Murder To Excellence: Life & Hip Hop In Chicago (Documentary)

Part 1 The channel formerly known as Black Entertainment Television aired a documentary on the current musical renaissance, if you will, Chicago is experiencing, as well as the city's more negative aspects. Check out the entire thing up top and down bottom.

Add-2 - Chicago Kids (All That I Got Is You)

[youtube=] The above video is of the fatal beating of 16-year-old Derrion Albert. Not posted for visual enjoyment (or crude jokes) but rather to see if any of ya'll can help identify any of the people allegedly involved. Please call Area Two of the Chicago Police Dept. at 312-747-8272. I wanted to send this song

Mayer Hawthorne - Live In Chicago (Video)

[youtube=] Stones Throws' newest talent, Mayer Hawthorne, graced the Windy City with an hour long set, performing tracks off his debut, A Strange Arrangement. Among the cuts found on his album, he also performed a few covers of some soul classics and a reggae version of Just Ain't Gonna Work Out which you will find

Common Speaks on Progressing As An Artist, Kanye, etc (Video)

[youtube=] Common speaks on progressing as an artist, growing up in cottage grove, Kanye, Lupe, Twista, Chicago house music, and the Bears. This interview is from the Hard Knock archives but new to the interwebs! Check out for Common Part 1. Common speaks on Finding Forever, hitting the gym, children’s books, and much more.

Consequence Live in Chicago (Video)

I posted KiD CuDi & Common's performance earlier today, now Consequence (along with GLC & Really Doe) hits the stage at the Sprite Green RSVP Gallery in Chicago. G.O.O.D. Music was definitely in the building. The Cons brought out GL and Really D. Williams for a live performance of Disperse before going into The Good,

KiD CuDi & Common Live in Chicago (Video)

Performing Make Her Say, The People, Resurrection & The Corner... Last night in Chicago, Sprite Green hosted the opening of RSVP Gallery, which is the brand new art gallery/boutique brought to you by Marc Moran, Don C and Virgil Abloh. The event was sponsored by Sprite Green and G.O.O.D. Music, and the whole city was

Jay-Z Live in Chicago (Video)

[youtube=] It's currently 4:30 in the morning and for some god forbid reason I'm still up! So I guess I'll make a post before I bang my head against the wall repeatedly. Some footage of Hov live in Chicago at an invite-only Samsung Summer Krush show. Above is Run This Town & D.O.A. and after

Add-2 - Tale Of Two's City v.3: The Rise & Fall (Artwork x Tracklist)

Dopeboyz & dopegirlz... we are just one day away from the release of one of the dopest projects of the year. Tomorrow the dopehouse (and okayplayer) will be dropping off the latest effort from Chicago's Add-2! How people are still sleeping on this dude is beyond me. I promise though... after one listen you will

Juice - FSD Interview x Go Ill Freestyle (Video)

[youtube=] FakeShoreDrive catches up with (the real) Juice to talk about a variety of topics. From his career and history in the game, other freestyle emcees (Supernatural, etc), the different definitions of "freestyle" to his "beef" with Rhymefest. And while were at it, check the radio freestyle where he took some shots at The Game

GLC x Mikkey Halsted

Nope... no collab on this post. Just new new joints from the Chicago reps. The Mikkey joint marks the third leak from Da G & Da Rock's Iron Sharpens Iron mixtape. While GLC links up with Crucial Conflict's Cold Hard for a new joint off his upcoming mixtape, Respect My Come Up, which will be

Jay-Z - MJ Tribute x Live in Chicago (Video)

Here goes more footage from Hov's show in Chicago. Above he pays homage to Michael Jackson before leading into Can I Live. Then after the jump you can catch him performing PSA, Money Ain't a Thang, Where I'm From, etc.

Scheme (Molemen) - The Manifesto EP [Instrumentals x A Capellas]

A few weeks back I posted the latest effort from Chicago's Scheme. I really feel it got overlooked, but that won't stop the grind. While we wait for his next project (with RubyHornet & 2DopeBoyz) he wanted to let loose of the instrumentals and a capellas of the EP. Just a little something for ya'll