Video: Toxic – Cold Chicago Hip Hop Story

| January 31, 2011 | 30 Comments

Last week Toxic’s “Cold Chicago Hip Hop Story” dropped to rave reviews, and now we have the video to accompany it.  Tox recalls fond memories and shouts out some of Chicago’s pioneers and monumental emcees, and his treatment really brings it to life.  At the end of the video Tox has almost two minutes worth of credits thanking those who’ve been involved.  Did you make the list?

Toxic’s The Chemical drops February 8th and boasts an impressive lineup of features including L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Raheem DeVaughn, Syleena Johnson, Shawty Lo, King, Cayex Illah, GLC and more.

Previously: Toxic – Cold Chicago Hip Hop Story [mp3]


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  1. You killed this my nigga! I even learned sum shyt from it! The HATERSSS should too! CTC CRAZYYYYYY!!!!!

  2. I HATE LISTS says:

    “Tox has almost two minutes worth of credits thanking those who’ve been involved. Did you make the list”?

    These lists are never accurate, then again it’s HIS list! Seems like he’s trying to hard to let people know who he is!!!! By repping others I’ve never heard of this dude until he started popping up on FSD, yet he name drops to know end???

    Video should be way better than this!!!!

    Don’t like him as a rapper as a producer I think he’s dope! ALSO WHEN YOU DO A CHICAGO LIST I SUGGEST YOU NOT ONLY USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE BUT GO TO THE SOUTH, NORTH, WEST AND BURBS AND TALK TO KEY HEADS AND GET IT STRAIGHT!!! THEN AGAIN THOSE NOT ON THE LIST ARE PROBABLY THOSE HE HATES BUT GONNA REP CHICAGO LOL THE CHARACTERS IN THIS CITY NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME!!!!

    NOT BAD ALMOST ACCURATE…

  3. CHI ROCK I4L Chpter 15 says:

    You said you never heard of him … Who are YOU? and that list came from a list compiled of chicago hip hoppers since the 80′s, DO YOUR HOMEWORK, You probably wasn’t even born when we were out here doing this

  4. Dnilla says:

    THIS IS CALLED PAYING HOMAGE …THIS DUDE IS 10 MILLION SOLD ON HIS PRODUCTION , AND HE STILL GETTING IT IN FOR HIS ROOTS….”REPRESENTING ” IS A WORD RARELY USED IN RAP/HIP-HOP THESE DAYS . SO IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND YOU PROB WASN’T THERE AND THAT MEANS YOU REALLY NEED TO LISTEN UP….ILL STATE ASSASSINS 4 LIFE……CRN BY THE WAY I’M NOT ONLY ON TH LIST I’M IN THE SONG…..I WAS THERE..SO WAS YOUR FAVORITE CHICAGO RAPPER..

  5. I HATE LISTS says:

    ^^^OMG here we go!!! did I say anything about who he repped in the song? I’m talking about the list and how it’s almost accurate!!! DUMB ASS YOU LOOKING TO BEEF AND BE ARGUMENTATIVE.

    Don’t turn this sh*t around into who was there or not, like I said at the end of the day this is HIS list and it’s not that accurate, that’s all!!! and I f*cks with almost everyone he named BOY!

    Rule number one don’t comment posing as others NOT A GOOD LOOK!!!

    “THIS DUDE IS 10 MILLION SOLD ON HIS PRODUCTION” (thanks to Twista)

    ^I don’t give a f*ck what he sold! He feeding you??? Must be cause he got his joint broke off all in your mouth!!!!

    COCK SUCKA BEAT IT!!!!

  6. @I hate list……This is the Toxic family I appreciate your comments, and your opinions And i feel you on the list shit jack ,its very hard to put together these list and not get it all right,….and i just want to make it clear i’m not posing and making comments as someone else…This is the one and only time I felt the need to say something, But this list is authentic, compliments of myself and Fere Chi rock Nation…. I knew it would be somebody left out and some niggas would be upset, But no need to be if i knew you i would have put you in there too ….But the whole point of the song is to Give Chicago the Credit not myself, I am just the voice on the track, Twista is my man and we have had a lot of success together for sure but this is not all i produced jack ,Matter fact Family Google me or better yet go to my website Toxicproductionsonline.com find out a little more about ya boy Toxic..Thanks!

