Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Drake 100% Slow Jamz mixed by DJ Walshy Fire!

The title says it all Florida's Walshy does his thing & makes arguably the best Drake compilation ever...enjoy.

Walshy Killa! Big up!

Monday, August 30, 2010


The newest issue of Wax Poetics features an article on singer/composer/arranger Ernie Hines. Hines' may not be a household name, but fans of real Hip Hop will certainly recognize the sample lifted from his song 'Our Generation'. Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth sampled the cut (and lyric!) for their song 'Straighten It Out' on the legendary MECCA AND THE SOUL BROTHER album. Check 'em both out below! The lyrics to the song were actually penned by a Chicago public school teacher... Pick up the magazine and read the rest.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj, “Monster”

While we all love Kanye, Jay-Z & Ricky, this is really Nicki Minaj's song, seriously. Just listen right now!

Download (Right Click Save-As)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Jamiroquai - "Rock, Dust, Light, Stars" + "White Knuckle Teaser"

After a 5 year break from it all since their last studio LP, Dynamite, Jamiroquai’s new album Rock Dust Light Star is to be released by Mercury Records in November 2010 – and will be the British funk/acid jazz/pop/generally wonderful band’s 7th studio album.

According to the group’s official website, the sound of the new album has “moved on [from electronic, disco influenced tracks] and reverted to a more organic, live sound. The shift really helped revitalise the band who ended up producing a superb album – even if we do say it ourselves! We hope you all agree as you get to hear it.”

Head honcho Jason ‘Jay’ Kay says, “Everything on the record is live. It’s a real band record. The last album – fantastic – but the whole thing became a little sterile. This time we’ve captured the flow of our live performances".

Jamiroquai.com reports, “The album has been recorded mainly at Jay’s home studio in Buckinghamshire, and also at legendary Hook End Manor in Oxfordshire. The album is entirely written by Jay Kay and the band, and produced by Jay alongside first time collaborators Charlie Russell and Brad Spence.”

“White Knuckle Ride” is the first taster from the new album [teaser video below] – available only on strictly limited edition vinyl prior to the album. Described as a “hi-octane retrospective on Jay’s career experiences,” this will be followed by “Blue Skies” in November; “an epic, blissful, sun-kissed Californian mid tempo song with lush string arrangements and perhaps Jay’s most emotive vocal to date – pure class.”


Jamiroquai is a BAND...not a person. The front man is Jay Kay, his name is not Jamiroquai.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Aloe Blacc performs @ The Shrine

Aloe Blacc performs live at The Shrine from The Shrine on Vimeo.

Stones Throw records artist Aloe ('I Need A Dollar') Blacc and his band performing live at The Shrine, Chicago. Video edit by Konee Rok. Raw footage by Virgil Solis.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

LICORiCE Saturday hosted by Meena featuring DJ BEE (Sept. 11)

September 11th brings us a VERY special LICORiCE Saturday we have the beautiful Meena hosting (KING Magazine, World Star Hip-Hop, 50 Cent videos, etc.) We also have DJ BEE aka BEESUS, a self described turntablist with over 10 years behind the 1200’s, hails from the “land of ill Dj’s and cheesesteaks”. From PA to VA, this Philly native gets it poppin on commercial radio, weeknights from 6p-10p on “Da Block” and Sun 7p-9p with “Needle To The Groove” on 103 Jamz in Norfolk, VA.


This might be the biggest LICORiCE Saturday ever!!!

Dj Bee Practice -- You Know My Steez 04.15.2010 from Dj Bee on Vimeo.

Split Infinitives’ Essential Swizz Beats Mixtape

For those who don’t know or follow Split Infinitives author Sean Fennessey, let us tell you that this dude is the most meticulous mp3 tagger in the history of mp3s. He’s been known to admit to spending large chunks of weekends breaking rap songs into sub-categories that allow him to break out hyperreductive playlists like “Rap Made on Nostrand Avenue in November 1995 by Dudes with Uncles Named Phillip” and the shit still knocks. So, when Fennessey posted this fairly comprehensive 3CD (ha) mixtape of the Essential Swizz we had no choice but to direct you to this excellent and soon-to-be excised from the internet by every major label collection of one of our favorite artists. Get it while supplies last.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Coultrain - GodMustBeABoogieMan EP

New soul music from PPP lead singer & St. Louis native "Coultrain". He was amazing with PPP in 2009 at The Shrine. It's an EP featuring Black Spade, Teeko, J1 and more! Shout out to frequent Shrine guest Johari Polacio!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Kanye West - "Power" *REMIX* featuring Jay-Z & Swizz Beats

DOWNLOAD (Right Click Save-as)

Kanye West is the best artist in music right now and he's from CHICAGO!


The Norman Mailer shout out was awesome lol!

DMX at The Shrine 2nite!!!

2Nite UltraSexy Fridays gets even better!

Last week we had R. Kelly & 106 & Park's ROCSI hosting!

TONIGHT we have DMX & DJ Drama!!!

We expect to reach capacity earlier than normal!

So please get here early! Doors open @ 10pm!

We're also giving away some FREE tickets to see Too $hort live at The Shrine on Sept. 2nd!!!

Ultimate Vodka Tasting from 10pm - 10:30pm!

