Chicago

Video: Consequence feat. Kanye West – “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

Um…Better late than never, I guess? This was the first ‘Quence and Kanye collabo I’d ever heard, but that was way back in ’03 – when Kanye was still putting his Pelle Pelle’s on layaway.

It’s really amazing how many videos Kanye is able to squeeze out for his GOOD Music artists, in an age where you’re lucky if you’re one and done. I mean, I’m not going to fact check, but this is video 4 or 5 for ‘Quence’s Don’t Quit Your Day Job. Common has four videos from Finding Forever, and Kanye is about to release his fourth from Graduation. Don’t even get me started on John Legend – I think that guy has a video for every song on his album.

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Chicago

Crucial Conflict Announce New Album


After a nine year hiatus, Crucial Conflict returns with their third official album, Planet Crucon, on January 29th.

“We’re gonna make Chicago proud because this album represents unity,” Coldhard said. “It’s a new and improved Crucial Conflict… We weren’t on our time; we were on God’s time. Now it’s time to give the people what they were missing.”

I was always a little salty with the way things went down with Crucial Conflict. The Final Tic went triple platinum and its follow-up, Good Side-Bad Side went gold and then something happened with the label. Does anyone have any info on what went down with their Pallas/Universal deal?

At least we’ll always have the Belly cameo. Word to Ike Love.

Related: Much respect to Crucial Conflict, who are Chicago legends in their own right, but what’s up with this album cover? Seriously. It reeks of “Blue Cheese” (Ayo!). Actually, this could be a zoom, cut & paste of another Chi-Town Hip Hop album cover that I despised.

Spotted via: Mrs Windy City

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Lupe: “Shooting Tec-9’s When We Were Babies”

In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, writer Margeaux Watson asked Mr. Fiasco if he was picked on as a kid. Lupe responded:

“When the gangbangers would try to pull it, I was like, ‘Yo, I will f**k you up. And if you wanna call your cousin, call him. I’ll call me! I’ll call me right now.’ We were shooting TEC-9s when we were babies, so the whole gangsta image, that ain’t nothing.”

Initial thoughts:

If you call yourself, do you need call waiting?

Spotted via Rizoh

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