  7. joeblowthesampleking says:

    @ i hate lists. You never heard of The Chamba or the ILLSTATE ASSASINS? You must not have been down in the 90′s. I saw DA ILL @ the rainbow push coalition when rea ghost and cappadonna came to the southside. Those that know know………………I was there.

  8. joeblowthesampleking says:

    And shout out to Toxic. I bought The Chamba CD at orland mall in 94 or 95. Your shit made it all the way out to the burbs.

  9. Doc Illah says:

    I gotta say you went back to the roots my nigga, and put that shit right where it belongs mad love for representing boy I will be out of town for the release party but will cop that shit ILL 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!

  10. Greg Granit says:

    what i don’t understand is why don’t anyone give credit too Verbally Diseased Music. They had a group that was the first group too get signed to a major it would not have been a Co Still or a peanut-butter. And what so crazy is that more then half of everyone that toxic mention know of VD including Toxic. We had a label and opened up for all of the big names now…It’s a lot of people that work hard and die for this chicago hiphop and im not saying that this would valiated us but all bull shit to the side we did a lot for this game and not too get that from our peers is harden and sad we always taking about hating and i don’t do it. But i going too now “Ya’ couldN’t fuck with us then and u can’t fuck with it now Our Catlog is mean”if you think u can i don’t hide…………….

  11. I HATE LISTS says:

    @joeblowthesampleking

    again READ I was speaking on HIS list and him as a artist!!! you mentioned The Chamba and ILLSTATE ASSASINS I’m assuming he’s a part of these groups/crews correct? Ok, now what do they have to do with never hearing about him? was he bigger than them? Aight then what are you talking about how can people possible know every single member of groups/crews across Chicago???

    Therefore no one will be able to accurately create a list of Chicago talent it’s impossible!!!! It will always be someone left out!!! The thing is you NEVER leave out Key individuals!

    There is key DJ’s, companies, bombers/crews, producers and Mc’s left out! ( The Ladies in Hip Hop list was totally bogus) Another thing, is this a updated list or outdated list? Some people on this list isn’t even relevant anymore??? LOL come on!

    Say that this is your list you compiled not a Chicago list cause it doesn’t represent a current Chicago. Now if you don’t want it to be current then take the current names off!

    Y’all keep talking about being there, it’s names on the list that definitely wasn’t there and their are individuals that were there and names aren’t on the list!?!? Go figure…

    For instance just a hint where’s All Natural at in the record labels where’s Dem Dare at in the crews you can’t erase history @THE REAL TOXIC fam! and there’s a lot more! I know fam you explained it but the Peanut Gallery keep talking without reading!

    I’m sorry this is not a ACCURATE Chicago list, I’m sorry – Sam “Ace” Rothstein voice…

  12. IllState says:

    Like the man said in the song, It would be some ppl left out, BUT WE ARE ALL CHICAGO HIP HOP, and Ill State & Toxic had much luv for The DVS Boys & Verbally Diseased Crew and the ENTIRE 89 Music, KHALIF, CO STILL & (Rest In Peace, PETEY). All that ole “Y’all can’t fuck wit us shit” was over in the 90′s, Rest In Peace K TONE.

  13. I HATE LIST says:

    OK, OK, Y’ALL GOT ME, I’M JUST UPSET THAT I WASN’T ON THE LIST!!!!, JUST PUT MY NAME ON THE NEXT ONE AND I WON’T HATE ON THE POST!

  14. I HATE LISTS says:

    OK, OK, Y’ALL GOT ME, I’M JUST UPSET THAT I WASN’T ON THE LIST!!!!, JUST PUT MY NAME ON THE NEXT ONE AND I WON’T HATE ON THE POST!

  15. I HATE LISTS says:

    @IllState YEAH IT WAS OVER BUT HE’S OBVIOUSLY STILL BITTER! THAT’S WHY HE LEFT THEIR NAMES OFF @Greg Granit THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING IT’S KEY PEOPLE LEFT OUT THAT’S ALL!

    Everybody after me please keep in mind this is HIS list!!! NO NEED TO PUT ANYMORE EXTRA ENERGY IN THIS!!! LET ALL THE OLD CREWS AND IRRELEVANT INDIVIDUALS BASK IN THEIR GLORY THAT TOXIC HAS GIVEN THEM!

