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@HOODIllustrated Digital Podcast Editon : Powered By The Connected Experience @TCEPod @PremiumPete #RIPCombatJack

HOOD Illustrated Magazine x The Connected Experience Podcast ( @TCEPod ) have collaborated and created the 1st ever Digital Podcast Magazine Issue. This Special Edition publication features cover artist Premium Pete and serves as a backdrop to the Inagural Urban Podcast Summit taking place on January 17th in Detroit, Michigan. Also in attendance will be…


Added by KC on January 16, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

#NewMusicAlert Produced By @Paycash @Jeezy Feat. @TeeGrizzley #ColdSummer also got #BottomsUp Feat. @PDiddy

Midwest .... Stand Da F#ck up.  You already know Jeezy dropped some fire today with two new singles "Bottles Up" Feat. PDiddy and another #CertifiedHOOD banger "Cold Summer" Feat. Tee Grizzley.  The Snowman 2nd home is the Mitten if you don't already know w/ past situations with DBCO and lately his hit records have been coming "Str8 Outta Inkster" Michigan; One of the most slept on cities in the Midwest has been producing some great contributions to the rap game.  Today on October…


Added by KC on October 26, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Up and Comer Gelo Releases New Video And Single For His Hit Track "Bands"

   The emcee known as "Gelo" has just released his new video for his track "Bands" and it is quickly becoming talked about. Apparently his first video release, I have to compliment the quality and editing. Fast paced and colorful, mostly shot with graffiti art as the back drop, it definitely held a close essence to real hip hop. The melodic song…


Added by Illustrating New Art on October 13, 2017 at 3:28am — No Comments

#CertifiedHOOD #NEWMUSICALERT Yung Z x Lavish #AirplaneMode Coming Soon.. #Str8HOOD

#AirplaneMode ... Yung Z x Lavish 

Added by KC on September 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Swift Ft. Quavo - Show Me

Hot off the success of his hit single “Pull Up,” Epic Records/Awesom Life artist, Swift, is back with another summer banger. How does he do it?

“I have a certain way of making music, I bring a piece of hip hop and soul back into music even if it is commercial,” explains the North Carolina native, who signed with the label in the Summer 2016 and is currently finalizing his debut…


Added by Traps N Trunks on July 31, 2017 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Peezy Promotions Presents: #MichiganMuscle #HipHopShowcase 7.14.17

Peezy Promotions presents

The Michigan Muscle Artist Showcase

Bringing you some of the hottest talent in Michigan and the Midwest. Headlined by Sincere of Mid Mobb Section, the list also includes artists such as D-Hall The Queen from Detroit, Pank Dezal from Jackson, Corey Dollaz & Mark Jugg from Saginaw, Haze from Lansing and more. Doors open at 9 show starts at 10pm. $10 at the door all night but doors will…


Added by KC on July 5, 2017 at 9:04pm — No Comments

#NEWMUSICALERT @3DNATEE #MARIA Feat in #HOODIllustrated Special Edition Cover

HOOD Illustrated Profiles 3D Na'Tee New Visual "Maria" off her  project titled "The Regime". With the new project "Songs That Didn't Make The Tape" dropping on March 31st she made sure that the HOOD got the re-up on some quality street music.  Make sure you check out her Exclusive HOOD Illustrated interview right here -> …


Added by KC on April 3, 2017 at 8:07pm — No Comments


D Ali coming thru with another banger #Compton is a one of those tracks that get you hyped as he pays homage to The originators of this gangsta sh!t "Rest in peace to Eazy; b!tch we Ruthless". Follow him online at  @D_Ali700 and keep watch for the debut "ALPHA"   -  Powered by…


Added by KC on March 28, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

#HOODNewsAlert - Welcome 2 Denver : Powered By Dough From Da Go

Once again it's on ... Follow the smoke to Denver, Colorado on 420 and check out what Dough From Da Go [Published as one of HOOD Illustrated 17 Midwest Faces You Should know / Issue No.10] got growing in the Mountain West.  From Wed 4/19 - Sat 4/22 it's gonna be a movie played out in real time as the…


Added by KC on March 28, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

#NEWMUSICALERT #HOODIllustrated Ca$h Iz Biz Feat. Cassidy "Overdose" Video Release

Ca$h Iz Biz rap group artist,"Alway'$ Gettin Cash" features with "Cassidy" in his newest visual "O.D",…


Added by KC on January 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lion Heart x CEP Presents Do Or Die Live 1/7/17 Lansing, MI [ HOOD Illustrated In The Building ]

Midwest Hip Hop Pioneers "Do or Die" are performing live in Lansing, MI on 1/7/17 at The Loft Lansing.  

