Sunday, January 31, 2016

4ORD | Bayou (Prod. by Wise One) | Official Music Video

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This video will teach you how to export and upload high quality video clips to Instagram!

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PATMAN | Wake Up | Official Music Video Dir. by @DGainz

Official Music Video by PATMAN "Son of Chicago' performing "Wake Up"
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bern Notice | Chicago to Iowa | Presented by WIndy City Dope

A video detailing Andre Vasquez group going to Iowa to canvass for Bernie Sanders on 1/23/16.

DJcity Welcomes DJ Reddi to the Team

DJcity would like to welcome party rocker and turntablist DJ Reddi to our team as a content contributor. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Reddi was one of the first DJs to be featured in DJcityTV’s renowned "Bedroom Sessions" series, and he has since become a fan favorite. His impressive routine is the sixth most-viewed video of all-time on DJcityTV, with almost 100,000 views.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Aye Be You | No Tellin' Freestyle | Official Audio

Chicago's Aye Be You hit you with some bars to get you throw the weekend. There's no tell what could happen in this city.

Aye Be You | No Tellin' Freestyle | Official Audio

STATIK KXNG | Lets Go ft. Termanology

Album out Feb 12 on Showoff/Penalty Ent CD/Digital everywhere.

Radamiz | Sumner | Prod. by Dre Dollasz

Some new music for you to talk about and play in your stereos.
Radamiz | Sumner | Prod. by Dre Dollasz

Production: Dre Dollasz
Engineered & Mixed: Chris Conway of No Mystery Studios
Album: Writeous
Single Artwork: Slack Barrett & FifthGod

Praise Proda | Purple Freestyle (Prod. by J-Dilla)

Praise Proda | Purple Freestyle (Prod. by J-Dilla)

Jayaire Woods | Sincere

Jayaire Woods | Sincere

The Culture | A Chicago Based Hip Hop Documentary

This film is to show you the versatility of Chicago as it is a city that truly cannot be pinpointed when it comes to genre of hip hop. You will se different perspectives of the city throughout The Culture, yet everyone is chasing the same dream. Although violence is an aspect of Chicago that you cannot be ignorant to, this city is way more than just that. This film intentionally has no narration for the reason that narrations are intended to mold a perspective - this is for you to form your own. I hope everyone enjoys it, I spent a lot of time putting this together!

"My apologies for the audio problems, I used an iPhone microphone to capture the audio due to it being a no budget film. You have to work with what you got." - Cole Bennett.

Songs played + everyone involved are listed at the end of the film.

Presented by Lyrical Lemonade
Shot | Directed by Cole Bennett

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Dayne Jordan | Recycle | Official Music Video

The latest from Dayne Jordan, visual directed by Cristopher Schafer.

Deantoni Parks | A Film about Building

Deantoni Parks | A Film about Building

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Making of Rubble Kings: The Album with Little Shalimar

Little Shalimar, multi-instrumentalist, producer and Run The Jewels collaborator, takes us into his studio for a look behind the scenes at the making of the Rubble Kings soundtrack.

Inspired by the documentary Rubble Kings, Rubble Kings: The Album is produced by Little Shalimar (who also scored the film), and features appearances from Run The Jewels, Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Mr Muthaf*kin eXquire, Boldy James, Cuz Lightyear, Ka, Tunde Adebimpe and Roxiny.

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Finale | Spike The Punch Prod. by Oddisee | Official Music Video

From the album "Odds & Ends" | Produced by Oddisee | Directed by Gustav
Finale says...

"Spike The Punch was directed by Gustav from Paris, France on the last day of a 2 month tour i was on last year (excuse the lumberjack beard lol). Shout out to Miz Korona and all of my friends for showing up to shoot this amazing "FINALE" lol to another successful tour. Everybody go support my latest project on Mello Music Group called Odds & Ends. Thank You all for the SUPPORT!!"

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About The Album
Finale needed to live. Such a fundamental and basic idea often gets overlooked in the fast food mentality of popular culture. You can make music without something to say, but it rarely lasts. The records that stick with us are usually those with a deeper understanding of the complexities of life: every day choices we make, those selfish and selfless acts that comprise our daily existence.