    Kanye would not be on this list if he wasn’t killing the game that’s just a BIG BALL SWEAT. Y’all wasn’t f*cking with Ye then and Ye wasn’t there he will tell you this, I’ve seen interviews where cats have asked him about the scene then and he honestly said he wasn’t there!!!

  16. THE REAL I HATE LISTS says:

    @I HATE LISTS that’s straight phony! CHUMP!

  17. DA GO says:

    @IHATELIST…DIS IS DA REASON CHICAGO RAPPERS CANT GET NO DAMN WHERE!!!! ITS ALWAYS A DAMN HATER AMONGST US!!! ITS A FUCKIN LIST MY NIGGA U CRYN LIKE A LIL BITCH ABOUT A FUCKIN LIST AND WHO MADE DA LIST..MY NIGGA!!!! INSTEAD OF LOOKIN AT THE SHIT FOR WHAT IT IS…AND THE RESPECT..YOU CRYIN CAUSE YO NAME AINT ON THE SHIT…TOXIC DO YO THANG BOY!!! CHICGO STAND DA FUCK UP AND REP THE GO MY NIGGA!!!!!

  18. Griffen312 says:

    Cyanide, my old group, made the list – we put out 3 mixtapes – no album.

    I didnt make the list with 4 albums and 10+ mixtapes. Go figure…

    Its all good tho. Bet I make the remix…lol

    GRIFFEN. With two F’s….

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  19. Smerz says:

    The song is the shit!! What happened to Nightmare? I remember when alot of crews used to perform at rainbow beach.

    Toxic fuck these haters! Most of these chumps wouldnt know if HIPHOP was on their faces.

    What Up Fere!! Chi Rock Nation Chapter 13!!!!

  20. Smerz says:

    Its all good Griffen!

  21. Dawreck says:

    good look toxic yep you forgot dawreck , drama ward, mats crew!
    but way to rep the go!

  22. Greg Granit says:

    @ ILLstate I LOVED K-Tone and i don’t Know what happen between u guys in the early 90′s, but whatever it was a ILLstate member had to defend there man and i honor that and i did the same i just find it a little on purpose and that responses let me know that it is….And my statement and the end had nothing to do with the beef the crews had THAT STATEMENT WAS FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. king says:

    DAYUM THT SHIT DOPE~~~YA’LL SOUND LIKE SOME GAY ASS BOYS …”MOMMY I DIDN’T GET INVITED TO THE PARTY”….SHUT DI FUCK UP…

  24. I am all about the city and respect and giving it up to everybody it was nothing intentional with leaving out some people ….its a lot of people in my own circle i see left out ,I’m only human couldn’t remember everybody I tried ya dig……..
    The song is not about Toxic its about the city and as a whole our history and to show what we have accomplished and what we can accomplish, Shout out to Everybody in Chicago I missed old and new, Chicago Stand up!!! …..Toxic Productions!!! “The Chemical” album drops Feb 8th!!!!

  25. Swag City says:

    THIS HAS TO BE THE BEST SHIT I HAVE SEEN… TOXIC YOU REPPED HARD!!!!

  26. Melza J says:

    At the end of this day this is some real shit! NY, ATL, Texas, Cali, and even Tennessee niggas can come together and create a hole in which they funnel all of there talent through but we have never did that. Many has tried failed and moved away to get on in circles in which the did not derive from. That’s funny and sad at the same damn time. But what’s not known is what’s going on now. Tox has made a vehicle for me and other producers under him to get the creditability and longevity that he has achieved for himself in the game. Producing and getting Hip/Hop, R&B, Pop, and Rock artist to tables they have never had access to. AND TOXIC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF IT. Not just Twista but Keshia Cole, Flo-Rida, Jim Jones, Tank, T-Pain, Montell Jordan, Faith, Ras-Kass, Syleena Johnson, and many more names are the reason people shouldn’t fix they mouth to speak ill on a nigga they know nothing about. Do research before you speak and that will explain why all names aren’t on the list. He is only human but I was there when he was breaking his brain to think of all names he could.

    Tox you can’t please everyone big homie but I know your heart and thank you for all that you and your affiliates have done for Chicago!

  27. ChiefJ4 says:

    Respect. Thank you for this contribution to our history Toxic, true fans appreciate it.

    West Side

  28. In that order. you are appreciated Tox man, You couldn’t of layed this out no better. Thanks for the good music.

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