Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chris James ft. Lil Durk - Kinda Way | New Music | R&B

I guest its that type of night to post some R&B. Up and coming artist Chris James ft. Lil Durk - Kinda Way.

Coast 2 Coast LIVE | Artist Submission Tutorial

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#HELLOHIPHOP | SHARKULA Edition | Subterranean

DOUGHBOY TELEVISION went hard capturing the essence of Visual's (@iseeitall) #HELLOHIPHOP, an open mic night at Subterranean in Chicago, for show of the Chicago Legend "SHARKULA"

Phixx 606 Cycles | Promo Video | Chicago

Phixx 606 Cycles is a bike shop located at 4075 N. Elston on Chicago's North side. Specializing in Tune Ups x Repair x Customizing.
Ask for B-Swift: 773-969-1148

Muve Music catches up with Tito Lopez | In Chicago

During a recent stop in Chicago, we checked in with hip hop star Tito Lopez. In this exclusive interview, Tito talks about his recent hit, "The Blues", and filming the music video in his hometown in Mississippi.

Werm One "A Father's Love" (Official Music Video)

Werm One "A Father's Love" Music Video from Nick Brazinsky on Vimeo.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scheme - Vista Del Mar (Directed by Sense Hernandez)

Scheme, along side director Sense Hernandez, release the brand new video for Vista Del Mar, which is produced by SRNC's own The Analyst. Scheme and Analyst have an EP in the works; with that being said, Vista Del Mar is just a glimpse of what's to come.

Scheme and Sense Hernandez decided to keep it simple and personal on this one. Vista Del Mar focuses on family and those sacrifices we all have to make it to follow a dream. Scheme wrote and recorded Vista Del Mar with the focus of telling a part of the story; this particular story focuses on his grandma never seeing the ocean, and how he hasn't had the chance to take her, but brought it to her sonically, with hopes of one day making it a reality. Reminiscing over family pictures, Scheme tells his story, and the story of many. Our parents left in pursuit of a dream, and all we want is to see it come true for them. @Scheme773 @BFF_CHICAGO @BeatsByAnalyst

"The Next Move: A Conversation with J. Cole" | Harvard University

The Hiphop Archive presents
The Next Move: A Conversation with J. Cole
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Harvard University

Part 1

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Return of D.Rose Series (Adidas)(All Episodes)


Swollen Members "Mercenary" | King Of Diamonds (Official Music Videos)

MERCENARY - The brand new music video from Swollen Members from the new album "Beautiful Death Machine" out on March 19, 2013.


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Both Videos Directed by: Big Shot Music Inc.
Both Videos Produced by: Rob The Viking

The RZA Presents Shaolin Soul Selection: Vol 1

Highlights from The RZA's new compilation mixed by DJ 7L.

Album in stores on March 19th. Over 2 1/2 hours of raw breaks, funky soul and blues from the vaults of the legendary STAX Records. All original full-length recordings.
Available on 2 CDs, 3 Vinyl LPs or Digital Download.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Durty Thurty II | Recap | Chicago

Some footage from this passed Saturdays Event: DURTY THURTY II

PickUp & Kido vs Lagaet & Bruce Almighty | STRIFE.TV | Raw Circles 2013 | Final

Raw Circles 2013

PickUp & Kido vs Lagaet & Bruce Almighty

Winner: Lagaet & Bruce Almighty Held in Antwerp, Belgium
Filmed by ChazB and Doy
Edited by ChazB

Monday, February 25, 2013

GLC, Get Gwop and Watch City #TourLIFE episode 3: Live in Kansas City

Live footage, strange old men, drinks, women and an interview with GLC and Get Gwop. Watch City brings you another episode of #TourLIFE Live in Kansas City.

Edited by @MooreWC

GLC x Get Gwop - The Pulpit coming soon.
Moore of Watch City- White Men Can't Rap (3/27/13)
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chicago Mall Closed After VIolent Black Teen Melee (What?)

FROM CBS 2 CHICAGO: An appearance by the boy band Mindless Behavior on Saturday afternoon was followed by a youth disturbance that closed Ford City Mall and left at least two people with minor injuries.

Chicago police say teens became disruptive in connection with the scheduled appearance of the tween idols, but mall officials insisted the two events were unrelated.

John Sarama, senior general manager of Ford City Mall, says members of Mindless Behavior finished their two-hour meet-and-greet with fans around 4 p.m. and left. The "family event" was attended by about 1,000 people, mostly mothers and girls, he said.

Trouble started at 4:45 p.m., he said, when a group of "older youths" entered the mall and started causing trouble by yelling, running and using foul language. There was minimal damage inside the mall, he said.

"We were lucky we had Chicago police on the premises. They observed what was going on. It was their directive to close the mall early," Samara said.

Witnesses told CBS 2 that fights broke out inside the mall and security was not able to control the situation, prompting police to respond. They say the fighting spilled out into the parking lot, where some vehicles were vandalized.

The Chicago Fire Department said two people, an adult bus driver and a juvenile, were transported in good condition to nearby hospitals, and the CTA temporarily suspended bus service around the mall.

Chicago police said there were multiple arrests, but that offenders likely would be charged with misdemeanors.

Nelly Furtado - Bucket List (Official Video)

Music video by Nelly Furtado performing Bucket List. (C) 2013 Interscope Records/Mosley Music Group LLC

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ayatollah - Nothing But the Funk 2013

Demigodz - Dead In The Middle (Official Video)

Available for pre-order NOW
"Dead In The Middle" (Ryu, Celph Titled, Apathy)
Produced by Apathy
From the forthcoming
Video by Wicked Woods Studios
Directed & edited by "Open" Mike & Greg LaRose

Impolite Society - The World (Official Video)

Video by Brit Williams:

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Friday, February 22, 2013



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lili K. & The WHOevers - Hands of Time (Official Video)

:::Lili K. and The WHOevers will be LIVE at Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago March 1st, 2013 Get your tickets here:

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Random Vlog #7: Teen Killed Over JoJo Hoodie (Stop The Violence Chicago)

Flosstradamus Tour | 2013

TRACK: Flosstradamus - "Drak Knight"

