November 25, 2009

MTV Jams Chicago Day



Special Segments Hosted By MTV News VJ Sway

New York, NY – November 24, 2009 – Chi-Town takes over MTV Jams on Friday, November 27 with “Chicago Day” featuring videos from the hottest artists including Kanye West, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco, and many more. “Chicago Day” will also focus on showcasing talent from the underground music scene. MTV Jams partnered with Fake Shore Drive, Chicago’s #1 hip hop blog, to find some of the city’s up and coming new artists including Rhymefest, GLC, Ben One, Skooda Chose, and Scheme .

“Chicago Day” on MTV Jams marks a pivotal point in Chicago hip hop history, by not only showcasing national talent, but also by giving up and coming and independent artists the chance to shine alongside of them,” says Andrew Barber, founder of Fake Shore

“Chicago Day” will also look inside the music of the city and focus on the philanthropic efforts of those dedicated to making the city a safer place for inner city youth. MTV News VJ, Sway and one of hip hops finest; David Banner hit the streets to talk to the people of Chicago. David Banner also talks with Sway about his “Heal the Hood” Organization, which is dedicated to stopping the violence that is plaguing the city. Sway also sits down with George Daniels, Godfather of Chicago music to talk about how the music in the city has evolved.

MTV Jams partnered with Chicago-based Mid-C Media to shoot all of the interview footage.

Tune into MTV Jams on Friday, November 27 as “Chicago Day” gives viewers access to new as well as classic videos from some of the hottest artists from Chi-Town.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Man, this album was really, really bad. I bought it at Best Buy without hearing anything off of it, just hoping that it would deliver on the promise of "We Major." The flow was unbearable at times, which is unfortunate because there are some good beats on your album. I buy music because I believe in supporting art, but quite honestly, if your next album is good, I think I'll download it for free just because I feel like I was got for $10. I'm not writing out of hate. I actually want to provide some constructive feedback.

1. There's got to be better mixing. There were times when the clarity just wasn't there. That's really an engineering criticism.

2. If you can write better lyrics, please do. If this is the best you can do, then I guess it's just the best you can do. But for some reason, I think you can do better. You actually had a few interesting concepts, but come on: how much can we talk about buying stuff and sex? If that's what you're going to do, then I can listen to the radio.

3. On the lyrics, "I repeat like a parrot" and "if it don't make dollars, it don't make sense" were just terrible. Some rappers are passionate, like Pac or Busta, or 'Ye or Em on Lose Yourself. They really get you on emotion. Others pull you in on the cleverness of their lyrics, like Lupe or Jay-Z, or the power of the words they say, like Nas, or their creativity, like OutKast. Others tell these incredible stories that really put you there, like Biggie, or the Clipse, or Slick Rick. Whether they were positive stories or negative, the main thing is that they all have something important to say. What's important to you to say? It's got to be more than money, clothes, and hoes, right? Right?

4. Unless you're Too Short, using the same flow on every song is not accceptable.

I want you to understand that I'm not hating on you. I did, after all, buy your CD. But you gotta hold up your end of the bargain, man. You have to make good music, and I think you have it in you. I mean, if I didn't, I wouldn't waste time emailing you. Clearly, I didn't send a lot of other wack rappers this email, because they're lame and they're going to be lame no matter what. But not you. I think you can do this, brother. I'm pulling for you. Chicago has such a great hip hop tradition, from Crucial Conflict to Twista to Do or Die to Da Brat No I.D. to Kidz in da Hall to Common to Kanye to Lupe. We have to take care of this hip hop thing, because if we're not pushing it forward and being creative and having something to say, we'll go the way of disco and speed metal. Do you know why country music is blowing up right now? Because that's where the stories are. Do you know why indie rock is coming back? Because that's where the feelings are. Do you know why pop has come back? Because that's where the fun is. And hip hop used to have the stories, the feelings, and the fun, and sometimes it even came from the same artist on the same album. It's why the Blueprint and Late Registration and All Eyez on Me are classics.

I know it might be tough for you to hear this, but I'm writing as a dude who cares. Good luck.


A huge fan of hip hop