Lion Heart x CEP is back at it bringing you some classic Hip Hop music for the 517.  



Added by KC on January 5, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

UGHHA Awards Weekend !!! One of the Biggest Midwest Networking Events - All Details In the Blog

#UHHA WEEKEND 2017 & #UHHA17 - Underground Hip Hop Awards 2017


BYOB (Be Your Own Boss) Music…


Added by KC on January 4, 2017 at 7:26am — No Comments

#HOODIllustrated 2016 #COMEBACKArtist @StretchMoneyDET #Salute

HOOD Illustrated had to recognize on of the top Midwest Hip Hop Artist reppin' Detroit. Stretch Money is a staple of the golden era of Detroit Hip Hop; This is a must here Check out this new track "Salute" and another dope visual "Where Was You…


Added by KC on January 3, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

#HOODNewsAlert Congrats @DJ_Caesar & PR Director & #TheAfternoonWave 109.3FM BOOM #Philly 3p-7p

DJ Caesar host of #WeekendWork w/ Coach PR on #Shade45 has just finalized a #Heavy industry move for himself and his movement by adding another notch to his resume'. Back in Philly as a PR Director with a new show on 109.3 BOOM Weekdays ( The Afternoon Wave ) 3pm - 7pm including the 5 o'clock splash…


Added by KC on December 10, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments

#NEWMUSICALERT #LBE Chopps Feat. Boosie #PictureMeRollin

Produced by @2Drumatik Video Directed by Michael Styles . Chopps is a big time well known local artist from battle creek Michigan who is very descriptive with his story telling/trap style of music as shown in the video above. Just months ago he was blessed with the opportunity to work with Boosie BadAzz (our today's 2pac) as chopps would…


Added by KC on November 30, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

HOOD Illustrated #PourOutALilLiquor #RIPJohnnyP (Videos In The Blog Post)

HOOD Illustrated Magazine has to sadly report that Chicago Native R&P Singer Johnny P has recently passed away. Johnny P is mostly known for his contributions to rap group "Do or Die" and "Twista". I would catorgorize him as the Nate Dogg of the Midwest #Respectfully. Some of his stand out guest appearances featured hit songs such as "Po Pimp" / "Player Like Me" Do or Die; "Smile" by Scarface; "Emotions" by Twista + many more contributions along with his solo projects. He debuted w/ a…


Added by KC on November 29, 2016 at 7:23pm — No Comments

@HOODIllustrated 4th Quarter Promo Run Nationwide Magazine Release Tour

HOOD Illustrated Global is currently on a Nationwide #BestInThaMidwest Magazine Promo Tour. Our First stop was in Benton Harbor, MI on Sept.30th .. This week we will be in Atlanta, GA for #A3C ... Any Radio Stations, Bloggers, Websites, Media Reps. Record Sores / Clothing Stores / Vendors interested in linking up Please contact email hoodillmag@gmail.com .. I'd like get feedback on the new #BestInThaMidwest Edition.

Attn: Artist if you want a cameo in our #DownSouthHustlin DVD,… Continue

Added by KC on October 4, 2016 at 10:41am — No Comments

#NEWMUSICALERT Young Monk Album"My Side Of The Bridge" / HOOD Illustrated Release Party

The Great Lakes Ambassador aka Young Monk is back with a new project titled #MySideOfTheBridge.  Come thru and support Young Monk and HOOD Illustrated at the release party on Sept. 30th. - Info on the flier. …


Added by KC on September 27, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

HOOD Illustrated x Midwest Mixtapes Presents: Midwest Grindin' Pt.2 [ LOCK IN YOUR SPOT ASAP ]

Mixtape Open To Any Artist looking for additional Exposure?…

Added by KC on September 24, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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