Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

May 26th, 2011
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One of my favorite aspects of what we do at is coming across new talent. There is nothing better than discovering a new MC or producer that nobody in your circle is familiar with. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 24th, 2010
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One of my favorite moments of my entire time at A3C.  Rhymefest ended up closing out the show (shouts to Erik Sermon who was at the top of the bill and never showed up).  At this point it was already 1:30am, everyone was crowding into the stuffy, hot Red Bull stage area to watch the last performance of the night.  We just finished watching Bobby Creekwater and Nesby Phips downstairs and we came up just before Fest took the stage after Mikey Rocks.

I was exhausted.  Between the homie KingSoul from KonsoleKingz taking me around to meet all his people, trying to network with everyone I could with the little time I had available and listening to hip-hop blaring out of every single corner of the venue for 12 straight hours, I was hip-hop'd the eff out.  Never thought that could happen, but it did.

So when Rhymefest finally came out, I didn't expect him to put on the show he did, especially THAT late.  But as you can see, he pulled it off.  I bought another beer, enjoyed my supremely sufficient contact high and pressed the record button.

So here's Rhymefest performing "Brand New".  After his verse, he cut the music and brought a fan up to run with Kanye's lyrics (LOL @ ole dude dropping the mic) which ended up transforming into a remix which was finished with a crazy freestyle.

I gained a whole new appreciation for Rhymefest after that night.   Much respect.

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May 24th, 2010
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Lookin a little like it was shot on a Flip cam, Paypa and Mikkey Halstead are definitely this video's saving grace.  The track is rediculous.  Big shouts to Chicago. 

Shouts to Fake Shore Drive

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January 18th, 2010
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Chi-city's underground king is back with another banger.  Mikkey is definitely an all time favorite of mine from the windy city.  Kind of an offbeat, different kinda joint, but you know what, Mikkey did it hot!   No notes on who all the features are on the verses and hook, although I hear an Alicia Keys and John Legend sample or two in there.  What you think Chahlie?

Mikkey Halsted - "U Love My Style"
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December 1st, 2009
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Guilty Simpson speaking on StonesThrow: "They pretty much let me go with my ideas as opposed to force feeding bullshit".

Shouts to Ruby Hornet

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May 26th, 2009
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From Mikkey's Uncrowned City mixtape.

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November 20th, 2008
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I wanna know who got paid for that beat.  Yo that is a mighty fancy looped sample.

Props to Mr. X.

LISTEN: Mikkey Halsted - "Who Am I"

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November 17th, 2008
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So damn glad to see Mikkey put together a video for this joint.  My favorite track by this dude and the video is excellent work by director Rico and Da Visionaryz.

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