DJ Scend and Slot-A hold down the longest running mix show in the country on The Hip Hop Project. Music from No ID, Nas, Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo and more can he heard on this week’s show. The Hip Hop Project airs LIVE every Saturday night from 10p to midnight (central) on WLUW, 88.7Fm in Chicago. Streal live on WLUW.org.
With a string of successful mix tapes under his belt, appearances at South by Southwest, and a national tour
with Lupe Fiasco, Chicago rapper, The Boy Illinois, is solidifying his name as one of Chicago’s finest.
The Hip Hop Project’s Gabe Mendoza caught up with Chicago Producer, A-Villa who recently released his debut album, Carry On Tradition on Closed Sessions recordings. The new album was several years in the making and features some of hip hop’s best emcees from yesterday and today. A-Villa talks about starting out producing in Chicago and finding the courage to take his sound from the basement to the head phones and speakers of emcees from across the country. Gabe and A-Villa also get in to several songs off the album including the blockbuster Colosseum featuring Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and fun story about receiving a call from Ghostface Killah. A lot to be found in this 30 minutes from Gabe’s Wrap Up Show on WLUW’s Radio One Chicago.
The good folks at the Root Music Group here in Chicago are putting together a benefit show on November 20, 2014 at The Wire Music Venue in Berwyn where all show proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Research Hospital to help kids fight cancer. It’s a noble and generous act on their part, so all that’s left to do is for YOU to buy a ticket and show up. Here’s what’s going down, RMG’s own Jae Woody along with ASA (Spazz & Reelo), Nick Astro, Frank Sono, and ILLA ills will be performing. Tickets are available at WireisMusic.Com. Go support local hip hop and a great cause. It’s just the thing to do.
Here’s a one shot from Spazz & Reelo, two new artists from Chicago’s north pole with the single, Over Here produced by CMPLX. I have a huge appreciation for the grind of new artists and the come up, for this duo, Over Here is their foundation, and it’s pretty solid from my initial review. Feel good stuff here.
Chicago based clothing group, Leaders (LDRS) gives us a update on the new moves they are making. Check out their new commercial above.
Leaders has been heading into the Fall with a renewed vigor as of late and we wanted to reach out to our friends and family to let you know about all the new developments and the continuation of the Lead Never Follow brand.
Around Lollapalooza, we teamed up with Revolt TV for a pre-fest party where the cable channel interviewed Corey and Diego, who broke down the message behind Leaders on camera. The Revolt team also linked up with our LDRSK8 team and spoke with Hideaki Nomura. Check out the video and links below for more.
Ever continuing to move forward, we also released a new commercial on the LDRS Blog directed by Brian Beckwith. The video, filled with dramatic, incredibly-lit shots sets the tone for the year so far and what’s to come in 2015.
The Whoevers unlike some groups (no shots) have rode their last album, Ridin’ Waves for a full year. To close the door on the outstanding album, the final release from Ridin’ Waves, Need Somebody sees the duo rolling hard all the while letting your girl know, she going to need somebody (possibly not you). The Whoevers need you to check out the video above. I need you to do that too.