Archive for February, 2011
A P.S.A. from Count & Moonie dedicated to those who think the Bogus Boys just got hot. He’s heating up…
Not on DFK3. Look for the L.E.P. takeover hitting SXSW in three weeks.
As I’m sure you’ve seen or heard by now, Lupe’s third album Lasers hit Leakville early this morning, despite innovative campaigns to thwart it. Considering that his debut album, Food & Liquor, was the leak heard round the world, it always makes headlines whenever his work seeps out ahead of time. This afternoon, Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with critics – some authentic, most not – sharing their feedback on the album. The peanut gallery was in full peanut mode. Reviews were mixed, and I’ve yet to actually hear the project myself, so I can’t offer up a review of my own at this time. I’m going into it with a clear head; unlike I did with Kanye’s MBDTF, which pretty much leaked in full way ahead of its intended release. The Lu project has been securely guarded up until this point, so I’m going to approach it with fresh ears.
“I’m Southside ’til I die even though them n***** hate me”
Despite the ups and downs of Berg’s personal life, one thing that can always be said about dude is that he always keeps a positive attitude, and never lets the bullshit slow him down. Less than a week after a groupie leaked d0ng shots of the Yung’in (pause!) to the internets, the rarely-phased Berg unleashes this dedication to his hometown of Chicago. He doesn’t open up as much as you’d like, but he does touch on the fact that he will always represent the City whether you like him or not.
Last night in NYC, jazz-pianist Robert Glasper and his band The Robert Glasper Experiment had a show with Lupe Fiasco at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC. Lu brought some special guests with him in the form of Kanye West and Mos Def, who kicked an impromptu freestyle session on stage. Talk about a nice treat. From the picture above (the only visual evidence we have) the crowd looked mature and didn’t seem to be going apeshit, which is what would’ve erupted had this happened in the Chi. Gotta love that Jazz crowd. Ha!
Shawnna contributes a verse to Ace Hood’s recently red hot single, “Hustle Hard”. Per a Twista tweet yesterday, Shawnna supposedly is set to drop a new project (or song?) today, while Twista is unleashing something new on Monday. He also hinted that their Bonny & Clyde project is still in the works.
REC Center returns after many years off the scene to jump back down with “11th Hour”, which was produced by longtime group member Emmaculate. These guys are back in full force and are hard at work on a new project, so stay tuned for more music on the horizon.