Tag Archives: Chicago

Live from Soundset: Jesse De La Pena

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The first element of Hip-Hop is deejaying and it is without question essential for the culture. From the day that DJ Kool Herc created Hip-Hop until today the DJ has consistently been the backbone of the culture. DJ’s break new … Continue reading

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Konflik: Maturity

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Merriam-Webster defines the word “Maturity” as the quality or state of being mature; full development. For Chicago emcee Konflik the time between the release of his 2012 debut album Birth, and now has been a process of growth. The manifestation … Continue reading

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Chuck D: Man Plans God Laughs

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On the song “Louder Than a Bomb” from the groundbreaking 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, Public Enemy front man Chuck D rhymes, “…I give you what you lack/Come right and exact/Our status is … Continue reading

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Denmark Vessey: Martin Lucid Dream

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Denmark Vessey is one of Hip-Hop’s most creative artists. His music integrates humor and humility while still being hot. Vessey drops knowledge without being preachy, and makes the listener look beneath the surface to unearth his many gems. Vessey’s latest … Continue reading

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Enter to win tickets to the 2015 Freaky Deaky Festival

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The Real Hip-Hop.com is giving you the chance to celebrate Halloween in a major way by entering to win one pair of 3-day passes to the 2015 Freaky Deaky Festival in the Chicago land area. The event takes place October … Continue reading

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Add-2: Prey For The Poor

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In a year that’s already seen strong releases from some of Hip-Hop’s new generation (Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, etc.) another dope chapter has been written in the book of 2015. Chicago emcee Add-2 released his long awaited Jamla … Continue reading

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ProbCause: Drifters

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Being a Chicagoan there are certain things you can count on happening every year – a miserable winter coupled with a beautiful summer, a disappointing season from one or all of the city’s sports teams, and a project from rapper … Continue reading

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Enter to win tickets to the 2015 North Coast Music Festival

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The Real Hip-Hop.com is giving you the chance to win one pair of 3-day passes to the 2015 North Coast Music Festival. The event takes place September 4-6 in Chicago, Illinois and will feature performances by D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Widespread … Continue reading

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Sincerely Yours: Good Intentions

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Chicago area emcee Sincerely Yours has proven himself to be a versatile artist in his young career. His music ranges from club bangers to back pack rap while maintaining a high level of lyricism. Sincerely is preparing to release his … Continue reading

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A-Villa: Carry on Tradition

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  Chicago producer A-Villa pulled off the impossible. During his infancy in beat-making, Villa honed his craft while simultaneously politicking with some of the best and brightest artists in Hip-Hop. Over a 4-year span A-Villa worked tirelessly to create his … Continue reading

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