Archive for September, 2010
All Natural’s own cap D is prepping the release of his long-awaited solo album, PolyMath, which is due out on October 26th. The album features tracks with No ID, Illmind, Brother Ali and Tragedy Khadafi. But in the meantime, in between time, cap is dropping a mixtape entitled Contemporary Hustler. Get your hustle on with the first leak. Breathe in…
Rhymefest called into Rhymesayers Radio over the weekend to discuss a variety of topics. Pretty interesting interview right here. Dope to hear a little bit of background about the “Power” beat. Also this “friends of Bun B in Chicago project” sounds like it could be interesting if it actually happens.
Part 1: Rhymefest talks about hip-hop and Minneapolis music scene.
Part 2: Talk about how Kanye West got the “Power” beat.
Part 3: Rhymefest breaks down the art of freestyling and his group project with Juice, Twone Gabz and Mikkey Halsted.
Part 4: Talks about the song “Say Whats Up” and the “One Hand Push Up” video, the best way to make music and Scribble Jam with Kevin Beacham. Also how he wants to record a track with brother Ali.
Part 5: Rhymefest pitching his next album to be on Rhymesayers and the idea of what it would be about.
Hosted by Siddiq (of Rhymesayers Ent.), Slug (of Atmosphere) and Zeke.
shouts to Zeke.
If you would’ve told me that at one point Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, No ID, Shawnna, DJ Pharris, Mikkey Halsted, Don C, Boogz, SC, Really Doe, Malik Yuself, Kaye Fox, Rico Nance, Tone & Shag, Newsense and Leon Rogers were all in the same room at the same time, I would’ve looked at you and responded “you need more people…”
That was not the case back in the Summer of 2005, a month or two prior to the release of Kanye’s sophomore album, Late Registration. On said summer night, Miller Genuine Draft and Power 92 held a freestyle battle/showcase at the Park West in Lincoln Park. Shawnna hosted the event which featured local talent including Mikkey Halsted, Miss Criss and Kaye Fox performing for the crowd. The event was running as scheduled until Kanye West, who had just wrapped his album, stormed the stage and turned this party into a listening session for Late Registration. The audience, stunned and surprised, was treated to Late Registration before the world – or even critics – got a taste of it. In this clip you can hear tracks such as “Gold Digger” being played for the very first time. Hell, ‘Ye even had Lupe on stage for the premiere of “Touch The Sky”. Kanye gave a track by track rundown of the album, and even took questions from the audience. Talk about a bonus for all of the people in attendance who thought the only treat they’d get for the night was free MGD.
Donell’s album Lyrics drops 9/28/10 on Koch/E1.
J. Ivy, alongside Swizz Beatz, was a guest last week on Amanda Diva’s The Spark, which airs on AOL’s Black Voices. They discuss ebonics, the Ground Zero mosque and the hot-button topic of Kat Stacks and Soulja Boy.
Directed by Hi-Def. Filmed in Chicago and Hawaii.
Twista’s The Perfect Storm drops October 26th, 2010.
PUSH! enlists Gangsta Gibbs and H-Town’s Killa Kyleon for the bonus track off his upcoming street album, Fresh Dope. This track is fresh dope, too bad I can’t say the same about the accompanying mobile phone picture. Ha! I kid, of course. Check it out below…
PUSH! Montana feat. Freddie Gibbs & Killa Kyleon – Fa Sho