Naledge, 1/2 of the hip-hop group Kidz In The Hall, is readying his mix CD masterpiece, "Chicago Picasso." Crafted on the streets of the CHI, and encompassing his storied journey over the past couple of years as Naledge helped establish the brand of Kidz In The Hall, he unveils a unique perspective to his hometown.
"I wanted to show all aspects of Chicago, not just one sound. For a long time we've seen a specific side of Chicago Rap, but this mix cd provides new perspective."
"I wouldn't call this a mixtape so much as an exhibit...hence the name Chicago Picasso. The same way Pablo Picasso created a commissioned statue that has sat downtown in Chicago for years of interpretation; I want this mixtape to float the same way."
"Chicago Picasso" contains 20 original tracks by Naledge featuring appearances by Bun B, Chip Tha Ripper, Jay Electronica, Mickey Factz, Mick Luter, Rhymefest, Carlita Durand, Curren$y, J Ivy, Russoul, Doe Boy, GLC & Fooch.
"Star Struck" featuring Rus Soul
Tracklisting and Credits for Naledge’s “Chicago Picasso”:
1) “Intro/Some Shit That I Wrote” with DJ Timbuck2
2) “In My Own World” f/ Fooch & Mick Luter (produced by Picnic Tyme)
3) “Standing On Sofas” f/ Chip Tha Ripper (produced by FDNY)
4) “Focus” f/ Rhymefest (produced by Xcel)
5) “Southside Sh*t” f/ Fooch & GLC (produced by Analogic)
6) “Cleveland Freestyle” (produced by Double-O)
7) “Lovin' My Life” (produced by Black Spade)
8) “Cool Relax” f/ Jay Electronica (produced by Double-O)
9) “Viva El Fantastico” f/ Mickey Factz (produced by Nez & Rio)
10) “Round and Round” (produced by Picnictyme)
11) “It Is What It Is” Part 1 (produced by Ammo)
12) “The Beat Goes On” f/ Carlita Durand (produced by Black Spade)
13) “Blessed By God” f/ A. Pinks (Produced by Analogic)
14) “I Don't Even Know You” Freestyle (produced by SC)
15) “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” (produced by Nez and Rio)
16) “Star Struck” f/ Rus Soul (produced by Sa-Ra Creative Partners)
17) “Crazy” (produced by Tha Bizness)
18) “Brother's Keeper” f/ Vic Spencer
19) “Futuristic Sh*t” f/ Vandylism (produced by Nez & Rio)
20) “Look At Them Hips” (remix) f/ Doe Boy, Bun B, & Curren$y (produced by MStacks)
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