Archive for August, 2010

Video: Rhymefest on Chicago Tonight

| August 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

Fest is the first and only rapper to ever appear on WTTW Channel 11′s Chicago Tonight.  Here he chops it up with the host, Phil Ponce, and talks Chicago, hip hop, community activism and also performs a couple joints. 

Look at the *handshake* at :33 in. *DEAD*

Kidz In The Hall – Jukebox [Live @ LDRS 1354]

| August 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

Kidz In The Hall x LDRS 1354 x Adidas kick off the Lollapalooza antics real proper like. Naledge and Double-O were both in attendance Thursday night to rock a select crowd at Leaders. Look out for these dudes at Lolla Friday on Perry’s Stage @ 4:15 sharp.

Video: Yung Berg – What You On

| August 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

Directed by Jordan Tower

Also, there’s some behind the scenes footage after the clip is over.

Video: Ibn Jasper Profiled By iLLRoots

| August 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

A solid look into the life of Chicago’s own, Ibn Jasper.

A name you may have heard or a face you may have seen, Ibn Jasper is one of those unique individuals that manages to always stay on top of things at his own pace. Most known for his relationship with Kanye West, many people credit Ibn as one of the most talented barbers in the game. More than that however, Ibn definitely has his own approach and outlook on the day to day, and you’ll probably catch him riding through the city on his skateboard or bike. We caught up with IB in Los Angeles as he took us down Fairfax to some of the most well known street wear shops in the country, including Diamond Supply Co. with Nick Diamonds. Learn more about Mr. Jasper and what makes him tick.

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YP – Ball Out (2k11)

| August 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

A while back YP submitted this song for the NBA 2k11 video game as part of a contest they had where they were picking songs to go with the game.  For whatever reason this track didn’t win, but I felt it was something that the world should hear.  If you’re a YP fan you’ll know why.  Better luck next year.

YP – Ball Out (2k11)

Video: Vic Spencer & Sulaiman Interview w/ Writers Wednesday

| August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

A quick Q&A with Q Hef.

In case you missed their Disappointed project, you’ve gotta check it out now.

Previously: Vic Spencer & Sulaiman – We’re Just Disappointed

War feat. Cap 1 – Stackin’ Dem Chips

| August 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

A new one from War and Rozay Richie.  And as a reminder, be sure to stack those chips.  No Chippy D.

War feat. Cap 1 – Stackin’ Dem Chips

Video: Kanye West – Power [Live In Singapore]

| August 4, 2010 | 7 Comments

Somehow Singapore was able to snag Kanye for their Singfest 2010, which looks like it might’ve been held in my high school gymnasium.

I’m not sure if Lupe was on the bill or not, but I do know that he’s currently over in Singapore right now as well.

Shouts to Mikey C for the assist.

Big Wiz – Show Me A Good Time (Freestyle)

| August 4, 2010 | 6 Comments

Wiz does him and asks that you do the same as he goes in over Drake’s Show Me a Good Time instrumental. This one is off his upcoming “Chicago Disease” mixtape.

Big Wiz – Show Me A Good Time (Freestyle)

Homebass project with Tony Baines still coming soon.

Pic: Kanye West’s New Album Cover?

| August 4, 2010 | 22 Comments

Real or fake?  Probably the latter, but who knows.  I for one think this artwork is super dope, but after seeing the vision for Kanye’s “Power” video, I doubt he’d go with something so simplistic.  What do I know, though?

Deep thoughts:  How can you create cover art without a title?