CDQ MP3: L.E.P. Bogus Boys - "Showtime" (prod. Jahlil Beats)
Chicago has been making some serious waves in hip-hop over the past six months, with artists emerging from across the city to create the city's most powerful movement in years. To help capture the scene's excitement, some of Chicago's biggest DJ's and tastemakers, including DJ Victoriouz, DJ Twin, DJ Pharris, and Moe Bey, came together to release The New Chicago, Vol 1. a tape that features the likes of Chief Keef, King Louie, Lil Durk, and more.
The L.E.P. Bogus Boys have been - and continue to be - at the forefront of the Chicago movement, and in proving their position, the Southside Chicago duo delivered what was easily the standout track from that mixtape with "Showtime". Now, L.E.P. are excited to release the non-DJ CDQ version of the track.
"Showtime" is produced by Jahlil Beats, who's also been making quite the name for himself in 2012, and the pairing of Jahlil's energetic, snare-led production and L.E.P.'s dark street tales come together as a perfect fit. Count & Moonie each deliver stellar verses, but the true standout moment comes with the hook, elevating the track into the perfect, catchy street single.
Shane Eli Performing Live at the HOUSE OF BLUES on Thursday June 21st
At this point you have probably received a few email blasts about Shane Eli performing live. Some of you have checked him out, others haven't. After tearing down the Viper Room on May 12th he was just asked to play the main stage at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on Thursday June 21st!
This is Shane's biggest show to date, and the fact that it's happening in Los Angeles makes it even sweeter. Performing with his full live band, this is going to be an incredible night you cannot miss!
If you've never seen Shane Eli live before, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
Video: REKS - "Chasin" (Produced by Statik Selektah)
One of the earlier leaks, “Chasin,” from REKS Straight, No Chaser now appears in video form. REKS Straight, No Chaser is entirely produced by Statik Selektah and features appearances by Action Bronson, Slaine, Termanology and more.
Video: IAME (of Sandpeople) - "Bell Toll" ft. DJ Spark
IAME returns with new visuals for the song "Bell Toll" off his recently released Lame$tream album. Directed by Noah Porter, this tripped-out, literally dark video matches the mood of the song which finds IAME's brand of cynical humor applied to a broad range of personal demons and societal ills. These concepts are tied together by the surgical work of Sandpeople's DJ Spark. Smoke M2D6 is responsible for the 808-heavy beat layered with elements of classical piano and futuristic synths. Enjoy "Bell Toll" and make sure to check out the rest of Lame$tream at www.heavennoise.com .
BURNTmd (feat. Craig G & DJ Grazzhoppa) - "Smooth Criminal Part II" (prod. by Reef Ali)
Brooklyn-born, Vermont Transplant and now Colorado resident BURNTmd borrows a chapter from Kool G. Rap's rap pages with the Reef Ali produced "Smooth Criminal Part II," the latest leak off his forthcoming project Not So Black & White, which drops next Tuesday, June 12th. Ironically, another Juice Crew member makes a fitting contribution to the song's smoothness, with a guest feature from the Queensbridge battle legend, Craig G. For good measure, Europe's 1991 DMC Champion DJ Grazzhoppa cuts up a scratch chorus which swipes a bevy of quotables from Nas, Eazy-E, Big Daddy Kane and more.