The Boy Illinois Making Illi-noise in NYC

Chicago emcee, The Boy Illinois, paid a visit to my hometown of NYC  for his Shade45 in the Morning interview with Sway Calloway. Illi was gracious enough to bless us with an interview at The Roger Smith Hotel to talk about his latest project, The Memoirs of Gilbert Gastón, which was amazingly completely manufactured by the one and only Ambulance Factory. The music on this tape is fresh! Lots of jewels were dropped, there is a lot of life to learn off of this album, and you can hear the progression from the Inhale Series finale: Inhale Pt. 4: Horai.

So PAY ATTENTION!!! You already know Illi doesn’t like to “Say 2 Much“… LOL. 😉 Watch the interview here!

Make sure you hit the album cover to download the album for the FREE99!!

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Follow The Boy Illinois on Twitter!! : @TheBoyIllinois

Written by: Lady *O*

#ATIorDIE… That is ALL. You’ve Been Warned.

This post right here??!! LOL. You need to check out this highly anticipated mixtape by the VA fam: Aspire To Inspire MG aka #ATIorDIE… Consisting of Intalek, Meeze, Motive, Basic, Lewsid, Ready Rell, Stretch Dollaz, and Stacks Miller…. This latest project, #orDie, brings the entire gang together (FINALLY!! Because I have been waiting for this moment FOREVER!!! ….Sorry, That’s the DIE HARD ATI Honorary member inside me talking..LOL) after some of the members of the group independently pursued their own projects in the previous years before 2012. It also has a feature from another VA native: TV.

I AM SOOOOO excited for this!!  Thank you to Team ATI for giving us an exclusive listen to the album! I will say not only does this album have a lot of BANGERS but lyrically this is like listening to a New Age WuTang Clan from Virginia. LOL. I sincerely mean that in the sense of there are a lot of members and each of them bring their own lyrical fire to the project…It has a lot of character. The #orDIE project drops Jan. 22, 2013!! So we have 2.5 more weeks to go!! Stay Tuned to Twitter for the link 1/22/13 via the #ATI team’s twitters at the conclusion of this post!

In the words of the great B.A.S.I.C. of #ATI: “Spread the word, tell a friend… Good Music is BACK IN!!…”

Front Cover

#orDIE Front

Back Cover

#orDIE Back

Also while you’re waiting on the #orDie project to drop, you can pick up Intalek’s latest mix tape, WRKD, in which he pays homage to one of his favorite producers, Chuck Inglish. Which you can click the cover below to download for the Free99!! 😉 DOPENESS I tell you… Just DOPENESS.

Intalek WRKD

Click these jumps to follow @Intalek ,@OutlandishMeeze ,@Lewsid1@IAmStretchDolla, @teejayex (Stacks Miller) @_Motive, and @ReadyRell on Twitter!

Written by @TheLadyOShow

We’ve Got Bad Newsz for you…..

Straight out of Cali, Bad Newsz Greatest is bringing you the raw beginnings of his newest project, I Live Forever, the follow up and trilogy to the amazing D.R.U.G.S. Pt. 1 & D.R.U.G.S. Pt. 2 which were featured on both DJBooth.net and Datpiff.com. Bad Newsz was also featured this year as one of the key featured Cali artists played on The Lady *O* Show: Where The Music Speaks For Itself © Season 4 in New York City, of which he received rave reviews from both the in-studio audience as well as the Ustream.tv T.L.O.S. Fambase.

