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BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Kendrick Lamar – “His Pain”

January, 17, 2012 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

This record is filthy.  It almost sounds live from the back of a jazz club.
The ways artists have started rapping when one would least expect it is truly refreshing.
The simplicity in beats while still paying attention to detail by the young up-and-comers certainly should make 2012 a great year for the genre.
Originally intended for #Section80 [...]

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G-Scott – “HA$H”

January, 05, 2012 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

G-Scott will be coming to town on January 27th to open for Wichita native, XV at Schuba’s.  Details on the Shows Page.
In the meantime he’s provided the first look at his new effort, Weekend in Los Vegas.
Produced by G-Scott himself, the beat is absolutely crazy between the lullaby sounds, emphatic horns and a trickiness throughout [...]

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VIDEO: Khaled M. – “Lights Out”

December, 15, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

Khaled M. brings us the Official Video for “Lights Out”.  I thought he was going to knock the bigger guy OUT at the end.
The record is produced by Chitown’s own, Killa.  That blended with Khaled M.’s poetry-infused rhymes make for a track loaded with power.
I’ve been keeping up with him ever since our previous post [...]

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Album Review & Download: Tia London – “Love Junkie”

December, 12, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

To blow me away after hearing an artist’s debut once through, it takes a certain dynamic and attention to detail.
To put it in perspective, other recent projects that struck me instantly were Kanye and Jay-Z’s, Watch the Throne, and Kendrick Lamar’s, Section 80.  And now…Love Junkie.

That’s it.
When I listen to Tia London the feeling of, [...]

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Mixtape (Album) Mondays: Kidz in the Hall – Occasion

November, 28, 2011 by: 0 Comments

So it’s been a while since we had anything on the blog.  Hope everyone had a wonderful and tryptophan-filled Thanksgiving.
While usually this segment is meant for mixtapes, I had to budge and make an exception.  I’ll be honest, I did not give these Chicagoans the time of day when they burst onto the scene.
Now Kidz [...]

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Lizzie Wicks: Chicago Dance Workshop – Recap

November, 16, 2011 by: Tags: , , , 1 Comments

Lizzie Wicks wears many hats.  While the outfit she has on always reads “dancer”, Lizzie tosses on a new cap to choreograph, model, educate, perform, act and so much more.
While calling Brisbane, Australia home, she has built up a YouTube following surpassing 3.7 million hits.  Lizzie regularly teaches dance classes at the Mad Dance House, [...]

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Mixtape Mondays: Yung Berg – “Reality Check”

November, 14, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Yung Berg hits us with his newest project, Reality Check.  Features include Ya Boy, Lil B, Mikkey Halsted and a Tupac sample.
The stand out feature however is Mia Rey, a singer, writer, model, and dancer from Miami.  She’s soulful but edgy at the same time and matches Berg’s style at the same time.
The wordplay is [...]

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Artist Showcase: The Official Mav

November, 14, 2011 by: 23 Comments

“Good things come to those who wait” might be the most overused and anti-motivating phrase available in society.  While patience is a trait we all must use, the Hip Hop game is without a doubt the exception.
Fans, the music itself, blogs, record labels, other artists, producers, DJ’s, photographers; none of them are waiting.  In 2011 [...]

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CHHC Idea of the Week: How Much To Charge For Your Performance

November, 11, 2011 by: 0 Comments

CD Baby continues to educate and borrows David Roth of the band, The Mighty Groove, out of Boston, MA to discuss this topic.
Hip Hop is one of those genres that are performed in the most random of spaces in front of all types and sizes of crowds.  So it’s always tough to judge just how [...]

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Mixtape: Rotimi – “While You Wait”

November, 09, 2011 by: 0 Comments

Since we didn’t have a tape up on Monday I’ll give you a midweek serenade through Rotimi’s While You Wait project.
The Jersey born and Chicago heralded heartthrob has really progressed in 2011 leading up to this release.
“Best Thing” is the standout track and you’ve most likely heard it before on WGCI.
I’m by no means an [...]

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