Mixtape Mondays

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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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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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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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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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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The Boy Illinois – School’s Back In Session

July, 13, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comments

The Boy Illinois ‘Inhale Part. 3: After School Program’ [MIXTAPE]
It’s been a couple years since The Boy Illinois bought a textbook but trust, he’s still on a path to higher education. Fresh out the barber’s chair, he sits, wearing his favorite piece of clothing: a Cardigan sweater. These days he’s preppy; his look more reminiscent [...]

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