You've been seein' The Boy Illinois make some waves in Rip's weeklypicks this past month, and those well-received previews are set to appear as part of The Memoirs of Gilbert Gaston - the GWHH-sponsored mixtape that's dropping in full tomorrow! Today, Illi dropped the artwork and as you can see, Gowhere's got that stamp of approval in the passport. Fresh concept for the artwork, which the music is certainly going to follow. #MOGG
UPDATE III: The final artwork is now above - and the mixtape is available NOW here!
I'm back at it with my Top 5 Songs of The Week. This week is was pretty easy for me for some reason, I listened to all the songs and these 5 jumped out at me right away. So that being said lets get to the list.
I know I don't put these in any type of order but this song is my number one song of the week, and I might add it to next week's list just because it's that damn cold. Alicia and Maxwell are two of the most amazing singers of our generations and them together just furthered that belief for me.
Big Boi did it again. So far from the songs that have dropped from Big Boi he has taken full advantage of the features he has. T.I. and Ludacris killed this, the beat is hard as hell, Big Boi did his things as usual, and he even added a thought provoking sample at the end. 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' is going to NICE.
T.I. is a two time winner this week. It's hard to see any song with Andre 3000 on it not being in the top songs of the week, and I am not going to test that theory. T.I. spit a solid verse and 3k did something that he doesn't often do by letting us into his personal life when mentioning the apologizes to his mother, Big Boi, and "Baby Mother".
The Dream to me is real hit or miss. I really liked his first album but hated his second. This song reminds me of the music from his first album so I'm hoping this album will continue down this path and be a hit overall.
So that's this weeks list from me hope you all enjoy. Always feel free to comment with your thoughts and opinions. Til next week, two fingers to the side(that's peace to you don't get it).
Off Illi's next project, The Memoirs of Gilbert Gaston, comes a fresh new release entitled, "Passport Playa." A hella smooth Coopac produced groove to vibe to as you ride out and enjoy the night. Stream and snag above, but be sure to let us know....
Who's looking forward to the release of The Memoirs of Gilbert Gaston, and why?
Tonight we have another dope GWHH-sponsored event going down in Chicago as Sub-T is the place to be for an entertaining mix of live hip hop to be on display. E-Train, now residing in L.A., will bring his electro-hip hop stylings back to his hometown, and he'll be accompanied by a couple of my favorite up and coming lyricists from Chicago: Young General & The Boy Illinois. "Holly-Go" starts at 9 so don't be late!
So for those who don’t me I’m RiP and I’ve been with Gowhere for about a year now blogging. For those familiar with the site every now and again Tibs might post a song and add somewhere in the post *Tibs Fav. so we came up with idea that we all should do something similar. So every Tuesday I’m going to be posting RiP’s Favs from the previous week. They aren’t going to be in any particular order, but are just my favorite’s songs that were posted on the site that I think you all should definitely be giving a second listen. So with that being said here are my favorite tracks from the past week.
Off of his next project The Memoirs Of Gilbert Gaston which is set to drop early December, Illi gives us one of his most catchy songs to date. Production on this is really solid as usual from Rel Elite, but as the song says I’m not trying to say 2 much.
Big Boi in my opinion is one of the most under appreciated artists in hip-hop, and his verse on this song and the song period is another example of this. The beat is crazy, A$AP Rocky killed the first verse, and I find myself looking forward to another Big Boi album.
I haven't always been a fan of J. Cole, but once I did become one he hasn't had to many misses in my opinion. The song has a real somber vibe to but I still found myself nodding my head hard as hell and I think you all will to.
I'm not completely sold on The Weeknd yet, I loved House of Balloons but wasn't really feeling his other two releases that much. This song is very much down the lines of House of Balloons. His album Trilogy dropped today so make sure to go grab that.
Lastly is the beautiful Alicia Keys. Its really hard to go wrong with adding a Alicia Keys track to any list of top songs. She is really coming back strong and this song is only furthering that. If this "Brand New" Alicia Keys is anything like the old one then we can expect some crazy music from her in the future. Shout Out to Swizzy just cause.
I'll be posting this list every Tuesday (hopefully) so please feel free to comment with any disagreements and/or suggestions. If I don't get to your comments on here make sure to hit me up on the twitter. Peace
Check out the fresh slideshow above illustrating the fusion of artist, brand, and media as we have opened our office doors for a variety of national and local Chicago artists, and gifted them free hats and gear from one of our sponsors — New Era!
Plus! I'm also bringing back a hilarious video we did with GLC when we gifted him some Chicago New Era lids and a Dallas Mavericks one that he rocked in the "Mack On, Mack Strong" video, directed by our own Terrence Jones. Ism!
Groove Series Presents: Open Mike Eagle and Friends
Open Mike Eagle, The Boy Illinois, BRKF$T Club, Vic Spencer, Julian Malone, Calez, Milo, Denmark
Thu, 2012-08-09 21:00
Q4 Gallery (1000 N. Milwaukee 4th Floor)
event producer GY312
event sponsor Gowhere Hip Hop & Perpetual Rebel
Open Mike Eagle returns to Chicago on August 9th after crossing the burning sands of the interstate pushing the new 4NML HSPTL LP,and represents with some of the finest talent that the City of Wind has to offer on the mic device. Special guests include Vic Spencer (celebrating The Walk Away Music release), Calez, Denmark (of Crown Nation), The Boy Illinois, Milo (WI), BRKF$T Club and Julian Malone. Sound curation for the evening is provided by Uncle El (Push Beats), Radius (Beyond Luck, Lagos) and Ryan.
Hosted by Mr. Aquil (Animate Objects), GY312 and Basis of Perpetual Rebel. We are riding the downslope of summer with a bang. 2 stages of killer Chicago shit on a Thursday evening. Doors at 9pm...we stop when you stop being that this is the last destination of the 4NML HSPTL tour!
Thursday, August 9th
1000 N. Milwaukee 4th Floor
Brought to you by the fine people at Gowhere Hip Hop, Quennect 4 (que4.org), Perpetual Rebel, GY312 and Mr. Aquil.