3.7 | Majestic Theatre | Madison, WI
3.8 | Congress Theater | Chicago, IL
3.9 | BUKU Music & Art Project | New Orleans, LA
3.10 | SnowBall Music Festival | Winter Park, CO
3.12 | Trees | Dallas, TX
3.13 | Claytons Beach Club | South Padre Island, TX
3.17 | ULTRA Music Festival | Miami, FL
3.23 | ULTRA Music Festival | Miami, FL
3.26 | U Street Music Hall | Washington, DC
3.28 | Sound Garden Hall | Philadelphia, PA
3.29 | Webster Hall | New York, NY
3.30 | Paradise | Boston, MA
3.31 | Higher Ground | South Burlington, VT
4.2 | SAT | Montreal, QC
4.3 | Babylon | Ottawa, ON
4.4 | The Hoxton | Toronto, ON
4.5 | LiquidSixx | Cleveland, OH
4.6 | The Bluebird | Bloomington, IN
4.8 | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN
4.9 | Track 29 | Chatanooga, TN
4.10 | The Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC
4.20 | Magnetic Music Festival | Atlanta, GA
4.23 | The Observatory | Santa Ana, CA
4.24 | Regency Ballroom | San Francisco, CA
4.25 | Roseland Theater | Portland, OR
4.26 | Neumos | Seattle, WA
4.27 | Celebrities Nightclub | Vancouver, BC

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Media Molecule PlayStation 4 Tech Demo [HD]

The PlayStation 4 Tech Demo from the team Media Molecule.

PAYPA x EMILIO ROJAS "SERENITY" (Official Music Video)

Paypa & Emilio Rojas visit 5 Pointz in Queens as they perform the BINK! produced "Serenity" featured on Kim Jong ILL (Henny on the Rocks III) Mixtape available now for free download at

Directed/Shot/Edited by Patrick "Embryo" Tapu (@therealembryo)

For more information on Paypa follow him on Twitter & Instagram @PaypaTime
You can also follow Emilio Rojas on Twitter & Instagram @EmilioRojas

Chicago Hip Hop Teil 2 - Solow Redline

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scratch Chicago Open House Recap

On February 16th we officially launched our newest Scratch DJ Academy in Chicago. We the unique opportunity to include legendary Chicago house music pioneer DJ Bad Boy Bill in a panel discussion with our newest instructors. They covered everything starting with the history of Scratch to the evolution of the DJ culture in Chicago. Those in attendance also had a chance to meet and greet with Bad Boy Bill and our instructors, as well as get their hands on the decks!

With such an incredible response to our launch in Chicago, we are excited to announce that we are now taking private lesson requests and enrolling students in our first semester which begins on April 2, 2013. Make sure to sign up now at!

50 Cent ft. Kendrick Lamar & Kidd Kidd. - We Up (Official Music Video)

50 Cent ft. Kendrick Lamar & Kidd Kidd. - We Up (Official Music Video)

Instragram: @50Cent

“Jigga Man Bootleg” by DJ Green Lantern [STREAMING]

The man who would be Green just dropped another SoundCloud iteration of Jay-Z‘s “Jigga Man”, this one laced with booming drums, heavy bass drops, and a lot of signature Lantern energy.

For a blogger who’s perennially trying to clear his head the morning after one too many whiskeys, this is the antidote of the moment. - DAVE INFANTE


HECKLE talk about the 80's and more.
Video: JAE V CEE (Chi-Rock Nation)

P.A.P.I aka N.O.R.E "Foul Niggaz" Oficial Trailer

P.A.P.I aka N.O.R.E "Foul Niggaz" official trailer from Crazy Hood Film Academy on Vimeo.

Production Company: Crazy Hood Film Academy
Executive Producer: DJ EFN
Director: Garcia
Director of Photography: Jaime Martinez
Assistant Director: C-LO Vision (CCCP)
Editor: Garcia
2nd Assitant Director: Angelo Santana (CCCP)
Audio Playback: Manix Bravo (CCCP)
B Camera: Alain Erriguible
Wardrobe: Chiara Solloa
Make Up: Nina Arce
Lighting Provided by: Jacob Rivera

J. Period & Nas - 'The Best Of Nas' (Audio CD)

Highly regarded as one of the most talented DJ's in the game, award-winning DJ/Producer J.Period (Q-Tip, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, etc.) teams with Nas and presents "The Best Of Nas", an exceptional collection of music from the Queensbridge lyricist.

The collection features exclusive remixes and original versions of Nas' most famous songs in addition to freestyles and lesser-known songs.

Right-click and save to download the Nas & AZ freestyle in this video for free here:

Check out the official tracklist of J. Period & Nas - "The Best Of Nas" Audio CD here at

DB3 - One True Love (Official Video) Directed By DB3

Intro Music Prod. by Brain Gang Blue
First Beat Prod By DviousMindZ
Last Beat Prod By Bahwee
This is DB3's version of a "Love Song" Shot By James Quake and Directed By DB3 ENJOY!

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MED & BLU - Burgundy Whip I Belly Full ft. Black Spade (Live)(Prod. by Madlib)

Los Angeles homies MED & Blu are announcing a new collaboration and this is the first release - Burgundy EP - set to the sweet sound of Madlib beats, with one produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The EP contains 5 vocal tracks and a handful of instrumentals and a-cappellas on burgundy colored vinyl: Link Here To Purchase Vinyl in Burgundy:

The Burgundy EP (2013)

MED & BLU ft. Black Spade - Belly Full (LIVE)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Skrip - Mayhem's Life (@skripmusic @infiltratemusic @rapzilla)

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Tony Stanza - This Ain't Rap (Official Video)

Visually Crafted by Lucid Perception
Tony Stanza delivers reality over a Chicago Loop production that is taylor made for the emcee to speak his Peace!!!

How The Lebron Kobe Question w/ Michael Jordan Really Went!!

You be the judge, simple mathematics or in due time.

Monday, February 18, 2013

J. Cole - Truly Yours (5 Tracks) [HQ]

It’s time. I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have. Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) . Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul.. The wait is over. Truly Yours, Born Sinner Truly Yours PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.

