Chicago

Flosstradamus Kick-off Treated Thursday’s in Chicago

This past Thursday, Chicago’s super-exclusive night spot, The Underground , kicked-off Treated Thursday’s; a weekly event that showcases local talent – be it rappers, DJ’s, live-art, breakdancing – you name it.  The people over at Rockit Ranch Productions are way ahead of the curve on this one, and a club of this caliber should be applauded for hosting such an event. Instead of hiring garbage “celebrity” DJ’s, or flying in cheesy “superstar” hosts, they’ve decided to highlight below-the-radar talent bubbling from their own city.

The launch party featured an opening DJ set from local promoter Skyler Mendoza and was followed up by the headliners,  Flosstradamus.  Floss spun to a full house of club goers and even broke a new track from Kid Sister (Josh of Floss’, well, kid sister).  Million $ Mano and Hollywood Holt finished up the evening and rocked ’til closing time.
In the coming weeks/months look for appearances from the Cool Kids, He Say She Say, and many more.
It’s definitely a “who’s who” of the Chicago scenester faction, so if you can talk the doorman into letting you in, make it a Thursday tradition.
(photos courtesy of Geoffrey Adler)

Special thanks to Jamie at RR
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Chicago

Kid Sister Inks Deal with Downtown Records

Pitchfork Media reports that Kid Sister has officially signed a deal with Downtown Records, the recording home of Mos Def, Gnarls Barkley and Spank Rock.  
I bet you’re thinking “Hey, what happened to her deal with Fools Gold”, the label run by her boyfriend and Kanye West’s DJ, A-Trak.  Well, they’re still involved to some capacity:

“They’re still involved as far as packaging goes, and A&Ring the project. Everything we worked on before we will continue to work on with a little bit of help! Put a little proton pack on our backs for a little bit of a boost!”

Look for her debut album, Koko B. Ware, to drop sometime this summer.
Spotted via URB
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Valet Attendant: “I took a sh*t in Lupe’s car”

Did someone take a shit in my car?

Another post “From the Depths of Fake” files, comes this gem from the iLLseed and Babel from the Rumors section over at Allhiphop.com. Apparently, some guy named Babel, who is a Valet Attendant (or a guy that parks cars if you want to be a dick about it) at some “downtown spot in T.Dot”, claims he didn’t like the $1 tip that Lupe left him, so he took a man-deuce in his backseat. Ouch!

As the story goes:

Ayo, allhiphop readers, whaddup, it’s your boy Babel from Canada! Let me hit chu up wit some knowledge that I heard that’s straight ridonkulous, doggie. I was up working Valet at the spot in the downtown T. Dot and guess who f***ing shows up in a weak ass rental drop?
That’s right, the rhyme-forgetter, Wasalu Jaco a.k.a. Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool. Son gets out of the whip on the passengers side (he’s rollin’ with two hommies and a dime piece like I aint never seene befor). Anyways he comes around the whip real celebritard like and he gets up in my grill, looks at my nametag and he’s all: “Ayo, Babel, you park this car real extra nice for me, don’t forget you represents Madison Ave”, so I say “Yo n***a, i parks every car wit the same amount of care. Don’t matter if you 50 Cents or Kriss Angel”… So the man takes out a dollar bill crumples it up, throws it on the ground and says “There’s yo tip my N*g”.
First of all I thought the boy was on sum Allah shit like not saying n***a and whatnot. Second, i ‘m like “Ayo! This is Canada mutha f***a, we aint got no one dollar bills here. Give me a fucking loonie at least”.
Bottom line is I took a shit in the back seat of the car while I parked it and I never saw the nigga again. But I heard he was sitting real close with one of the homies. The dime piece was apparently his sister.

Not sure if this story is true or not (I’m calling shenanigans, personally), but I do know one thing, this guy Babel could stand to do a stint in Grammar Prison (© Adam)

Bing!

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Chicago

Valet Attendant: “I took a sh*t in Lupe’s car”

Did someone take a shit in my car?

Another post “From the Depths of Fake” files, comes this gem from the iLLseed and Babel from the Rumors section over at Allhiphop.com. Apparently, some guy named Babel, who is a Valet Attendant (or a guy that parks cars if you want to be a dick about it) at some “downtown spot in T.Dot”, claims he didn’t like the $1 tip that Lupe left him, so he took a man-deuce in his backseat. Ouch!

As the story goes:

Ayo, allhiphop readers, whaddup, it’s your boy Babel from Canada! Let me hit chu up wit some knowledge that I heard that’s straight ridonkulous, doggie. I was up working Valet at the spot in the downtown T. Dot and guess who f***ing shows up in a weak ass rental drop?
That’s right, the rhyme-forgetter, Wasalu Jaco a.k.a. Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool. Son gets out of the whip on the passengers side (he’s rollin’ with two hommies and a dime piece like I aint never seene befor). Anyways he comes around the whip real celebritard like and he gets up in my grill, looks at my nametag and he’s all: “Ayo, Babel, you park this car real extra nice for me, don’t forget you represents Madison Ave”, so I say “Yo n***a, i parks every car wit the same amount of care. Don’t matter if you 50 Cents or Kriss Angel”… So the man takes out a dollar bill crumples it up, throws it on the ground and says “There’s yo tip my N*g”.
First of all I thought the boy was on sum Allah shit like not saying n***a and whatnot. Second, i ‘m like “Ayo! This is Canada mutha f***a, we aint got no one dollar bills here. Give me a fucking loonie at least”.
Bottom line is I took a shit in the back seat of the car while I parked it and I never saw the nigga again. But I heard he was sitting real close with one of the homies. The dime piece was apparently his sister.

Not sure if this story is true or not (I’m calling shenanigans, personally), but I do know one thing, this guy Babel could stand to do a stint in Grammar Prison (© Adam)

Bing!

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