Archive for August, 2011
Somewhat NSFW. I’d also advise you to ask your children to leave the room.
Alhambra Palace was the place to be Monday night, as the Heineken x Roc Nation Red Star Access tour made it’s Chicago stop. Above you can check out Melanie Fiona crash the stage and join Wale to perform “Beautiful Bliss” as well as footage of Ms. Melanie running through her songs “Change The Record”, “This Time” and “Somebody Come Get Me”.
In an interview with Billboard.com’s The Juice, No I.D. has confirmed that he’s given Jay-Z records for his new album, and that he’s also contributing to both Common and Nas’ projects. Talk about locking in with some of the greats.
“Jay has started again,” reveals No I.D., who worked with the hip-hop superstar on “Blueprint 3″ hits like “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” and “Run This Town.” “He played me a couple of things. I gave him some music while we were at the ‘Watch the Throne’ sessions. But with Jay, you never know what he’s really doing, thinking, planning until it’s really done… I’m sure he’ll make a decision one day to make an album very quickly, like he usually does. He’s one of the best, period. I think he’s at a place where he has visions of what he wants to do, and it’s not really dependent on any of us. It’s dependent on his vision and he’s gonna do it, [and] hopefully I’ll be involved.”
“We’re really trying to revive a certain part of hip-hop that seems to be fading out,” No I.D. says of the Nas and Common albums, which have yet to received release dates. “They’re gonna be full bodies of work that are really dedicated to the fan base. I think [Nas' new single] ‘Nasty’ and ‘Ghetto Dreams’ are just the cusp of what they have on their albums.”
It also appears he’s already inking artists to Def Jam, as it was announced today that Pusha T has joined the label. Perhaps that was already in motion, but either way, I’m hearing some big announcements are coming.
Tee Jay popped up on the Chicago scene in the early-aughts and then up and disappeared for about half a decade. Well, if you wondered where he went, this video will explain a lot. Very personal, and not even the half of it.
Directed by R. Raven.
From Atonish’s The Astonishingly ODD Project, which drops in October.
Directed by Elephilms
Macie Stewart of the red-hot band Kids These Days steps out on her own for a solo performance at the Bucktown Arts Festival this past weekend.
Directed by Elephilms
A new clip from P1 in conjunction with the release of her new album, Get In The Van 3. Cop it now for only $4. But first check the clip featuring an all female bubble bath at the end.
Oh and by Psalm’s Female Spitters tee at the FSD Store now.
Last night, Wale hit the stage at Alhambra Palace for Chicago’s edition of the Roc Nation x Heineken Red Star Access tour and the city definitely came out. After running through a few of his past hits, Wale decided to perform his current radio smash “That Way” with UCB vocalist Tre filling in for Jeremih. All was well until Wale spit the line from his second verse about Harold’s being overrated (“Then I’m back up on my plane, Chi-Town, O’Hare. We spend some time and get some wine, have some milds from Harold’s. I told her this here’s overrated, but I love your city baby”). The crowd instantly began to boo, but quickly recovered before Wale closed out the track and began performing “Pretty Girls” (which they absolutely loved). Apparently, Wale doesn’t care much for fried chicken. It’s deeper than Harold’s people. Hit the 1:52 mark to catch the boo’s.