Thursday, April 28, 2011

All Styles | Seven2Smoke | Breakin' The Law 8 | STRIFE.TV

Some of the competition from the most recent BTL8 that went down last weekend. Keep the culture and dance going.

Chicago Talent! Maddi Jane

What up everybody!? It's Thursday Night! Before I go out to Chi-Rock Nation & Rocmore present "Beyond Return" to go DJ I want to leave you with this. Since our gas prices have been ridiculous, maybe we can for get about the "PRICETAG" with Maddi Jane doing this cover of Jessie J's song. Straight out of Chicago, 12 year old talent. Maybe we won't forget about the gas prices, but follow up on this soon to be teen...

Here is what's poppin tonight!

The Bassment: Shabazz's Birthday w/ Tony Touch


The Bassment Chicago
1415 N. Ashland Ave.

Visual by M.A.P. Films
Directed by Ogun Pleas-

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Quickness of Derrick Rose and more!

I haven't been this excited about the Chicago Bulls team since Michael Jordan. I use to watch the Bulls every chance I got, because of my love for the game on the court and off the court. Ever since Derrick Rose started it gave me new in watching the NBA period. Luol Deng has also step it up for the Bulls. Joekim Noah has showed his heart and hussle no matter how his skill level is and that's true dedication to greatness. Anyhow check out this video below...Like I always say, Speed Kills!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

V8 / Dukakis Debachery • Official Video

V8 / Dukakis Debachery • Official Video
Veight Chicago 2064 Tfd. A Paul John film. Old footage and pictures provided by Joseph A. Pesch. Piano by Ira Atari.

V8 / Dukakis Debachery • Official Video from Paul John on Vimeo.

Tomorrow night come check this out and see performance by V8
I'll be spinning her w/ DEMCHUCK (Click Below to like his fan page)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rapper: SubsTance

I just dug up some exclusive ish that I didn't even know was going on. Anyhow found this guy called SubsTance performing at a event called "No Excuses". Didn't even know some live band ish was going down like this. I have been looking for a live band to book at a venue on the Northside. Can someone link me to the contact of the band in this video? In the first video below I felt like he came off like Black Thought from the Roots. Then I searched further, I sae that SubsTance has performed at The Bassment, Abbey Pub. Adrianna's etc. and heard a few more joints suck as the second video "Cufflinks" directed by Shaun Cave

I also found him in this Redeye contest and the deadline vote is today.
Here is the link

I'm definitely feeling the lyrical skill and content. I'm sure I heard or seen this cat before, but I finally got the opportunity to really listen and review. It so many artist in today's industry its hard to see and hear them all. I always say, better late then never.

SubsTance (Live at Pressure Billards & Cafe performing for event called "NO EXCUSES")

SubsTance - Cufflinks

Friday, April 15, 2011

Show Me Stylez III | Highlights | STRIFE.TV

I posted this because the track they used was a classic. Lupe Fiasco's Kick Push, in mash up from. I can dig it. Back to the blog grind!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Interview w/ artist BIG X (Chicago)

So recently we threw another Chi-Rock Nation & Rocmore production called "Don't Call It A Come Back". The first was amazing. It was called "Whose Who!?". Anyhow the second graced the presents of local artist BIG X. I took the opportunity to interview him and bring it to you on my Blog!

How did you get the name BIG X?
Well to me all the best rappers had BIG in their name, Notorious B.I.G., Big Pun, Big L, Big Daddy Kane and my mother named me Xavier (which by the way means brilliance, go figure right.) hence BIG X.

Where are your from?
"SOUTH C" 84th & BALTIMORE (Chicago)

What makes BIG X do what he does?
I do what I do cuz I LOVE IT & I keep goin because thats what people who want to achieve greatness do.

