Looking back as we look ahead, it's hard to deny the year that was in Chicago Hip Hop 2012. Many artists took major strides, and the country finally heard what we'd been saying for years, "Chicago is the best place for Hip Hop music." I wanted to do some kind of 2012 wrap-up piece to compliment The Come Up article. The site being hacked threw a couple things off course, but I figured better late than never and present this article on artists that ruled the last 12 months. In the next pages I offer a [...]
For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012 . You can see what our listeners voted for as their Top Albums of 2012 here . Kingdom Crumbs at KEXP, 8/19/12 // photo credit: Hollyanne Faber ( more photos ) Larry Mizell Jr.'s 2012 Top Ten Albums Artist Album Label [...]
Day 3 of our 4-day countdown of the best of the year. Part 1 (80-61) can be found here . Part 2 (60-41) can be found here . To recap: AlbatRoss and I had 2 guidelines we stuck to in compiling this list: 1) it had to be rap (meaning no R&B - Frank Ocean and Miguel had killer years but they won't be found on this list) and 2) one song per project on the list. We did this (including honorable mentions, of course) to make sure we brought a good variety from the list and not to [...]
Only a couple weeks after dropping an epic hour-long mix compiling nearly 200 different songs, NY remixer Scott Melker 's The Melker Project has opted on squeezing out one more collection of mash-ups out before the New Year's ball drops, a fitting move considering the twelve cuts that make up Popped and Screwed - The Best of 2012 will likely be getting mega NYE burn come the holiday. What new things have we learned from Melker's latest batch of genre-blurring cut-and-pastes this time around? For one, we're re-reminded that [...]
Get ready to be Popped and Screwed by the king of "Pops" and "Screws", Scott Melker , otherwise known as THE Melker Project . His remixes are always so flawless, fitting songs together in ways you wouldn't even think was possible. He's made it more than possible with this catchy mix called Don't Like Bands A Make Her Love Me ... if it sounds like three titles mixed together, that's because it is...and it's featuring Justin Bieber, Chief Keef, and Juicy J . Melker usually makes all of his mixes available for free download, [...]
Big Lean out of Toronto hooks up with Chief Keef for a new video and track where they describe their lifestyle. Produced by Metcalfe. The post Video: Big Lean Ft. Chief Keef – My Lifestyle appeared first on Traps N Trunks // Hood Certified Gangsta Music Added Daily! .
Directed by DNA Cinema. Chief Keef joins Toronto's own Big Lean on the Metcalfe-produced "My Lifestyle". Check the clip above.
T.I.'s latest album "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head" sold 179,000 units landing him at #2 on the Billboard charts. Chief Keef's "Finally Rich" album debuted at #27 with 50k copies sold. Source: Billboard The post Chief Keef's “Finally Rich” & T.I.'s “Trouble Man” First Week Album Sales appeared first on Traps N Trunks // Hood Certified Gangsta Music Added Daily! .
Official numbers are in and it looks like Keef's Interscope debut will pull in 50,000 its first week. HitsDailyDouble originally reported that the album would sell between 50-55K, so the official numbers weren't too far off. Fun fact: Finally Rich has sold more copies in it's first week than Waka Flocka's Flockaveli and Future's Pluto - two debut albums that Keef's LP has been compared to consistently. Finally Rich is in stores now.
Chief Keef drops off a new track that didn't make the cut for his "Finally Rich" album. DOWNLOAD: Chief Keef - Shine [Prod. By Metro Boomin] The post Chief Keef - Shine [Prod. By Metro Boomin] appeared first on Traps N Trunks // Hood Certified Gangsta Music Added Daily! .
Produced by Metro Boomin'. Keef just wants to shine and that's just what he does on this track that was stashed until now. Finally Rich is available in stores and on iTunes now.
You might have noticed that I've taken a few weeks off from the New Release Spotlight feature. December's honestly a very slow month for releases. Year-end lists are already done, award nominations are announced, and with the decline of physical media sales, the holiday gifting of MP3s just isn't the same (though I recommend the gift of vinyl records to your music-loving friends and family). Rather than force lists of whatever I could scrape together each week, I'm doing a cumulative one for the whole month in two parts. At this point, everything of note has been released until January (at which point [...]
After sorting through the best songs and albums of 2012 (and figuring out who to watch in 2013), take an extended trip down memory lane and enjoy a recap of 2012 in pictures.
DOWNLOAD: GBE: For Greater Glory 2.5 [Mixtape] The post GBE: For Greater Glory 2.5 [Mixtape] appeared first on Traps N Trunks // Hood Certified Gangsta Music Added Daily! .
Twenty years ago, Dr. Dre 's hip-hop masterpiece The Chronic dropped on Death Row via Interscope Records. Then almost 10 years ago, Dre and Interscope both had their hands in the release of modern era, gangsta rap classic, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' by 50 cent . And now this week, Interscope releases GRODT 's retarded thematic stepson, Finally Rich by one man, teen, hip-hop train-wreck, Chief Keef . Whither hip-hop? I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. #hustlinbackwards.... Related: [...]
Stream the bonus tracks off Chief Keef's new "Finally Rich" album below. "Savage" is produced by Nard & B and "Don't Know Dem" is produced by Young Chop. The post Chief Keef - Savage x Don't Know Dem appeared first on Traps N Trunks // Hood Certified Gangsta Music Added Daily! .
A new video by Chief Keef for his song "GO." For the record, this video is groundbreaking since it's the first one of his video that features women. Also, for [...] The post Chief Keef Ft. FTR Drama - "GO" Video appeared first on The Smoking Section .
Keef's Interscope debut, Finally Rich , finally hit stores and digital retailers this Tuesday and according to Hits Daily Double , it's on pace to sell 50-55K. These numbers aren't official yet, but final sales could be bit a more or a bit less. Stay tuned for the official numbers and be sure to cop the album if you haven't yet.
Produced by Nard & B One of the Best Buy bonus tracks from Finally Rich , which dropped yesterday. Pick it up if you haven't yet. DGB
Footage of 1500 Or Nothin in the studio with Chief Keef, Problem, Fat Trel & Master P recording " Louie Sheets ". Spotted at HHNM . The post Video: Studio Session w/ 1500 Or Nothin, Chief Keef, Problem, Fat Trel & Master P appeared first on Traps N Trunks // Hood Certified Gangsta Music Added Daily! .