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MR CARTER (I AINT MAD AT U WEEZY,KEEP DOING YOU)





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SAY GOODNIGHT(PROD.BY PRIMO)





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WORLD PREMIER(PROD.BY PRIMO)





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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:RASHID HADEE

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Say whats good to Chi-towns own Rashid Hadee.Rashid is another MC I just recently found about ,but when I heard his joints ,I knew I had to step my hip hop collection up.He quickly reminded me why I started this site in the first place and thats to promote artists that are dope and dont get shine or enough shine for that matter and bring them to the masses.He's one half of the duo A+R, and is a welcomed change of pace in the game right now.I hunted him own for little Q & A.Heres what happened


1.FOR THOSE THAT DONT KNOW WHAT LABEL OR GROUP ARE YOU SIGNED TO PRESENTLY?

So far mostly all of my music has been released with Neblina Records. I've been putting music out with them since about 2004. I'm not in a contract at moment. I'm just in the studio getting all the new projects together for all future releases. The Serenade For The Moment EP (A+R) was released by Soulspazm Records. That's like the only other label I've associated with. As far as groups go i'm a part of Chapter 13 and we're trying to release something this year. I'm also part of The United Center (Rashid Hadee, Mick Luter, Big Wiz, Que Billah, and DJ Scrap Dirty) and we're working on an album called Under The Act.

2.HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT TODAYS HIP HOP,AND WHEN I SAY THAT I MEAN IT ALL THE HOT SHIT THE WACK SHIT....HIP HOP AS A WHOLE AND ITS DIRECTION?
For the most part, I'm pretty happy with today's Hip Hop. I feel like a majority of everybody has been doing their thing. I like to keep my ear open and exposed to the many different styles of Hip Hop. Just to stay on my toes to where the music is going next. Lately, I've been most happy with joints produced by The Runners. They got sick beats. What I haven't been feelin is those groups that peeps label as "hipster" or whatever. Not really into that shit at all. Also, I don't like the images of a lot of MCs today. Cats aint being they self. It's a lotta swagger thiefs out there. It's bad because some of them be having some nice beats. But why shoot a video that look like the video that came on before yours? Is it really that easy to make a hit record these days? Take notes from the next man? Now that right there is what's wack fam. I guess if people accept that and buy they shit, why not? LOL Maybe I should revise Crank That Solja Boy too.....or one of my favorite T.I. joints or something.

3.AS A MIDWEST ARTIST ,IS IT HARDER FOR YOU TO GET YOUR MUSIC TO THE MASSES,OR ARE THINGS STARTING TO SWING YOUR WAY?
Good question. As far as today, yeah it is a little bit harder to get music out there. At least to a mass of people at a time. Now I dont really know how they get down outside of Chicago, but in my opinion it is kinda difficult to get the music outside of the local scene. It's more difficult for a lot of Chicago's artist to make it to MTV, BET or whatever.....Unless you on some Jeezy or Lil Wayne type swag. Or even, unless you have a well known co-signer or somethin. I dont feel like anybody out there owe anything to the next man or nothing, but if you invest in someone, invest in someone with some talent! I feel like good music can sell just as good as, or maybe even better than bad music! It just has to get a chance to see the light of day. It's messed up you gotta be something you not just to live out your dreams of being an MC. Remember they had My Block: Chicago on MTV? Yeah you didn't hear nothing about the cats that's out here rockin shows and not makin it home til 3 or 4 in the morning. You didn't hear nothing about the cats that's selling thousands of CDs right out they hands or on the internet and packing these venues full of people. The cats with more than 3 albums out. The pioneers of the Hip Hop here, the mentors. Nothin! People didnt even see the Chicago Hip Hop scene that I see, straight up. I mean come on, they didnt even have Crucial Conflict on there? No Psycodrama? No Rashid Hadee? And what makes it even worse, I live right across the street from where Final Phaze used to be at!! It's cool to show peeps doing footwork and shit like that because that's apart of our history, our scene. But damn, it's more to the story.