J. Cole - Truly Yours

Track List:

1. Can I Holla At Ya 0:00
2. Crunch Time 4:22
3. Rise Above 7:56
4. Tears For ODB 10:25
5. Stay (2009) 14:18


DJ Drama - So Many Girls ft. Tyga, Wale, Roscoe Dash (Official Video)

Music video by DJ Drama performing So Many Girls. 2013 Entertainment One U.S., LP

Directed by: Alex Nazari

DJ Drama's latest single from his fourth studio album, Quality Street Music is "So Many Girls" featuring Wale, Roscoe Dash and Tyga. This new video, which is directed by Alex Nazari (Tyga's "Make It Nasty," "Rack City," 2 Chainz "Spend It") looks like the best house party you have never been to along with some of the most beautiful women that you'll never get to see.

The premise looks like a freaky home video taking place in the middle of a party that feature the artists giving their best one-two game on the many females in the party. This track is produced by the Canadian beatsmith and Grammy Award winning Boi-1da ("Forever," "Best I Ever Had," "Miss Me").

This latest single continues the run of strong singles from the Gangsta Grillz DJ and his banner year which included hosting mixtapes from Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Meek Mill, and many more.

You can check out the video for "So Many Girls" featuring Wale, Tyga, and Roscoe Dash down after the jump and be on the look out for another strong year from Mr. Thanksgiving.

Chris Bosh:Awkard + Lil Wayne | Words F% NBA

Brendan gives some very interesting "highlights" of the 2013 All-Star Game and Jazmin bursts into tears over...Chris Bosh

Lil Wayne Announced At All Star Weekend That He Piped Chris Bosh's Wife! (Said Fuck Lebron James, She-Wade & Chris Bosh): Footage Saying He's The New 2pac
Cell phone footage of some of the things Lil Wayne said after going off at the whole Miami Heat roster during All Star Weekend. Weezy is allegedly banned from all NBA games by the Miami Heat after saying he smashed Chris Bosh's wife

Ray Cleveland - Avengers (Freestyle)

One of a few freestyles from when Network's people from Chicago came through. - Ray Cleveland

"Runners" (Kieferrofresh x Mari V x F5Chicago)(Official Video)

Music Video Shot & Edited By: The Robot Panda
Twitter: @TheRobotpandaa

F5Chicago: @F5Chicago
KieferroFresh: @ViceVersaFresco
Mari V: @relaxxandenjoyy

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Visual - JORDAN (Prod. by Loose Cannon)(Artwork Mo Parker)

I was listening to ESPN radio a few days ago and they were talking about Jordan's career, his titles, awards etc. in honor of his 50th birthday. I was inspired. It brought back a lot of memories. I grew up watching MJ play and I was blessed enough to be able to catch him live a handful of times. This track is about one of those incomparable nights. The artwork is from a newspaper clipping from the Chicago Sun times after the game I am describing. [That's me in the front row by Jordan's knee brace] - Visual

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Produced by Loose Cannon Beats (Middle Ground)
Artwork by Mo Parker

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Michael Jordan's Five Greatest Moments | Voted by FANS

Another great post! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MJ!

Michael Jordan | 50 Years | 3D

A video I whipped up yesterday for today ( February 17th ), Today the greatest basketball player of all time turns 50 years old. So I decided to make a quick highlight video of some of Michael Jordans best moments.



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YG "Playin" ft. Wiz Khalifa & Young Jeezy | Behind The Scenes | SkeeTV

Skee.TV and Modern Artists Creative Presents Behind-The-Scenes of YG's "Playin" music video which features Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa and cameos from Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign

We take you to the Pheed house located in Beverly Hills, California to be on set in this party themed video.

The music video is directed by Matt Alonzo and the song is produced by Cardo.

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Buddha Monk - Dark Knight (Album) Out Feb. 19th 2013!

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Spectac & Shakim - For The People #RealHipHop

Spectac & Shakim ft. Skyzoo, Warren Wint, Sha Stimuli & Senor Kaos - Moment Of Truth

Terrence Ross is The Winner Of The 2013 Slam Dunk Contest!

See all of Terrence Ross' dunks on his way to the title as best dunker in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.

@JEDiTruth - "Lost" (Official Video)

Jeditruth! Hot New Artist out of Memphis Tn. Westwood! Rapper, Story Teller! Truth! Life Real, "Chose Forever" Music

Booking information contact Shay Dorr @Shayceo @Jeditruth Twitter

#HipHop #Rap #Memphis #Atlanta #Chicago #Houston #NewArtist

Friday, February 15, 2013

BIG L - Put it On (Cookin Soul Remix)(Video) #RIP #BIGL

BIG L Rest in Peace!
May 30, 1974 - Feb 14 1999

Skyzoo ft. Talib Kweli - Spike Lee Was My Hero (Official Video) #ReUp #Post

New music video from Skyzoo off his 'A Dream Deferred' album. Skyzoo and Talib Kweli pay tribute to Spike Lee, who also makes a special appearance at the end of the video.

The message in the music is connotative rather than denotative; the “was” in “Spike Lee Was My Hero” refers to Spike’s influence on Skyzoo during the most impressionable moments of his life. The lyrical hook alone speak volumes if you understand it. Spike Lee (1st & 2nd gen. hip-hop culture), dedicated his life’s mission to writing Brooklyn-inspired stories using films which influenced Skyzoo to dedicate his life's mission to writing Brooklyn-inspired stories in this 3rd gen. of hip-hop culture! - Aisha Karimah (Youtube Comment)#Dope

Coast 2 Coast Magazine Feature (Promo Video)

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"Fly Fridays:Valentine's Day Aftermath" Tonight #ClubEChicago + #LoveMe #Video

Tonight I will be spinning at CLUB E for "Fly Fridays:Valentine's Day Aftermath" w/ B. Vax and DJ GreenEyez. Come through check us out, don't sleep on the vibrating dance floor! Ask about drink specials!

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Lil Wayne ft. Future & Drake - Love Me (Explicit) Released on Valentine's Day. Spread Love Not War.