Talk about this track Skyzoo, who produced it, the process, etc?
Skyzoo is an interesting story. one of my artists (I have an entertainment company I'm workin on gettin off the ground O.T.S.S Ent.)(Only The Strong Survive) comes in the studio wit a cd of beats; I think like 6 joints. He only liked the first 1 & hadn't gone threw the rest. so after we knock out his joint I start skimming through these beats & heard "Skyzoo". I immediately started jappin.

When I create I get real animated like I'm actually performing. I don't use a pen & paper I pace back & forth in the studio till I finish the song in my head then I record it. So I record the joint. Then ask my mans to call the producer so I can speak wit him. The producer gives me this speal about money and blah blah blah, so I tell him I'll think about it. A few days go by & I'm lettin a few friends hear the song (which had no name at the time) & one of my guys is like yo thats a Skyzoo beat.

I couldn't believe it he pulled it up on Youtube, sure enough there it was. So at this point I'm like fuck that! I love what I spit. I'm not gonna scrap it, its beautiful. So I told the producer to eat a penis & named it Skyzoo, not because of the rapper but because the way the term "Skyzoo" reminded me of my head always being in the clouds an the chaos that goes on up there. I felt that the lyrics reflected those emotions.
(Artist learn from this story, this is not the first I heard of a story like this)

How did you like performing at the "Don't Call It A Come Back"
I loved performing @ the "Don't Call It A Come Back" event. I had fun and to be real honest with u, I'll perform anywhere, lol. I just love to spread my music and hear the applause afterwards. Thats why I'm here.

What are you working on next or when is the next show?
I just released a project "KILL 'EM ALL" on February 16, 2011. Its available for free download @ I was supposed to release a follow up project on March 16, 2011 called "DEVILS ADVOCATE", but decided to push it back till late June. The reason it is being pushed back is because I've been getting a very large amount of super hot beats from all over the world. including a couple joints from the platnium producer named Domingo. Domingo has worked with major artist such as KRS One, Big Pun and Mobb Deep. Domingo's track list record is below the "SKYZOO" Video.

As for upcoming shows check the website as soon as I get em they will be posted on my web calender!

So there you have it, straight from the homie BIG X! Check him out in the "Skyzoo" video below. Visit his site here


