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.