2011 October

Mixtape Mondays: Chicago Takeover – Freddie Gibbs & LEP Bogus Boys

October, 31, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Happy Halloween CHHC supporters, new readers, and Curious George’s.
What do you get when you put together “Let ‘em Burn”, “Menace II Society”, and a slew of gritty “make the hair on the back of your neck jump” records?
You get Cold Day in Hell, the progression test for Gary, IN and Chicago frequenter Freddie Gibbs.
Now add [...]

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Throwback Thursday: CommonSense – “Resurrection” (October 1994)

October, 27, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Hop in the DeLorean because it is time to go back to some renowned times in Hip Hop…the 90′s!
October 25th, 1994, Chicago emcee, CommonSense, released his second studio album, Resurrection.
The best way to explain the response to this record is to compare it to a movie that nobody hits the theaters to see.  Box office [...]

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Reaction: Chicago Tribune – “Chicago Hip Hop” Article

October, 26, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Everyone is grinding, making music, performing, Tweeting, Facebook-ing, networking and doing what they can to blow up.  Hint: if you’re not doing those things than either start or give up.
The “Hip Hop is Dead” argument went six feet under real fast.  It was never dying.  It was just overlooked.
What the city really needs is the [...]

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Smoker’s Club Tour

October, 25, 2011 by: 2 Comments

This Thursday, the Smoker’s Club Tour is back again.  The venue is bigger (Congress Theater), the artists have gotten even bigger, and we want the crowd to be the BIGGEST!
That being said we are looking to set up some lucky winners with a pair of tickets each to the show.
All you have to do is…
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Artist Spotlight: Syleena Johnson

October, 24, 2011 by: 0 Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a diva revolution unfolding in the city of wind.
Between names like Nikki Lynette, Demi Lobo, Kid Sister, Coriz tha Writer, Dana Devine and more; there is an abundance of female talent competing to be the next to break out.
If you ask any of those artists who one of [...]

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Mixtape Mondays: Sir Michael Rocks – “Premier Politics”

October, 24, 2011 by: 0 Comments

In celebration of Mikey Rocks becoming JETS Affiliated, it’s only right that I reintroduce his latest work, Premier Politics.
This is the 2nd solo release from the Illinois-born half of The Cool Kids.  The Rocks Report dropped earlier this year and he plans on even another tape this year called Special Edition Grand Master Flux.
When an [...]

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Mixtape Mondays: D. Meeks & Mikey Streetz — Treehouse

October, 18, 2011 by: 0 Comments

After a week hiatus from Mixtape Mondays they are back and will be from now on.  I downloaded this last week and now have had the chance to give it a listen.
D. Meeks & Mike Streetz have really been moving this year with records and visuals all leading up to this.
The tape kicks off with [...]

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Throwback Thursdays: Heavy D – BET Hip Hop Awards

October, 13, 2011 by: 1 Comments

Throwback Thursdays are BACK!  This day of the week just feels right to take a stroll down memory lane.  This should cheer you all up as the fall weather gives us a wake up call.
Hip Hop award shows today just don’t seem to come close to what we once had.  2011′s BET Hip Hop Awards [...]

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Common: “One Day It’ll All Make Sense”

October, 13, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Grammy Award Winner.  Actor.  And now.  Common can add NY Times Best-Selling Author to the resume.
There aren’t too many ventures that the Chicago emcee isn’t involved in these days.  Actually, let’s call him an “entertainer”.  He has earned it.
Next month his voice-over work as Seymour in Happy Feet Two will be showcased.  Four days later, [...]

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Chicago Ideas Week: I AM NOT A PIRATE

October, 11, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Chicago Ideas Week 2011 is upon us.  The opportunity to expand your horizons, interact with city peers, and have an input is all part of the package.  Not to mention it’s almost entirely FREE!
Engraved in the week’s festivities are some music specific forums that we are truly jacked up about.
One of which is the “I [...]

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