Showing posts from September, 2014

[Video] Common Brings Out Kanye West for Surprise Performance at AAHH Fest

Living up to all the hype, AAHH Fest 2014 served all that and more last night for hip hop fans. Not only did it have an awesome lineup, it also had some pretty big surprises as well. The event took place in Chicago's Union Park and it was presented by Common with Dave Chappelle as host.

Kicking off the main stage, Chicago rapper Lil Herb turnt up the crowd with his opening performance followed by CZA and Jay Electronica. Legendary group De La Soul electrified the stage with their hip hop classics along with veteran rapper MC Lyte, who surprised the crowd by bringing out Lil Mama.

Later in the evening, R&B songstress Jennifer Hudson took the stage and smoothed things out with a powerful vocal performance, singing songs from her past and upcoming album. Hometown rapper Lupe Fiasco turned back up the crowd with his display of genius, spitting rhymes hot like lava.

Closing out the night, Common took center stage, in front of his hometown crowd, performing songs from his two decad…

[New Music] Schoolboy Q "Studio (Remix)" feat Nas & BJ The Chicago Kid

Produced by Swiff D on the beat, Schoolboy Q revisits the "Studio" to bring you the official remix featuring Nas and BJ The Chicago Kid. Check out the track below. Oxymoron available in stores. 

[New Music] The Boy Illinois "Granddaddy Was A Zoe" feat Buggah D Govanah & Lucci Bagz

Paying homage to his Grandfather, Gilbert Gaston, Chicago hip hop artist The Boy Illinois delivers his latest new offering called "Granddaddy Was A Zoe." In the song, it represents his Haitian roots and it features Buggah D Govanah and Lucci Bagz. Also look for Illi's upcoming project Pointe to drop later this year. Until then, check out the track below and share your thoughts and comments. Press play.

[New Music] BeNda World "O.M.M. (DJ CITI Exclusive)"

Premiered exclusively by DJ CITI, Chicago rapper BeNda World delivers the audio to his latest track called "O.M.M." It contains a sample of Bell Biv Devoe's classic track "Poison" and its produced by Genius Boy. BeNda also has a visual for the track directed by General Productions, which you can view [here]. For now, check out "O.M.M." below and don't forget to share your comments. Press play.

[New Music] MC Lyte "Dear John" feat Common

After a long hiatus from making music, legendary rapper MC Lyte delivers new track with Chicago's own Common. The song is called "Dear John" and its set to appear on Lyte's Centric 'Being' special. "Dear John" is anthem for #EducateOURMen, which is the signature scholarship initiative of MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which has presented two $100,000 university scholarships during the Soul Train Music Awards Red Carper Pre-Show each year since the organization's founding. This year, the foundation will present dozens of scholarships earmarked to send men of color to HBCU's.  MC Lyte is also set to perform at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards, where she will perform "I Wanna Be Down" with Brandy, Yo-Yo, and Queen Latifah. Until then, check out Lyte's "Dear John" below. 

[New Music] Wale "The Body" feat Jeremih

Taking you back with a R Kelly feel, Wale delivers brand new single called "The Body." It features Chicago's own Jeremih and its taken from Wale's upcoming project The Album About Nothing.

[Video] Kanye West Announces Release Date For Adidas Air Yeezy 3's

They're finally coming out! Last night, Kanye West made a big announcement for the sneaker heads, who been impatiently waiting for his new Air Yeezy to drop. During his live show in Australia, Kanye announced that his new shoes with Adidas will be hitting the scene sometime this Fall in November.  "I feel good because we've been working hard. We got the new Yeezys, the Yeezy IIIs coming in November. And this is just the beginning." Are you excited for the new Air Yeezy IIIs? Check video after the jump and leave your comments.

[Audio] Young Jeezy Talks New Album 'Seen It All' with WGCI's Morning Riot

In support of his new album Seen It All, Young Jeezy called up Chicago's 107.5 WGCI this week to talk with Tony, Nina, and Leon on the Morning Riot. During their talk, Jeezy spoke on his first week projections for new album, the new hip hop generation and being a leader. And before closing out the interview, Jeezy also spoke on his new remix with Kendrick Lamar called "Holy Ghost." Listen below.

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[New Music] Murph Watkins "Yun Woman"

Produced by I.B. C.L.A.S.S.I.C., Chicago rapper Murph Watkins returns on the scene with a brand new track called "Yun Woman." Its taken from his upcoming project Yun, which is scheduled for early 2015. Check out the track below and don't forget to share your thoughts and comments. Press play.

Lil Bibby Covers Chicago's 'Red Eye' Newspaper

In support of his second installment of the Free Crack series, Chicago's rising star Lil Bibby covers The Red Eye. In the article, the Chicago rapper talks about his new mixtape, being on XXL Freshmen cover, and his neighborhood, which he speaks on the trouble that's surrounds the streets of Chicago.  "I don't know what to do about it. I just did a little back-to-school thing and gave away backpacks and supplies for the kids. I'm trying to think of a way to do more, but it's hard, man. People are one-track minded. All they want to do is stay in the same zone. There's no way out of it if you're gangbanging. It's either death, you're in [prison] or you grow up to be an old drunk or something. It's a repeated cycle."  If you are in Chicago, pick up today's Red Eye for Bibby's full interview or read it [here].

[Video] Lil Bibby Talks Jay Z And Working With Juicy J On "Low" Video

Last week, on the eve of releasing his second installment of the Free Crack series, Lil Bibby held an exclusive listening party for his mixtape in his hometown, Chicago, at CRC studios. During the event, Lil Bibby also sat down with USD2R MAG to talk about working with Juicy J and Nicki Minaj on the latest new video called "Low" and spoke briefly on wanting to work with his favorite rapper, Jay Z. 
Check interview after the jump and don't forget to download Lil Bibby Free Crack 2 mixtape [here].

[New Music] White James "Grind" feat Rod Don

Delivering new music for the streets, Chicago rapper White James releases his brand track called "Grind." Its produced by Black Jak and it features Rod Don. Look for this track to be on White James upcoming project Foo Fop, which is set to be release later this Fall. Until then, take a listen below. 

[Video] Kid Cudi Faints During Concert In Chicago

This past weekend, Kid Cudi gave his fans a scare during his set at the North Coast music festival in Chicago's Union Park. While performing, the rapper stopped for a moment to sign an autograph for a fan and just like that, he passed out. Luckily, security was on site to catch Cudi as he fell. Later, the former G.O.O.D. Music rapper took to Twitter to apologies for what may have caused him to faint.

Watch Kid Cudi passing out in the video above and don't forget to check out his tweets after the jump.

[New Music] Lil Herb "Fight or Flight (Remix)" feat Common & Chance The Rapper

Lil Herb teams up with his fellow Chicagoans, Common and Chance The Rapper, for the official remix of "Fight or Flight." The original track can be found on Herb's Welcome To Fazoland mixtape, which is available for download on DatPiff. For now, check out the remix below and share your thoughts.