Thursday, December 3, 2009
“Stormy” blends Rashid Hadee's soulful interpretations along with Pugs Atomz evocative lyrical imagery to create an elemental integration that juxtaposes humor and intuition. Hadee and Atomz meld their unique and acclaimed styles to reign their own brand of musical understandings of love, life, and hip-hop. Guest vocals are kept to a minimum (Von Pea drops in on "Hand on the bible") and production is mostly by the hands of Hadee, with help from Grant Parks, Race, Hakeem, Fathom 9, Ram Nation, Tall Black Guy, and Duro. Recorded between 2007 and 2009 take a walk into the world of twoof Chicago’s brightest, welcome to the “Stormy” LP.
Steal it HERE.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Chicago Hip-Hop super group The United Centa (Mick Luter, Big Wiz, Rasheed Hadee & Que Billah) drops by our studios to talk about how they formed and what to expect from them in the near future.
Monday, October 26, 2009
The one and only Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles stops by our studios and takes us through his career from the early days with Supreme Force and the Flavor Unit to working with legends like Krs One and Dj Premier.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Hip Hop lost another pioneer today as founder of 'Rap Attack' Mr. Magic passed away today from a heart attack.
'Rap Attack', which debuted on WBLS-FM (New York) in 1983 and featured Marly Marl and Tyrone 'Fly Ty' Williams, was responsible for giving many hip hop legends their first radio airplay and lending mainstream credibility to Hip-Hop music in its early years.
The fact is, there would be no Hip Hop Project radio show if it wasn't for Mr. Magic and people like him. We are truly in debt to him and his contributions. Every show we have ever done has been in many ways a tribute to him, so we will continue the mission of playing quality hip hop music on the radio and spreading the message to as many people as possible.
R.I.P. Mr. Magic
Dj Premier said this earlier today:
"True hip hop heads know that his history is so long due to him being the first rap mixshow to ever be on commercial radio on New York’s WBLS (107.5) with Marley Marl and Fly Ty in 1982-1984. Then went on to to WHBI in October 1984 and then back to WBLS in 1985 and WDAS in Philly. Simultaneously he paved the way for all radio stations that ever did mixshows and also sparked the career of Boogie Down Productions due to the ids he showed when they came to shop their demo to him and was turned away which then sparked “South Bronx” and “The Bridge Is Over”. He was known for his direct and sarcastic attitude on the air and every artist wanted his approval when it came to breaking new records. He even had songs dedicated to him by the legendary Whodini (”Mr. Magic’s Wand”) which was surprisingly produced by one of my favorite artists, Thomas Dolby.
Shouts out to Marley Marl & Fly Ty for the correct information on this. Rest in Peace Mr. Magic. -DJ Premier"
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Shouts to Cormega and the whole Legal Hustle fam. Here it is, our collaboration with Cormega to commemorate the release of his newest album 'Born and Raised' which hits stores October 20th. The album features production from Dj Premier, Pete Rock, Large Pro, Lil Fame and more.
'Urban Legend' is a mixtape featuring some of Cormega's finest work (including freestyles, rarities, b-sides & more). Grab it for a limited time, and cop that album when it drops!
Steal Urban Legend Mixtape HERE.
1. Fresh ft PMD, Grand Puba, KRS One, Big Daddy Kane
2. Forever ft Main Flow
3. Dirty Game Interlude
5. Dirty Game
5. Take Mine
6. Rap Game ft Little Brother
7. Get It ft Lake
8. Radiant Jewels ft Raekwon, Sean Price
9. Three ft Prodigy
10. Thun and Kicko ft Prodigy
11. U Crazy ft The Beatnuts
12. Propane Piff ft Agallah
13. Back Against the Wall ft Royce Da 5’9
14. The Come Up ft Large Professor
15. Fallen Soldiers (Alternate Mix)
16. Journey Interlude
18. We Gon Buck ft Capone N Noreaga, Lake
19. Get It In Interlude
20. Get It In (Freestyle)
21. Money (Freestyle)
22. What Did I Do
23. Professional Style ft AZ, Nature
24. Use Mad Clips ft Styles P
25. Break Bread ft Tragedy Khadafi
26. No Holding Back ft AZ
27. What the Deal ft KL, Blaq Poet
28. What’s Your Poison ft Mobb Deep
29. Loyalty ft KL, Blaq Poet
30. Top 10 (Live from DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Out of Control”)
31. Millie (Freestyle)
32. Who Can I Trust ft Lil Wayne
33. It’s Like ft J Love, Mayhem
34. Maybach Music (Freestyle)
35. Last of A Dying Breed (Freestyle)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Hip Hop lost a legend earlier today as legendary Dj Roc Raida passed away. Details of his death have yet to be confirmed but reports say it was due to complications of a spinal injury.
