Archive for October, 2010

Video: J. Ivy – Focus

| October 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

Directed by Coodie & Chike for Creative Control.  Shot by Will Gates & Jeff Woodings.  Track produced by Nez & Rio.

A brand new clip from James Ivy put together by the boys at Creative Control.  A very stunning visual shot at various locations around the City.  You can find this track on J’s recently released album, Here I Am, available now.  Don’t lose focus.

Coodie and J have a lot of history together and maybe one day they’ll share the story of how Coodie was the guy that made the call to get J on the Kanye & Jay collabo, “Never Let Me Down”.  Pretty interesting stuff…

Mixtape: Hi Clas! – Defy

| October 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

19 new joints from Chi City up-and-comer Hi Clas!

Hit the jump to download or head here to stream.

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Mixtape: Add-2 – Tale Of Two’s City v.4: Better Days

| October 24, 2010 | 3 Comments

Presented by 2DopeBoyz and OkayPlayer

Addition drops his latest of his Tale of Twi’s City series. Hit the jump for the tracklist and DL link.

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Video: Kanye West – Runaway [Full Film]

| October 24, 2010 | 6 Comments


Kanye West – Dark Fantasy (Prod. by The RZA, No ID & Kanye West)

| October 23, 2010 | 15 Comments

Yep.  This is the one.

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Kanye West – Dark Fantasy (Prod. by The RZA, No ID & Kanye West)

Shouts to WBMZ Radio

Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def & Big Sean – Don’t Look Down

| October 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

a.k.a. The Phoenix Story

I don’t care what these guys tell me to do, but if Selita Ebanks is laying on the ground in that bird costume, I’m looking down. All the way down.

Runaway premieres tonight at 8pm EST on BET and all MTV properties.

Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def & Big Sean – Don’t Look Down

Video: DA Smart – Hip-Hop Where She Go

| October 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

DA Smart goes door to door looking for hip-hop (no really). Have you seen her? Tell me have you seen her?

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Tracklist

| October 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

So tonight iTunes released the official (as of now?) tracklist for Kanye West’s fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.  We’ve already heard most of these tracks, and I believe all but for have leaked or been released as part of Ye’s G.O.O.D. Friday.  It will be interesting to see if this is what actually hits stores.  Hopefully we’ll have the production credits soon, but until then….

1. Dark Fantasy
2. Gorgeous (feat. Kid Cudi & Raekwon)
4. All of the Lights
5. Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
6. So Appalled (feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz & The RZA)
7. Devil In a New Dress
8. Runaway (feat. Pusha T)
9. Hell of a Life
10. Blame Game (feat. John Legend & Pusha T)
11. Lost In the World
12. See Me Now

Video: Rhymefest Talks Alderman Bid w/ NBC Chicago

| October 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

‘Fest has been getting a ton of press since announcing his bid for 20th Ward Alderman. He even had a front page headline on today’s Red Eye. Has an Alderman EVER gotten this much press?

“Music aside, anything else other than this community aside, it’s time to take responsibility,” Che ‘Rhymefest’ Smith said. “What we need to do is figure out how to bring people from the ivory towers to the small towns.”

Thanks to Marcus Riley @ NBC

Video: Bighomie DOE – Waiting On Me

| October 22, 2010 | 6 Comments

The return of Doedini.