4.HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT MIXTAPES.
Oh mixtapes are great in my opinion. They just have to be done right. Don't let no DJ mix that shit if they gonna irritate the shit outta the listener, or even that's gonna let you to put something wack on the mixtape. That fucks everything up. You might as well put out 2 or 3 EPs (with no DJ) with the material you have and get more money. Yeah a mixtape is a mixtape, but it still needs to be sonically correct. At least for a majority of the whole joint. That's why I got together with The Hip Hop Project and we put together the best mixtape done in a long time. We had to show the people how it's really done. From the artwork to the host to the music selection and everything the shit is straight classic. I really went in there and spit fire on the whole joint. I just want people to recognize that I'm out-rapping all of their favorite MCs, and also hanging with the best of them on the beats too.

5.DO YOU THINK,THE INTERNET IS DESTROYING HIP HOP,LIKE MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT?
Yes and No. I'm sure you've heard the internet called a double edged sword before when it comes to music. And it is. But it's cool because you dont have to depend on if someone at Def Jam is listening to your demo or not. We all know they throw our shit in the trash at these record companies. Especially if it's unsolicited. If not that, they steal our songs or image or even both. But the internet is a good way to bypass all the dream-shattering frustration, and disappointment. Now we sell our shit directly to our fans anywhere around the world. With no distribution deal. Thanks to this I was able to go locally gold last year with my album Dedication (US Version). We even have sites like Youtube where they can see our videos whenever they want. Fans can stay in contact and get updated at anytime. People like you can hit me up outta nowhere for an interview and not have to deal with an asshole manager. With the internet, you dont have to be let down when you check The Source every month to see if you made Unsigned Hype, only to find yet someone else less worthy of it has made the cut once again. But ultimately I'm saying, internet aint killing Hip Hop, actually everything thing else other than the internet is destroying Hip Hop. Yeah cats might download your shit and never pay for it, but if your music is good, they definitely will come out to shows and cop something.

6.HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHERE YOUR AT IN YOUR CAREER THUS FAR,AND WHERE TO YOU ULTIMATELY WANT TO TAKE IT?
I'm very happy for the most of it. I feel very successful. People have been showing my music love and actually enjoying it. I do wish I could get more press, but I'm content right now. I've released a lot of music in the past 4 years and haven't had a major complaint about something being wack yet. I feel my album Dedication could have been a bigger success. Don't get me wrong, it's been very successful so far. We've sold more copies independent than a lotta cats out there, and I didnt have to play myself in the process. It just so happens that the whole Kanye West/50 Cent shit was going on at the same time of my release so it was kinda ignored by the media. Remember, that's what everybody wanted to write about day after day around that time. Luckily, I had that spot on Little Brother's Get Back album (Dreams) and that put me back into the light a little bit. That turned me in the direction of a lot of brand new fans that probably still wouldn't know about me if I didnt get that opportunity. I can't help but thank everyone around the world for buying my music and enjoying it. But where I wanna take it is just more success. Leaving my mark on Hip Hop and going down in history as one of the greatest, just like J Dilla did for example. I want to sell millions of records and be a household name. Whenever somebody talking about music, I want to be mentioned.

7.FAV. BIGGIE JOINT AND WHY?
My favorite Biggie joint would be......well, actually I have a few. B.I.G. was my dude back in high school. But I believe my all around favorite is You're Nobody (Till Somebody Kills You). Just the message of that joint touched my soul. His flow was so on point on that from start to finish. The way the track first comes on, when he first starts to rap, his delivery, the hook, his punchlines, the beat, just everything about that song. Plus, it feels like he's talking to me and putting me up on game. Telling me the truth.

8.FAV. TUPAC JOINT AND WHY?
My favorite 2pac joint will have to be between No More Pain, Pain, and My Block. These joints are my 3 most favorite out of many. I'm just a fan of lyrics, beats and technique. 2pac came all around strong on these joints. He painted pictures with words on them.

