Archive for July, 2011
Session begins at 9:15am
If you hadn’t heard, Andrew Barber of FSD has joined 107.5 WGCI’s The Morning Riot for a weekly segment, airing every Thursday at 8:35am. We’ll also be co-hosting The Afterparty every Thursday at 9:15am with Tony Sco and Leon Rogers, ustreaming live from the studio.
Update: So if you tuned in this morning and wondered where I was, well it was because I embedded the wrong player. Oops. Here’s the recorded version of today’s broadcast if you missed it.
This afternoon, El Che was unknowingly dragged into the middle of a beef between Kanye West and his former artist Consquence. In Consequence’s “Puppet Master” video, Cons alleged that Kanye robbed Rhymefest of his style and career (although it’s not 100% certain what Cons is accusing here), while going on to take shots at Don C, Fonzworth Bentley and others.
When asked about the incident, Fest took to Twitter to respond in the form of a rhyme – one that will be featured on his upcoming project Courtesy of Chicago:
I can describe my thoughts of it best in a rhyme!
I love @itsthecons and @kanyewest, and every mans responsible for his own success/Rapping, Writing and Revolution, Full time job, the only time I ever care is when The People are Robbed!/So if Men kill each other over Ego and Fame the Truth becomes the music thats the only remain…
Produced by Big K.R.I.T.
What you may remember as the song from Gibbs’ Cold Day In Hell trailer surfaced yesterday on Alley Boy’s DOFS 2 mixtape. Let’s hope we get a tagless version and A Cold Day In Hell soon.
With their collaborative effort Hard Bars on the way, D2G and Vic Spencer decided to give people a taste of what to expect in the form of Strong Arm Bars. The sampler features four tracks, which were all produced by Flyying Dutchman. Hit the jump to check out the tracklisting and download.
Well this is interesting. If you hadn’t already heard or seen the various diss tracks floating around, former G.O.O.D. Musician Consequence is waging an all out war against his former team and business associates. Last week he released the diss against Pusha T, and warned that Kanye was next; but this was more than I expected. In the clip above he takes shots at Don C and Virgil Abloh (among others) and claims Kanye robbed Rhymefest of his talents. Plenty of other Chicagoans are also mentioned in this bizarre clip. The question remains, will G.O.O.D. Music even respond to this tomfoolery?
After dropping a few joints from it, Rockie’s The Otherside Redux is finally here in it’s entirety. Featuring production and appearances from Sledgen, Cardo, Lil’ B, Naledge, Lil’ B, Casey Veggies, The Cartoonz and more. Tracklisting and download link after the jump.
All Photos: Ross Dettman, AP Images for T-Mobile
Last night in Chicago, the good folks at T-Mobile put on a secret show in honor of their new Sidekick 4G device. The event was held at the Park West and featured performances from Def Jammers Jeremih and K’LA. Free pizza, drinks, music and more. The event was hosted by Power 92′s Frankie Robinson, with Def Jam exec Chris Atlas in the building. A very swanky and smooth event. Big shouts to Carlos Manzanillo.
Hit the jump to see what you missed…
Off AD’s P.S….I’M NEXT mixtape, which is due out in September on All Natural Inc. The project features production from Waajeed, Exile, Illmind, Tensei Beats, Ta-Ku, and others. It’s about time we get a full length from ADaD.