Archive for January, 2011
Directed by Kameo Did It
Chicago’s new video king drops two new clips in one day? This can’t be life. This joint is very dope.
“Hiooo” has been a Chicago staple for quite some time, so I’m glad it’s finally getting the proper video treatment. It will also be added into rotation on MTV shortly, so that’s big for the Terrorist. The vid features the original version of the track as well as the Million $ Mano/Flosstradamus remix edit.
“Hiooo” is also now available for purchase on iTunes, where you can pick up the whole EP for $3 bucks.
After all of their recent successes, XXL.com is reporting that the Bogus Boys are currently being courted by Sony, Warner Bros. and E1, among others. They also told XXL that they have a new album on the way, entitled Now or Neva. Things are looking up for the collective with the frowny face logo.
“The labels are calling right now, Warner called, E1 called, Sony called,” Count told XXL. “So we just want to make sure that you know we’re kind of having fun right now doing it ourselves and having our own control. Before we decide we’re going to jump in another deal we want to make sure we do everything we can and see if we can go nationally with it, and see if a label can even do what we need to do. If not we’ll just keep doing us.”
Signed to Sony back in the mid 2000s, the Chi-Town duo got lost in the shuffle when the label’s Urban Division shut down. Since leaving, L.E.P. have been making a lot of noise on the blog sites and in their Chicago hometown, especially of the success of their Coodie & Chike directed videos for “Going In for the Kill” and “Ginger.”
Count tells XXL that the group is currently working with the fellow Windy City duo on a full movie entitled The Bogus Boys.
In addition, Count and Moonie are recording a new street album called Now or Neva.
My favorite track off Gangsta Gibbs’ Str8 Killa EP gets the video treatment (sort of), with an in studio performance of “The Coldest”, featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. No BJ? No problem. Ayo!
I still think they need an official clip for this shot in a meat locker, but that’s just me.
Directed by NotPorn.
Ill Legit & JR Blac are Black On Black Rhyme. This Oddisee-produced joint serves as the first offering from their collaborative effort, Almost Famous.
East Side representer and Make a Move MC D2G reminisces about life in the Chi while looking forward to his future on this sample driven joint. D2G is currently working on 2 mixtapes that I know of, one solo and one with Vic Spencer titled Hard Bars. The song is produced by Rudy P. Magic.
D2G – Almost There
This past weekend, Juelz Santana was scheduled to be in the Chi for a show date alongside Twista, Trina & L.E.P. Bogus Boys at Adrianna’s. Juelz was a no show, and those in attendance figured Juelz had shitted on the Chi. That turned out not to be the case as Juelz home studio was raided in New Jersey by the Policia. Here he called in to Tone & Shagg (The Hot Boyz) to explain why he skipped the set.
Every few months you know you can expect some kind of dope project from Chicago-producer Grant Parks. It was written. However, this one is a bit different, as he’s collabing with another producer, Vudu Spellz.
CoalMine Music, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of “Hip Hop – The Rebirth, Real MCs – Real Skillz” Mixtape with Producer Grant Parks, who has produced for (Sadat X of Brand Nubian, KRS One, 5 FT MC General Feva of Black Moon, A.G. of D.I.T.C., etc.) and Grammy Award Winning DJ/Producer Vudu Spellz, who has produced for (Ludacris, Chingy, Shawnna, Rueben Studdard, Do or Die, etc.). The two beatsmiths have collaborated together by taking it back to the essence with their first mixtape together. Hip Hop – The Rebirth features new material with some of the hottest up-and-coming Hip Hop talent over bangin’ production provided by GP & Vudu.
Presented by DJ Booth x Fat Beats Blog x Fake Shore Drive x Da BeatMinerz Radio; features include: Sadat X, K. Sparks, Project Mayhem, 4ize, Mick Luter, YP, Pugs Atomz, Lyrickal, Ill Legit, N.E.P.H.E.W., Ro Spit, Sulaiman, Big Homie DOE, Angelous, Crystal La Juene, Ghiche, HB Sol (The Policy King), The Primeridian, SB, G.O.D. Jewels, Djon, Voyce G.I., Bobby Rockwell, Number 2, Orilla, Onis, Griffen, Lungz, D.O.G., Ghost and a highly anticipated unreleased song from Bump J.
So yeah, you read that last line right. An unreleased song from Bumpy. Apparently Vudu and Bump had a session just a few days before Bump was pinched by the Law . It’s one of his last recorded and unheard songs. You can catch that joint premiering on FSD on February 8th. You mad?
Grant Parks & Vudu Spellz feat. Pugs Atomz, Sulaiman, Ill Legit & NEPHEW – Star Time
Anyhoo, I also have the tracklist with production credits after the jump, so take a look at that…