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Naledge feat. Rus Soul – Star Struck

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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Naledge will be dropping the Chicago Picasso mix CD (Hosted by Mick Boogie, RTC & DJ Timbuck2) on June 30th via Duck Down Records. It’ll will feature appearances by Bun B, Chip Tha Ripper, Jay Electronica, Mickey Factz, Mick Luter, Rhymefest, Carlita Durand, Curren$y, J Ivy, Russoul, Doe Boy, GLC & Fooch and production by Double-O, Tha Bizness, Picnic Tyme, Sa Ra Creative Partners, FDNY, Xcel, Analogic, Black Spade, SC, MStacks, Nez & Rio.

I wanted to show all aspects of Chicago, not just one sound. For a long time we’ve seen a specific side of Chicago Rap, but this mix cd provides new perspective.
The point of the mixtape was to open the vault and let the fans in on the wealth of solo material that I have recorded. I look at this mixtape more as a collection of art that I have made over time. Each song is its own original statement and with the help of Timbuck2 and RTC we have made the thoughts behind each of the songs more cohesive.
I have worked with some of the most creative people in my city, many of which I have known since childhood and that made this project all that more personal. That includes visual artists, poets, singers and emcees. People included in this proect who aren’t from Chicago were either from my time living in St. Louis, or they were people I met recording Kidz In The Hall’s “In Crowd” in New York City.
I wouldn’t call this a mixtape so much as an exhibit…hence the name Chicago Picasso. The same way Pablo Picasso created a commissioned statue that has sat downtown in Chicago for years of interpretation; I want this mixtape to float the same way.

Listen: Naledge feat. Rus Soul – Star Struck (Produced by Sa-Ra)

More info here. Naledge’s Chicago Picasso’s track list is after the jump.

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B.O.B. to Headline the Nah Right & TSS “Grand Ole Party Of Bootleggers & Tastemakers”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

So the wire went out yesterday. Yes, the rumors of B.o.B. quitting rap were greatly exaggerated. In fact, the homie is set to close the show like the champion he is at next week’s Nah Right & Smoking Section Grand Old Party of Bootleggers and Tastemeakers showcase in Austin.

RSVP now or hate yourself later.