Pierre Sinatra Snuffed Out (Freestyle Teaser Video)


G-DO & Xception ft. Shishani - Keep Rising (Official Video)

This song was made in Pobiedna, Poland at Saraswati Hotel on an excursion of sound with some of our best friends in music. There were a lot of results from the days spent in the lab and this is just one of them. Enjoy the track and download it over at

Verse 1st
From ground zero, going for 100 like I want it like its living in my bones, but the mission’s been evicted from home, and now it dwells where ever I quell fear, never sailed here, let the wind wash me up on the shore, looking for signs of intelligent, hustle, relevant, to my heart muscle, more like heart struggles, to let go, of pipe dreams, but holding on to life seems, to small for big hands, trying to get a ticket to the big dance, but even then, maybe they won’t wanna let me in [damn], could be the sin or the love, I forgot to see and take complete advantage of, but either way I’m picking up the damage that was cus damn it was hard fought for like a war between blood and even if I’m the loosing side, there’s no loosing when I’m through to being true to I, and keep rising

Keep rising, every next step leads to another door
Keep rising, every next step is better than before
Verse 2nd
Even when the odds, aren’t even in my favor, trusting that the gods are believing in my flavor, taste it, chi-town mixed with so many different places, so many different times, ancient, my soul is, older than my habits, stronger than my tendencies to take good greens and turn em into cabbage, they said I need a plan, I told em that I have it, said where will I land, told em where my hat is, cus wherever I fly, I stay grounded like bad kids, with good parents, and apparently it must’ve been mine that kept me in line and kept me in touch with something divine it had to be such when the love they shared had me on air prepared to conquer obstacles like they not even there with no fear of the traps that cats hold, stay on the up and up as we reach another plateau, and keep rising

released 13 February 2013
Produced by G-DO, Lyrics by Xception

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Legendary DJ Grand Master Caz Interview (NAMM Oral History Series)

DJ Grand Master Caz is the pioneering DJ also known as the Cassanova Fly who played a role in the early development of Hip Hop in his hometown of the Bronx in New York. While Caz is best known today as an MC and lyric writer, he began his career in music as a DJ in the parks of New York mixing records to create unique beats and rhythms. His lyrics can be heard within the first rap hit record called "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang. His work has been an influence on several artists over the years and Caz has been awarded several honors including as an inductee into the Bronx Walk of Fame in 2008.

Interview Date: November 12, 2012 Job Title: DJ

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How to Breakdance | Top Rock Details | Flexum (Knuckleheads Cali)

Details: This tutorial teaches how to add details to your toprocks and use them to dance to the music. It is taught by Flexum of Knuckleheads Cali. Flexum is known for his Charismatic dancing and his explosive moves. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: These Tutorials on Breakdancing are meant to help spread knowledge to kids and adults who otherwise wont get it, and to help preserve to culture in which we call Hip Hop. Please help keep Hip Hop Alive!

Warning: These tutorials do involve moves that take time and hard work to learn and should not be attempted until you master the basics (Toprocks, Basic Footwork & Basic Freezes). Make sure you get comfortable with the moves before moving on, and make sure you have an open space to dance in. I am not responsible for any injures, sore muscles or broken furniture while you are attempting these tutorials. Take it easy until you feel comfortable. If you need extra help you can email me about doing a workshop or private lessons.

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Fly.Xpress - Say Xpress/Ni%*a Like Me (Official Video) First Video!! Featuring Qoo & Maynestreet
Directed by KB of Talented Films
Lyrics Written by Qoo & Maynestreet
Track Recorded at Elite Media Group


The Blackbook Chronicles II Presents ....HELLO MY NAME IS ..ROME

The Blackbook Chronicles is a colletive project in a seires im bring out with the help of alot of peeps, Hello my name is ..ROME . is the first in this series .

Jean Deaux ft. Saba - "Escape" (Official Video)

"Escape" is an exclusive track that will be apart of Jean Deaux's debut project; Soular System. (premiering March 31st, 2013)
Track produced by/featuring: Saba of PIVOT.
Directed by: Jean Deaux.
Shot by: J Krown Films

Stay tuned for more of Jean Deaux..

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Agitate - Love & Hip Hop (Official Video)

For promotional use only. Another single from Rip Em Up Recording Artist Agitate, Off the up coming mixtape "No Regrets, No Remorse". The project is slated to release 03/19/2013

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M.E.R.K.1 - "Sittin (On Some B.S.)" (Official Video)

Black Bizness Records and Entertainment Presents M.E.R.K.1 "Sittin' (On Some B.S.)"

Video filmed by Jason Frost for Tri Siete.

Song written and produced by M.E.R.K.1 for Blunted Master Productions.

Special Thanks to my neighbors! Rich Tycoon, R.A.N.S.O.M, The Ebony Players, Frank Burks, Jonny Soza, and Jason Frost.

@KingNormanIII ft. @WeaselSims - God Bless My Hustle (Official Video)

Single from independent album Two Weeks Notice.

ORIE - For The Stars (Official Video)

The journey to the top isn't always as easy as it seems. "I'm having doubts about pursuing my dreams, and all things hoped for, but really no faith. And everything I wanted it ain't all that it lord answer my calls and tell me it'd be ok." These are the lyrics of St. Louis native, Hip Hop artist/producer Orie. After taking a year's hiatus dealing with 'real life' after graduating from college, he's back with an official music video from his project Twenty-20 released in 2011, and he's reaching "For The Stars."

Written & Produced by Orie
Shot | Edited - @domiv ~


Had to post these brothers video, they keep it 100 on bettering their community world wide with the essence of the Hip Hop culture!

Flicks by, Mo Parker

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Kwote1 - Street Survival (Prod by .J.Field) JLTV"S Hot 16 Week 7

JLTV Presents Kwote1 Week 7 Of JLTV"S Hot 16's Video Series!!
Shot and Edited by K-mind of Joint Logistics


Presented by Sean Healy
performance shot by Writers Wednesday


Lady Sabo - "DOWN TO RIDE" (Everyday)(Music Video) EsGee Films

Shot & Edited By: Sergio Soprano

Twitter: @LadySabO414

Lady Sabo - Down to Ride (Everyday) [Prod. By: @BigCurse]


"NAK Affiliated"
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TRIS10 ft. Be.Water "Dear Money" (Official Video)

TRIS10 ft. Be.Water "Dear Money"
The Sutato
Music Production by: Be.Water
Directed by: Jaimal Patel
Videographer by: Sam Rowe-Sutton Edited by: Sam Rowe-Sutton, Dustin Kaufman


Stay Afloat Productions.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Chicago Hip-Hop Takes Center Stage

I'd like to know what Chicago Artist think about this right here. Are Chicago artist too independent? Do we need more direction in the music industry? Should we strive toward a Chicago based Record label, instead of searching out of state? After all, this is our city. We are the city's talent. Isn't it our responsibility to give back to the community that shaped us? I personally feel that this is the monumental time to learn and grow amongst our peers. Home is where the heart is. Some people need to remember that.