Roc Raida was one of the founding members of the world famous X-Ecutioners (formerly X-Men/Ill Insanity) DJ Crew. Roc Raida won numerous awards in the field of turntablism including 1995 DMC World Championship.
We will be paying tribute to him tonight on the radio show, and if you're in NYC on October 22nd, there will be a benefit concert at BB Kings for his family.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This is some craziness that our guy Rashid Hadee sent us last night.
Steal it HERE.
Don't forget to grab Rashid Hadee & Cosm Roks 'A Change Gon Come' Mixtape (on the right of the page).
Heres the press release:
Honest Management presents the latest mixtape opus by the incomparable Rashid Hadee entitled Chopped Not Screwed Vol.1: 808’s & Hadee. Known as the go to producer of Chicago when you want that good ole soulful boom bap, Rashid Hadee has decided to pay homage to the home team on the first installment of his Chopped Not Screwed mixtape series. With lyricism that has garnered as much love and respect as his production Rashid Hadee shares with you his interpretation of an album he simply feels is honest (no pun intended). If you wonder why he chose 808’s to “chop not screw” instead of one of the more openly loved releases from Kanye’s college themed trilogy, Hadee will simply tell you “because 808’s & Heartbreak is pure genius!” Most would believe he’s on an obvious hometown bias trip but the commonalities of both artists are evident as well as the struggle so as a producer/rapper Hadee feels he relates to as well as understands the mind of Mr. West. Chopped Not Screwed keeps the features to a minimum, sharing mic time with a couple of members from his Chapter 13 crew (Augustine & Melatone), Decay of The Molemen and Chicago veterans Pugs Atomz and The Primeridian. Rashid Hadee has produced entire projects for internationally respected pioneering Chicago acts Abstract Mindstate, Thaione Davis and the aforementioned Pugs Atomz as well as his own debut Neblina Records release entitled Dedication but Chopped Not Screwed Vol.1: 808’s & Hadee is about the artistic expression of the producer and the rapper. For more on Rashid Hadee, visit: www.myspace.com/rashidhadee.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Hip Hop Project & Shady Records proudly present:
"Fresh Out the Box: The Best of Bobby Creekwater"
Mixed by Dj Monky & Cosm Roks
The Hip Hop Project has now officially put its stamp all over the map. In 2006, The Hip Hop Project released "Street Triumph" with Freddie Foxxx and Dj Premier (NYC) followed up by "Resume" with Stricklin (Milwaukee). Shortly after in 2007, those releases were followed up by "Stormwatch" with Evidence of Dilated Peoples (L.A.). Now in 2009, The Hip Hop Project has brought it's Chicago to Atlanta to bring you "Fresh out the Box: The Best of Bobby Creekwater". For the past four years, Bobby Creekwater has solidified his bid to become the new "King of the South" with the release of several mixtape projects and his EP series entitled "The B.C. Era". Bobby Creek is one of the few artists of our generation to provide the perfect balance of street antems with conscious reminders of real life situations. The 'Fresh out the Box" mixtape provides the rare opportunty to showcase the best of what Bobby Creekwater has to offer so far. The project is mixed by The Hip Hop Project's own Dj Monky and Cosm Roks. The mix features cameos and production from Eminem, Obie Trice, Alchemist, Stat Quo, Ca$his, and many more. Even though this is "The Best of Bobby Creekwater", the best is really yet to come. Bobby Creekwater plans to release his first major studio album this fall. The mix will be available for free download for a limited time beginning NOW with a hard copy release to follow later this summer.