With his unique tone of voice and clever music choices that reflect his knowledge of hip hop history, he’s at it again with this new single “That Forever Life“.  The track offers a slight alternative feel, a heavy knock n’ bop, with a side of the female vocal samplings of Lana Del Rey’s “Off To The Races“. This is just a small taste of Bad’s true skills in a 2-minute time frame with no hook and continuous trill west coast rhymes. B.N.G. held back lyrically a little bit on this one (in my opinion lol), but as we know, B.N.G. always has a reason for everything he creates.  When it comes to entire projects as a whole, Bad Newsz is known for his consistency, cohesiveness, hidden jewel-dropping, and ability to let you into his world… And I’m sure I Live Forever will be no different. 😉

Download:That Forever Lifevia http://www.sharebeast.com/i1mskhbocclu

 Follow Bad Newsz Greatest on Twitter!!!-> @BadNewszCali #ILF

Written by:

Felicia “Lady *O*” Owen

@TheLadyOShow

Whatever Happened To The FemCees? – Women’s History Month 2012

March is Women’s History Month.

We were graced with the presence of five extremely talented young women.

Amanda Furdge – @furdgecaKes

Ashley Good – Gatz N Goods

J Diction – @JDiction

Milly Mango – @Milly_Mango

Trinity – @ChicagoTrinity

These ladies are poets, vocalists, and FemCees who graciously accepted our invitation to freestyle off the dome and the heart.

They tackled Music Industry, Discrimination, Respect, and Self-Love/Inner Beauty.

 SpokenFree Ent. is proud to present:

“Whatever Happened To The FemCees?”

The Ladies’ Websites:

Amanda Furdge

Ashley Good

J Diction

Milly Mango

Trinity

HAPPY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!

PHENOMenal Man… That is He.

Man… It’s been a long time coming for this post thanks to technical difficulties for the last month with Apple. *sigh*… BUT! I’m happy to post this and honored. Thank You for your patience in advance! I’m SOOOO HAPPY to FINALLY post this!!!

#SHOUTOUT to K. MOON! (@Got2LOVEKMOON)

This is an interview you can learn A LOT from. So to all the unsigned artists out there, this interview will inspire you. I encourage you to listen to what he’s saying and then watch him in action freestyling at the end of the interview… Get ‘Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed‘ (#CMDGF) on iTunes>>http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/closed-mouf-dont-get-fed/id489662674

Phenom is an INCREDIBLE talent from Chicago and he was gracious enough in his stop in NYC to come sit down with me and allow me to get myself formally introduced. Wonderful person, great lyricist, and hard working individual. #Shoutout to everybody in Chicago… This one is DEFINITELY for you!  Did I mention he can sing, beatbox, and do spoken word?… Oh yeah… *nods*… He’s the truth.

P.s. Be sure to check out #13 ‘Get in The Game’ on #CMDGF… That’s a personal favorite of mine… 😉

Watch this all the way to the end… Trust me on this.

Then watch this special treat….

Phenom: 7 Deadly Sins (#CMDGF)

Follow Phenom on Twitter: @PHENOM18

Written by:

Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

Can you tell me how to get…How to get to Gree-e-een Street? *In the Sesame Street tune*

MOST CERTAINLY!, LADIES & GENTS!

* She is SO THRILLED you asked!*

It’s right on INCREDIBLE Ave. …

Between GODOWNLOADIT St. & TODAY St. LOL!

When I say that this group has become an all-time favorite of mine… I REALLY MEAN IT! *She sings in her Dipset voice* The group consists of  A-Live, Soupa, Renaissance (producer) & Snaxx, and you just can’t get anymore eclectic in sound when it comes to these guys. With a third of the group hailing from Boston and the other 2/3 from Brooklyn, NYC, The Green Street gang brings you sounds that are classy, funny, motivational, and completely feel good. Grouping jazz influences from afro-beats, salsa, house, and Japanese club vibes with an innovative hip-hop twist… their sound stands in a class all its own. I’m SOOO HAPPY we got a chance to interview them right before they left for Japan!!!… I was TOO GEEKED! LOL.

