Re Up

In case you missed it last week, welcome to the second installment of our newest weekly segment, The Friday Re-Up. We know that not everybody has time to sit down and read through all our posts, so we got the Re-Up to the rescue, giving you the need-to-know facts. This week at RH we’re bringing you everything from the latest fashion trends to the hottest concert reviews and several in-depth interviews with some on the biggest names in Hip Hop. Let’s get into it…

Karmaloop's Look of The Week

Brought to you by one of our favorite fashion friends and just in time for summer, has put together its newest look of the week.  This must-have look includes show-stopping brands like Crooks & Castles, Caked Out, RVCA, Flud and Vans. To check out this new get-up, click here

Now that we’ve got you looking fly and staying fresh, let’s take a look at what has been going on in the music world this last week. With undeniable talent and boundless energy, Lupe Fiasco, a hometown superstar, threw it down last Friday at the Chicago Theatre.  Performing songs, like “Kick Push”, “Superstar”, “Hi-Definition”, and “Hello Goodbye”, Lupe had the crowd off their feet and going wild.  You can read the whole review here. Though Lupe was absolute greatness, it wasn’t the only amazing show that went down last week the in CHI. As I’m sure you all know, Rock The Bells kicked off their summer tour at Tinely Park last weekend hosting such artists as Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, and Nas and Damian Marley, just to name a few. Right in the mix of it all, RH was there and was able to catch an interview with one of the most talked about super-groups in Hip Hop, Slaughterhouse. 


Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Royce Da 5’9”, four major underground artists, have come together to create what some people are calling the best rap group of all time. Take a look at the interview with 3/4 of Slaughterhouse here and make sure to check out our one on one “7 Minutes with Crooked I” right here while you’re at it.

On the flipside, we got more fresh new interviews and updates here…

*RH TV: The Peter Rosenberg Interview
In part I, RTC and Peter Rosenberg discuss wrestling’s similarities to Hip Hop, Asher Roth and White on White hate in Hip Hop, as well as being funny without being racist.  Part II stars with Rosenberg dishing out advice to major labels, and delves into the new DJ of the internet age, the Vibe Top 50 (RIP), and much more…Check out the two part interview below, you just might learn something-

*RH First Look: Scheme
Ever since the rise of the blog in our music world, the rise of an artist has been in a cookie cutter format. It’s simple, you must get the blog hits, the track downloads, the links to your Myspace, and then you’re a phone call away from negotiations on single deals with a label. This is not the case for Scheme of Chicago’s legendary Hip Hop coalition, The Molemen-

Chicago Picasso Release Party

*RH Photos: Chicago Picasso Release Party At J Bar
Last night we celebrated the release of The Chicago Picasso with a private party at J Bar.  The pictures from the night are open to the public.  The night included music by DJ Castle and DJ RTC, as well as hosting duties by Mr. Chicago Picasso himself, Naledge.  Hebru Brantley provided a live art installation, and Virgil Solis was behind the lens. Check out the pics…

Get a first look at new artists, latest tracks, and some free downloads…
*Phil G: “We Like 2 Party” 
*Bullet: Home Alone Mixtape 
*Naledge: “Down” 
*Flash: “Transform” 

I hope you all have a happy and safe 4th, and be sure to tune in next week for more of the hottest music, photos, fashion, and interviews at

Check ya later,
Sarita Applebaum