Friday, December 30, 2011
Not too long ago there was a rumor going around on Twitter that legendary rap artist Too Short had died…Well I’m here to let you know first hand that those rumors are all completely false, because I just talked to him. Too Short is very much alive and he has a lot of new interesting things in works.
While chillin’ backstage with Too Short after his show at the Harold Washington Culture Center in Chicago he let me in on his new plans:
“I’m working on a project with E-40, you can almost say its almost like Doc Dre and The Detox album”
His new album with E-40 is not the only thing we can expect to see from this Oakland born rapper as he also has a new book coming out about his life journey.
“It’s just a book about Too Short and Oakland and my experiences, my journey”
Too Short on keeping his music on the scene:
“I just don’t want no one to say you had to stop, here’s proof there is an age and you can’t rap past that age…cause I was a kid when rap came out how are you gone take it form me? I was there when it was invented, I was one of the first ones to except it.”
Too Short on whether he will ever stop rapping:
“I’m gonna do it until I really find that line where they are like you ‘ain’t cool anymore’”
For all you MC’s out there listen up Too Short gave me the top reason he sees other rappers fall off again and again… after 20 years in the game …I think he knows what he’s talking about! Too Short keeps it all the way real in this interview, check it out!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Did you miss Big Jam? Well check out this video and see what you missed! It was a crazy fun concert staring R.Kelly, Young Jeezy,Wale, Miguel and more! I did my best at capturing the event and turning' it in to an amazing video for your enjoyment ..so enjoy!!
Check out pictures!!
Drea and Miguel
Drea and Ace Hood
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I got the chance to chop it up with the “Ism” himself Chicago’s own GLC. Everybody knows the wise words and wisdom that pour from this MC’s mouth, but did you know he has a new TV Show in the works and a new mixtape?
The Gangsta Legendary Crisis (GLC) dropped his newest effort entitled Eternal Sunshine of the Pimpin’ Mind, just in time for the holidays and just in time for his own birthday! GLC keeps his pimp hand strong and his words firm in his new mixtape, with twenty songs you can bang to and guest features from Bun B Yelawolf, production by Keezo Kane and more!
Did GLC get a chance to attend the recently passed “Watch The Throne” Concert staring Jay-Z and his close child-hood friend Kanye West?? What are his thoughts on the Jay-Z and Kanye West collabo? Find out that and what other pimp escapades GLC has in motion in this fun-filled in-depth interview below….Chhuurrrchhh!!
Video by: Teddy Waffles, Cam Be, & Stan Perry // Edited by: Teddy Waffles
R&B is back, and it never felt so good! “The Resurrection of R&B Tour” was exactly the concert that Chicago has been waiting for. Every hip hop and R&B lover in the city flocked to the Arie Crown Theater (Nov 18th) for this soulful event. Jagged Edge, Carl Thomas, and P.Coakley along with surprise guest Ben One, 3Piece and Slique all took the stage. Chicago really came out to support this event which was put together by Chicago’s ownP.Coakley, Thee exes and WGCI’s own Chris Michaels.
In case you missed it,Check out the live performances, guest appearances and more in the video below. If you were there you might be in the video!
Stay tuned for part two where I sit down exclusively with former Bad Boy artist Carl Thomas find out what he has to say about Diddy and shady deals with Bad Boy Records!
Remember Carl Thomas? How could you forget he was Bad Boy Records hottest R&B artist of the early 2000′s giving us hits like “Emotional”, “I Wish”, and “Summer Rain”. Carl Thomas has since moved on from Bad Boy Records and has a new album coming out later this month entitled Conquer.
I got a chance to sit down with him after his performance at “The Resurrection of R&B Tour” last week. Carl Thomas is a smart and talented man, not only is he vocally gifted he knows the inner workings of the music industry very well and he thinks anyone interested in the music game should know it too.
“So many people view multimedia as something you don’t have to study and I hate that”
On the fall of Bad Boy:
“I think Bad Boy is an elder statesman of the game, we have accomplished everything that there ever was possible to accomplish; a fortune 500 company isn’t going to last 400 years”
Find out what Carl says when asked about how a lot of people say Diddy doesn’t treat Bad Boy artist fairly. I really enjoyed this interview with Carl Thomas, he held nothing back! He even speaks on new age artists in R&B like Chris Brown and Trey Songz, check it out!
I got a chance to accompany Singer/Song writer sensation Mario. While he visited Chicago to promote his new mix tape and single “The Walls”. It was a day filled with interviews, performances, love and laughter. I can tell you one thing: after seeing what one artist goes through in just one day, being a superstar is more than what meets the eye.
In this video, we take you for a sneak peek into a day in the life of Mario while he visits various places in Chicago. Mario loves Chicago and all the love he gets from the city as he coins Chicago as one of the first places he got his start. While visiting WGCI, Mario sits down with Demi Lobo in the Coke Lounge and gives a very in depth interview. Find out what Chicago artist he would love to do a collaboration with and more!
Mario is a hardworking talented and dedicated artist who loves his fans.. just as much as they love him. Be on the look out for his new album Restoration, which is due to hit stores February 7th 2012.