Archive for August, 2010

F.A.B.L.E. – The Last Shall Be First

| August 19, 2010 | 3 Comments

Here’s a self-produced cut from F.A.B.’s upcoming album, The Last Shall Be First, which drops in September.  I know dude has been working on this for a while, so he must be putting his all into this.  Here’s another taste to hold you over…

F.A.B.L.E. – The Last Shall Be First

Video: Blink, Jay Moses & The Boy Illinois – Light Show

| August 19, 2010 | 9 Comments

Directed by Fly Kite Media

Bonus: The Boy Illinois feat. TCU – Like This (Prod. by Baron Boyz)

Video: The Roots & John Legend feat. Common & Melanie Fiona – Wake Up Everybody

| August 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

Rise and shine.  Off The Roots & John Legend album, Wake Up!, dropping September 21st.  Rash makes a guest appearance on this one.

Directed by Gil Green


GLC & Rhymefest – Bionic Jaws (Prod. by DJ Babu)

| August 18, 2010 | 6 Comments

Ruby Hornet’s Closed Sessions series now brings you The Ism via GLC and Rhymefests track titled Bionic Jaws produced by the illustrious DJ Babu.  Embrace the concept as GL and Fest kick the shit about people talking shit about them without backing it up.  The beat is very unique coming from the Dilated Peoples producer yet and still Ruby Hornet wins with this as the Chicago vets go in on the intrumental with reckless abandon.

GLC & Rhymefest – Bionic Jaws (Prod. by DJ Babu)

via Ruby Hornet

Pugs Atomz – Faded (Prod. by Jay Vega)

| August 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

New rhymes from the one and only Pugs Atmoz. This one will be featured on “Summertime Chi,” an upcoming mixtape from Chicago/NYC beatsmith Jay Vega. The tape will also feature The Primeridian, Rashid Hadee, Astonish and more.

Pugs Atomz – Faded (Prod. by Jay Vega)

Kanye Implements G.O.O.D. Music Dress Code

| August 18, 2010 | 14 Comments

According to, everyone in the G.O.O.D. Music camp are now required to wear tailored suits. This is all a part of Kanye’s “Rosewood Movement” which also includes “good manners, no profanity in public, calling your grandmother and taking care of your kids.”

Whatever happened to just wearing Polo?

Even Big Sean made the switch!

“Leading by example is being taken a step even further. Rap singer and record producer, Kanye West, is apparently requiring everyone associated with his G.O.O.D. music distribution company to dress alike—something he is calling the “Rosewood Movement”. West and his posse, which at times includes fellow musician and G.O.O.D. client John Legend, are seen at events dressed in matching attire.

The Rosewood Movement is a fashion initiative in which Kanye and his group wear the same sharply tailored suits. It stems from the Rosewood Civil Rights Movement, but in this case is meant to raise the level of sophistication within the rap and hip hop worlds. Kanye is known to be a fashion trend setter, so this is meant to influence his followers to dress a bit sharper.

The current dress code is a Dior Homme Black Classic Skinny Suit (as seen on West in this photo). It is sold in Beverly Hills and New York City boutiques and retails for $2,200. It is available during every season.

West has explained in interviews that the Rosewood Movement is much more than just a fashion statement. It also includes good manners, no profanity in public, “calling your grandmother” and “taking care of your kids.”

The Rosewood Movement launched in July and other suits West’s group have worn include Lanvin and Club Monaco. Dior Homme will continue to be the suit of choice until further notice.

The classic look works well for West.”

Video: FSD Interviews T.I. @ Takers Premiere In Chicago

| August 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

T.I.P. was in Chicago last week to host a premiere screening of his upcoming film, Takers, which hits theaters August 27th.  T.I. produces and stars in this film, which also features Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Chris Brown, Matt Dillon and more.

FSD Correspondent Brandy Penelope, caught up with Tip on the red carpet at Chicago’s Icon Theater to talk about the movie, his three picture production deal, the movie soundtrack and his upcoming album, King Uncaged.

Filmed and edited by Brandon “N2ition” Riley

Kanye West feat. Drake – Ghetto University [Snippet]

| August 18, 2010 | 9 Comments

Another snippet albeit a short one, has leaked from Kanye’s upcoming album.  This one features Drizzy and it’s a bit too short (no Todd Shaw) to really get a good feel for it.

It’s featured on a mixtape from YMHD, whom I’ve never heard of.  These mixtape guys have been winning lately…

Kanye West feat. Drake – Ghetto University [Snippet]


Is Beanie Sigel Moving State Property To Chicago?

| August 17, 2010 | 18 Comments

Beanie Sigel @ Celeb Open Mic Night in Chicago at Victor Hotel [GWHH]

For the past week and a half or so, Beanie Mack has been in the City of Hella Haters, working, recording, popping up at local clubs and doing open mic nights (like you see in the video above).  Sources tell me that Beans has formed a union with Chicago rapper King The Hood Savior, who may kick off the next chapter of the State Property property family.  Apparently, Beans and King have been hard at work on a collabo mixtape that is set to drop in the near future.  They’ve already knocked out a handful of tracks, including one that features some rather interesting barbs towards one of Beans former Roc-A-Fella comrades who happens to hail from Go, ILL.

Recent clips have indicated that the Broadstreet Bully is looking to expand his State Prop Chain Gang across state lines, and he seems to be awfully comfortable in the Chi.  More details as they come.

Video: Jeremih feat. Ludacris – I Like [Preview]

| August 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here’s a quick preview of what we can expect from the clip of Jeremih’s first single off his sophomore set.  Chris Bridges is featured on the track, but doesn’t make an appearance in the preview.

I like (aye!) this song, but has it set the world on fire yet?

Previously: Jeremih feat. Ludacris – I Like