Special shout out to;
Crain's Chicago Business - 
Larry Wilson - Owner and CEO, Lawless Inc.
Andrew Barber - Editor, Fake Shore Drive
Corey Gilkey - Owner, Leaders 1354
Konee Rok - Founder, Konee Rok Productions, Inc.

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Spud Cotton "Walk Alone" (Dir. by leondotcom)

Chicago native Spud Cotton describes the cold world we live in from the perspective of a young man. Director leondotcom of Mudwingmedia matches the mood of the track with a subtle storyline to help bring alive Spud's lyrics.

"Ghostface Drops Knowledge" | The Shrine 2-8-13 |

Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan touches on the subject of violence in Chicago. A tragic and all to familiar theme for the City of Wind.

Here's the story about the young girl (Hadiya Pendleton) who was shot and killed on January 29th, 2013 which Ghostface is referring to in this video.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kutt Calhoun ft. Krizz Kaliko - Self Preservation (Official Music Video)

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BRICKHEADZ performance "Duets For My Valentine"

"Duets For My Valentine"
Sat Feb 9th.2013
Location: The Athenaeum Theater, Chicago
Dancers: Evol, Magic & Kes
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CZARFACE - Air 'em Out (Official Video)

Inspectah Deck 7L & Esoteric is CZARFACE!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

John Vietnam Wake - B-boy Tribute Chicago Cypher

John Vietnam Nguyen drowned saving a friends life on August 30, 2012. From September 2nd through the 4th, over 1,000 family and friends gathered to say their final goodbye to a Chicago Hip Hip Legend.
On Monday, September 3rd, a holiday, the family held an open mic session throughout the day where John's friends could pay tribute in song, dance, poetry and art. Several hundred people attended.
Many of John's B-boy friends showed up and were waiting for their flooring to be delivered in order to perform, which didn't happen. Undaunted, these young men went ahead and gave their all, while performing on the carpet of the funeral home. The following is that TRIBUTE.

Free download of John's latest album, Humble & Low Vol. 1 (released April 2012):

Aye Burks - Prestige: The Rise to Fame, Fall from Grace

The 2nd single from Aye Burks' "Meet The Press: The Art Of Storytelling, Craft of Journalism". or for download!

Jimmy Quag - Cool As Fans (Offical Video)

Cool As Fans Offical video : Dicrected by Jamil Novoa & Reece Mac
Peformed by Jimmy Quag @JimmySoFlyGuy
Starring Roѕzalιyn Rozay @_Love4Loyalty
The Cool Effect 2013 Moawgl Records.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pugs Atomz - Crabs (Official Video Dir. @HOTC_TV) #ReUp

Definitely a #ReUp #Post #Still #Dope #Though Heart of the City presents Pugs Atomz - Crabs produced by Dirty Dunnz
Scratches by DJ Alo. taken from Pugs Atomz "Back in the Go" EP

Edited by David Broughton

50 Cent - Financial Freedom (Official Music Video)

This was inspired by 10 year anniversary of GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN
I wrote the song so everytime i hear it it reminds me of it.
I wrote it the day before yesterday shot yesterday
it took me longer to find the beat than to actually write it.

I didnt shoot the 3rd verse for you to focus on the lyrics. no GIRLS, no JEWELRY, RAW ENERGY , its just me check it out!

#TGIF "Don't You Love When Its Pay Day" #DJNonStop #ClubEChicago #WGCI #HeavyHitters

#TGIF Missed out on a few things yesterday, so we gonna post today! Tonight I'm at Club E in Chicago spinning w/ B. Vax and the Legendary DJ Nonstop from WGCI's 105.5/Heavy Hitters!

Decided to reup on Nonstop's Throwback Thursdays #TBT post w/ a Classic mix tribute to Big Pun! R.I.P>

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Cypher Adikts 2 Year Anniversary Recap | STRIFE.TV

A recap of the 2 year anniversary of the Los Angeles Bboy Jam, Cypher Adikts, by Jeskilz and Ervin Arana.

Is Hip-Hop Bringing Down the Black Community? Snippet [The Dialogue One on One:Khalid White]

The Dialogue One on One featuring scholar, instructor & father, Khalid White. Full interview coming soon!

Khalid Akil White

Professor, Ethnic Studies & Umoja Program Coordinator at San Jose City College

Morehouse College 2002, BA Sociology Harvard University School of Education 2004, MA Adolescent Education UC Davis, Current Doctoral Candidate

9 years of professional experience in CA public education system (7 of which at the Community College level)

6 years of professional experience in San Mateo County (CA) juvenile probation department

2011-12 Male faculty of the year award @ SJ City College

"They say working with Black students is a challenge. It is assumed that our young men are the most challenging of the challenges. But, I love to be challenged. As a Black male, I can see the necessity of educating, empowering and cultivating our next generation of Black men."

Promoting Your Music Online (pt9): Creating Buzz For Your Release

Working on an album or mixtape and want its release to be successful? Here's a common sense video explaining some techniques for generating a buzz for your release.

For more information on the best days/times to release music on your social media, view this article:

#TBT EPMD :Unsung #HipHop #Classic

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Shawnna presents "The Big and Fat Tour"

Shawnna presents The Big and Fat Tour featuring Jada Fire coming to a city near you.

Contact Info:
Bigmike 510-329-3375
Juice 917-301-4415 or

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Chicago's rap scene has exploded in the last two years with talent and a common hunger for an alternative to the street lifestyle. One of the groups at the forefront of this movement has been Glory Boyz Entertainment, a.k.a. GBE, O-Block, OTF along with a host of other acronyms. Together they form one of the most powerful and important collectives the genre has seen to date.

