Archive for May, 2011
In part two of Freddie Gibbs & Archie Bonkers interview with Allinstrom.com, we learn how Gibbs landed on Jeezy’s radar, how Gibbs agreed to sign with CTE at Atlanta’s Magic City, how Jeezy draws comparisons between Gibbs & Tupac and more. Don’t forget to check out part one if you haven’t done so yet.
Ms. Lynette finally liberates her Roses N’ Guns 2 mixtape, courtesy of DJBooth. Big shouts to Matt Hennessy at VSOP Studios and Nikki for handling all of the production on the project. Nice work.
Windy City emcee/singer/producer Nikki Lynette has hooked up with DJBooth.net, Digiwaxx and VSOP Studios to bring listeners her latest street release, Roses N’ Guns 2: The BADDER ASSED Mixtape That Rocks. The follow-up to last year’s Roses N’ Guns, the project features 14 tracks’ worth of new material from the freestyle series alum. Included are reader-approved leaks “Crossroads,” “The Beautiful People,” “Bird = Word 2.0” and “Pick a Side.” Joining Lynette on the guest tip throughout Roses N’ Guns 2 are Dwele, Krayzie Bone, Pugs Atomz, and I Fight Dragons. All production comes courtesy of Lynette herself and Matt Hennessy.
Hit the jump for the DL link and tracklist…
Produced by Tye Hill
Project Mayhem’s Prime Minister dropped the very dope Grey Area EP with Vic Lloyd over the weekend in conjunction with his Leaders fitted and the “Drug Dealer Chic” video. In other words, Len has been busy as of late. However, not busy enough not to bless us with a tagless version of his stand-out Biggie remake from the project, “Back In The Days”. But instead of BK, Lennon takes us on a journey through the Westside of the Chi. This one is serious.
As if today couldn’t get any better for the Bogus Boys, after announcing the launch of their new clothing line, as well as the Chicago-tour with Complex Magazine; Count and Moonie had their new single “Handlin My Bizness” added into full rotation on SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation station. Congrats to them on that achievement, as it’s no easy feat for a duo on a super-indie label (InfaredMusicGroup). So cheers to them and La’Flare for that look – and for releasing the tagless version of the single. Now that’s handling business.
Directed by Cyp Hop
Marc Alonzo and Cyp Hop have been diligently working on the Chicago independent mini-series Block Diaries over the past few months, and are now 17 episodes deep (that’s longer than most television cable series, FYI). In fact, all of the clips can be viewed over at the Block Diaries site, where you can now donate to keep the series filming. You can also make a DVD purchase if you’re so inclined. Today Cy dropped the official music video, which features collabos with some of films stars, including Cold Hard (of Crucial Conflict) and Bo Deal.
If rap don’t work (but it’s proven it has – for upwards of 20 years), it appears Twista has a sidegig he can fall back on: Ventriloquist for hire. He even has his alias ready to roll-out: Twista The Ventriloquista. Here he shows off his skills with a gift his partner B-Hype laced him with. He’s outstanding. Word to Shaq.