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Ten Rules to Success in the Modern Rap Industry

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:50:41 +0000

With much respect to Eminem and NWA, aspiring artists sometimes watch movies like 8 Mile and Straight Outta Compton’ and automatically presume launching a Hip Hop career works the same way they see in these films. Here at Studio 11, we meet and work with a lot of unsigned, aspiring rappers on an everyday basis. […]



Meet JXL – The Future of the Chicago Progressive Rap Movement

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 23:47:29 +0000

Studio 11 is proud to announce Chicago artist JXL’s latest album, Document 37. Undoubtedly, JXL is one of Studio 11’s flagship talents in the hip-hop arena. For achieving JXL’s crisp, sexy sonic vision, Document 37 was completed entirely with Studio 11’s expert engineer, Kris Anderson, using gear from Digidesign, Audio Technica, Waves, Manley, and White […]



ORIGIN OF THE TERM CHI-RAQ

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:29:27 +0000

Please visit our latest FMA blog for complete coverage of the term Chi-Raq, originally implemented by the Dollar Boyz recording at Studio 11 in 2005 “Welcome To Chi-Raq). We caught up with rapper Greazzy for an interview to reflect on the 10 year old recording. The album, as well as Volumes 2 & 3 will […]



The Dread – Chicago Hip Hop Skate Music

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:28:36 +0000

The Dread just finished up mixing some of the hottest new Chicago hip hop we’ve heard, redefining the genre of what we’d consider to be Skate Music. Please check out the full interview and blog at Free Music Archive and download 5 of the new tracks for FREE! Here’s the link to the blog: http://freemusicarchive.org/curator/studio11chicago/blog/Skate_Music_-_The_Dread_Thrashes_Chicago_Rap__Hip_Hop_Into_Overdrive […]



The Gradur Sessions. The Art Of Recording French Rap.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:04:02 +0000

On August 25th, the young and talented Millenium Barclay / Universal Music France signed rapper ‘Gradur’ arrived at Studio 11 to begin work on his new 13 song untitled mix tape. According to his manager, their reasons for choosing Studio 11 were quite simple. They wanted that “grimey” chicago drill/rap/trap sound and heard that we […]



Promotional Video for Joey Price new mixtape “Barely Broke Intellect”

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:55:52 +0000

On April 27th, Studio 11 welcomed the richly talented, smooth flowin’ Chicago Hip Hop artist known as Joey Price into our studio to record his brand new mix tape titled “Barely Broke Intellect”, dropping September 9th, 2014. “Barely Broke Intellect” was recorded and mixed in our B room studio by veteran engineer/producer Kris Anderson, the […]



IN THE STUDIO – DIZZLE FEATURING ARAB “OD ON SWAG” – STUDIO 11 VB#0017

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:51:03 +0000

Although we at Studio 11 are known throughout Chicago as the go to guys for that local rap and hip hop sound, every now and then the word gets out to a signed artist that they need to be recording their projects within the confines of our studio. Last month, Studio 11 welcomed talented rapper […]



ELO GREEN RECORDING “LIVIN’ LIKE A BOSS” – STUDIO 11 VB#0016

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:30:28 +0000

What can we say about Elo?….He’s great! Elo Green has been a Studio 11 client since 2008 and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him with a note-pad. Elo prefers the “in-the-moment” style of making records. He’s a busy guy so when he gets into the studio, we pick a track and he just vents […]



CJ HAMILTON IN THE STUDIO RECORDING “UNTITLED” – STUDIO 11 VB#0015

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:22:37 +0000

Every week Studio 11 gets a visit from C.J. Hamilton.  C.J. has been recording at Studio 11 since 2008 and always brings some great tracks to work on.  Not only is he a great client, but over the years I’ve had the honor of kicking it with C.J. outside the studio as well.  I’ve also […]



DUTCHBOYZ – IN THE STUDIO RECORDING “F*CK EM ALL” – STUDIO 11 VB#0014

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:00:25 +0000

Above you can see The Dutchboyz recording the outro for their new project “The Dutchboyz Presents: Become Legendary” The Dutchboyz have been recording at Studio 11 since 2007.  The B Room has been a part of many singles and mixtapes such as “Ill Street Blues”, “Drinks On Me”, and “I Am Weasel Sims Jr“.  The Dutchboyz […]