Watch the SpokenFree ENT. Phone interview with Green Street:

All Videography above was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

I heard their newest project Endless Summer through DJBooth.net and haven’t been able to stop playing it since the day I downloaded it. Their first project, Don’t Look Down, was released in April 2011 and they are currently in Japan on tour! HOW BO$$ IS THAT?! This group deserves every ounce of success they have acquired and I know I’ll probably be downloading Green Street albums for the rest of my LIFE! (You can quote me on that. I’ll never deny it…LOL..;-))

AND P.S. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE WWW.GREENSTREETRECORDS.NET! GREEN STREET IS FEATURED IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF XXL MAGAZINE!!! SO GO PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY!!!

To the Green Street gang, Thanks for doing my first SpokenFree ENT. phone interview and I hope to meet you when you get back because I want to hear ALL ABOUT Japan and I HAVE TO go see you LIVE! This meant a lot to me as an appreciator and a consumer. And i’ll be consuming Green Street FOREVER!!!

Go DOWNLOAD Green Street’s Endless Summer for FREE!. RIGHT NOW !..via DJBooth.net below:

http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/green-street-endless-summer/

And you can download their previous album Don’t Look Down via their website:

http://greenstreetrecords.net/music/

Follow The ENTIRE Green Street Gang on Twitter:

@AliveGreenSt

@RenGreenSt

@SoupaGreenSt

@SnaxxGreenSt

Written by:

Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

The Revolution Will be Televised: Khaled M.

Now this dude right here?! … *Gives you that look of blown away in her Kat Williams impression* … IS SOMETHING ELSE! This is another person who is using their creative talents in Hip Hop to better the world they know. Khaled M. is a Libyan American from Lexington, Kentucky who just recently this year, as the war in Libya was going on, decided he wanted to help his own people by shedding light on a very misunderstood situation the best way he knew how…  His father was a revolutionary Libyan man, Mohamed “Fathi” Ahmed, who was imprisoned and tortured for 5 years and escaped in 1977 to lead more opposing forces against Gadhafi here in America and creating a home base known as the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. So with that in mind, when Khaled M. grew up and watched his home country struggle from the U.S., he wrote “Can’t Take Our Freedom” featuring the Iraqi-British emcee LowKey, (whom I also recommend that you check out IMMEDIATELY because he is EVERYWHERE.) “Can’t Take Our FreedomALONE got 50,000 hits on Youtube in its debut week… There was controversy concerning the contents of the footage and YouTube ended up banning it for quite some time… But you know who’s stronger than YouTube? …. THE PEOPLE.  Bet you they [YouTube] weren’t counting on people supporting it and reposting it everywhere, driving the numbers past 100,000 views collectively across independent sites around the world and giving YouTube no choice but to drop the ban… Crazy story right?!

  Watch the SpokenFree ENT. Interview with Khaled M. below… You’ll be amazed at his entire story and you’ll understand how his father’s story lives on. By the time you finish it, you’ll want to subscribe to his YouTube page and all of his other social media outlets.

All Videography above was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

Did I also mention Khaled M. has been on CNN, ABC World News, and ABC Chicago? Check it out! http://thisiskhaledm.com/2011/08/cnn-khaled-ms-music-spreads-freedom-for-libya-message/

This man is truly a revolutionary hip-hop ARTIST. And even though he is extremely humble in both appearance and nature, his lyrics are of deep stories that come to you with pain, honesty, and true honor. The music itself you can tell has a large variety of international sounds on top of ill rhymes… which is SOOOOOO DOPE. With the memory of his father at the forefront, the hip-hop community, and THE WORLD behind him, this 26-year old emcee is the Real Deal Holyfield.

Khaled, THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving SpokenFree ENT. this interview and #SHOUTOUT to SWANK PR for the recommendation! You are truly an inspiration and a beautiful human being. Keep Speaking Freely, Godspeed and #GRINDON!

CHECK OUT KHALED M. ON THE

#FREEDOMTOUR GOING ON NOW IN A CITY NEAR YOU!!

Watch “Can’t Take Our Freedom” and download his music via:  http://thisiskhaledm.com/

Follow Khaled M. on Twitter! >> @ThisIsKhaledM

Written By:

Lady *O* 

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!