IllSide Radio: Mega Philosphy & D-Rose and The USA Basketball Team

•August 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

downloadBy Gabe Mendoza

This week’s show focuses on the incredible release from Cormega and Large Professor and how artists of caliber are still able to reinvent themselves late in their career. We talk about how this year’s USA basketball team is shaping up including the status and health of Paul George and Derrick Rose. This and more on a booming in your trunk episode of IllSide Radio.


[Video] Walter J. Liveharder – Riding Shotgun In A Clown Car

•July 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

By Gabe Mendoza

That dude Walter J. Liveharder hits back with some of the rawest ish I ever saw in my life. This is that ish.

Super Engineer Young Guru Talks Tech & Hip Hop with Gabe Mendoza

•July 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This past week in Pilsen, UNetwork founder Alissa Constable hosted a Technology conference at the Blue 1647 innovation center. Vocalo Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza caught up with former Roc-A-Fella and Bad Boy engineer Young Guru to talk about his love for Technology and Google glasses. Along with talking about Tech, Young Guru talked about the preservation of Hip Hop and how we as a culture are failing as hip hop parents. The Super Engineer also discusses Kanye West’s early days at Roc-A-Fella and producing the best quality sound he can. Before closing the interview Gabe asks Guru to talk about the upcoming Common album, he helped mix and master with NO I.D.

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Gabe Mendoza talks Jordan Years Homemade Hustler Brew

•June 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This Saturday (June 14, 2014), Chicago’s own The Jordan Years and Gary, Indiana’s 18th Street Brewery are celebrating their collaborative effort, The Homemade Hustler beer. The Jordan Years Wes Restless and Mike Anderson along with 18th Street Brewery’s owner Drew Fox and Creative Director Joey Potts talk about how the partnership began and how the sells of the beer will support the Jordan Years band.

When: June 14, 2014
Time: 12 Noon
Cost: Free

When: June 14, 2014
Where: Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Time: 11pm
Cost: $8

Check out the video of the Making of the Homemade Hustler Beer!…;



IllSide Radio: Dame Dash & Chuck D Out To Save Hip Hop

•June 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Dame DashThis week’s show is a combination of several stories where Hip Hop icons Chuck D, MC Ren & Dame Dash have come out against today’s rap artist and the radio stations that play them. Has the game passed these gentleman by? Or are they truly out to serve the best interest of the hip hop culture and ensure it’s future by combating against corporate run radio stations and label executives who profit off hip hop without contributing to it. Take a listen to our most in depth show in IllSide Radio history.

Mc Ren & Ice Cube – Rebel Music (Remix)(Produced by EA-SKI)

•June 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

MC RENThe Villain and Don Mega plant the NWA flag down to strike against weak ass rappers on the remix to Ren’s Rebel Music. Shit don’t get more G than this.

-Gabe Mendoza

The Whoevers – Is You With It? [Produced by WalkingShoe]

•May 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Cormega Show 5.28.14The Whoevers fill in the blanks on their new single Is You With It? The summer breeze and something to drive slow to beat by WalkingShoe is a great compliment for the dynamic duo of J. Arthur and Dotkom. The Whoevers will be performing tomorrow night (5/28) with Cormega at the Grandbar.