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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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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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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Da Internz: “Write Ya Life Bash” Recap, Photos & Interview

November, 01, 2011 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

The 2nd Annual “Write Ya Life Bash” was exactly that.  A BASH!
The Eclipse Lounge opened it’s doors to some of Chicago’s most talented and best dressed as the city celebrated a HUGE year from a production team well connected to their roots.
With credit to countless records, including Big Sean’s “Dance (A$$)”, the party was the [...]

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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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