Monthly Archives: February 2015
Tha Advocate and Ballerstatus.com are releasing “Digital Dynasty” #34 this March, and this one will be hosted by none other than Ill Bill. Novatore’s track “Wage War” featuring Lord Lhus will be amongst the many tracks featured on this release. Keep your eye out and be sure to download this promising hip hop compilation.
Read more from ballerstatus.com:
We closed off 2014 with the Rock-hosted Digital Dynasty 33 mixtape. Now, BallerStatus.com and Tha Advocate announce our upcoming volume, Digital Dynasty 34.
This time, we’ve tapped underground Brooklyn rap legend Ill Bill to play host.
The rapper will help us deliver the latest installment of our digital mixtape series that’s garnered nearly 1.6 million downloads to date… alongside respected artists who played host, including Xzibit, DJ Drama, Twista, Redman, Kurupt, Killah Priest, and the list goes on.
“The first Digital Dynasty of 2015 got to be something special. Something real underground. Why not have the legend himself Iill Bill take control of the Dynasty this go round, huh?” asks creator Tha Advocate. “Bill is an icon and he never sold out. He has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in this game and he did it on his own terms.”
“We taking it back to Brooklyn on this one, Ill Bill, Ballerstatus.com and my homie Tha Advocate, and if you dont know, we are cliquing up for that Digital Dynasty 34,” adds Ill Bill.
Submissions are open for slots on #34 now. For info, reach out to Tha Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be going through them and selecting the very best.
Until we drop the upcoming tape, make sure to follow Ill Bill on Twitter, and look out for his upcoming project with La Coka Nostra later this year.
- Digital Dynasty #33 (Hosted by Rock)
- Digital Dynasty #32 (Hosted by Twista)
- Digital Dynasty #31 (Hosted by Redman)
- Digital Dynasty #30 (Hosted by Kurupt)
- Digital Dynasty #29 (Hosted by Lords Of The Underground)
- Digital Dynasty #28 (Hosted by Pharoahe Monch)
- Digital Dynasty #27 (Hosted by Fredro Starr)
- Digital Dynasty #26 (Hosted by Sadat X)
- Digital Dynasty #25 (Hosted by Cappadonna)
- Digital Dynasty #24 (Hosted by Killah Priest)
- Digital Dynasty #23 (Hosted by Vinnie Paz)
- Digital Dynasty #22 (Hosted by Freeway)
- Digital Dynasty #21 (Hosted by Jack Thriller)
- Digital Dynasty #20 (Hosted by Cormega)
- Digital Dynasty #19 (Hosted by Sticky Fingaz)
- Digital Dynasty #18 (Hosted by Cashis)
- Digital Dynasty #17 (Hosted by Jaz-O)
- Digital Dynasty #16 (Hosted by Saigon)
- Digital Dynasty #15.5 (Hosted by Killah Priest & Tha Advocate)
- Digital Dynasty #15 (Hosted by Naughty By Nature)
- Digital Dynasty #14 (Hosted by 40 Glocc)
- Digital Dynasty #13 (Hosted by N.O.R.E.)
- Digital Dynasty #12 (Hosted by Xzibit)
- Digital Dynasty #11 (Hosted by DJ Drama, La The Darkman & Willie The Kid)
- Digital Dynasty #10 (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)
- Digital Dynasty #9 (Hosted by Ras Kass)
- Digital Dynasty #8 (Hosted by Hussein Fatal)
- Digital Dynasty #7 (Hosted by Ransom)
- Digital Dynasty #6 (Hosted by Stat Quo)
- Digital Dynasty #5 (Hosted by Crooked I)
- Digital Dynasty #4 (Hosted by Chamillionaire)
- Digital Dynasty #3 (Hosted by Alchemist)
- Digital Dynasty #2 (Hosted by Willy Northpole)
- Digital Dynasty #1 (Hosted by Hot Rod)
By Chicago artist Novatore:
Miami Rapper Phillip Katsabanis, AKA “Stitches” boasts about his arrest in “Chicago” in his latest video for the track “Kilo in my bag”. However, as a hip hop artist that opened at this show, and as a person involved in the physical altercation that sparked the arrests, I am here to tell the real story of how things went down. First though, I want to preface this article by apologizing to the venue and the promoter for all the drama. Things could have played out better. So, the show took place at Tiger O’Stylies in Berwyn, IL, a suburb just outside of Chicago. This was a part of the “Drug lovers only” tour. After viewing police reports it has been revealed that the cops were watching the venue from the start. Not only did they already have it out for the venue, but they we’re not happy about the presence of Stitches in their neighborhood. About 1/3 into Stitches set, a fight broke out between my camp and some other kids in the audience. This fight eventually made its way outside the venue and prompted cops to surround the parties involved and start making arrests. At this time Stitches began shouting “fuck the police” on the mic inside, which caused them (the police) to eventually swoop in and arrest Stitches, concluding in some measly tickets. To me these charges were predictable given the nature of his arrest. Shortly after being taken to jail, I was celled right across from him. This is when it began. Every ten minutes in a pathetic whiny voice Stitches would yell “officer”, “officer come here”. When the cops would approach his cell he met them with “is it bad?”, “am I gonna get out”, “what’s gonna happen?” and even “i’m sorry” in the same whiny voice he called for them in. At first I found this amusing but was eventually almost embarrassed for him. Did he not know I could hear him? The contradiction between his rap persona and his attitude in lock up (for a less than a misdemeanor!) was obvious and disgusting. His needy cries for the police and his whiny pleading with them only leads me to believe that maybe he doesn’t actually have any experience with getting arrested. Did he really think apologizing to an officer was gonna get him out? and why was this tough self proclaimed coke lord tripping over something so minuscule? I was separated from Stitches for about 20 minutes give or take. It is possible in this time that they may have told him that they found coke, as the video alleges, but I doubt it. I say I doubt it because at at least one point, after I had initially been separated from him, Stitches asked the cops what he did to be arrested and their only response was about his conduct on the microphone, and never anything to do with cocaine. I wanted to call this dude out from the start but thought it was petty and that doing so wasn’t really my style. but after seeing him brag about it in his latest video, attempting to profit and further his fake image with this bogus story, it pissed me off. Besides, who brags about getting a ticket in the suburbs anyway?