9.SANNI LATHAN OR NIA LONG AND WHY?
Now that's a tough decision! Damn! But I think I have a bigger crush on Sanaa Lathan. Why? Because she's just gorgious. Then again, Nia Long, shit she's extra gorgious too. Damn really a tough call. I'd go with which ever one I meet first, how bout that!

10.BALD , BUSH ,OR NEATLY TRIMMED?
Long as it aint no naughty jungle of love, its all good. If I can smell where you're comin from, That aint cool!!

11.TOP 5 MC'S (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
At the moment.... Rashid Hadee, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Young Jeezy, Kanye West.

12.ANY WORDS,OR THOUGHTS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT THINK HIP HOP IS ALL NEGATIVE?
It is negative, it's also positive, but it is negative. Hip Hop is whatever you want it to be. It's whatever YOU make of it, whether you create it or you're just a fan of it. It's your world. You can't really knock nobody's artistic expression. It's an individual's choice of the music that they let into they life. Because if you love Hip Hop, you can call it when you hear it and say "That is or is not Hip Hop".

13.DO YOU THINK A PROMOTION SITE LIKE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL FOR ARTISTS,SUCH AS YOURSELF AND DJ'S,AND FANS WHO WANT TO ESCAPE FROM THE SO CALLED HIP HOP,THAT THEY PLAY ALL DAY ON T.V AND JUST CANT FIND THE HOT SHIT WE'RE LOOKING FOR?
Most definitely. I think all promo sites are a definite plus. It's cool because dealing with magazines for promotion is very nerve wrecking at times. It's so frustrating to go from feeling one day like...damn i'm gonna be in *fill in the blank* magazine, and then only to never ever get a response. People dont even have to buy no magazines anymore thanks to sites like this. That way us artist who dont have a name like a 50 Cent, or who dont wanna pay them dudes off for a good review or write up can still get our names out there. They should be paying us! Yall the real people with the ears ready for new music. Now dont get me wrong, it's some sites out there who be on that same shit too. Believe me I know. It's definitely no reason why my album Dedication, still to this day, hasn't had a review.

14.WHEN CAN WE DO SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL STRICKLEE HIP HOP MIXTAPE?
I'm ready whenever! Just let me know what you need.

15.LASTLY,WHERE CAN A DJ CONTACT YOU AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO ALL YOUR SUPPORTERS AND NEW FANS OUT THERE.AND ANY SHOUT OUTS.
DJs or anybody can contact me anytime on myspace. The link is www.myspace.com/rashidhadee. To everybody supporting and loving this music, I can't help but thank you! We as fans of Hip Hop, are the only ones that can make these records classic. Believe it or not, but it's YOUR choice if Solja Boy winds up being the greatest MC of all time one day. It's YOUR choice if "My Dougie" is considered the dopest song made in 2008. It's up to us as a fan of this music to support it, and I thank you all. Keep real Hip Hop alive y'all. Big shout to www.thehiphopproject.com, My crews Chapter 13 and The United Center aka The U.C. Shout to Pugs Atomz, Thaione Davis, Analogic, DJ KO, DJ PHD, Jay Vega, Augustine and KING, Astonish, Selfish and Decay, All Natural, Molemen Records and the whole Chicago Hip Hop scene. PEACE!!!

COUPLE OF MY FAVS

ADDICTION





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CHANGE GONE COME





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YOU MADE ME(SHOUT OUT TO LAMONTE)





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WHIP UR HEAD FREESTYLE(CLASSIC MIXTAPE SHIT)






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RANSOM - SAMPLE,THEN FULL LINK

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ELZHI FREESTYLE,(OLDY BUT GOODIE)





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MORAL OF THE STORY(MORE OLD SHIT)





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SHOT IN THE BOOTY(THIS IS OLD BUT HE PUT IT OUT AGAIN)





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IF HE CAN DO IT I CAN DO IT

COLOR PURPLE




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STOCKING CAP




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NY STREET LIFE





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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:PHAT KAT

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Say whats good to Phat Kat(reppin Detroit).I heard about him about a year ago and Ive been rocking with him ever since.Kat spits that venom with the raspy voice to match......true Hip Hop no gimmicks here.For those of you who dont know who he is ,step you game up and show the D some love.I caught up with him for a little Q and A and heres what happened.