2. Bobby Creek
3. International Player's Anthem Freestyle (ft Bohagon, Jimmy Swagger, Charlie Hustle)
5. I Don’t Know My Name
6. Big Buildings
7. BC Era
8. I Still Love Her
9. All I Do
10. Guess Who's Back
11. Crack A Bottle (Remix) (ft Cashis, Eminem)
12. Big Brother Freestyle
13. There He Is
14. Cry Now Remix (ft Obie Trice, Kuniva, Cashis, Stat Quo)
15. Master of Ceremony
16. Trying to Make It (ft Stat Quo, Sandman)
18. OJ Simpson
19. Acid Rain
20. Throw Da Duece
21. Chec Chec
23. Fuckin' Up My Cool
24. Until Next Time (Outro)
25. Bye Bye
Download it HERE
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
It's going down! Saturday August 1st! We're celebrating The Groove Temple's 10th anniversary, and because of this, we'll be broadcasting LIVE from the Silver Room! We want all of our listeners to come and see us do what we do best!
Silver Room is located at 1442 N. Milwaukee in the heart of Wicker Park.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
It's Finally Here! The mixtape that was shelved for over 2 years is available for the first time, and its FREE.
Download it Here.
The evocative nature of soul music seduces our mind's eye and like an unrequited fantasy it perpetually titillates our imagination. Soul music can be our gateway to a distinct voyeurism, where we marvel at
the spectacle of baselines convalescing with drums. Soul music speaks a tongue that unites the divisive and allows us to share in the celebration of triumphs and commiserate in the melancholy of heartbreak.
This summer, Hip-Hop Project DJ Cosm Roks anoints listeners with a myriad of soul classics from soul pioneers Willie Hutch, Bobby Womack, The Isley Brothers, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Paul, Gil Scott Heron, Curtis Mayfield and many more.
2. Graham Nash - Chicago
3. Bobby "Blue" Bland - Aint No Love In the Heart of the City
4. Bobby Womack - Womans Gotta Have it
5. Isley Brothers - Footsteps in the Dark
6. Timmy Thomas - Sexy Woman
7. George Jackson - Aretha, Sing One for Me
8. Curtis Mayfield - Give me your Love
9. Roy Ayers - Searchin’
10. Carol Douglas - We Do it
11. Jean Plum - Here I Go Again
12. George Duke - Reach for It
13. Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away
14. Parliament - All Your Goodies are Gone
15. Barry White - Playing Your Game, Baby
16. Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Since I found my Baby
17. Lowrell - Mellow Right On
18. Teddy Pendergrass - Close the Door
19. Windy City Interlude
20. Funkadelic - I’ll Stay
21. A Clockwork Orange Interlude
22. Billy Paul - Let the Dollar Circulate
23. Ann Peebles - I'm Gonna Tear your Playhouse Down
24. Syl Johnson - I Hear the Love Chimes
25. The Trammps - Rubberband
26. Gil Scott Heron - Home is Where the Hatred is
27. Tommy Youngblood - Tobacco Road
28. Baby Huey - Hard Times
29. The Enticers - Thief
30. Rick James - Mary Jane
31. Ernie Hines - Our Generation (Straighten it Out)
32. The Gap Band - Outstanding
33. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
34. Surface - Happy
35. William Bell - Yesterday I Lied, Today I Cried
36. Menahan Street Band - Make the Road by Walking
37. Willie Hutch - Tell Me Why Our Love Has Turned Cold
Monday, July 6, 2009
Molemen artist Scheme drops by our Rogers Park studios to talk about his new EP entitled "The Manifesto", which is in stores now. It's available for free online if you can find it, but we encourage you to purchase it. Listen to snippets during the interview.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Rapper Big Pooh spoke to us about his latest project "The Delightful Bars". Pooh tells us how he plans on following up his debut classic "Sleepers" and what it's like writing an intro song for a superstar baseball player.
Listen Here (Right Click & Save as if need be).