Category: Culture

Instagram SXSW 2012

SXSW 2012 was my favorite Austin trips in a while.  In 2010 we recorded Closed Sessions: ATX, and while that

RH Photos: Digital Freshness w/Mick Boogie and Mic Terror

You can put another successful Digital Freshness in the books.  Thank you to everyone that came out and partied with

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire In The Studio

[RH Photos] Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire In Chicago

He came, he saw, he conquered. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire hit Chicago over the weekend for our Digital Freshness and Closed

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

[RH Photos] Digital Freshness with Mr. Mutahfuckin’ eXquire, Rockie Fresh, and ShowYouSuck

Digital Freshness last night at Beauty Bar was a smash.  I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and partying

Jon Connor Lyrics for Freestyle at RubyHornet

[RH Photos] In The Studio With Jon Connor

Jon Connor was in Chicago yesterday as part of his current mini-tour.  Prior to his show at Reggie’s, Connor stopped

RH Photos: Yelawolf Live At Bottom Lounge

Bottom Lounge

Yelawolf’s Hard White tour rolled into Chicago’s Bottom Lounge on Thursday. Check out pictures from the night featuring Yelawolf, DJ Craze, and Rittz. All photos by Tom Olson.

RH Photos: North Coast Music Festival Day 2

North Coast Festival Day 2 Top

The second edition of North Coast Festival took place this past weekend in Union Park.  We posted pics from day one earlier, here are pics from Saturday’s activities.  The day included some rain early on, but cleared up in time for Common and Fatboy Slim.  Saturday’s performers also included Rusko, Major Lazer, Lettuce, RJD2, Future Rock, Diplo, and BBU. Check out pics from RH’s Tom Olson (@myotomy) after the jump.

RH Photos: North Coast Music Festival Day One


The second edition of North Coast Festival kicked off last night at Chicago’s Union Park.  Featured performers included The Hood Internet, Perfect Kiss, Wolfgang Gartner, SBTRKT, David Guetta, Lotus, and Wiz Khalifa. Check out pics from day one below from RH’s Tom Olson (@myotomy).

Danny Brown: Born To Rap

“I played some underground rave s**t, like some straight e-pill popping type s**t,” Danny Brown tells us about his last

CyHi Da Prynce: The Making of “Whoop De Doo”

CyHi Da Prynce

Photo by Virgil Solis
Words by Alexander “RTC” Fruchter

It’s Friday, November 19th. We’re at SoundScape Studios in Chicago, IL.  The city is buzzing with activity, as Kanye West’s new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is set to hit stores in just a matter of days and the newest addition to his G.O.O.D. Music family is in Chicago set to make his debut at our Digital Freshness party on Saturday night.  But we’re not talking about the impending performance, or Kanye’s album for that matter.  Nope, not right now.  In fact, nobody is doing much talking at all.  A soulful and breezy instrumental has been playing on loop for the last couple hours, a full helping of Harold’s has been consumed, and CyHi is busy writing.

He is in his own zone, constructing rhymes, forming them into couplets, and rapping them to himself as the instrumental continues to loop.  From time to time he breaks his silence to double check a reference, show his partner, Mike, a new text message from “someone out in Calgary,” or say something crazy like, “this is one of the best verses I’ve ever written.”  It was statements like the latter that continued to give me the chills.  I’ve been in the studio with a lot of artists, but none really like CyHi Da Prynce, and no other Closed Session felt like this one.  I knew we captured lightning in a bottle, and however this song shaped up, it was going to be something special.

LRG 2011 Summer Lookbook

LRG Summer

LRG introduces us to their 2011 Summer collection:

“For our Summer 2011 line photoshoot we headed north on Pacific Coast Highway to Pismo Beach and Big Sur. Along for the ride were LRG skate team members Tommy Sandoval and Kelly Hart, rapper Freddie Gibbs and DJ Double-O from Kidz in the Hall. Freddie Gibbs of Gary, Indiana was named one of XXL magazine’s 2010 Freshmen. This was his first LRG shoot and he was a great addition to the Summer photos. Gibbs is wearing the More Methods SS Woven, Core Collection Solid V-Neck Tee, and the Trees Company Cargo Short.”

Check out more pics below.

RH Photos: Digital Freshness with CyHi Da Prynce

CyHi Da Prynce shut down Digital Freshness at Beauty Bar on 11/20/10.  The appearance marked CyHi’s first in Chicago, and the emcee took the stage to perform “So Appalled”, “Hero”, “Living Wonderful” as well as “Fast Lane”.  DJs Metrognome, VIPJ, RTC, Hollywood Holt and Vic Lloyd also did their thing.  Check out Peter Parker Lewis’ pics after the jump.