WeekendGabe

Vocalo, 89.5fm & 90.7fm's Senior Hip Hop Correspondent for the Music Vox & Morning Amp Programs. Producer for WGN Radio (720Am-Chicago). Host & Producer for the Weekend Wrap Up Mix Show. Co-Host & Producer for IllSide Radio.

Rob Cressy talks 2nd Annual Bacon, Sports & Beer Event Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza attended last year’s first annual Bacon, Sports & Beer event at Union Station, so he links up with Bacon Sports founder, Rob Cressy to talk about the upgrades Rob & Co. have in store for year 2!

When: August 23, 2014 @ Union Station
Web: http://baconsportsbeer.com
Discount/Promo Code: BOOM

[Interview] The Making of A Babyface Monster

Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza sits down with the Chicago based emcee, The Babyface Monster to talk about his new album, The Making of A Monster. It’s been 2 years since Gabe has spoken with BFM and they catch up on the making of TMOAM and what took so long to follow up 2012’s Cadillac Brougham Joints EP.

IllSide Radio: Mega Philosphy & D-Rose and The USA Basketball Team

IllSide Radio: Mega Philosphy & D-Rose and The USA Basketball Team

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This week’s show focuses on the incredible release from Cormega and Large Professor and how artists of caliber are still able to reinvent themselves late in their career. We talk about how this year’s USA basketball team is shaping up including the status and health of Paul George and Derrick Rose. This and more on a booming in your trunk episode of IllSide Radio.

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IllSide Radio: Recapping the BET Awards, Preserving Hip-Hop & More

This week’s show we get back in to the groove by talking about this year’s annual BET Music and film award show hosted by Chris Rock. The state of hip hop and those that run it is still a hot button topic being pressed by some of hip hop’s veterans, OD and Gabe talk about the latest comments made by Freddie Foxx and Buckshot. We talk new music, world cup overkill and 25 years of Do The Right Thing. All this and more on this week’s IllSide Radio show.

IllSide Radio: Recapping the BET Awards, Preserving Hip-Hop & More

This week’s show we get back in to the groove by talking about this year’s annual BET Music and film award show hosted by Chris Rock.

IllSide Radio: Recapping the BET Awards, Preserving Hip-Hop & More

This week’s show we get back in to the groove by talking about this year’s annual BET Music and film award show hosted by Chris Rock.

Super Engineer Young Guru Talks Tech and Hip Hop with Gabe Mendoza This past week in Pilsen, UNetwork founder Alissa Constable hosted a Technology conference at the Blue 1647 innovation center. Vocalo Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza caught up with former Roc-A-Fella and Bad Boy engineer Young Guru to talk about his love for Technology and Google glasses. Along with talking about Tech, Young Guru talked about the preservation of Hip Hop and how we as a culture are failing as hip hop parents. The Super Engineer also discusses Kanye West’s early days at Roc-A-Fella and producing the best quality sound he can. Before closing the interview Gabe asks Guru to talk about the upcoming Common album, he helped mix and master with NO I.D.

Learn more about UNetwork: http://www.unetwork.co/

IllSide Radio: Dame Dash & Chuck D Out To Save Hip Hop

This week’s show is a combination of several stories where Hip Hop icons Chuck D, MC Ren & Dame Dash have come out against today’s rap artist and the radio stations that play them.

IllSide Radio: Dame Dash & Chuck D Out To Save Hip Hop

This week’s show is a combination of several stories where Hip Hop icons Chuck D, MC Ren & Dame Dash have come out against today’s rap artist and the radio stations that play them.

Gabe Mendoza talks Jordan Years new Brew This Saturday (June 14, 2014), Chicago’s own The Jordan Years and Gary, Indiana’s 18th Street Brewery are celebrating their collaborative effort, The Homemade Hustler beer. The Jordan Years Wes Restless and Mike Anderson along with 18th Street Brewery’s owner Drew Fox and Creative Director Joey Potts talk about how the partnership began and how the sells of the beer will support the Jordan Years band.

When: June 14, 2014
Where: 18TH STREET BREWERY - 5725 MILLER AVENUE, GARY INDIANA
Time: 12 Noon
Website: 18THSTREETBREWERY.COM
Cost: Free

When: June 14, 2014
Where: Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Time: 11pm
Cost: $8
Website: Tonicroom.com

Check out the video of the Making of the Homemade Hustler Beer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnfHWUk52GM&feature=youtu.be

IllSide Radio: Maya Angelou Passes On, Rap Genius’ idiocy & The Barrell Brothers

IllSide Radio: Maya Angelou Passes On, Rap Genius’ idiocy & The Barrell Brothers

imagesThis week’s show we celebrate the life of poet and activist Maya Angelou who passed at the age of 86. The Rap Genius website made news on the eve of the Santa Barbara mass shooting by celebrating the murderer’s “beautiful” words. Closing out the show we talk Torae & Skyzoo’s debut collaboration album, The Barrell Brothers and take one last shot at the Indiana Pacer’s woeful season. This and more…

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IllSide Radio: Dr. Dre Cashes In, Solange Goes In & Michael Sam Drafted

IllSide Radio: Dr. Dre Cashes In, Solange Goes In & Michael Sam Drafted

Hov & FamilyThis week Odeisel & Gabe tour music industry news from the Dr. Dre and Apple camp on the eve of their forthcoming billion dollar deal. Will those Beats by Dre headphone dollars find their way back to the community? OD and Gabe have their opinion for you. The cat fight of the week between Jay-Z and Solanage made headlines and IllSide Radio delivers the blow by blow of the kick heard round the…

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