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: 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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The Boy Illinois: “Inhale Pt. 4 – Horai” Listening Event Recap

November, 07, 2011 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

There are a lot of components to being successful.  I’m not talking about raw talent because let’s face it, Ryan Leaf had that and how’s that working out for him?
Having the right team, continuing to make moves (the right ones), staying humble, and expanding your network are all crucial to standing apart from the competition [...]

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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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F.A. The Squad pitches its Pilot to Chicago

July, 19, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

In 2003, the group released their first mixtape “Free Agents” introducing themselves as Chicago newest hip-hop team. Honing their crafts ever since, the group has never lost sight of their dream. Now in 2011, F.A. The Squad’s music has an unquestionably distinctive sound. Each song is a healthy blend of conscious music that Hip-Hop heads [...]

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Nikki Lynette ‘Roses N’ Guns 2′ [MIXTAPE]

May, 20, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Nikki Lynette Roses N’ Guns 2 [MIXTAPE]

Nikki Lynette drops her mixtape “Roses N’ Guns 2: The Badder Assed Mixtape That Rocks,” one day after her birthday! This mixtape showcases her amazing talent as an artist. I have to speak about Crossroads ft. Krayzie Bone, growing up in Ohio, Bone was all I used to [...]

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Chicago Hip Hop Connects Mixtape: Connect 1

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

Chicago Hip Hop Connects is creating a mix tape comprised of cutting edge urban artists, and is guaranteeing a spot on the album for 10 Sonicbids artists. We are accepting song submissions from all soul, hip hop, R&B, pop and blues artists. 200 copies of the mix tape will be made and distributed at [...]

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