Archive for September, 2010

Arrangements For D 2 Tha S’ Trevor “Kay-Tone” Caston

| September 18, 2010 | 7 Comments

I’m super late on this, however, I’m never in a hurry to share bad news. Yesterday it was brought to my attention that Trevor “Kay-Tone” Caston, a member of pioneering Chicago hip-hop groupd D 2 Tha S, passed away after complications from asthma.

Kay-Tone, alongside The Legendary Traxster, formed D 2 Tha S in the 90s and rose to prominence after a beef with Treach and Naughty By Nature – and most notably the “shots fired” anthem, “Dissn’ These Fools”.  Kay was truly a pioneer in Chicago hip-hop and his presence and influence are still felt today.

If you’re interested in paying your respects to Kay-Tone, you can do so at the time and date below. He will be missed.

ROBEY PARK MANOR FUNERAL HOME
2510 CHICAGO RD. CHICAGO HEIGHTS IL. 60411
SUNDAY 9/19/10 VISITATION: 2PM-8PM
MONDAY 9/20/10 WAKE: 10AM-11AM, FUNERAL: 11-12PM

A personal favorite:


Video: Dutch Shultzz – Gangsta

| September 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

Directed by Alvin Elmore. Track produced by Cayex Illah


Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson – Lord, Lord, Lord

| September 18, 2010 | 8 Comments

I’m guessing Kanye took off G.O.O.D. Friday for the Yom Kippur holiday?

Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie WIlson - Lord, Lord, Lord

Sidenote: Ayo, didn’t Nas use this beat once?  Sorry, I’ve been drinking.

Update: He sure did.  Who else had QB’s finest?


Sly Polaroid – Stoned (Prod. by Kanye West) [No DJ]

| September 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

A tagged version of this appeared on DJ V-Dub’s Laws & Policies mixtape, which dropped earlier this week.  Sly shows love to his affiliations over this addictive Kanye beat.  This is truly GOOD music.

Ye japped out on this beat.  No question about that.  We just need one more Sly verse on here and I’d be good.

In other Sly P news, lookout for his new mixtape, Honor Me, that MoonDawg is putting the finishing touches on now.  Honor that.

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Previously: Kanye West feat. Sly Polaroid & Timmy G – Payback


Video: Cold Hard Announces Candidacy For Mayor

| September 17, 2010 | 7 Comments

Last week, current Chicago Mayor Dick Daley announced he would not be  seeking re-election in the 2011 race.  This sent shock and awe throughout the City, as Chicago citizens had no idea who was going to represent them.  Rahm Emanuel?  Fuck all that.  Chicago needs a man of the people and Cold Hard is just the man to fill that spot.  Think we’re playing?  Hardly.  In the clip above Crucial Conflict’s finest announces his candidacy and explains why he’s the man for the job.  Among other things. 

Rock the vote, fool!

I’m Andrew Barber and I support this message.


ADaD x Primeridian – Live From The Belly

| September 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

ADaD, Simeon and Race take you to the belly of the beast on this one.  This track can be found on RTC’s mixtape in conjunction with Colombia College, On Deck Vol. 1,which drops this Fall.  The mixtape features all new heat from Mikkey, GLC, Naledge and more.

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Video: Dat Boy Hot – Up & Down

| September 17, 2010 | 15 Comments

Directed by Ike Films & Brandon “N2ition” Riley

“Up & Down” could quite possibly be Chicago’s biggest breakout single of 2010.  It’s been burning up the airwaves on WGCI and Power for months and now it finally gets a well-deserved video treatment.  Hopefully, this Xcel-produced banger will gain more and more traction across the country.

Congrats thus far, though.


Video: Simeon (of Primeridian) – Dance Forever

| September 17, 2010 | 4 Comments

Directed by Rive One & Tito G

Fresh off Labor Day weekend, ESC (Eargasmic Soul Collective: Simeon of The Primeridian, Shev Rock of the group Kinky Notti & Prod. Grant Parks) bring you the video for the song “Dance 4Ever” produced by Grant Parks which has been making major waves on the stepping circuit…..Right on time before the official Fall season.


Mikkey Halsted – First Class (Prod. by Prolyfic) [No Tags] + Dark Room Cover Art

| September 17, 2010 | 16 Comments

“Everyday is Friday, my hood is full of Big Worms…”

FINALLY we have the No DJ/CDQ of Mikkey’s warm up single off his indie album, Dark Room, which serves as the pre-cursor (get it?) of The Photo Album.  Prolyfic laced Mr. Halsted with an absolute knocker, and Mikk more than delivers on the vocals.

Rumor has it that Dark Room is scheduled to drop on October 26th via iHipHop, but I’ve been unable to confirm this with Mikk or the label.  However, a few sites are reporting it as dropping via iHipHop and it’s currently on their release schedule.  Hmmm.  I’ve been anxiously waiting on this album for a long time and I truly believe the world is ready.  As you can see, the cover art is done, so now I’m just waiting on that tracklist.  I’ll post more details as they come.  

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GLC on The Morning After w/ Angela Yee

| September 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

GLC & Common @ Kanye’s “Runaway” Screening

While in NYC doing promo for Love, Life & Loyalty and attending Kanye’s screening of “Runaway”, Gangsta L. Crisis dropped by Angela Yee’s The Morning After on Shade 45 to talk about his upcoming album and plenty more.   Let the pimpin’ commence. 

 

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Shouts to Matt Fastow