1.FOR THOSE THAT DONT KNOW WHAT LABEL OR GROUP ARE YOU SIGNED TO PRESENTLY?

Im signed to Look records / Koch

2.HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT TODAYS HIP HOP,AND WHEN I SAY THAT I MEAN IT ALL THE HOT SHIT THE WACK SHIT....HIP HOP AS A WHOLE AND ITS DIRECTION?

Its fucking comedy......its like the W.W.F. or something.Im mean theres not alot of people making Hip Hop so its like far and few.Theres alot of bubblegum shit out and unfortunately we all get put under the same umbrella and that just make the alot of fans confused by the shit

3.WHATS THE ONE THING YOU THINK NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR YOU TO TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM?

Balance......theres no balance,we just get force fed what the want us to think is hip hop.We need choices.

4. DO YOU THINK,THE INTERNET IS DESTROYING THE HIP HOP GAME,LIKE MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT?

Nah,its helping.My biggest fanbase is from Europe.If it wasn't for the net many of them wouldn't know about me.We all just need to change with the times

5.HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHERE YOUR AT IN YOUR CAREER THUS FAR,AND WHERE DO YOU ULTIMATELY WANT TO TAKE IT?

Satisfy......not satisfied.But good.things are going how I expected.I have control of what i want to put out and what i want to do.With the majors you got the last say and may be force to put something out you didn't want to do.So I'm happy and getting better.

6.FAV. BIGGIE JOINT AND WHY?

The joint he did with J Dilla (unreleased) and Who Shot Ya...He was so grimey,the rhyme pattern meshed with beat crazy.just MCing at its finest.

7.FAV. TUPAC JOINT AND WHY?

Hail Mary......I thought that shit was dope and it made me listen to the nigga more after that.

8.SANNI LATHAN OR NIA LONG AND WHY?

Sanni,I had a girl that looked like Nia Long,plus I think she smokes

9.BALD , BUSH ,OR NEATLY TRIMMED?

Bald

10.AIR FORCE1'S OR JORDANS

Jordans

11.TOP 5 MC'S (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

Elzhi(Slum Village)
Black Thought(of The Roots)
Guilty Simpson
KRS ONE
Big Daddy Kane

12.ANY WORDS,OR THOUGHTS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT THINK HIP HOP IS ALL NEGATIVE?

Like I said earier we need balance.Hip Hop is a way of life,everything aint Hip Hop.We need to separate rap from that(the way of life)Its not all negative,but it is a reflection of life so take it for what its worth.

13. DO YOU THINK A PROMOTION SITE LIKE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL FOR ARTISTS,SUCH AS YOURSELF AND DJ'S,AND FANS WHO WANT TO ESCAPE FROM THE SO CALLED HIP HOP,THAT THEY PLAY ALL DAY ON T.V AND JUST CANT FIND THE HOT SHIT WE'RE LOOKING FOR?

Hell yeah,Once more people start to come and see that theres other shit out here and more site like this develop We'll see we've all been bamboozled.

14.WHEN CAN WE DO SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL STRICKLEE HIP HOP MIXTAPE?

Just holla at me its nothing,you got the number.

