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Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WTF Files? JoJo - 18 yr old Chicago Rapper Gunned Down

Amidst the constant reports of gun violence and shooting deaths in Chicago communities today Chicago Tribune was able to report that yesterday, 16 year old Chicago rapper Joseph Coleman aka Lil Jo was GUNNED DOWN in what police believe was a gang/hip hop related beef.

Lil Jo was a fairly unknown rapper here in Chicago, trying to make his way behind the meteoric rise of fellow Chicago artists Chief Keef and his GBE movement. Coiencidentally Lil Jo’s rival has been Lil Reese of the GBE imprint, another well known Chicago rapper which brings up the question seemed to be forgotten for years since the Biggie/Pac beef. When does rap get too REAL?

This public exhange of disses went from Twitter to YouTube, and now to the morgue. Video below shows Lil Jo and his group, driving past his alleged rival Lil Reese taunting and then driving away while we hear someone from taht group yelling “I’m Gonna Kill You”.

We know the classic saying “Guns don’t kill people, People kill people”, and the argument that the violence portratyed through music is not the cause of violence across America. Gang violence is obviously a serious issue and threat across teh country, especially in Chicago. I WILL SAY that in this case the music was CLEARLY a vessel and a catalyst used to escalate a situation that was already volitile. The music that represents the gang culture is definitely to blame, providing a mass communication method promoting the ideology of violence and no respect for our communities or history. Let’s do better.

Below is another Video from JoJo….IS this the life we want our children to live?

via Hip Hop Democrat

Fat Trel On Representing DC, Molly Rap & The Slutty Boyz

Tech N9ne signs Rittz - "Walking On Air" (Official Video)

Tech N9ne Just signed this guy to Strange Music. He's an affiliate of Yelawolf from what I'm reading. Song is pretty cool though.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Caskey "Words" (Orlando, FL)

Recently signed to Cash Money and he's from Orlando, FL. You be the judge. I kinda like the song though....

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lil Durk - O.T.F. feat. Lil Reese (Prod. Young Chop) In-Studio Performance

THEBLAKSHEEP® sat in on some recent studio sessions with Chicago natives Lil Durk, Lil Reese & Young Chop; Intertwining the footage from the different days, we created an In-Studio performance with their newest track, O.T.F. (Only The Family). 'Till I'm Free' The Mixtape - 7.27.12 Hosted By: Dj Victoriouz Follow The Team: Lil Durk: Lil Reese: Young Chop: