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Sure last weekend was Valentines Day, but still, there ain’t no love in the heart of the city. So for a cold day in the cold city, we bring you the heartbreaking “No Love” from Chi City upstart, Kallay. He’s grabbed the seasoned vet Naledge, and another noisemaker, Saint Millie, for the single. You gotta love it.
Naledge and Saint TGB keep 10 toes to the pavement with their latest release, produced by the young gunner Saint The Good Boy. As we told you last week, Naledge has a new project on deck for Spring 2015 titled Naledge is Power, and from the sound of things it’s going to be a problem.
Put your whole foot into it below.
Guess who’s back? You guessed it, the boss of the Brainiac’s, Naledge Born. And after finishing up graduate school in Cali, he’s just announced his brand new project, Naledge is Power: The Social Work of Hip-Hop, which is in collaboration with 3Arts. It’s not only an album, but also a book and film — all helping out the community, to boot.
Naledge is Power: The Social Work of Hip-Hop is a music compilation, book and film project that examines hip-hop culture and its impact on African American youth in Chicago.
One part educational and one part entertainment, this multi-sensory project will explore the opportunities that urban youth and their advocates have when using hip-hop music as a means to achieve greater success academically and within their social development. This film project will paint a vivid picture of Chicago’s hip-hop community and the advantages that creating rap music play in assisting the city’s youth in tough times. It will specifically chronicle three artists I have personally encountered while working as a youth advocate on Chicago’s south side.
Funds raised from 3AP will be used to help with the completion of the film portion of this project. I am in the process of finalizing location shoot and participants. The accompanying music album is already recorded and will be mixed and mastered in December 2014. Production costs include camera, lighting and sound equipment, transportation, editing, and day-to-day costs for two experienced camera operators. The goal is to shoot the project in early 2015 and screen the film at Chicago’s Little Black Pearl upon completion. I also plan to publicly debut the film at DCASE’s 3rd Annual Chicago Music Summit in 2016.
Learn more about Naledge’s latest endeavor here.
Guess who’s bizzack?
Naledge, that’s who. With Saint The Good Boy on the beat, Naledge lets everyone know that he’s back and that this isn’t the fufu on the radio with the aptly titled “#NoFuFu.”
“#NoFuFu” is available on iTunes now, but you can stream it below. This is too nice. Naledge’s new album, Naledge Is Power, is set to arrive next spring via Braniac Society/Kidz In The Hall.
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For the second installment of Naledge’s Brain Power mixtape series, the former Kid In The Hall gets back to basics with big beats, and fun rhymes. It’s a great balance of party and conscious — the type of material you’ve grown to love from Naledge Born. Largely produced by Saint The Good Boy and M Stacks, Brain Power 2, finds Naledge making a lot of noise on his own, with some assistance from Bun B, Sulaiman, Vic Spencer, Willie The Kid, BJ The Chicago Kid, Highlife and Parkay.
There’s a lot of potential club anthems and thumpy, thick records akin to “The Lanipop Song” on here. Trust this is something you’ll want to wang in the whip. Stream it and download it below.