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Chicago Hip Hop

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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Khaled M. – “Follow My Lead” & North Coast Interview

September, 28, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Artists come from all sorts of diverse backgrounds.  Their roots burn through them and are expressed into their music in the form of the widespread talent we see today.
None may have a more unique story than Lexington, Kentucky’s own, Khaled M.  What makes him so special is the way he ended up there.
Born in Libya, [...]

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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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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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Blink – Chicago Hip-Hop get’s International

July, 06, 2011 by: Tags: , , , 0 Comments

Blink is an emerging artist who brings a fresh and distinguishing sound to Chicago’s hip-hop scene. This 21 year old rapper is a proud native of Lagos, Nigeria, and it is Nigeria whom he credits his style and sound. Blink’s music is influenced by musicians of different genres and ethnicities. Growing up he listened to [...]

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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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Leaders

June, 03, 2011 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

Leaders 1354 opened in 2002 within Hyde Park, a historic South Side neighborhood of Chicago.  It was originally located at 1354 E. 53rd St., hence the meaning of“1354.”  In 2005, Leader 1354 moved its operations to Bronzeville as a result of gentrification.  It used to be a small place, but now, Chicago’s premier street wear shop occupies [...]

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Twista

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

Twista (Carl Terrell Mitchell) is an American rapper from Chicago and has release several chart-topping solo albums over the years:
- Runnin’ Off at da Mouth
- Rsurrection
- Adrenaline Rush
- Kamikaze
- The Day After
- Adrenaline Rush 2007
- Category F5
- The Perfect Storm (due November 2011)
Twista is known for being the world’s fastest rapper, and in 1992, he [...]

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