Monthly Archives: September 2013

Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE (Mixtape)

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It’s finally here ladies & gentlemen, Vic Mensa has dropped his highly anticipated mixtape the “INNANETAPE”. The kid Vic Mensa is easily one of Chicago’s fastest rising stars and he’s been proving so this entire summer with dope track/visual after another. Just when you thought he couldn’t get any hotter he links up with J.Cole as an opener for his tour AND hooked up with Adidas on the sponsorship side of things. Without further adieu, here’s Vic’s new project below; peep the tape and let us know what you think.

Big Sean – Road to Hall of Fame (Documentary)


Big Sean’s latest project “Hall of Fame” was received with good…..and bad critiques, it seemed that fans of his earlier stuff were a little turned off while a whole new crowd of fans have began to embrace what Sean has to offer. What ever the case may be, Big Sean has teamed up with Zeno Jones on the above documentary showcasing the hard work it took to put together the album and the madness that ensued. Take a ride with Sean as he preps Hall of Fame, the video also features cameos from the likes of Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj & J.Cole just to name a few.

Danny Brown – Old (Album Stream)

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2013 has been a great year for music especially for members of the Hip Hop community. Continuing on with that trend, Danny Brown has released his highly anticipated project “Old” as a contender to all the great albums/mixtapes that have already dropped this year. Mr. Brown and Action Bronson were just in town last weekend and shut down Minneapolis’ legendary venue First Avenue, if you aren’t familiar with Danny Brown you should definitely take a listen to his album below. Keep an eye out for some more visuals from D.Brown as it would only be right.

Chance The Rapper x Black Dynamite

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During an interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, Chicago spitter Chance The Rapper eluded to being contacted by Adult Swim for a voice over gig on the popular animated series “Black Dynamite”. Chance says that he will be playing the late great Bob Marley in one of the upcoming episodes but added that he was far from prepared for what he thought was going to be an easy task. Any how the episode should turn out fine and adds yet another notch to the kids belt, stay tuned for more as Chance gets his first headlining tour underway.

Runner Runner Hits Theaters This Friday

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Brad Furman’s upcoming action thriller Runner Runner is coming to theaters this Friday. Starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck as a college student who gets involved with a high stakes gambler (respectively), the film is the first release for director Furman since The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), which starred Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei. The film was a hit at the box office but failed to secure any major awards or nominations. Nevertheless, fans of Furman have been waiting in high hopes for this next release, which should prove to be pretty entertaining after seeing the trailer. Ben Affleck may actually be decent in this one too, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Check out the trailer here on MADE.

Cannaholics – C Squared (Mixtape)

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A couple days ago South Side crew The Cannaholics dropped their 2nd mixtape for all of our listening pleasure and here it is. The tape features 13 solid tracks with features from the likes of Miss Jean, Create, Adrian Jackson & Mike The Martyr while also receiving a heavy dose of production from the kid JayLap himself. The Cannaholics have been on our radar for quite some time now and word around town is that they put on a good show at Minneapalooza despite the rainy conditions. Peep their latest project below, if you like what you hear head over to their website to explore more.

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Gravity In Theaters This Week, Captain Phillips In Theaters October 11th

Director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is set to hit theaters this week. Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, the film has received excellent reviews and has been one of the fall’s highly anticipated releases following its stays at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals. Following Gravity, the fact-based thriller Captain Phillips, from Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass, is coming out October 11th. Starring Tom Hanks in the role of real life captain Richard Phillips, whose cargo ship, the MV Maersk Alabama, was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009, the film is also expected to a major hit for the fall season. You can watch the full trailer for Captain Phillips here on MADE. The film hits theaters on Friday, October 11th.

The Walking Dead Returns October 13th

With Walter White’s epic award-winning tale coming to an end, the fourth season of AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead is coming back to Sunday night on October 13th! The last season left off pretty inconclusively, with the Governor and his remaining henchmen leaving the townspeople to Rick and his crew inside the prison. We also lost Andrea in the very last episode The new season is sure to be full of action and suspense. Here’s hoping Rick can keep everything together! Check out the trailer here on MADE, and watch the season opener Sunday the 13th at 9/8c.

Breaking Bad Series Finale

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Tonight marks the end of the series that has become so popular, the Chicago White Sox felt the need to borrow its logo to try to get viewers to watch their season-closer instead! Breaking Bad became a smash hit when it aired on AMC back in 2008 with one of the most memorable series openings ever filmed. The story of a dying chemistry teacher who turns Meth-chef in order to provide for his family after he dies drew us in the minute we saw a man in a dress shirt, underwear, and a gas mask frantically driving an RV with two dead bodies in the back and an unconscious passenger through the middle of the desert. Even more engrossing is the progression of Walter White’s greed and self-consumption in his ability to cook the purest Meth in the southwestern United States.

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The show has earned Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn Emmy awards for their performances as Walter, Jesse, and Skylar and has secured many other awards and nominations, including three Golden Globes and the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. The series opening scene even won Lynne Willingham the 2008 Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series! This show will surely go down as one of the most memorable and intense dramas that television has ever seen. The award winning writers have done an excellent job bringing Walter White’s story to the screen with such suspense and intensity, and such an epic could not have ended any better way, with all loose ends tied, and Walter’s mission to leave his money behind accomplished (I won’t say anymore in case you haven’t watched it yet!). To fill in the gap that is now your Sunday evening, be sure to catch up on the last season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and watch the fourth season opener on Sunday, October 13th at 9/8c.

Weekend Classics #3 – Zapp

Ooowwweeeeeee! Zapp, baby! One of main influences and inspiring artists for the whole West Coast Hi-Hop scene, especially G-Funk. This soul-funk band was formed in the late 70s, and remains to be one of the funkiest bands to play on your stereo. The band consisted of four brothers:  Larry, Roger, Lester and Terry Troutman, with Greg Jackson on keyboards and background vocals.

Shortly after meeting George Clinton, the band was able to strike a record deal with Warner Brothers, and released their first album in the summer of 1980. Immediately following its release they began opening up for acts such as Prince, The Commodores, and Kool and the Gang. Just five years later,1985, the group had scored five gold records, and had become a top concert draw all around the world.

Sit back, vibe-out, and enjoy the funkedelic-groove by ZAPP….That TALK BOX BABY!!!

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