"Pour my heart like I got a hole in my soul"
- Geek & Sci-Fi
Chi-Town production duo Nez and Rio team up with fellow Windy City emcees Naledge of Kidz In The Hall and The Swopes on the hazy, synth-driven, “It’s Yo Birthday.
We over here at The Smoking Section consider ourselves major along with everyone else we associate with.
When you make a bomb ass dinner and don't finish it all, you don't throw it away; you have leftovers.
The road to a song's creation is one of my favorite things to witness in music production. So it's no surprise that Kidz In The Hall's first Brain Candy flick caught my attention. In it, Double-0 wipes some dust off this Little Anthony and The Imperials' "Hold On To Someone" sample for "So Amzin'" and throws in some panache via the MIDI controller and the Yamaha keyboard.
In his essay The Talented Tenth, W.E.B. DuBois reasoned that one in ten black men would rise to be leaders in the world & that in turn more classical education would be needed to help them reach their potential. Raleigh, NC duo Actual Proof, Sundown & Enigma, are striving to carry on that line of thinking after fittingly meeting at 9th Wonder's Hip-Hop In Context course at N.
Words by C. Paicely Two months ago, when Naledge gifted us with a mixtape on his twenty-something-ith birthday, song four should’ve been in bold print.
Words by C. Paicely "I'm busy makin' moves, and the only time I fail is when I fail to lose." A few weeks ago Rockie Fresh was strolling the streets of a strangely desolate Chicago, solitary, unwanted, but unrelenting in his self-confidence.
It may be Naledge Born's born-day, yet he's the one doling out the gifts. The Windy City native linked up with Aphilliate DJ Moondawg for his Twentysomething mixtape to celebrate the occasion. Much like The Land Of Make Believe, Twentysomething is a celebration of that transitional place between 25 & 30.
In Hip-Hop, like every where else, there are those who set the bar and then there are those who fail to hit the mark. Columbus native L.e is aware of this and wants everyone to know which side of the line he stands on his latest project The Measure.
The allure of fame and stardom has drawn many a man in for a chance to bask in their glow.
Actual intelligence is an undervalued aspect in Hip-Hop.
If everyone can raise your cans of PBR, I'd like to make a toast.
Keeping in the spirit of strong spring releases for the Hip-Hop community, the Kidz from down the hall will be entering the Land Of Make Believe with a star-studded cast including Just Blaze, Chip Tha Ripper, MC Lyte, Donnis, Amanda [...].
Just a disclaimer: this is not your average remix.