Bottle Specials: $125 bottles of Absolut Vodka;

Grey Goose - $220

Patron - $200

Moet Nectar Rose - $200

Contact: RSVP@theshrinechicago.com or call 312-574-0754 for more information.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is DJ Khaled going to sign with Ca$h Money ???

DJ Khaled was recently spotted in a meeting of minds (read: MONEY) with Birdman aka Baby!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Rising UK Hip Hop star drops his third mix tape, hot off appearance with Jay Electronica.

<a href="http://thaimatic.bandcamp.com/album/let-me-land">A Million Answers by thai matic</a>

Friday, August 13, 2010

Eric Benet - sometimes I cry

New music from Eric Benet & it is a JAM!!! The ladies will love this!


Mike Jaggerr - Rainy Days

I let this one slip by me a few months ago. But check out this up and coming singer/songwriter Mike Jaggerr as he brings us a single from his forthcoming EP, THIRTEEN.

Rainy Days- Mike Jaggerr from Kikomo.p on Vimeo.

download (right click save-as)

XXL Live Chicago: Clipse + Twista @ The Shrine

XXL Live Chicago: Clipse + Twista July 2010 from Brandon "N2ition" Riley on Vimeo.

Video highlights & wrap-up of Twista & Clipse show at The Shrine from July 2010.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Andre 3000 - "I Do"

New music from the best rapper alive. Try to ignore the annoying tags.

Download here (right click save-as)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl featuring Ghostface KIllah "Lose It (in the end!)"

Brand new tune by Mark Ronson featuring Wu-Tang Clan's own "Ghostface KIllah". This song is hot, download ASAP! Ronson's new album, Record Collection is set to drop September 28th

download here (right click save-as)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wale – More About Nothing [Mixtape]

Wale drops the follow up to his Mixtape About Nothing, and it’s the 1st new music we’ve heard from him since his album Attention Deficit. These are all new tracks featuring Waka Flocka, Wiz Khalifa, Roscoe Dash, Daniel Merriweather and more.

01. The Problem (Prod. by DJ Omega & Kosmik)
02. The MC (Prod. by Mark Henry)
03. The Soup (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)
04. The Breeze (Cool) (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Tre) (Prod. by Mark Henry)
05. The Friends N Strangers (feat. Tre) (Prod. by Kosmik)
06. The Number Won (Competition) (Prod. by Bassheads)
07. The Eyes of The Tiger (Prod. by Tone P)
08. The War (feat. Daniel Merriweather) (Prod. by Bassheads)
09. The Break Up Song (Prod. by Anlo)
10. The Work (Workin) (Prod. by Yogi)
11. The Black N Gold (feat. Sam Sparro) (Prod. by DJ Omega & Kosmik)
12. The Manipulation Part 2 (Prod. by Kosmik)
13. The Best In The League
14. The Posse Cut (Who Don’t) (feat. Fat Trel & Black Cobain) (Prod. by Kosmik)
15. The Guilty Pleasure (No Hands) (feat. Wale & Roscoe Dash) (Prod. by Drumma Boy)
16. The Trip (Downtown) (Prod. by DJ Omega & Kosmik)
17. The Ambitious Girl (Prod. by Osinachi)
18. The Motivation (Be Right) (feat. Dre) (Prod. by Cool & Dre)
19. The Cloud (feat. Tiara Thomas) (Prod. by Tiara Thomas)
20. The Power (feat. Avery Storm) (Prod. by Osinachi)
21. The Get Away (Fly Away) (feat. Northeast Groovers) (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)

DOWNLOAD: Wale – More About Nothing (Mixed by DJ Omega)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How to make bootleg VINYL!

File this under cool stuff that you'd NEVER even considered trying at home.

Materials Needed: word panels, glass plate, window seal, silicone, 1 record.

Using the wooden strips, make a box around the glass plate. Seal off the edges using the window cement. Make sure everything is air tight.

Place your record inside the box making sure that the portion to be copied is facing upward. Squeeze in some window cement to mark where the hole in the record is.

Mix the silicone (Smooth On OOMOO 30 or OOMOO 25) for about 3 minutes before pouring in to the mold.

Pour in the mixture. Start from one corner and let it fill-up the mold to about half a centimeter. Make sure it’s even. Let it dry for 6 hours.

Peel off the silicone from the cast. Cut off the excess using a cutter.

Pour the liquid plastic on top of the silicone cast.

Make sure that nothing spills over the round form. You can also brush off any air bubbles that might occur.

Carefully loosen the plate from the silicone form. Using a drill press, bore a hole through the center of the plate. You can use the silicone form as a template to make more copies.

There you have it. Your very own pirated record!

Info translated this from the German site Zeit.de.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Tribe Called Quest: Team Marauders Limited Edition Summer/Fall 2010 Collection

Limited Edition (this month only!) A Tribe Called Quest: Team Marauders Collection just launched to commemorate their classic album Midnight Marauders, which they* will perform in its entirety at Rock The Bells this summer. Peep their summer tour schedule here!

Follow Tribe on twitter: @ATCQ

*Q-Tip made an interesting TWEET(click here) on twitter.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bun B featuring Drake - "Put It Down"

This song is HOT!! It has to be the next single off of Bun B's album Trill O.G.

<a href="http://bunb.bandcamp.com/track/put-it-down-ft-drake">Put It Down ft. Drake by Bun B</a>