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Throwback Thursday

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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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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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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Muddy Waters: Founder of Chicago Blues

July, 11, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , 1 Comments

Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield, is a Mississippi native who set the foundation for the Chicago Blues music. His stage name comes from his first nickname Muddy, which was given to him because he constantly played in mud. He always had a passion for music and started playing the harmonica at a young age. When [...]

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NO I.D.

June, 23, 2011 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

We all know NO I.D. as a successful and dope producer for some of today’s big-name artists like Kanye West, Common, and Jay-Z. As a Chicago native, he is known as the “Godfather of Chicago Hip Hop.” For Kanye West, he was more than just a producer; Kanye highly considered him as his mentor and [...]

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WHPK: The First Chicago Hip Hop Radio Station

June, 09, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comments

Since 1968, WHPK has been spinning original and underground hits while featuring many of Chicago’s most aspiring music artists. Broadcasting to the South Side of Chicago, including Hyde Park and Kenwood, two neighborhoods most recognized for its hip hop history, it still operates as a non-profit, community radio station at the University of Chicago. WHPK [...]

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Fun Facts About Lupe Fiasco

June, 03, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , 1 Comments

Lupe Fiasco, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, is one of Chicago’s several hip hop artists highly recognized in the music industry today. Many know him for his alternative twist to hip hop beats and his chart-topping albums, Food & Liquor and Lasers, his most recent album. However, there are quite a few things about Lupe’s childhood [...]

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Memoirs of Chicago Hip Hop

May, 27, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

Though originated in the South Bronx of New York, hip hop has its own special twist here in Chicago culturally and musically. For years, it has existed in the shadows of other flourished hip hop scenes in cities such as New York City, Houston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Common reasons for this are the lack [...]

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