Raekwon “Keep It Politics” + Vonnegutt Feat. Mic Terror “Fresh Like Me” For Closed Sessions Vol. 2


Ruby Hornet and MTV2 give another bird's eye view into the upcoming Closed Sessions Vol.

Thelonious Martin

Action Bronson – “Blackbird”

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“Dine at Blackbird with hoodies and some Balances.

The Olympicks

L.E.P. Bogus Boys – “Don’t Happen That Often”

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If you're heading to your granny's house tonight, you should probably turn down this new L.

Vic Mensa

Kids These Days – “Clear Eyes” Video

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It'd be easy to continue throwing praise on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kids-these-days">Kids These Days</a> for making music that's beyond their years but I think we're past that point.


Video: Ruby Hornet x Bing


We over here at The Smoking Section consider ourselves major along with everyone else we associate with.

Ruby Hornet's Digital Freshness

Video: CyHi Da Prynce Freestyle x “Living Wonderful” At Digital Freshness


<a href="http://www.rubyhornet.com/media1/tv/112978-cyhi-da-prynce-freestyle-x-qliving-wonderfulq-at-digital-freshness.html"> Photo by <a href="http://www.kiresys.com/">Peter Parker Lewis</a> Nice update from our brothers @ <a href="http://www.rubyhornet.com/media1/tv/112978-cyhi-da-prynce-freestyle-x-qliving-wonderfulq-at-digital-freshness.html">Ruby Hornet</a>, delivering video content from the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ruby-hornets-digital-freshness">Digital Freshness event</a> held last week in Chicagoland and featuring none other than CyHi.


YP – “No Sleep Intro” Video


<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/yp-y-not-my-dream-video-2"> It's safe to assume that by now we all know sleep is the cousin of death. But for anyone needing a refresher course, let <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/yp">YP's</a> "No Sleep Intro" serve as your reminder.


Freddie Gibbs Feat. YP – “Something New”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/closed-sessions-freddie-gibbs-edition"> It's fascinating to follow the trajectory of some of those old soul or jazz joints that were hot when our parents were our age, and trace them through time to see how various artists flip, alter, and incorporate them into music that is relevant today. Take for example, "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84jDDjkiHcI">Bumpy’s Lament</a>" by Isaac Hayes.


Ruby Hornet’s Closed Sessions: Freddie Gibbs Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-freddie-gibbs-str8-killa-no-filla-no-dj"> With the ridiculous amount of music we’re flooded with on a monthly, weekly and even daily basis, it’s easy to take for granted all the work that goes into producing just one song (yeah, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/prince-says-the-internet-is-completely-over#comment-936189">TRA</a> & <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/prince-says-the-internet-is-completely-over#comment-936597">El Prez</a> what you guys mentioned a while back finally sunk in).


Event Recap: Yelawolf @ Chicago’s Darkroom 7.17.10

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/01/download-yelawolf-trunk-muzik"> In a weekend that saw 18,000 ecstatic concert-goers swamped in hives to enjoy Pitchfork's annual music festival, the sweltering avenue of W. Chicago found another reason to be excited about an live event. Yelawolf, the Alabama smooth talker who commanded the rookie spotlight with his immaculate mixtape <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/01/download-yelawolf-trunk-muzik">Trunk Muzik</a> earlier this year, had finally made his way to the Windy City.

The Weathermen

Bun B & GLC – “Happiness Over Riches”

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Before technology caused dramatic change, artists and producers would all hunker down in dark studios, bouncing ideas off each other to craft music.


The Brooklynati Radio Oldie Sample Mix, Courtesy Of Tanya Morgan


<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/von-pea">Brother Von Pea</a> of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/tanya-morgan">Tanya Morgan</a> was kind enough to let the masses into the methods of his madness, providing listeners with this <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/brooklynati">Brooklynati</a> sample mix, i.

Ruby Hornet

Amanda Diva – “I Can See”

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While she was in Chicago, the stars and moon aligned perfectly for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/amanda-diva">Ms. Diva</a> & <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ruby-hornet">Ruby Hornet</a> allowing her to complete her part for the latest installment of the Closed Sessions project.

Young Scolla

It Just Keeps Getting Better…

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/09/the-smoking-section-partners-with-the-2009-a3c-hip-hop-festival">October 1st to 3rd. A3C Festival, Atlanta, GA</a>.

Where The Streets Have No Name

Mikkey Halsted – “Chi-Town Streets”

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Over a light, bouncy piano, Mikkey drops a few precise bars detailing why he's the best out of the Windy City, much of which I agree with.

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