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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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How To Really Get Your Music On Blogs

October, 04, 2011 by: 0 Comments

So you’ve recorded some tracks, shot some low budget videos, picked up some Facebook fans and Twitter followers, and built a buzz that extends passed friends and family.  You might be asking yourself…”So now what?”.
One of the most valuable ways to spread your music to others is through blogs. BUT, it’s no easy task.
There are [...]

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Mixtape Mondays: DJ V-Dub — “We Affiliated, Vol. II”

October, 03, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Mixtape Mondays are BACK and better than ever!  There is no better way to kick off the week than with something new and fresh in Hip Hop from a local source.
We welcome October with a new compilation tape from DJ and Chicago City Record Pool member, DJ V-Dub, titled We Affiliated, Vol. II.
This is the [...]

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Chicago Meet Up Group — Real Hip Hop Lovers

September, 29, 2011 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

Calling all music fans, poker players, sports fans, dog lovers, recipe hoarders, degenerate gamblers, students, single parents and more!  There is a meet up in a community near you in your future.
If you are not familiar with the “Meet Up” concept it really is quite simple.  Join a group that interests you, show up to [...]

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Da Internz Present: The 2nd Annual “Write Ya Life” Bash

September, 28, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

Join us at Chicago Hip Hop Connects as we share tomorrow night with Chicago’s powerhouse DJ Duo, Da Internz, at their 2nd Annual “Write Ya Life” Bash.
Hosted by Angela Simmons, the night is expected to be full of surprises.  Dress flashy, get there early, stay late, and have a blast is all we ask.
There will [...]

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Khaled M. – “Follow My Lead” & North Coast Interview

September, 28, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Artists come from all sorts of diverse backgrounds.  Their roots burn through them and are expressed into their music in the form of the widespread talent we see today.
None may have a more unique story than Lexington, Kentucky’s own, Khaled M.  What makes him so special is the way he ended up there.
Born in Libya, [...]

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The Crucial Conflict Culture

August, 18, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Wildstyle, Kilo, Never, and Coldhard make up the Chicago-native Crucial Conflict. All born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, the boys of Crucial Conflict have left their mark as one of the most notable Hip Hop groups in Chicago. As a hip hop group, their inspiration actually comes from the country. In fact, [...]

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