• 3 6 Mafia - Adventures in Hollyhood - score music Mtv
• Amy Winehouse - "Stronger then me" (Jan 08)
• Angie Martinez - "Suavamente (f/ Wyclef Jean)"
• Bamboo - "Not The Ones To Sleep," "My Right Hand," "From The Get Up,"
• Bernie Mac - TV Show [Soundtrack]
• Big Ben - "Unfinished Business"
• Big Daddy Kane - "Flame On"
• Big Punisher - "Dream Shatterer"
• Boogiemonsters: "Beginning of the End","Behold The Pale Horse," "Whoever You Are"
• Bone Thugs N Harmony : "1st Of The Month (Remix)"
• Channel Live: "Maintain","Live For Hip-Hop","360","Rethink
Replan Refine","Illegal Broadcasters," "Spark Dat (f/ Benny Boom & Truck Turner)"
• Chords - "Days Chasing Days (f/ Tonedeff)," "Searching For Dreams"
• Chubb Rock - "East vs West"
• Cocoa Brovaz - "Play No Games"
• Craig G. - "Do It Again"
• Craig Mack - "The HA HA HA," "On Da Run"
• CunninLynguists - "Southernunderground (title song)"
• Das EFX - "If U Luv"
• Deacon The Villain - "Next To Die"
• Dhark Citi - "Petrified"
• Dilated Peoples - "Certified Official"
• DJ JS-1 - "Essentials (f/ KRS & Rahzel)"
• Domingo Presents - "Behind The 13th Floor" Full LP
• Domingo - "Para Mi Gente - Estamos Unidos" Full LP
• Eminem - "Hustlers & Hardcore (f/ Feel-X)"
• Fat Cat Kareem - "Money Game"
• Fat Joe - "Success","Part Deux","Say Word", "Dedication"
• Feel X - "One Time (f/ J. Getm)"
• First Platoon - "Bodega","Knockin At My Door"
• Full Nelson - "Candela (f/ SU)," "Toma Lo Que Tengo,"
• Funkmaster Flex Vol.3 - "KRS Freestyle"
• Game Over 2 - Various Artists LP.
• Godsons - "718","Sunday Morning," "Bacardi & Smoke," "Official," "Watch What You Say"
• Guatauva - Hip-Hop Side of self-titled LP,
• High & Mighty - "Rumble"
• Hurricane G - "Wuteva","Underground Lockdown", "Coast To Coast", "De Corazon","Neva Give Up", "Mama","Sound Like Me"
• I-BORN - "Uncle & Nephew","Me & You"
• Immortal Technique - "Internally Bleeding," "Sierra Maestra"
• Infamous Mobb - "Mobb Niggaz (f/ Prodigy)"
• Irv Gotti show - MTV score music
• Joell Ortiz - "Exactly"
• Kid Frost - "East Side Rendezvous (RMX)"
• K-Slash - "Blow It Up, Shut It Down"
• Kool G. Rap - "Risin up","What's more realer then that","Take A Loss," "Sex, Money, Drugs," "My Life (f/ CNN)"
• KRS ONE - "The M.C."(GOLD), "Clear Em Out (f/ Tonedeff)," "Temple Tactics", "The Warning Shot," "$20G's" "Hip-Hop Knowledge", "What Kind Of World", "Crush Them," "Illegal Business 2004," "Are You Ready For This," "Me Man"
• Lady Red: "Dona Roja","Talk Game","Me & You," "New York, New York"
• Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - "UNTITLED" (UNRELEASED)
• Main One - "Bring The Drama," "El Gran Combo," "4 My Shorties"
• Maniac Men - "Mecca"
• Masta Ace - "No Regrets", "Dear Diary", "The Type I Hate", "Alphabet Soup"
• Mecca - "Beastin"
• Mexicano 777 - "Balumbalang (f/ KRS-One)," "Llegamo (f/ Tomorrowz Weaponz)," "Bums In

STRIFE TV - not only for the BBOY/BGIRL on Youtube!

If you don't know about Strife TV, you should. Keeping me updated with the lastest fresh battles from every where I need to be if I can't. Be sure to subsribe to their channel and LIKE all the videos they post. This is still away to keep the scene alive. Support, Evolve!

Strife TV is a website and webisode series started in 2008 as a way to promote, document, and expose the hip hop dance culture. All have backgrounds in entertainment and online media, with experiences in video production, event promotion, web and business development, as well as Bboying. Arming themselves with a camera and film crew, Strife TV is set to create a site and series aimed to cover Bboy jams, events, and battles in the vein of ESPN and ATTACK OF THE SHOW; showing the world that Bboying is more than just a dance, but a rigorous art and diverse culture.

Strife TV also plans to dive into the lives of Bboys and dancers, fans and enthusiasts, promoters and organizers, to learn more about what makes the culture so attractive to its audience and expose the world to more than what they've seen in commercials, music videos, and dance shows. Through webisodes, documentaries, and other types of media, Strife TV intends to create a place for people to view highlights and results of top events, see incredible battles with the best crews, watch interviews of their favorite Bboys and Bgirls, and enjoy various other features in order to create a community for both veterans and newcomers to explore and learn about the culture

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chi-town Finest Breaker Official L.A. Gear Commercial

CTFB (Chi-town Finest Breakers) always doing big things and representing the City that Wins! Windy City Chicago from L.A. to NY, they are getting it in. Showing there skills every way they can, breaking records, living, loving and learning the dance. Check them out!

In two weeks catch up with them @ BB Kings in NY opening up for Raekwon!


Spinderella also broke a World Record for Headspins...
Chi-Town Finest Breakers,Shon Roka,Chicago,Bboy,Bgirl,Brickheadz,Coast2CoastMixtapeDJs