15..LASTLY,WHERE CAN A DJ CONTACT YOU AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO ALL YOUR SUPPORTERS AND NEW FANS OUT THERE.AND ANY SHOUT OUTS.

oh My myspace,Lookrecords.com and ronniecashflo@gmail.com and be on the look out for a album me and Elzhi are doing called Cold Steel


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SURRENDER REMIX FT RITA J





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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:TOM GIST

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Say whats good to Harlem own ,Tom Gist.Gist is that no nonsense straight to the point M.C.You can feel his rhymes when e spits it.Ive been rocking with Gist for a minute and still feels he never and still doesn't get the shine he should get.So here I am doing my part,introducing you to yet another dope M.C..I caught up with him for a little Q and A and heres what happened.


1.FOR THOSE THAT DONT KNOW WHAT LABEL OR GROUP ARE YOU SIGNED TO PRESENTLY?

I'm signed to myself, Earlylite Ent II all day.

2.HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT TODAYS HIP HOP,AND WHEN I SAY THAT I MEAN IT ALL THE HOT SHIT THE WACK SHIT....HIP HOP AS A WHOLE AND ITS DIRECTION?

Hip hop is a funny thing, anything goes and the labels go with whats going at the moment. To me it's how it's always been....up for grabs.

3.WHATS THE ONE THING YOU THINK NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR YOU TO TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM

I need that push that every new artist gets. We pushing with our own arms right now.

4.DO YOU THINK,THE INTERNET IS DESTROYING THE HIP HOP GAME,LIKE MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT?

No, it's give and take. You can't use the internet for free promotion then complain. I love the internet, bottomline if it's hot fans will support, so will major companies.

5.HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHERE YOUR AT IN YOUR CAREER THUS FAR,AND WHERE DO YOU ULTIMATELY WANT TO TAKE IT?

I'm good because I haven't failed at anything I've done yet. I wish things happen faster, but I'm learning as I go I'm getting wiser in my wait.

6.FAV. BIGGIE JOINT AND WHY?

Real niggas do real things.....the creative story telling grab me.

7.FAV. TUPAC JOINT AND WHY?

Dear mama......the honesty in his words got me on that one.

8.SANNI LATHAN OR NIA LONG AND WHY?

Nia Long....the way she looked when she came to the door in "The Best Man", man listen.

9.BALD , BUSH ,OR NEATLY TRIMMED?

NO INFECTION.....I don't give a fuck if she got a curl lol.

10.TOP 5 MC'S (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

Big Pun, Ice Cube, Andre 3000, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane.


11.WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN,YOUR TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY TRACK,WAS OUT FOR LIKE A YEAR AND DIDN'T REALLY GET KNOW LOVE UNTIL CAM JUMPED ON IT?


The funny shit is that song was out 4 years before Cam jumped on it. All I did was re-arrange bars but I didn't change any bars from the original. Honestly I wasn't salty about it, it made me feel like I can make timeless music which is a good thing to me

12.ANY WORDS,OR THOUGHTS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT THINK HIP HOP IS ALL NEGATIVE?

I ask those people how can a form of expression be negative? It's a billion dollar industry, it's big business, get in tune.

13.DO YOU THINK A PROMOTION SITE LIKE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL FOR ARTISTS,SUCH AS YOURSELF AND DJ'S,AND FANS WHO WANT TO ESCAPE FROM THE SO CALLED HIP HOP,THAT THEY PLAY ALL DAY ON T.V AND JUST CANT FIND THE HOT SHIT WE'RE LOOKING FOR?

For sure thats why I'm fucking with yall. We need more sites like this, there's a market for every type of music this is ours.

14.WHEN CAN WE DO SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL STRICKLEE HIP HOP MIXTAPE?

Asap just tell me when.

15..LASTLY,WHERE CAN A DJ CONTACT YOU AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO ALL YOUR SUPPORTERS AND NEW FANS OUT THERE.AND ANY SHOUT OUTS.

15. Dj's and fans can hit me at myspace.com/harlemgist or tomgist.com To my fans I got some shit coming for yall, just gotta shout out my partner R.E, Manhattanville PJ's, Brick City, and the whole Dipset.





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BREAKING UP





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*BONUS

RANSOM - TELL IT LIKE IT IS(STACK TRIBUTE)





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