Archive for July, 2011
Chris tags, right? Cold Day In Hell coming sooner than you think.
Tonight, Chicago’s RSVP Gallery announced that Don C’s hat line, the JUST★DON® for RSVP Gallery, are now available for presale. 10 snapbacks were posted on RSVP’s site, and as of press time only three were still available. This is an impressive feat as the pricetag for the cap is a staggering $400 + tax. Gasp!
The official release for the caps are 8/8/11 – the same day as Watch The Throne drops. Coincidence? I think not.
Speaking of WTT, with only a week until the album drops, it appears the promo campaign is now kicking into high gear. Today I caught the first snipe in the City:
When the New York Times comes calling, you know you’re on to something. Apparently the brass at the Times caught wind of the band, and did a feature on the young collective. Bravo. This is serious b.i., right here.
Vic Mensa was so determined to get into Lollapalooza last year that he tried jumping a fence near some downtown train tracks, brushed against an electrical transformer powering the trains, fell 25 feet to the ground and wound up in the hospital.
He will be back at Lollapalooza on Friday — but this time as a performer.
Mr. Mensa, 18, belongs to the band Kids These Days, which will play on the first day of the festival. This group of eight Chicago musicians, four from Whitney Young High School, may be new, but the task ahead is as old as rock ’n’ roll: striving for stardom, writing new music, building an audience and negotiating their way into a fragmented and bottom-line music business.
I remember hearing about Little Vic being laid up in the hospital after his 25 foot fall last summer. It just goes to show how much can change in 365 days. To read the full piece click here.
KANYE and I been speaking lately it interesting I see people who think he owes them stuff. I never understood letting another human have control over your success or failure in life. My brotherhood with Ye is based in the fact I don’t beg or expect more then his friendship good convo and the exchange of ideas. We bounce rhymes and music off each other and debate the world and its peace.
But as far as Kanye and his real homies notice that none of the guys he started with from Chicago talk shit about him. None of us. Chicago Cats understand playing your position and organizational structure. We know that every man is responsible for his/her actions.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that if you weren’t at Shrine this past Wednesday, then you missed out on something pretty dope. Make sure you’re there next time. Until then, check out a few flicks from the festivities below.
FSD linked up with the extremely talented upstarts at T.E.H.O. Media to interview CyHi Da Prynce at the Chicago stop of the G.O.O.D. Music/Heineken Red Star Access event. We chatted with CyHi about his upcoming G.O.O.D. debut, what it’s like being a Southern artist in a predominantly Midwest/East Coast crew and how he handles any and all beef with G.O.O.D. adversaries.
Twista and a few more of my favorite rappers come together for this joint from Travis Barker’s Give The Drummer Get Some. Definitely cop that album if you haven’t done so already.