Archive for November, 2010
A little over a year ago, I was granted an in-depth interview with Lupe Fiasco a few days prior to his then-yearly Halloween show in Chicago. We talked for well over an hour, covering numerous topics including the MTV Hottest MCs List, the status of the FNF roster, violence in Chicago and the Chicago hip-hop scene. It was a great interview. Lu was extremely passionate about everything we discussed and was so amped that I was going to post the entire audio (I felt it would’ve displayed his emotion better than a written piece) for everyone to hear. That was until I got home to begin work on the post only to find the recording device I’d used had malfunctioned and recorded the entire interview with lightening like static throughout. It was completely unsalvageable. I reached out to every engineer and studio employee in the city and they all hit me with the Flava Flav: “I can’t do nothin’ for ya, man”. It was the ultimate treatment. Had to charge it to the game.
I figured I’d get the opportunity to interview with Mr. Jaco again at some point in the future, and last week just so happened to be that time. While in town for the Holidays, and for some Lasers promo, we caught up with Lupe after a stop at WBEZ – Vocalo Radio. With FSD correspondent Laura Mitchell running point, we chopped it up with Lupe about the leaks, his thoughts on bloggers and blogsites (does he hate us all?), the MTV rant, “S.L.R” vs. “The Show Goes On”, being Principal for a day at Crown Academy, and he also shouts out his favorite Chicago rappers (some of whom will definitely surprise you). So tune in to our long overdue sit down with Mr. Fiasco.
Directed & Edited by Brandon “N2ition” Riley
How are you gonna lock Cousin Bang out? When it’s raining at that? My man’s a little pissed, but he’ll just go get a Hotel room. See for yourself.
Berg & Scrappy do it for the ladies on this joint from DJ Smallz new tape. Hey Berg, can we get that album soon?
Lil’ Scrappy feat. Yung Berg & Stuey Rock – What U Want
Directed by Will Gates
Not to be confused with the 60 Second Assassin.
Mr. Slap-Your-Favorite-DJ recruits a handful of hip-hop’s fastest spitters for a track off his upcoming project. Rhyme or Die. Tech N9ne must’ve been busy that day.
After debuting it at Reggie’s this weekend for the Black Friday show, YP decides to let go of his freestyle over Lloyd Banks latest single for the masses. Look out for No Sleep, his new project with Ruby Hornet & DJ Booth, to drop on December 14th.
Mr. Halsted recently sat down with ChiGround to talk about his upcoming album, The Dark Room, which until now, has been scarce on details. The No I.D.-executive produced album officially drops December 21st (no, really) and will feature about 18 tracks, half of which will be produced by No I.D.
A personal favorite of mine, that will be featured on TDR is “Get Money”, which was produced by No I.D. and features The Cool Kids (it’s mentioned in this interview). Other notable guest and collaborators included Prolyfic, Crooked I, The Legendary Traxster, Killer Mike, Bun B and many more. Check the full interview for more details. Get right or get left.
Directed by Jordan Tower