Archive for July, 2010
You’ve probably heard me say it before, but I love “Freak Ass Playa”. I’ve been harassing the Phedz Treated Crew to send it to me for the longest time, and finally Holt came through. Although, it’s not to be leaked yet, this track will be featured on Holt’s upcoming debut album, which should be released in the fall. Mic Terror and Jon James are also featured on this track, which was produced by Mano.
I guess I’m just a sucker for anything featuring that Triggerman (errr.. “Drag Rap”) sample. Seriously.
Shot by Fly Kite Media
Japanese Cartoon, the rock ‘n roll side project of Lupe Fiasco Percival Fats, quietly dropped a few days ago. I didn’t even know it had been unleashed (and for free, nonetheless) until someone sent it to me just now. Shame on me. My apologies to the band, maaaan. Nine tracks of fury below…
Japanese Cartoon – In The Jaws Of The Lords Of Death
Hit the jump for the tracklist and embeddable player…
Thursday July, 29th. 10pm. Twista and Clipse will be doing a live show in Chicago on the Free. Text XXL to 313131 for complimentary admission and location details.
After months of hard work and leaked tracks Vic Spencer and Sulaiman have finally released We’re Just Disappointed. Originally this project started as an EP and expanded to well over 20 songs, now the duo has trimmed the fat and provided you with a concise 13 song project. Mixed by the multitalented Nick Castle the final product which is We’re Just Disappointed will not leave you feeling like its namesake. Track List and download after the jump, but first some words from Sulaiman…
Blind I For The Kids in association with Brainiac Society present the collaborative effort from Blind I/Treated/Phedz affiliate Sulaiman and Brainiac Society’s Vic Spencer entitled ‘We’re Just Disappointed’.The project is a lyrical embodiment of the frustration stemming from two outliers navigating a realm of scene hoes, wack rappers, janky promoters, anonymous blog commenters, and all-around bitchassness. They’ve seen what the status quo has to offer, and frankly, they’re Just Disappointed.
With stellar production from M. Stacks, Black Spade, Statik Selektah, Constrobuz, NAMELESS, Nez & Rio, Maja 7th, Beat Maker Beat, and features from Naledge of Kidz In The Hall, Simeon of The Primeridian, Alex P. Keaton, D2G, Yung Word Mann, and Gzus Piece, Vic & Sulaiman are able to vividly depict the definition of Disappointment in a manner that everyone can relate to.
13 tracks of dope shit, tailor made to make a change by actually BEING the change.
Here’s a promo video and first look at Griffen’s upcoming fully interactive iPhone app; and it looks super dope. Once upon a time there was an FSD app in the works, but that went down the drain alongside the FSD lunchpails and credit cards. Oh well.
Off Gotham Green & DJ Quickie Mart’s The Haze Diaries Vol. 3 drops tomorrow. You can pick it up via Amazon now.
As I’m sure most of you know, Rick Ross caused quite a stir while he was in Chicago last week during his promo run for his new album, Teflon Don, which drops tomorrow (July 20th) on Def Jam Recordings. The main reason being his recent hit song – “B.M.F.” – which features a very powerful Chicago name in the chorus…that name being Larry Hoover.
A lot of Chicagoans were confused by said line, and we at FSD felt obligated to ask Ross about his “I think I’m Larry Hoover” claim during the interview held at Dave Jeff’s PHLI store in Hyde Park. Ross handled himself pretty well and kept his cool, but you can tell he’s a bit agitated with a few of our questions. So much in fact that after only three/four questions, he dropped the obligatory “my album is in stores July 20th” and walked off the set in a huff. Treated, indeed.
Ross left PHLI just moments later, and rumors immediately began to swirl claiming that there was plenty tension in the air. These rumors were shot down just hours later when Rick Ross tweeted a picture of himself, E from Infared Music and Larry Hoover Jr. at his release party at Vibe. Is this the end or only the beginning? We don’t know, but you should definitely tune in to see his interview with Ms. Laura Mitchell.
Shot by Nick Castle and Edited by Brandon “N2ition” Riley
I honestly can’t say enough nice things about the people over at MTV, MTV News, MTV Jams and MTV2. They always support FSD and include me on what they have going on – most recently being their Sucker Free Summit, where they picked a handful of hip-hop “tastemakers” including artists, radio personalities, athletes and even lowly bloggers like myself to participate in a discussion about the best in hip-hop.
The episode airs this coming Sunday (7/25 at Noon) on MTV2, and I wanted to give all the FSD readers a heads up to tune in. It’s always a pleasure and an honor to work with MTV so salute to them.
Hit the jump for videos of Ron Artest and Fat Joe talking about the Summit.