On May 30, 2009 DJ RTC set up shop at Do Division Fest, an annual music and arts festival stretching roughly 9 city blocks in the heart of Division street. He asked some of Chicago’s finest emcees to join him during his set. So many artists signed up that it turned into an exclusively Chicago set, which played out like a live mixtape. DJ RTC arranged and blended tracks together to make for smooth transitions, and a concert with few pauses and lots of excitement. Michael Kolar of SoundScape Studio recorded and mastered the full set, which is available for free download by clicking the link below. With ten of Chicago’s most accomplished and beloved Hip Hop artists making appearances, DJ RTC & Friends Live is a one of its kind live concert mixtape, which represents everything that’s dope right now about Chicago’s Hip Hop community. Notorious as a city full of haters, DJ RTC & Friends serves to contradict the Chi’s haterville moniker and signifies the change in the attitude taking place in the Chi. Artists such as Mike 100’s, Really Doe, Phil G, Project Mayhem, Mikkey Halsted, Mick Luter, Mic Terror, Rhymefest, The Primeridian, and GLC all been lead the pack.
If you were there, you can relive the experience. If you missed it, you can get caught up to speed. Please enjoy by finding the download link and tracklist below.
Check out the photos here.