Antman Wonder Deconstructs An Ode To Reasonable Doubt with Gabe Mendoza
Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza checks in with Antman Wonder, one of the masterminds behind the Jay-Z tribute album, An Ode To Reasonable Doubt. The Philadelphia Producer, Antman Wonder explains the rush to get the project out on Jay-Z’s birthday, working with Skyzoo, the fear of not receiving hate tweets, and details on the upcoming instrumental and deluxe versions of An Ode To Reasonable Doubt.
DOWNLOAD/LISTEN: ODE TO REASONABLE DOUBT
DJ Mulatto Patriot Trap Hop Mix 2013
Gabe Mendoza Reviews Childish Gambino’s Because The Internet
Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondet Gabe Mendoza reviews Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino’s sophomore album, Because The Internet. After causing a stir 2 years ago with his debut, Camp, does Donald, excuse me, Childish Gambino have more to offer on the second go around? Gabe tells you. Check it out.
Around Town with Gabe Mendoza & DL Hopkins (Weekend Events for Dec. 6)
Find eclectic gift ideas for your finicky pals at the Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market. Ditch the brown bag and lunch at The Nosh pop up market in the Loop. Chicago native and Grammy-nominated vocalist Syleena Johnson headlines at The Shrine. For more details on these top weekend events, tune in to this week’s Around Town with Vocalo’s senior hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza and co-host D.L. Hopkins.
Dates & Hours: 5–9 pm. Friday, December 6–8 and Friday, December 13–January 5 (closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25)
Venue: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St
Price: Free; ice skating $5, skate rentals $5
URL & phone: 312-742-2000, www.lpzoo.org
8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market,
Dates & Hours: Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 11am– 6pm
Venue: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W Blackhawk St
Dates & Hours: From now through Friday, December 13, Monday–Friday, from 10:30am–2pm.
Venue: Block Thirty Seven, 108 N State St
R&B Live Fridays with Syleena Johnson
Dates & Hours: Friday, December 6. Doors open at 9pm. Show is at 9pm.
Venue: The Shrine, 2109 S Wabash Ave
Vic Mensa, Jean Deaux
Dates & Hours: Saturday, December 7
Venue: Reggie’s Rock Club, 2105 S State St
Price: SOLD OUT $10–$15
Behind The Beat with Na$im Williams
Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza talks Treated Crew producer, Na$im Williams. The Chicago producer discusses his big 2013 year and how his Instrumental EP, The Emotions of Her grabbed the ear of Treated Crew founder, Million $ Mano. Na$im also breaks down the difference between a beat maker and producer and how he’s going to change the instrumental production game in 2014.
The intro is a remix of Kanye’s Bound 2 produced by Na$sim Williams*
Antman Wonder & Skyzoo - An Ode To Reasonable Doubt.
Hip Hop’s most reliable emcee, Skyzoo and Antman Wonder deliver their salute to Jay-Z’s classic debut album, Reasonable Doubt. Listen… to… this.. now.
Vic Spencer Talks Rapping Bastard with Gabe Mendoza
Chicago for the last decade has been producing some of hip hop’s finest emcees and producers including local standout Vic Spencer. On the grind rapping and performing longer than most, Vic recently dropped his best work to date with The Rapping Bastard. Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Corespondent Gabe Mendoza talks with Vic about his new album, and working with unknown producers outside of Chicago. Vic also talks about the need to “find more ears” and what he’ll have to do to expand his sound. Check it out.
Na$im Williams keeps rolling out the jams including this unreleased gem from 2012 with Sulaiman titled Waterfalls. Fortified Sounds is also credited with co-producing Waterfalls.
The Whoevers - Burn (Official Video)
The WHOevers’ new single and video Burn is what you need to keep in rotation for a minute. I especially dig the behind the scenes look at the life of Whoevers group members, J. Author DotKom over a cozy laid back production. Peep.
IllSide Radio: Doggystyle Turns 20 & Kanye West & Sway Search For Answers
IllSide Radio celebrates this Thanksgiving by reliving the most anticipated hip hop album of all time, Snoop Dogg’s 1993 debut album Doggystyle. We also tackle Kanye West’s latest frenzy on Sway’s morning radio show where both gentlemen go searching for some answers. Before racing for the turkey, OD and Gabe talk hoops and the future of D. Rose and the Bulls and if Kobe Byrant’s new contract will stunt the growth of the Lakers. This and more on this week’s delicious IllSide Radio podcast.