To follow-up with their profile with Ibn Jasper, illRoots caught up with Lupe Fiasco on set of the recent RSVP Gallery lookbook video shoot for Trilly & Truly’s Basic Info. For the Spring / Summer run of merchandise, Lupe decided to stick with a simplistic theme that focused more around iconic imagery than complex design. A true innovator in both fashion and music, Lupe goes in-depth on his clothing line, how he separates the two, and what he hopes people will take from it. If you like the products shown in the above video, be sure to check out Lupe’s Red Box now at RSVP Gallery.
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Our extended family over at illRoots relaunched their website yesterday after months of hard work and dedication to the project. The relaunch of illRoots means a lot more original content that you’ve come to expect from them as well as shows and events, music videos, photography, exclusive interviews, and more. The newest video that they have released is for Cleveland sensation, Chip Tha Ripper’s track “Whoa”. Directed by Mike Carson.
Last night, Chip Tha Ripper killed the stage at Santos Party House in NYC. illRoots along with Crack Distributors Radio, The Hip Hop Update, and DCtoBC presented this show as part of Chip’s on-going promotional Gift Raps tour. Usually when I go to any show, I naturally expect there to be opening acts. Just about one or two; but I received a reality check when Santos brought out about 10 performers to warm-up the stage for Chip. This wasn’t a bad thing, just rather lengthy. I did get to see some friends of ours including Nero, Futuristic Lingo, Terry Urban, and Dot Da Genius all grace the stage though.
Lucky for us, Kid Cudi came out as a surprise guest to support his homie Chip which really lifted my spirits for the rest of the night. They performed many songs that they’ve recorded together including “Hyyer” and “All Talk”. The energy from the crowd was amazing, and the support shown from New York was incredible for Chip. For more pictures from last night’s show, check out http://www.smileforthekam.com.
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street.
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Sam Adams is a rapper I wasn’t too familiar with before this track. After researching him a little bit, I’ve found some music of his that I enjoy, although it’s a little different from what I usually listen to. Curren$y definitely killed his verse on the track as usual.
DOWNLOAD LINK: Sam Adams Ft. Curren$y – “Fly Jets Over Boston”