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Posted by Nathan S. on 08/09/12 |
Filed under Download, Mikkey Halsted, No I.D.
First and foremost, holy shit that's a dope beat from No I.D. I'd love to know when it was made, because it sounds like something that could have come straight off Kanye's "Graduation". Considering his work on Common's album, Nas' album and now this, No I.D.'s killing if. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by JRtheWriter on 06/08/12 |
Filed under Podcasts, Sports, Mikkey Halsted, Off the Bench
In Game 6 of the Boston/Miami series, Lebron did something that no one else has done since Wilt did it in 1964, he went for 45 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assist. Now I’m not sure if he was on bath salts or what, but despite all the Lebron slander that goes on, the boy deserves his props. See more...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 04/04/12 |
Filed under Downloads, Lupe Fiasco, Mikkey Halsted
I don't need fellow Chicago veterans Mikkey Halsted and Lupe Fiasco to be constantly serious, there's nothing wrong with a good time, but let's be real - both emcees are at their best when tackling subjects that truly matter - and it's hard to find a subject that matters more than "Gone". Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 07/28/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Best Of, Features, Twitter, Mikkey Halsted
I was perusing the interwebs late last night when I cam across the tweet above from Chicago emcee Mikkey Halsted. If you don't think that's the kind of statement I'm going to take way too seriously and break down in-depth, you're obviously not a citizen of RefinedHype Nation. See more...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 03/30/11 |
Filed under Downloads, SMKA, Mikkey Halsted, Bobby Creekwater, Donny Goines
I can't front, I'm a big fan of what Atlanta crew SMKA is doing. They've essentially turned themselves into a small label, except they do all the smart things the labels are too old and big to figure out - like releasing giant compilation projects featuring all in-house production from 808s Blake. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 02/01/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Videos, Currensy, Mikkey Halsted, Stoner Rap, Kidz in the Hall, Posse Cuts
I know, I know, not another weekly series. While I'm as tired of WhatEverTheFuckYourNameIs Thursdays as anyone, The Kidz in the Hall have made too much dope music not to be given the benefit of the doubt, and weekly series or not, their new joint 'I Pledge Allegiance to the Dope". Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 12/16/10 |
Filed under Top Stories, Downloads, Killer Mike, Crooked I, Mikkey Halsted, Chip Tha Ripper, Gillie Da Kid, Mistah F.A.B., Bun B.
Getting in just under the wire, Mikkey Halsted comes through with a Posse Cut of the Year nominee (goddamnit, that totally should have been a RF Awards category) in the form of "Runnin' My City", a good old fashioned posse cut featuring Bun B, Killer Mike, Crooked I, Chip Tha Ripper, Mistah F.A.B & Gillie Da Kid. Gillie's obviously the Chris Bosh of this situation, right? Listen and download....
Posted by Nathan S. on 05/25/10 |
Filed under Top Stories, Videos, Rihanna, Ludacris, Consequence, Mikkey Halsted, M-Dot
Over the last few days more fresh videos dropped than I could keep up with, so I thought I'd hit you with them all in one big ass package. From Rihanna rocking the f**k out to Consequence getting his car keys stolen by groupies, it's all below. Enjoy. See more...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 02/13/10 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Mikkey Halsted
I know my Chicago people will want to revoke my hip-hop pass for saying this, but it wasn't until the "On My Own" video that Mikkey Halsted really popped up on my rhyme radar. Apparently I'm not the only one who's been sleeping on Mikkey because the man's now released "Best You nEver Heard", a mixtape that recaps the last few years of Mikkey's catalog, from his short-lived Cash Money days to Kanye West producer tracks. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 01/27/10 |
Filed under Videos, Freddie Gibbs, Mikkey Halsted
In just the last couple of months Freddie Gibbs has gone from an unknown to one oy personal favorite up-and-comers, and if I have to explain why after you watch his new collabo video with Mikkey Halsted "On My Own", I don't know what to tell you. The first official release of Maja 7th's upcoming album "The Breakout", "On My Own" is easily my favorite track of the day, and the video, filmed in the emcees' respective hometowns of Chicago and Gary, Indiana, ain't too shabby either. See more...See more...