1/17/2011 – Ill Side Radio – The Art of the Collaboration

Listen/Download Ill Side Radio – The Art of the Collaboration – 1/17/2011

By Planetill.com’s Odeisel (co-host of Ill Side Radio)

The Planet, along with Chicago’s own Square-One of B-Side Radio, have joined forces to bring you the week in review in Hip-Hop and current events, along with the occasional special guest and some music to keep you moving through your day.

We talk about the recent Wutang show in Chicago and talk about the last time that all nine original members were on stage together.

We discuss the release of H.A.M. last week and the preliminary response and the making of great collaborations. Was it worth all the attention? Did it live up to all the pre-game hype? Shoudl other rappers have been on the Lex Luger beat.

What makes a great collaboration? What is necessary of different elements to work together? Is it better for familiar artists to work together or is it more of a surprise when you get artists that you wouldn’t expect. How did mid 90s coastal beef effect collaborations during that era. How many rappers is too many on a song?

What part does the beat play in making a successful collabo? We discuss some of our favorite pairings and some of the worse couplings (Dre and LL’s “Zoom,” Jay-Z’s verse on the “Ha” remix) of artists in Hip-Hop history.

Are collaborations still a selling point when deciding to pick up an album, especially when DJ’s will put those songs on mixtapes well in advance?

Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf sign to Shady Records. Was that a good or a bad idea? We discuss all that and more on this episode.

So sit back, relax, and take a ride on the Ill Side.

Listen/Download Ill Side Radio – The Art of the Collaboration – 1/17/2011

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~ by @WeekendGabe on January 17, 2011.

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