Archive for September, 2010
GLC’s release date for Love, Life & Loyalty is RAPIDLY approaching (two weeks?) and he’s been all over the Midwest promoting it – Nap Town, Detroit, St. Louis – no City has been safe from the wrath of the ISM.
Here a loosie leaks out to hold you over until the official album drops. It’s countdown time.
That is true. Actually I haven’t been on the label since 2006. What’s so crazy about it is that everybody who interviews me now asks me that question. That’s really what the media wants to know, am I a part of G.O.O.D. Music?… At the end of the day, Kanye’s my friend. That’s my family, but I haven’t been signed to G.O.O.D. Music since 2006. And now I’m in a great position. I watched Kanye drop his album. After he dropped his album he was album to start his situation, his G.O.O.D. Music situation. I just soaked up the game. Being around him, learning and watching the way he did things, I was able to apply what I learned and start my own company: Get It Man Entertainment. With that being said, G.O.O.D. Music was cool. When I was on G.O.O.D. Music there really wasn’t any structure. Now that they’re working things out, I’ve already done a deal with EMI. I believe Kanye is in pursuit of doing an exclusive deal with another label. I’m not sure which one he’s going to go with, but it’s one of the big boys. We are definitely outside the loop.”
Not to take anything away from Gaggie (who is featured on the song in the post), my man dropped two other tracks this week. He’s out here working. Hit the jump to DL the rest of his joints.
Mixed by DJ Nati Kid
I know what you’re thinking. Wow, what an original title! I know, I know – it took me all week to think of it. [*pats self on back*]
Anyhoo, I’m starting a new series here on the site where I toss a DJ a handful of tracks – some new, some old – some Chicago, some not – and they mix it together however they’d like. Each and every track is a personal pick. Deal with it. They’ll be mixed as one giant Mp3 that you can stream and/or download. There will be no tracklist, so you’ll just have to listen to hear what’s on it. I enjoy it myself to see what the DJ has done with the songs I’ve provided. The mixes will probably be 80% Chicago, and I’ll draw the rest from my subconscious (what?).
For Volume 1 I’ve teamed up with DJ Nati Kid, who I gave 20 tracks to a few weeks ago. Click the link to hear what he did.
Also, if any DJs are interested in jumping down for a future Volume, give me a shout.
Directed by Will Gates
Watching this video just reinforces the fact that Winter is right around the corner. I can’t even pretend to be excited about that. At. All.
In preparation of Joell’s show at The Bassment this Saturday (October 2nd), he’s dropping a mixtape entitled The Yaowa Manifesto with The Bassment and Fake Shore Drive. The first leak is from Joell and Chicago’s own Chi-Ill, with production from DJ O-Zone. The mixtape features a bunch of new records and exclusives and will be available Saturday night at the show.
Hit the jump for the tracklisting of the project and see you Saturday night at The Bassment.
The Bassment x Smash Brothers x FSD Present:
cap D on the mic, Panik on the track. Two of the Chicago’s purest hip-hop outlets link for the second edition of “Prime Suspect”, off cap’s PolyMath mixtape, which drops prior to PolyMath the album on October 25th. Straight from Cook County with a bounty on their heads…
Two weeks isn’t so bad, so don’t go and get all butthurt. These things are kind of expected in this day and age, no? At least it wasn’t pushed off the grid completely like The Game’s album or something. Damn it feels good to be independent.
The Perfect Storm drops November 9th, 2010
Great idea and exection from DJ V-Dub and Boogz.
All you have to do is submit your song to V-Dub over Twitter and he picks his 10 favorite to cut a mixtape. Not bad. Check out the 10 winners in his first ever edition.
DJ V-Dub – The Twitter Tape Vol. 1.0
Too Much For The Industry To Handle – © Psychodrama
First and foremost, I’d like to introduce you to my newest collaborator, Jaycee, who will be periodically dropping exclusive mixes, albums and rarities on FSD. Jaycee has a plethora of Chicago music – some heard, but most forgotten – that he’s going to share with the Chi Hip-Hop diehards. Salute this man for providing such a service. Our first collabo is this Psychodrama – The Suave House Years compilation, which he put together and sequenced.
As many (or I hope most) of you know, Psychodrama was once signed to the Houston-based indie rap powerhouse Suave House Records. Labels – major and indie – were heavy in Chicago during the mid-to-late 90s, particularly on the Westside, after acts like Twista, Do or Die and Crucial Conflict set the world on fire. They (as in the labels) all wanted a piece of the action. After seeing what PD was doing independently, labels were lining up to sign the Chicago trio. Psychodrama first landed with J Prince, and after a brief stint at Rap-A-Lot, PD joined the House (literally) that Tony Draper built. They were destined for stardom with their major label debut, Time Verses Life, which you couldn’t have missed if you bought a Source Magazine or Suave House release during that period. That advertisement was literally everywhere, with the “Coming Soon” tag attached.