Archive for October, 2011

Video: Pusha T Talks Drake & G.O.O.D. Music Compilation On 107.5 WGCI

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pusha T was in the Chi with Wale on Tuesday, and while in town he dropped by 107.5 WGCI to chat with DJ MoonDawg about a slew of topics including the alleged Drake “diss”, the BET cyphers and the G.O.O.D. Music comp that is set to drop this Spring.

Da Brat Talks New Album, Kreayshawn, Nicki Minaj & More On WGCI’s The Morning Riot

| October 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Da Brat hit up WGCI’s The Morning Riot to discuss various things including her new album, the rumors of her dating Kreayshawn and how she feels about Nicki Minaj. Brat keeps it all the way Chi here, so go ahead and lend an ear.

Da Brat & Pharrell on a track, though? I definitely wouldn’t mind hearing that.


Video: Add-2 – Iron Mic

| October 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

Directed by Mike Paulucci.

From Add’s One Missed Call project. This is too tough.

Cocaine 80s x Common – Six Ft. Over

| October 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

What would a Cocaine 80s project be without a collabo with Com Sense? I think these pairings bring the best out of both parties. Did you miss their latest offering, Ghost Lady? If so download that now. But you know we had to offer up this one separately. Get high below…

02 Six Ft. Over

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Cocaine 80s – Ghost Lady

| October 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

As the Cocaine 80s crew will tell you, don’t go to sleep. In the wee hours of the morning, this mysterious band of creatives dropped their latest fix entitled Ghost Lady.

Hit the jump for a bump….

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The Chicago Tribune On The State Of Chicago Hip-Hop

| October 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

David Drake of the Chicago Tribune goes in-depth about Chicago’s local hip-hop scene. The piece is to run in tomorrow’s edition of the Trib, in conjunction with The Bassment’s ninth anniversary concert tomorrow night at the Metro. While the article mainly focuses on the artists on the bill (L.E.P. Bogus Boys, King Louie & YP), there is a separate story which lists 10 local acts to watch. They even got a few quotes from yours truly, Kevin Beacham, E from Infared Music and DJ MoonDawg.

“The biggest emerging figures in Chicago’s hip-hop scene succeed by mixing and matching influences and styles. YP, raised in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, was heavily influenced by a New York lyrical tradition and recently received co-signs from Q-Tip and Raekwon. His list of influences reads like a who’s who of New York legends…”

“…Another of Chicago’s rising stars is from the East Side neighborhood of Chicago known by many as Dro City. King Louie is a prodigious talent with an utterly distinctive delivery and a knack for memorable phrases. (“I’ve never heard anybody that sounds like Louie,” YP said when the rapper’s name came up.) Although he’s been releasing music since 2007, King Louie saw his profile rise considerably when he caught the attention of Andrew Barber, who highlighted the artist on his website, Fake Shore Drive…”

“…The LEP Bogus Boys, who will perform their track “Gangsters Only” with Mobb Deep at Metro, are gangster rap veterans. Raised on the South Side, the two have had a rocky career path, facing the loss of associates to street violence and dealing with other considerable setbacks. But in the past two years, their profile has risen dramatically. The duo has been featured on MTV and BET, and recently performed to a packed venue at Atlanta’s AC3 hip-hop festival. The Bogus Boys’ sound is contemporary but aims for the spirit of a forgotten era of 1990s gangster rap that seemed imperious and important. Count and Moonie’s tenacity — the group has been in existence for almost one and a half decades — is evident in their professionalism. They’re clearly veterans of the industry and are one of the few hip-hop groups from Chicago that seem to have successfully navigated the national networking game to make connections in the music business…”

Check the full piece here. And read about 10 local artists to watch here.

M.A.R.S. – Outerspace

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

M.A.R.S. decided to take it to the stars with this one. Their latest project, Never Come Down, drops October 31st.


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Video: Yung Guap – Trench Coat

| October 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Directed by Brandon “N2ition” Riley.

According to Yung Guap, a trench coat is a must. After yesterday’s weather, I totally agree. Look for his mixtape, Creflo Dollar, to impact soon.

Caleb James – Do It For Savemoney

| October 20, 2011 | 14 Comments

Save Money’s Caleb James drops his first single off of Ground Up. Produced by Caleb James along with Lboogie(THEMpeople).

Caleb James – Do It For Savemoney

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Video: Paypa – On Tour (Week 1)

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

SRC Recording’s and Chicago’s own Paypa is currently on The Smoker’s Club tour with Big K.R.I.T., Method Man, Curren$y and others. Follow Paypa from rehearsal to soundcheck and then on the big show.

If you haven’t done so already, check out Paypa’s latest project, Henny On The Rocks.