We’ve been doing this little thing called RubyHornet for a while now, since February of 2008. In that time, we’ve had some great memories, and (we think) built a wealth of dope content. “How About Some Old S**t” is our way of shedding some light on some of our favorites pieces from the past, some that may still be new to you. The title of the post comes from an old Beastie Boys live performance bootleg that I got a few years ago in which MCA says, “how about some old s**t”, before they go into their classics. So, that’s the vibe. That’s the deal…
What to say about Cleveland’s Chip Tha Ripper? I guess I first want to say that Chip is going to perform live tonight (Oct. 15th) at The Darkroom as part of our show Return of The Real with ADaD and NYC’s Skyzoo. Thanks to a stand out feature on “Hyyerr” off Kid Cudi’s debut I think it’s safe to say that a lot more of the world is familiar with Chip now than 3 months ago, 6 months ago, and definitely more than a year ago when Chip came to Chicago and met up with us for the first time. Of course, if you follow RH than you know all about Chip, as he’s been a featured guest at our Creme De La Creme parties, and will also be hosting our Dimes and Dozens show with He Say She Say on Saturday. His last mixtape, “Can’t Stop Me” made our end of the year list, and he’s simply of one our favorite rappers. Naledge has been in ear about Chip for a minute too, featuring him on the last Kidz In The Hall album, his Chicago Picasso mixtape, and the newly released Closed Session’s joint, “Fresh Academy”. Beyond that, Chip’s in a group with Kid Cudi named Almighty Glorious, and is about to release a new mixtape with Mick Boogie and Terry Urban called The Cleveland Show…
But, rather than go on about Chip, I’ve compiled a refresher course that will catch you up to speed and ready to rock out at tonight’s show. Here is a “Best of Chip Tha Ripper” package that you can download here. More Chip, including photos, music, and video after the jump.
After rocking the stage at our Dimes and Dozens party (co-presented by dubFrequency) Curren$y went into SoundScape Studios with us
Last year we ran a Roots Tribute article in connection to the release of Rising Down. The article, “Feeling Your Roots” was a three day feature and included artists/writers/hip hoppers such as Bun B, Mickey Factz, Naledge, Jake Paine of HipHopDx and others recounting their favorite Roots song, memory, or just vibe. We did it again, this time honoring Mos Def and the release of his new LP, The Esctatic. Read on to see what Mos means to artists such as Keelay and Zaire, 6th Sense, Tanya Morgan, DJ JS-1, and more…Mos Def…Mos Definitely.
This is just some of what went on backstage at Wale’s Attention Deficit Tour in Chicago…Appearances by The Smash Bros., Naledge, Bighomie D.O.E, Right Hand, Vic Mensah, Wale, Nez & Rio, Chuck Inglish etc…Watch the tomfoolery below.