Odds and Ends captures those elemental contradictions. Produced entirely by Oddisee, it marks Finale’s return following a half-decade hiatus. In that span, the Detroit stalwart took a break to experience growth in his life. He came to terms with his place in the world, endured regrets, and wrote relatable stories about himself, and those around him.

On paper, this might sound like a sensitive mellow lazy summer record. The exact opposite is true. Odds and Ends hits like a pipe bomb. It’s as hard as the galvanized steel at the Motor City factories that used to employ Finale. “Choppy Waters” is a rattling slapping sheep-eviscerating rant over a 64-bit video game beat. The production on “Cut Day” sounds made for an intergalactic space brawl, but the lyrics paint a picture of contemporary woes (no Drake).

You feel the hunger pangs, the derision for fools, and the looming specter of death. This is hard-nosed, guard-your-grill, chop-down-the-roster Detroit hip-hop—rap in serrated and raw form. As Finale says himself: forget all that extra shit, just spit.

There’s an almost apocalyptic vibe that matches the wreckage of the most abandoned parts of the city. But there’s also the unusual warmth that only Oddisee’s production can supply. It’s like Showbiz & AG or Jaylib updated to contemporary times and folded into the DMV producer’s own syncopation and singular chop style. Meanwhile, Finale tells sagas of dead-end jobs, incompetent bosses, political frustrations, and fears of the world that his son will grow up in.

Cameos occur from a-alikes Homeboy Sandman and Bilal Salaam, Kenn Star and Big Tone, but the show belongs to Finale—back from hiatus, rapping like he’s ripping shoulders out of sockets. Pitchfork said about his last album, 2009’s, A Pipe Dream and A Promise: “there are so few MCs working today who are able to carry this much of an album on their own.” Since then, Finale’s only mastered the art and refused to allow it to be disposable.

This is a record for the family that he gained and the friends, collaborators and leeches that stuck around when he didn't have anything left to give. It’s for ones lost along the way while he tried to find something more than what he had to begin with. This isn’t the same Finale. Struggle and success seep through every word. It’s music on its own terms. He picked the mic back up and shut the competition down

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DJ Premier | Hold the City Down ft. Papoose | NBA 2K16 Official Audio

The official audio of DJ Premier's "Hold the City Down" featuring Papoose. The track is featured on the NBA 2K16 soundtrack which was curated by DJ Premier, DJ Khaled and DJ Mustard.

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#HelloHipHop presents Who We Are ft. Power Style Mixmaster | Chicago 01/27/16

#HelloHipHop presents : WHO WE ARE

Hip Hop/Rap showcase with
Piff Von Mar x Domination x Vell da general x Daz Woods x AC Style X L.A. VanGogh

R&B/Soul showcase with
Sule x Air x Antoinette Houston x Quinnshawn

Special mix on 4 turntables by The Power Style Mixmasters
Plus Red Cup TV will be streaming the entire event live!

Wednesday, January 27th 2016
Subterranean (Lounge)
2011 West North Ave.
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Music by Shon Roka & DJ Illanoiz

$10 21 + to enter (Must have ID)

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Break Rookies Vol. 2 | Rocket & Flod vs Madman & Buzz Rock

Artistreet & Kmu present Bboying Battle for Rookies. The concept is one mentor bboy and one rookie bboy.

Break Rookies Vol. 2 | Rocket & Flod vs Madman & Buzz Rock

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New Generation Waackers | Guest Show | Break Rookies Vol. 2 | STRIFE

Artistreet & Kmu present Bboying Battle for Rookies. The concept is one mentor bboy and one rookie bboy.

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Threadcleaner | TransWorld SKATEboarding

Threads Idea Vacuum video number three, Threadcleaner, by Alex Rose, Matt Creasy, and Chris Thiessen. A natural progression from the last installment, it includes much of the same cast from Headcleaner, as well as new additions: James Sayres, and the Widdip crew. The second half of Threadcleaner includes a promo from The Vacation (newly formed skateboard company), featuring: David Clark, Jason Spivey, Brian Powderly, and Jonathan Ettman.

