Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sole & DJ Pain 1 | Sludge Factorie (V8 & Morbidly-O-Beats) ft. DJ Ambideckstriks | Empty Bottle September 11, 2014

Death Drive is a collision of two very distinct worlds; the scorched earth of indie rap legend, Sole, and the concrete jungles of certified platinum producer, DJ Pain 1. 'Death Drive' combines modern pop/rap aesthetics with the political edge reminiscent of hip-hop classics such as “Fear Of A Black Planet". The album is set for release on June 10th 2014, with Spin recently premiering the searing album cut "Coal" (also available on Soundcloud here). Sole & DJ Pain1 utilize the golden era hip-hop approach of a rapper and DJ without employing gimmicks or trappings of more formulaic two-turntables-and-a-mic unions. Cross-pollination between mainstream music and the underground has been happening for years, but it's unique alliance when two personalities like these lock up for a collaboration, let alone for an entire album. In a period of human history where critical music is absent from the airwaves, this is true resistance music.


BRICKHEADZ | Pritzker Park | August 1st, 2014

Chicago Loop Alliance: BRICKHEADZ Live Pritzker Park

The park, which was recently reimagined by the Chicago Park District, is conveniently located at the south end of the State Street corridor, in the intersection of several Loop universities and the Harold Washington Library. Chicago Loop Alliance has filled the park with blue tables and chairs and will be maintaining the space daily through its Clean Team program.

Enjoy this Friday Summer Time Weather and watch your favorite Chicago Breakin' Crew

perform w/ Official BRICKHEADZ DJ

From 11:30am - 1:00pm

Picture Cirque De Soleil crashing a fight between Bruce Lee and James Brown, interrupted by a musical dissertation on the wonders of physics. There is no better way to get a crowd’s attention than with Chicago’s most acclaimed breakdancing crew, the Brickheadz. Spinning, hopping, and sliding on hands, head shoulders and elbows, and all while rocking the beat of the music—dance doesn’t get better than this. The beat drops, hands clap, and insanity ensues. A guy comes out, leaps on to one hand, spins backward onto the other, spins five times on that hand, drops to his head, ten more spins, followed by an array of indescribable, flipping, bouncing, whirling and acrobatic contortionism, which he stops on a dime in an impossible looking pose which he holds long enough for someone to ask “what the @#$% is that!?!” It’s the BRICKHEADZ, and following the first dancer, are up to twenty others with their own unique styles in which to make you wet your pants. This is a performance.

Watching solo after solo, audiences are convinced they have landed in an unchartered universe. Just when this new matrix reality to which the audience is introduced begins to seem somewhat believable, the performance elevates to the next level. The dancers synchronize and interweave their cringe-producing combinations and flow into choreography crisp enough for Radio City Music Hall. “Where am I? Who is that?”

The BRICKHEADZ—defying gravity and riding the curves of space since 1985. They have traveled to nearly every state in the U.S. and been flown nationally and internationally to compete in breakdancing competitions. The crew has performed at Lollapalooza, danced with KRS One, opened for Pharoahe Monch, demonstrated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and been hired by Mayor Daley. The crew has also performed at gallery openings, block parties, street festivals, movie releases, store openings and more personal events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties and bar/bat mitzvahs to name a few.

Members of the Brickheadz, teach and perform, throughout Chicagoland and beyond, maintaining an unparalleled professionalism in the art of breakdancing/bboying. What better way to thrill your quests and ignite your party than with a performance by Chicago’s number one breakdancing crew.

PLUTO vs VINZ | Yalta Summer Jam 2014 | Special 1on1 |

Yalta Summer Jam 2014 Special 1on1 (1/8 Final)
Pluto (Ruffneck Attack) vs Vinz (Back2school)

Winner: Vinz (Back2school)

Common Talks J. Dilla Regrets, Battling Kanye & Chicago Hardship

Common sat down with Rikki Martinez to talk his new album 'Nobody's Smiling', battling Kanye, his biggest regret when it comes to J Dilla and so much more.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#HelloHipHop | JR BLAC Second Wind | Release Party

21 +
$ 7 at the door


Performances by:

Vic Spencer
JR Blac
Auggie the 9th
Nathan Knew

Music by DJ's Shon Roka & DJ Earn Money

Our mission is to re-introduce you to a sense of culture in the Hip Hop scene in Chicago by bringing you events that feature polished veterans, up & coming talent & everyone in between. We are dedicated to connecting a diverse crowd of people, so we can all build ... Oh yeah and we wanna party !

If you would like to perform or DJ at a future event we would prefer that you come out to one of our events and experience what we do but you can also send an email with a press kit or links to music video to HelloHipHop@ymail

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Lana Del Rey | Ultraviolence | Official Music Video

Here it is, the much anticipated and haunting new video, made entirely on iPhone (!), for the title track from Lana Del Rey's smash LP 'Ultraviolence' out now via Interscope/Polydor. Order your copy:

Get "Ultraviolence" on iTunes here:

Guuru Sagod | In Music We Trust | Dir. By @bazookafilms77 | Prod. By @dfuknb

The Cypher Effect Featured Video:

Guuru Sagod | In Music We Trust | Dir. By @bazookafilms77 | Prod. By @dfuknb

The Cypher Effect is a JDS FILMS Production 2014