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This week’s show we devote a significant amount of time to Kanye West’s wild-wild weekend that included blasting his image on to various landmarks in 66 cities to promote his new single, New Slave. We discuss Kanye’s new sound and his ridiculous performance on Saturday Night Live. ODB and Eazy-E are planned to be the latest hip hop figures to be anointed hologram status at this year’s Rock The Bells, has the hologram schtick finally jumped the shark? We discuss. Lastly, we briefly touch on Eve’s return to music after a 11 year hiatus. All this and more on this week’s IllSide Radio.
IllSide Radio: Kanye West’s Wild Weekend
This week’s show we devote a significant amount of time to Kanye West’s wild-wild weekend that…
Gabe & Jim DeRogatis on The Morning Shift discussing Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap
WBEZ music blogger Jim DeRogatis’ recent story on Chance the Rapper highlights the hip-hop artist’s desire to reveal the people and stories from the South Side that aren’t reflected in the headlines. What do you want to tell others about your South Side neighborhood? Vocalo’s Hip Hip correspondent Gabriel Mendoza weighs in with DeRogatis. (Flickr/ChicagoReader)
[Review] Eve’s Lip Lock
What is this? The season of the lost but now I’m found emcee? First LL a couple weeks back, now Eve? The former first lady of the Ruff Ryders family returns with her first album in 11 years! Is she still as vicious on the mic as we last remember her? Or does she have some cobwebs on her mic needing to be cleared away? Find out in this week’s What’s In My Headphones segment produced and hosted by Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza.
Around Town with Gabe & DL Hopkins (Weekend of May 18, 2013)
Vocalo’s Senior HIp Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza and the woman with her ear to the streets, DL Hopkins spread the word of activities and events in this weekend’s Around Town segment. We discuss the Wed Local Wicker Park Bucktown Expo for those with the intentions of tying the knot and keeping their ceremony local. The Shed Aquarium is opening their new Sting Ray exhibit, one host is excited, the other wants no part of it, listen and find out which is which! New music shows from Flying Lotus and Kindred The Family Soul, find out where they are playing and news on the May Fest Street Festival. We have you covered, so check us out!
IllSide Radio: The Hero Next Door, Inside Kweli’s Conscious and Lauryn Bills
Odeisel and Gabe wrap up the crazy week that was. Cleveland, Ohio resident and hero Charles Ramsey…
LL Cool J - Authentic Review
Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza (@weekendgabe) reviews the living legend and icon, LL Cool J’s new album, Authentic. Is LL back up to his old tricks of rap ballads and machismo boasting or is there a new LL Cool J to be on look out for? Check out What’s In Gabe’s Headphones.
Talib Kweli - Prisoner of Conscious Review
Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza reviews Brooklyn Emcee Talib Kweli’s latest new album, Prisoner of Conscious. See what he has to say.
Around Town with Gabe & DL Hopkins - The Mother’s Day Weekend
Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza and DL Hopkins plow through half a dozen really cool things you can do with your mother this weekend for Mother’s Day. We begin with both the Garfield Park Conservatory and Millennium Park who both are welcoming mothers and families who are lovers of plants and gardening. DL breaks down the Mother’s Day 70’s Jam at the Arie Crown Theater that features classic R&B groups The Stylistics, The Dramatics and Heatwave. The Susan G. Komen’s annual Mother’s Day Race to the Cure is taking place this weekend to help fight breast cancer, we have the scoop on how you can contribute to this wonderful event. We have this and a bunch more of great places to go including The Laugh Factory and a special screening of the 1981 cult classic Mommy Dearest at The Music Box! Check us out!