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Mark Battles | Chicken | Official Music Video

Mark Battles drops another visual of his debut album "Numb"

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 2016 Playlist | Beat tHe oddZ

New music in January that we Blog or that I play in my sets or listen to occasionally. Beat tHe oddZ is a play off the the breakin' crew that I am in called BRICKHEADZ. est. 1992 History since 1985. The "BHZ" that you see in paisley is for BRICKHEADZ.

Time to time I still bboy. Put my 9-5 is a DJ & Producer of my community. For years I have been sharing my music on #BHZLife BLOG to build more awareness of what I spin for the culture. I'm know more for a Hip Hop, Breaks, Funk & Soul DJ but I can turn up in all genres of music.

Here is a start of the first playlist for 2016

Nick Grant ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Killer Mike | Royalty (Remix)

Nick Grant ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Killer Mike | Royalty (Remix)

#Baegod | Lucid (Freestyle) Prod. by Sbvce

Brand new song prod by @Sbvce from #Baegod. Leave some feedback in the comments and let us know what you think.

Triple Guns vs Marittima Funk Pro | Floor Wars Italy 2016 | Bboyworld

Triple Guns vs Marittima Funk Pro | Floor Wars Italy 2016 | Bboyworld

Floor Wars Italy 2016 1/8 Final

Winner: Triple Guns

- Dr. Hefo (Octogon)
- Pier (Fresh It/Lunaticks)
- Soonenought (Floor Wars/Break Point)

- DJ Deilf (DSP)
- DJ Uragun (DSP/Boombox Squad)
- DJ Hutchy (Lokomotiv Rockerz)

IshDARR | Time Shawty | Prod. by Millz Douglas

The latest from IshDARR produced by Millz Douglas. "You get no time, shawty." - IshDARR

Discover Legendary MC Rakim and the classic samples used on his Iconic tracks

In Honor of Rakim's Birthday VinRican Showcases Classic Samples Used By The Hip Hop Icon.

Here’s 45 Minutes of R. Kelly Singing the Story of His Life

In 2005 R. Kelly brought us the first of 33 chapters of his rap opera “Trapped in the Closet.” Now, in a GQ exclusive, R. Kelly brings us his memoirs, in 45 minutes of storytelling and singing (and a five-minute abridged version, for those who can only take so much of R. Kelly talking about shooting stars). Read our profile by Chris Heath, written from three lengthy interviews in Chicago, and then listen to the story from the man himself.

Drippy Jeans | Vinyl Destination

On a trip to Dubai, Dayne Jordan​ and DJ Ferno​ dive deep into the waters of the denim culture at the expense of some long stares.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Elder NehruvianGroove Bishop Nehru | Forever & A Day (Prod. by Bishop)

This is an Elder NehruvianGroove that didn't make the cut for something Bishop Nehru working on. Enjoy.

Elder NehruvianGroove Bishop Nehru | Forever & A Day (Prod. by Bishop)

Prod. by Bishop

Ryan Leslie | "Under the Radar" (The Story of SuperPhone)

Call or Text Ryan Anytime +1-646-887-6978. Before you do. Peep the video.

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00:33 - "New New"
01:24 - "The Wood"
02:55 - "Wings Up"
04:11 - "Count It"
05:46 - "No Prisoners"
07:57 - "Never Break Down"
08:45 - "Realize"

Brown Bag AllStars | "Off Top" Freestyle | Top Shelf Premium

The Brown Bag AllStars came through the shop and blessed us with a wild cypher for "OFF TOP," our brand new series of exclusive freestyles shot on VHS. I Filmed at 85 Stanton St , New York, NY

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Instrumental: "Hold Dat Cypher" produced by DeeJay Element


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Bgirl Stellz | Heartbreakerz Crew | .stance

Bgirl Stellz | Heartbreakerz Crew | .stance

Filmed using the DJI Osmo 4k Stabilizer Camera

Filmed and Edited by Daniel Zhu


Street Fighter 5 | Cinematic Story Trailer

When the game releases on February 16, players will have the opportunity to play through individual character stories that provide important background information on each of the characters, their roles in the game, and their relationships with other fighters. The character stories have a recognizable throwback art style created by Bengus, a famous Japanese illustrator who has worked on a variety of past Street Fighter projects.

