Archive for July, 2010
El Che is available online and in-stores now.
After dropping in on the Facebook staff yesterday, I guess he’s doing the social media circuit, because he stopped by Twitter today to perform and sign up for an account. Finally. Ye had like 60,000 followers in 3 hours or something. Shit is ridiculous.
Here’s a popular question I get: “Yo Drew, where is Mick Luter?” or “Where the HELL has Mick Luter been hiding?” , and I usually just respond with “He’s working” or “He’s on his way back”. Well, the Mick man commeth, and he’s got SC in tow.
The MC/Producer combo, formally known as GunSmoke, is hard at work on their self-titled debut LP. It’s been a long time coming and I know many are excited…let’s just hope they don’t make us wait too much longer. I’ve seen this movie before. Ha!
Welcome back Mick. Yadigski! More from GunSmoke and their Smokey theme coming soon.
GunSmoke [Mick Luter + SC] – HollySmoke
Gettin’ Flick (with Boldy James)
More footage from The Cool Kids sold out show last Friday night at Reggie’s in Chicago. Here we have some of their guest features from long-time affiiliate Tenille and Chuck’s cousin Boldy James from the stage view.
Video courtesy of Lee Larkins
Hit the jump for the rest…
Wow, I didn’t even realize Co was removed from the “official” version of this song and was uninvited to the video shoot that went down a few weeks ago. It appears Co isn’t too upset, but he does want his credit where credit is due – so he got his legal eagles involved.
Shouts to SNRadioOnline for the footage.
The homie Shaheem Reid over at MTV got with Lupe to get his thoughts on Atlantic Records, the Lasers petition and his beef with Prolyfic. Interesting read, indeed.
“He thinks he’s Martin Luther King, Malcolm X/ Tupac, Bob Marley.” Lupe Fiasco just put out a freestyle over Rick Ross’ B.M.F. beat (Lu’s song is called “Building Minds Faster”), but says another official mixtape isn’t coming anytime soon. Just as well, his fans want his album Lasers.
Last week, some of Fiasco’s fans launched a website petitioning Atlantic Records to release the LP, which has been completed for at least several months. Lupe maintains that he had nothing to do with the petition, but the fans’ support has moved him.
“I love to see progression,” he said yesterday via phone. “I love it. I love to see this petition. It brought me to tears a couple of times like, ‘these n—as really f— with me. All these kids and these fans f— with me and it’s some positive sh–. Go to Wearenotlosers.com and see what Lasers really is. … That’s what they’re petitioning for. Listen to ‘I’m Beamin,’ the song. It reaffirms what we’re doing.”
On Friday, one of Lu’s former producers, Prolyfic, took the Chicago MC to task on Twitter. Lupe was portrayed by Prolyfic as stubborn and as someone who’s constantly throwing tantrums, among other assertions.
“My old producer Pro, he was signed at the company maybe four or five years ago,” Fiasco said. “We used to be cool. But Pro knows why we ain’t cool no more. I’m not him, the type to air business or make false accusations just for the sake of getting my name out there. He knows why I don’t really f— with him. He knows why Chill don’t f— with him. He knows why the company don’t f— with him, why half of the city don’t really f— with him.”
A seeOURvision production
Directed and edited by Jacob Cuevas
Produced by Berto Fernandez (BdBusiness) and Jonathon Cuevas
Shot by R. Raven
Song produced by Jus’ Sam
Damn, how come Kanye never shows up to my office and performs new material, acapella verses and poems? Talk about a perk. Anyhoo, today Kanye did just that at Facebook headquarters in Palo Atlo, CA. The songs he performed are all scheduled to drop on his upcoming album, I’m told. Still waiting on that official title, though.
Today has kind of turned into Freddie Gibbs day, now hasn’t it? Can you tell he has an album coming out?