Digital Freshness happens 1.24.19 at The Empty Bottle featuring Open Mike Eagle, Ness Heads, Fess Grandiose, DJ Ca$h Era, and DJ RTC.
Kanye’s Good Ass Job Is Finally Coming Out With Chance The Rapper. And The Universe Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way.
“I could only really attribute my fascination with Hip Hop to Kanye West. 2004 was when College Dropout
“I done paid my dues and have some changed left.” Navarro, known well throughout Chicago’s underground Hip Hop scene as
This is my favorite blog post I’ve ever written… Working with artists to create new music, new ideas, and new contributions to Hip Hop culture is something I’ve always wanted to do as a writer and a DJ. So, while the first Closed Session happened in June with Curren$y, this EP has really been years and years in the making…
Closed Sessions Vol. 1 is available for free download. The free EP includes 9 original songs as well as 5 interludes, liner notes containing the story behind each track as well as individual artwork for each song, and links to each Closed Sessions video giving fans a look at the recording process.
We’re all very happy and eager to share the full EP, that could not have been done without everyone at RubyHornet, Closed Sessions, SoundScape, as well as the readers, artists, managers, promoters, and others who helped make connections happen. Please download the EP, digest the liner notes, go back and watch the videos, and most importantly… enjoy!
Last week we released “Happiness Before Riches” a new Closed Sessions joint featuring Bun B, GLC, and BJ The Chicago Kid. This new video tells the story behind the song, documenting the scene at SoundScape Studios including how Bun B was brought into the fold, the Weathermen’s clutch production, and the making of a great song that almost wasn’t. Watch the video below.
GLC has been down with G.O.O.D. Music since Kanye’s momma’s house. So, it was only right that he hit the stage at the SXSW showcase. In the clip below, GLC joins Kanye onstage for “Drive Slow” and “Big Screen”. Church definitely on the move.
Earlier in the week I posted some footage of GLC and Kanye West previewing music from Love, Live, and Loyalty. This is a perfect time to do a blog version of a remix (same content presented with a new picture rather than a guest feature), as GL sent me this pic earlier today. The two were in LA shooting the much anticipated “Big Screen” video.
I am very happy to present GLC and RTC: Similar To The Letters. The mixtape features unreleased GLC material, live
On Friday night we hosted a release party for GLC X RTC’s Similar To The Letters Mixtape @ The NV Penthouse. The night included dope DJ sets by Rock City, Million $ Mano, and Hollywood Holt, and a good time was had by all. If you don’t believe us or weren’t there to experience it yourself, Benny Rocs was on his A Game and has the pics to prove it. Check them out below, you might just see yourself…The mixtape drops for DL on Weds, and Imeem hooked up an exclusive first listen. Check it out below.
“Swagger Like Us” hit the internet a few weeks ago and has become a monster smash. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil’ Wanye, and T.I. all delivered on the biggest posse cut in years, and the infectious beat has been tackled by emcees nationwide. Shortly after the track’s release, I was able to get my hands on an instrumental, which I emailed to Mikkey Halsted, jokingly asking him to shout me out if he decided to go in on the beat. A few days later Really Doe came through the RH office and told us about his experience with the beat, and a futile attempt to land it for his American 2 Fresh debut. We pitched him the idea of jumping on the track with Mikkey and he was down. More importantly, the wheels were in motion. We quickly hit up Naledge, who was in town gearing up for Kidz In The Hall’s tour with Murs, he was in as well and “Swagger Like Chi” finally had some legs. We enlisted GLC for the final slot, called Michael Kolar at SoundScape Studios and booked a recording session…