At the first glance of any group member in GBE its easy to pass these youths off as troublesome and reckless, but it's their work ethic and dedication that has allowed them to change not only their mentality but the outlook of other chicago kids looking for something else to give their lives meaning.

"Everythings starting to get new, there weren't any real hot Chicago rappers. It aint just GBE now, there's a lot of other rappers, producers and video directors. It's like a big ol' industry. I see everybody feel like they can do something with their lives. They feel like they can accomplish something. They're lives are actually worth something."

With a long history of drug dealing, gun charges and heavy ties to the street, Fredo initially didnt take music seriously. He would continuosly push off studio sessions with numerous excuses and typical distractions. It wasnt until he saw how serious and focused his cousin Cheif Keef was about his craft that Fredo began to see music as an alternative hustle and focus. After his most recent arrest for illegal possession of a weapon, Fredo made a promise to himself to no longer take the opportunity for granted.

"When i was in jail just recently, a lot of people was writing me. They said Keef got this song "3Hunna" and Soulja Boy just did the remix. I said man when i get out I ain't gonna play around anymore, fuck that shit I'm going straight in... Soon as I got out I went to grab a fifth of Remy, a box of blunts and (I) went straight to Keef crib."

Chicago is a city packed with gangs which could unknowingly be seen as a direct cause to the high number of shootings and homicides in the city. Another potential correlation is that so much gang activity and affiliations can also affect the music scene as some gangs purposely don't listen to one another's music and rappers. Yet the GBE crew has been able to rise above the gang embargo and become a voice for the entire city. "I was listening to Bump J, (and) he's from Chicago, and he was different especially back in the days. Other gangs werent even listening to other gangs. He was a 4 Corner Hustler and the whole city of Chicago was listening to him. That's what makes us different (too), because everyone listens to us no matter the gang they're in or not."

With a career and a movement on the rise, Chief Keef's current imprisonment can be seen as a step back but Fredo reflects back on his time in prison and ironically relates to Keef's position with a positive outlook,

"100 percent I already know what he's going through and he knows it too ... He was just talking to me on the phone and now I'm talking to him and it's kinda weird. (In) Jail, you gonna learn from that more than anything. But when he get home were gonna turn up!"

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Markus Blex - Movin' Out

Markus Blex - Movin' Out

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Markus Blex performing Movin' Out on stage at Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul, MN
[Filmed by DownSpout Productions]

Asher Roth recording session for Chuck Inglish's Convertibles at Truth Studio

Shout out to Yuri Blaak, Thanks for submitting your video here on BHZLife Blog. Looking forward to doing business w/ you love. Truth.

<3Sheila V.

Make sure to check out Chuck Inglish's upcoming album "Convertibles" featuring Asher Roth. No Lie!  This gonna be hot!

Again, to submit your professional work, make sure to hit me up!

Sheila V.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cappadonna "Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre" 2-26-13 Webisode #3 RBC RECORDS Plus Show in Chicago

Before you get to the interview...Cappadonna is coming to the CHI! I will be opening up for him w/ MOOD SWANGZ! Peep the plugger!

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Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna gears up for the release of his 7th Solo studio album "Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre" February 26th on RBC RECORDS. Part 3 of this 3 part Web series address the Cappadonna's views on the current state of Hip-Hop, Favorite verses from his catalogue with the Wu-Tang Clan, the role of fashion in music, Cap's musical influences and much more!

Cappadonna "Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre" Tour Leg 1 February 18 - March 25th. Catch Cappadonna & The Wu-Tang Clan live at a festival near you this Summer!!!!!!!!!!

Puffed On Pride (Official Video):

For all PR requests please email Cappadonna bookings at


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

32th Annual Chicago Music Awards 2013 Best Reggae Entertainer - Devon Brown & Dub Dis (Plus List Of Winners)

32th Annual Chicago Music Awards 2013
What a great celebration! Thank you all for your support and attendance to 32nd Chicago Music Awards! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Your support of Chicago's diverse music is very much appreciated. Greetings for Martin International. Check back soon for more videos.


1. Pop Entertainer of the Year - Jeremih
2. R&B Entertainer of the Year - Jeremih
3. Best New Entertainer - Lil Lito
4. Best Female Vocalist - Syleena Johnson
5. Best Male Vocalist - John Blu
6. Best Reggaeton Entertainer - Guero Loco
7. Best Classical Entertainer - Rachel Barton Pine
8. Best Reggae Entertainer - Devon Brown & Dub Dis
9. Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer - Stacie Sandoval
10. Best Blues Entertainer - Sugar Blue
11. Most Popular Blues Club - Kingston Mines
12. Best Rock EntertaineR - Sami Grisafe
13. Best Jazz Entertainer - Greg Spero
14. Best Spoken Word/Poet - Malik Yusef
15. Best African Entertainer - Chicago Afrobeat Project
16. Comedian of the Year - Damon Williams
17. Best Latin Entertainer- Gueroloco
18. Best Gospel Entertainer - Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Baptist Church
19. Best Country/Western Entertainer - Cornmeal
20. Most Outstanding Dance Group - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
21. Best Hip Hop/Rap Entertainer - Twista
22. Best Polka Entertainer - Eddie Korosa Jr
23. Most Talented Kid (s) (Under 12yrs.) - Mae Ya Carter. Ryan
24. Most Talented Teen (s) (13-19yrs.) - Yung Star 25. Record Producer of the Year - Kanye West - G.O.O.D Music
26. Songwriter of the Year - J. Blu
27. Record Label of the Year - Twista
28. Most Popular Entertainment Club - The Shrine
29. Best Music Video Show (Tie 2 trophies) - Sam Sylk Show Urban Grind TV
30. Most Outstanding Band or Group - Sidewalk Chalk
31. Most Popular Music Radio - V-103 (102.7 FM)
32. Most Popular College Music Radio - WLUM 88.7

"University Of Hip Hop" Pt. 1-3 #GoodTimes (Filmed by Bboy Chilango (BRICKHEADZ)

The University of Hip Hop is no longer. This is sad for the culture but we will continue on and cherish the memories of the Temple.This is practice from the University of Hip Hop on 64th & Kedzie in Chicago ft. BRICKHEADZ and other crews in the city of Chicago.
Filmed and Edited by Bboy Chilango (BRICKHEADZ) #BHZLife




"We will remember our Temple University of Hip Hop" - Bboy Chilango (BRICKHEADZ) #BHZLife

DJ Semi Gets A Piece of J Dilla's Record Collection (R.I.P. Jay Dee)

"I consider this one of the greatest things I have and will ever own. Thank you to Maureen Yancee (Madukes) and the J Dilla Foundation for giving us fans and fellow musicians a chance at owning something so incredible." - DJ Semi

The J Dilla Tribute Show Announcement!