Developer: Capcom
Release: 2/16/2016
Genre: Fighter
Platform: PS4/PC
Publisher: Capcom

Friday, January 22, 2016

Lecrae | Gangland ft. Propaganda

Church Clothes 3 is executive produced by S1 (Kanye West, Jay-Z) and the mixtape features E-40, N'Dambi, Propaganda, John Givez, JGivens, Jackie Hill Perry, and KB.

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Otis Mensah | Day Dream | Official Music Video #TCE

Welcome to the dairies of a Day Dreamer. Can't you sense the sound of sentiment in these words scribbled & scribed. Paintings of days & daze. Pictures of Dandelions & Dahlias. If thoughts of fruitfulness could speak & express their taste ( past ) it would sound similar to this.

Produced by J Dilla


"Days Over Damson" the d├ębut mixtape from Otis Mensah dropping 02/05/2016.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Jamila Woods | White Privilege II

I don't have to say much as usual. You just really have to listen to the lyrics.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Jamila Woods | White Privilege II

HXLT | Sick | Official Music Video

Today HXLT releases his latest video concept for the song titled "Sick". Appreciate the creativity on this one. Let me know what you think in the comment section.

Music Video by HXLT performing Sick. (C) 2016 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

BJ the Chicago Kid | Love Inside | Official Music Video

The official video for “Love Inside” from BJ The Chicago Kid’s forthcoming album “In My Mind,” out on 2/19.

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Sir Michael Rocks | Alone | Official Short Film

Sir Michael Rocks | Alone | Official Short Film

Short Film directed by Jimmy Regular

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Know Your Worth Episode 2 Teaser | .stance | Marketing Yourself as a Bboy x Bgirl

The first episode of our Know Your Worth web series is now online! Providing knowledge about improving your Breaking and different ways to create positive change in your local community. This episode highlights various methods to market yourself as a Bboy or Bgirl.

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The 15th and Final SKETCHBOOK Festival | Video

Collaboraction's 15th and Final SKETCHBOOK Festival

16 world premiere short plays, Nightly Musical Guests and Wesley Kimler. Running till Jan. 24, 2016 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division.

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Khary ft. Masego | Zodiac | Music

Khary ft. Masego | Zodiac

Produced by: Tedd Boyd
Mixed/Mastered by: Mike Irish


See you met me,
at the right time
I got a lot of girls calling on my line
So don't hang up,
No not tonight
Just pretend I know your zodiac sign
You gone love me like an Aries
We gone cut like a Scorpio
No, no, no don't you dare me
Ain't no telling where your bra might go
I don't do love it scares me
But how you GOT me I do not know
But how I GOT you, you do not know

Verse 1:
We gon party with your rich friends
Drink the flask that you sneak in
I girls with tattoos and wheat timbs
But your nigga mad weak like wheat thins
I'm not tryna go off in the deep end,
We'll I'm tryna get off in your deep end
I'm at the club going up on a Tuesday
So who am I to judge you for your weekends
She got daddy issues he doing time upstate
Cuz he used to move weight had keys on a freight
She telling me her life story I'm just tryna fuck
so gotta listen though all his mistakes
Insecurities infused confidence
So you turning niggas down like condiments
I know your breath smells good from the compliments
Japanese Cherry Blossom that's a common scent
But, you don't wear that shit
you don't wear that shit
Designer fragrances
Chanel in your tumblr pics
Whatever makes you rich
Is, worth it in life
Not vain you just wanna like it nice
Cuz you living in the city where you gotta pay the price
And your mother always calls to make sure you got a knife
Gotta Henny bottle
And my roommates weed
Got no problem getting high alone
I was just hoping you could roll it up
My j's are always lopsided n shit
Dot dash dot,
All divided n shit
When we could close like water and a bridge
Rubbing both hands through my hair I don't pick
But your body language miss guided the dick


