An improbable-sounding 70 acts—largely hip-hop, roots and soul performers—flood four stages. That’s packing nearly two Pitchforks in a single day. Not to mention the French break-dancers and tai chi lessons.
You may know Kobe Honeycutt as the hook-man on “Talkin’ 2 Myself” from Eminem’s Recovery album, or from Fabolous’ “Imma Do It” off Loso’s Way. But what you may not know is that Kobe is from the Crib, and he’s being touted as “your favorite rappers favorite singer”. After landing a handful of major placements, Kobe got together with Fish High to drop this mixtape, I Am Not A Rapper, which serves as an introduction, a best of, and features never-before-heard and exclusive tracks. This quietly dropped in late-May, so excuse my tardiness. Toast to a young man making big moves.
Kobe – I Am Not A Rapper
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Live from the legendary Fat Beats in NYC. Kinda Like A Rapper with Grant Parks is available now on CoalMine/Fat Beats.
As most of you know (at least I’m assuming), today would’ve been Pac’s 39th birthday (yikes!). I sometimes wonder what his career would’ve looked like had he still been around today, but I try not to ponder on things such as that these days. Too much coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Here Arlo of the Trailblazerz MPC pays homage to the G.O.A.T. with his video for “Independent Thoughts”
Da Internz take on Kevin Hart in some NBA2k. Who will prevail? Only time will tell.
Captured by Da Visionaryz
Yesterday, Jayceon Taylor was in the City of Hella Haters as part of his promo run for his upcoming release of The R.E.D. Album, which is due out August 24th. During his stay, he dropped by WGCI to do some Q&A with Loni Swain to discuss a whole plethora of topics including the Lakers, Waka Flocka, Nikki vs. Lil Kim and much more. One of the more notable revelations, though, was that both Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West are to be featured on his upcoming album. Who says the West and got love for the Chi?