Audibly Nutritious, Sweet Soul Music and Make Believe Recordings Present: The J Dilla Tribute Show!!! Join us at House Of Loom for our second annual J Dilla Tribute Show! We've brought back some of our close friends to pay respects to one of the best Hip Hop producers we've heard in our lifetime. We do this by having the performers reinterpret their original songs over Dilla's classic beats.

Live Performances from:

- Midtown Marauders w/ The DillaGents
- Dirty Diamonds
- Scky Rei
- Op2mus
- Dollar Bill
- DJ Nater Smith

Starting at 8 P.M. we will be showing a series of short documentaries from his friends and family discussing Dilla's work and his legacy through the years. Also, The good folks at Pedits Pastry will be providing a variety of Donuts to satisfy your senses while viewing.

All profits received at the door will go to The J Dilla Foundation which was created by Dilla's Mother, Maureen Yancey to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula. Find more information at

$5 entry / 8pm-2am / 21+ / 1012 S 10 St

J Dilla Bio:

James DeWitt Yancey aka J. Dilla was a Hip Hop producer from Detroit, Michigan who studied under the great Amp Fiddler (Parliament Funkadelic) and went on to become one of hip hop's biggest influences producing tracks with Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, D' Angelo, Common, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, Madlib, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Bilal, and many more.

In 2003, Dilla was diagnosed with TTP which led to Lupus, a condition wherein the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. In 2006, Dilla spent his final months in the hospital where he produced his 3rd solo album entitled "Donuts" which was released on February 7th, 2006 before passing away 3 days later at the age of 32. Donuts became a sonic landmark in the hip hop community. recently gave the reissue of the album a perfect rating of 10/10, saying "It's a widely praised favorite for so many people, and yet there's something about Donuts that feels like such an intensely personal statement. Even attempting to engage with it objectively, setting aside the direct experience of the man who made it, doesn't entirely break through its mystique".

Listen & Purchase some of Dilla's music @

Video by Miguel Cedillo Media with Daniel Thompson III

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Rockboy K9 - Team Dope (Official Video)

Shot By @Adotphotography
Directed By @Rockboy K9
Music video by Rockboy K9 performing Team Dope / Ghost (Dirty). © 2013 LOAF X ARTCLB


Cash Hollistah ft. Sean C. Johnson"goRilla." (Official Music Video)

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Filmed and Edited by Josh Hernandez for Imprimis Media,
co-directed by Cash Hollistah.
Filmed in Wichita, KS. #savednotsoft. (EP) released 3.26. on Unlabeled Music.

Chance The Rapper - "Family" (ft. Vic Mensa & Sulaiman)(@Bottom Lounge)(Chicago)

Chance The Rapper performs "Family" with Vic Mensa, Sulaiman, and special guest Nico Segal of Kids These Days, at Bottom Lounge in Chicago on 2/2/2013.

Sasha Go Hard - Damn (Prod. by DIPLO)(Round 3 Mixtape)

Sasha Go Hard - Damn (Prod. by DIPLO)
This is the track 'Damn' from Sasha Go Hard's latest mixtape, titled 'Round 3', released on February 4th, 2013.

Track List:

1. Damn (Prod. By Diplo)
2. Bringing Heat (Prod. By Absolut P)
3. Bet I Ride (Prod. By Tony Roche of Odd Couple)
4. Pretty Fly (Prod. By Absolut P)
5. Kill Bill Feat. Kreayshawn (Prod. By Block on Da Trakk)
6. Blow My Mind (Prod. By Absolut P)
7. Pornstar Feat . I.L Will (Prod. By IzzeTheProducer)
8. I Get (Prod. By Block On Da Trakk)
9. No Time (Prod. By Tony Roche of Odd Couple)
10. To The Girls Feat. Le1f (Prod. By Block on Da Trakk)
11. You Ain't Gotta Like Me (Prod. By URBOYBLACK)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Chance The Rapper - Fu%k You Tahm Bout

Directed, shot, and edited by Austin Vesely (

OneTwoKnow - Sometimes It Never Happens

Ran into one of my boys, One TwoKno's, beautiful beats on Soundcloud and wanted to share it w/ all of you.

Sheila V.

Chance the Rapper - "22 Offs" (Official Video)

Directed, shot, and edited by Austin Vesely (

Lights and composites by Elijah Alvarado

WGCI Morning Riot: Jeremih, Tyrese, Rev Run, Bill Bellamy

Definitely feeling what Tyrese is saying...You have to keep it fresh and fun...

Jeremiah, Tyrese, Rev Run, And Bill Bellamy Visit WGCI Morning Riot January 31, 2013.

Jeremiah Premiers New Single "All The Time" Ft Lil Wayne
Tyrese And Rev Run talk about new book "Manology" Releases February 5, 2013
Bill Bellamy talks appearance/performance at comedy Improve Show held in Chicago.

Epic The Grand -Overture (Official Video)

Epic The Grand- Overture]


Epic drops the visuals to his tribute to the "Boom-Bap" of the 80s and 90s, "Overture."
This video is directed by abe Easy of Rolston Rye.


-Written and Performed, (Beat Produced): Epic-
-Produced: abe Easy (Rolston Rye)-

Matlock - Nasty (JLTV'S Hot 16 video series)

JLTV Presents a Chicago Legend Matlock (FlyPig) Week 6 Of Hot 16's Video Series!! Shot and Edited by K-mind..

Yancey Boys - "The Throwaway" feat. Frank Nitt Produced by J Dilla

The long awaiting album, J. Dilla's "From The Lost Scroll Vol.1," will finally be released tomorrow,
Jan. 15, 2013. Imma give you guys a little taste of what's to come w/ Yancey Boys - "The Throwaway" featuring Frank Nitt and produced by R.I.P J. Dilla.

