Archive for September, 2010
Congrats to Chicago artist Paypa, who just inked a deal with SRC/Universal. That’s a big deal because, shit, I don’t think Steve Rifkind, a man who has signed some of the biggest hip-hop acts ever, has signed a Chicago artist since Twista. 19 years ago. Hopefully, his project gets pushed forward and he doesn’t fall victim to the major label fuckery. Salute.
The time has finally arrived. Chicago’s own Paypa has inked his major label deal with SRC/Universal and will begin the recording of his debut album Feel Good Music. In true Paypa fashion, the rising star brought a camera crew with him to film the signing of his recording contract. Most people don’t get to witness what happens behind closed doors when an artist moves from independent to major all with the signing of their name. Paypa lets you in on his world in the following video. It’s a beautiful moment for the young rapper, and this is just the beginning.
Sidenote: Why does this remind me of this? “Just sign your life, I mean your name on the contract”
Rated M for Mature audiences. A provocative new video/mini movie from Chicago-duo Kinky Notti. The name says it all.
One place you don’t want to be is on the opposing end of a Treatmaster Holt tongue-lashing or swift beatdown. It appears the target of this song found himself on both. Shots fired indeed.
Not knowing who this song was dedicated to, I had to ask Holt. His only reply was:
a fat lame that don’t know how to shut the fuck up
I’m diggin’ this video…Something very different from the norm, and hey, that could be anyone behind those neon lines. Do we even know if that’s Curtis and Jeremih? Prove it.
Jeremih’s All About You is available everywhere today. Be sure to support one of Chi-Town’s rising stars.
Directed by Ken Koller
The artist formerly known as Mikey Rocks drops his ode to Summertime a week after Fall arrives. Hey, better late than never!
On another note, the only thing I’m going to miss about summer is reading/hearing people say “Summertime Chi”. Can we kill that dead? Thanks, Management.
G.O.O.D. Music circa 2006
G.O.O.D. Music circa 2010
Per the leaked scans from the all-Kanye October 2010 edition of XXL, it appears the roster of G.O.O.D. Music has changed completely. While it was announced in the article that long-time Kanye associate Mos Def was joining the fold, many of G.O.O.D. Music’s original lineup weren’t so much as mentioned and I’m sure that left many scratching their heads. Granted it’s been a long time since G.O.O.D. Music had (and lost) their original deal with Sony, and other members have set out to secure deals on their own (GLC with EMI, Consequence with Universal Motown), but damn, what happened? No mention, no explanations?
It looks like Common, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Pusha T, Mos Def, Mr. Hudson and CyHi Da Prince are what’s really G.O.O.D. now. I believe they have a major label partnership deal on the table, so maybe that’s why others were excluded, but either way, the G.O.O.D. we once knew is no more.
What does this mean for the future? Only time will tell.
WGCI’s Timbuck2 is featured in the trailer for the upcoming BET special, “Top 10 Rappers of the 21st Century” airing October 15th. This roundtable discussion is hosted by Big Tigger and features a number of industry heavyweights voting on the top rappers. Nice to see Tim reppin Chicago on the national level.
Slot-A, Neak, YP, Lungz, F.A.B.L.E., Sincerely Yours, J Dott Triffe, Mulatto Patriot – Lord Lord Lord (Remix)
Lord, Lord, Lord that’s a whole gaggle of emcees on one track. A Chicago meeting of the minds and quite the diverse lineup on this Kanye remake.
I hope all is well. Last Thursday was a good night for Chicago Hip-Hop. Slot-A, Lungz, myself (Neak), YP, F.A.B.L.E., Sincerely Yours, Mulatto Patriot, and J Dott Trife came together to remix Kanye West’s Record – Lord Lord Lord (with the original record of Nas – Find Ya Wealth). This dope experience is definitely something we would love to share with you. So many different styles in Chicago Hip-Hop blended on one record is definitely something that we hope the people would appreciate