When I first saw you, I got fomo crazy
You ain't even got one,
I'll give you 4 more babies
Some do it for the love,
Some for Mercedes
But those things just crash or need upgrading
You need something more solid
Like a beach and a bank for deposits
What's a man to the money in your wallet?
I ain't got a car, but a stick you can drive it
Yes I'm 23, but my age don't matter
Though mine's like yours if it had've been backwards
They would label you a horse if you ass had've been fatter
You would probably have a ring if I had've been Saturn,
We probably wouldn't match if we had to be patterns,
But we're not floral,
So we get to decide what's in our worlds
Tell me what's an O when is not plural
It means your nigga ain't shit
when he got squirrels
I like them older girls
I like them older girls
They know what's up
You can be bolder girl
You can come over girl
If you want to fuck
I ain't got much to say
I ain't got much to prove
I'm a younger dude
Show me that you got that juice
Show me that you ain't no prune
I got hotel got rooms
Girl you wanna come to my hotel
Baby I will give you my room key
I'm feeling the way you carry yourself girl
I don't know the rest but R. Kelly's the shit
Why you gotta bull like a pit?
Like you ain't gonna stalk my pics
When give you my name
Niggas gassed off they Internet fame
I ain't tell you that rap, that's lame


#TBT Wu-Tang Clan | Triumph | Live Performance

Wu-Tang Clan performs "Triumph" live on stage.

King Charles | Interview | Footwork Frenzy 4 | #SXSTV

#SXSTV rep, Invent, has the opportunity to sit down with Footwork Frenzy organizer and Creation Global creator, King Charles. Charles speaks on roots of Chicago Footwork, creating Creation Global, and organizing Footwork Frenzy.

STEP x STEP: Uniting Dancers Around The World

Midway Vignette #60 | ShockWave

This is the sixtieth in a series of vignettes that will feature everyone interviewed by Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop, leading up to the release of the film in 2017.

Beneficence ft. Masta Ace | When The Sun Comes | Official Music Video

Taken off Beneficence's "Basement Chemistry" album (CD/2LP/cassette/digital), in stores worldwide January 29. Features include Inspectah Deck, MC Eiht, Masta Ace, AG of D.I.T.C., Chubb Rock, El Da Sensei, Dres of Black Sheep, DJ Spinna, Da Beatminerz, L'Orange, MindsOne, Confidence, The Legion, KON Sci, and many more.

Beneficence ft. Masta Ace | When The Sun Comes | Official Music Video

Prod. & song intro by KON Sci (of MindsOne)
Cuts executed by DJ Noumenon
Directed, filmed, and edited by Jimmy Giambrone

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ras Kass | The Chase | Lyrical Hip Hop is Dead

Taken from Ras Kass' Lyrical Hip-Hop is Dead inspired by Kaytranada Instrumentals.
Ras Kass | The Chase | Lyrical Hip Hop is Dead

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Ras Kass - Narcos ft. Kutlass Supreme, Ras Austin, 210 West
Ras Kass - Attitudes rmx ft. Royce Da 5’9”, Greg Nice
Ras Kass - Basic Instinct ft. Rampage the Last Boyscout, 4rax, Flobama
Ras Kass - Human Dog Fight rmx f. Guilty Simpson
Ras Kass - Keypad

Ras Kass | Attitudes Remix ft. Royce Da 5'9 | Lyrical Hip Hop is Dead

Taken from Ras Kass' Lyrical Hip-Hop is Dead inspired by Kaytranada Instrumentals.
Ras Kass | Attitudes Remix ft. Royce Da 5'9 | Lyrical Hip Hop is Dead

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Ras Kass - The Chase
Ras Kass - Narcos ft. Kutlass Supreme, Ras Austin, 210 West
Ras Kass - Attitudes rmx ft. Royce Da 5’9”, Greg Nice
Ras Kass - Basic Instinct ft. Rampage the Last Boyscout, 4rax, Flobama
Ras Kass - Human Dog Fight rmx f. Guilty Simpson
Ras Kass - Keypad

Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman | Get A Dog (Fort Minor Remix) | Official Audio

Mike Shinoda's Fort Minor Remix for Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman's "Get A Dog" from the Lice EP.

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