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Directed by: Josh Polon
Concept by: Frank Nitt and Illa J
Produced by: Rick Ross, Josh Polon, Ryan Maxey
Edited by: Peter Dean
Director of Photography: Ryan Maxey
B-Camera: Josh Polon
Titles: Ryan Maxey

Available on iTunes:

Edo G - Done Talking - Prod. Oh No (Intelligence & Ignorance)

Still In The Game - Old School Hip Hop Street 90'S Beat

Produced by Mixla Production™
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Brickheadz at Collaboraction Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology

Vibin' out w/ the crew...second show of the day...Gotta get my stamina back...didn't really do much for this show, I noticed (BRICKHEADZ ft. Waka, Evol, T2, Shorty Brick, Freddy and I (Shon Roka)...

Button ft.Angel Gittens - Life Ain't So Easy (Official Video)

Song about the struggles of today, life ain't so easy! Written and Produced by (Button) in 2010. Video filmed and edited by Button & IWasHere Imaging in 2012! Ahmad Jamal and Richard Evans also blessed me with Production help! Couple legends make this one legendary! Peace!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Heartbreakers and LifeTakers | Zenfull Promo

UP Art Studio, an urban art studio, presents "Heartbreakers and Life Takers", day two of an "All Heartbreak Weekend", and the fourth in a series of monthly, grassroots, pop-up street art shows emphasizing local, regional, and national graffiti, street art, and contemporary urban artists. Admission is free and always open to the public at the studio.

Day one of the "All Heartbreak Weekend" will be presented by BBC/MADSOUNDS and is titled Tha' Scenario: Re-UP "I Heart Hip Hop" Edition, a grown up hip hop night for grown ups that love hip hop and all of its elements. Tha' Scenario is the brainchild of Craig 'bbc' Long and Djmadsounds, and has been running since 2005. Tha' Scenario incorporates video DJing and live art by Tha' Scenario Arts Crew. "The ''I Heart Hip Hop'' show is our yearly showcase where we show love to the culture we love and all of its four elements," says Craig 'bbc' Long. For this show sounds will be provided by BBC and Madsounds, and will incorporate special guest DJ J. Salaam (''Soular'' Grooves / Soul Clap). Tha' Scenario: Re-UP "I Heart Hip Hop" Edition is taking place at Underdogs Sports Pub located at 4213 Washington Avenue from 9 pm to 2 am on Friday, February 15, 2013.

Day two of the "All Heartbreak Weekend", titled "Heartbreakers and Life Takers", is presented by and taking place at UP Art
Studio located at 6521 N. Main Street in the Sunset Heights on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 2 pm to 10 pm and will feature:
• A gallery show (from 2 -- 10 pm),
• An art market (from 2 pm until dark),
• Live mural painting,
• Food truck, Carino Taco Truck (Viva La Tacovolucion)
• A live rap performance by Chicago's WermOne of the 312 crew, and
• A live DJ performance and light show by DJ Freddy B with Ricky Sauce in the mix.
Additionally, a portion of the show's proceeds will go to Team in Training marathon runner Dru Rey who will be raising money for the marathon in Mexico City on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For this show, murals will be painted by:
• Featured artist Zen Full,
• WermOne 312 crew from Chicago who will be performing live and promoting his new rap album "Off Da Hook",
• Nicky Davis representing his brand The Dark Forest,
• Ana María,
• Christian Navarrete,
• Angel Quesada, and
• a mural collaboration between graffiti kings The One Lee and Cease.

These artists will also have art and merchandise available for sale, as will many other graffiti, street art, and contemporary urban artists including: 2:12, Daniel Anguilu, Briks, Roberto Butler (KillaBalistiks), Calm Hound, Felipe Contreras, Dre Forgotten Clothing, Abbie Drue Designs, Empire INS, Andy Grotfeldt, Paty Lennon, Lauren McManus, Jesus Omar Ochoa (AWRE), The Popes: Beau & Jessica Pope, Yamin & Sid Rebel, Jessica Rice, Michael C. Rodriguez, Shreddi, Joseph Walker, and Wiley Robertson.

"Heartbreakers & Life Takers" is the fourth event which UP Art Studio (a temporary artist space donated by an anonymous patron who believes in supporting all facets of the arts) is promoting and will continue these events on a monthly basis with help from local sponsorship including Karbach Brewing Co., Joe's Car Wash on Montrose, DJ Freddy B (, Davis Hardware, and Aztec Clinic Research.

"Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology" In Rehearsal (Launch Party Tonight ft. BRICKHEADZ)

CHICAGO -- Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology is a timely new theatrical reaction to Chicago's history of violent crime and a call to discover what it might take to create lasting change in our city.

The show, a Collaboraction world premiere conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley, couples nonfiction source material such as interviews, articles, and online comments with three true Chicago crimes to raise critical questions surrounding segregation, poverty, the news media, popular culture, and our numbness to it all.

Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology, will run Feb. 14 -- March 10, 2013 at Collaboraction on the 3rd floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park. Press Opening is Monday, February 18 at 7pm. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 7 pm. No show Thursday, Feb. 21. There is an added Industry Night Monday, March 4 at 7 pm. Tickets are $25; $15 for students, educators and industry. Purchase tickets online at or call 312.226.9633. Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology will run approximately 75 minutes, followed each night by a facilitated discussion. The show is recommended for ages 15 and up due to violence and mature content.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Graffiti Heaven IP

Something nice for you guys to look at on this fine Friday evening ;) TGIF

Feel free to contact me if you trying to get some footage on BHZLife Blog. Peace and Humble beginnings...

Sheila V.
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Rakim Interview - HNHH Exclusive (In Chicago)(The Shrine)

HNHH talks with the legendary Rakim in Chicago where he shares his insight on hip-hop.

All your hip hop music, videos and news:

Brought to you by: SÄRO
Interviewed by: Jeff Baraka
Filmed by: Cam Be
Edited by: Terrence Jones

Common & J. Period - The Next Chapter [Still Love H.E.R.] #TGIF