Monday, February 18, 2019

Nike Teams Up With Chicago Graphic Artist Mia Lee For Special Event

While fans were celebrating NBA All-star Weekend in Charlotte NC, Nike presented some big events of their own. The festivities took place at the Jordan Store in Chicago and the events ran for 5 days.

During the showcase, Nike Basketball and the Jordan Brand gave fans the chance to enjoy product demos of their latest innovation Adapt BB and the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 before it hits retail. Nike also gave fans a special customization experience, which were designed and created by Mia Lee. 

Mia Lee is an animator from Chicago and she's known for incorporating art with her witty signature cartoons, winding animations and pop art to depict themes of love, lust, the afterlife, as she puts it.

We caught up Mia Lee, during the event, and she shared with us how she felt teaming up with Nike:

"It's surreal. It's still very fresh so I'm still not even really able to find the right words to match how I feel about it all yet. But what I can say is that I'm forever grateful and extremely appreciative that I was allowed to remain true to my style. I wasn't given a bunch of demands and rules, instead I was given the space to create organically and as an artist, that's all I ever really ask for."

The Chicago artist also shared with us what she thinks the Nike collaboration will do for her brand:

"The plan is to keep doing what I've been doing and maintain my grind. Also to keep growing as an artist and work to develop big ideas so that my brand can continue to be a reflection of that since more and more people are beginning to notice. I still expect for doors to open and close but I'm fully prepared for when that happens."

Well, we want to thank you (Mia) for talking with us and we're sure you're heading for more bigger things to come.

Meanwhile, you can find out more details about Mia on her website HOTFUNMIA or you can catch her on Instagram under @hotfunmia. Also, don't forget to check out some of Mia Lee's work below.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nike Gives First-Look of the All New "Adapt BB Shoe" In Chicago

Just in time for NBA All-star Weekend, Nike held an exclusive event to give the media a first look at the new Adapt BB shoe, today. The event took place at the Jordan flagship store in Chicago and it was packed.

During the event, guests got the opportunity to witness the new shoe and learn a lot about it's high-tech features, while others got a chance to try on the shoe for pickup games before it hits retail.

The shoe comes in black and it has a highly advanced fitting system. This software allows you to set the comfort of the shoe manually or you can change with an app on your smartphone. We found this technology to be so dope, we think this shoe is a real game changer for Nike and the future to come.

The Nike Adapt is set for release this weekend and we know it's bound to fly off the shelves. Until then, check out some of our exclusive clips below and don't forget to leave and share your comments.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Chance The Rapper Set To Drop New Album in July 2019

Back in the Summer of 2018, Chance The Rapper announced that he was in the studio working on a new collaborative LP with his mentor Kanye West called Good Ass Job; however, that project never came to light. Now, fast forward today (2/11), Chance takes to social media for a new announcement.

According to his short video on Instagram, the Chicago rapper mentioned we should see new music from him in July, but he's yet to release a title for the project. 

As of now, Chance is on the campaign trail helping and endorsing his friend Amara Enyia to become the first African American female as new Mayor for City of Chicago so don't forget to hit the polls.

Friday, February 8, 2019

[New Music] Danni Gurl "Pop It" feat. Katie Got Bandz

Taking it straight to the club, Chicago rapper Danni Gurl teams up with Katie Got Bandz for her new single called "Pop It." It's produced by Excel and it's ready for your enjoyment below. Twerk with it!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Chance The Rapper Joins Backstreet Boys In Doritos Super Bowl Commercial

This past weekend, Chance The Rapper joined the Backstreet Boys in a hot new Doritos commercial. The ad was shown during this year's Super Bowl and it shows the Chicago rapper remixing the 90's boy band classic "I Want It That Way," while promoting Doritos new Flammin Hot Nachos. Watch it!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nike Teams Up With 11-Year-Old Chicago Kid For #BHM

In support of Black History Month, #Nike teamed up 11-year-old Jahkil Jackson and his Non-profit organization "Project I Am" to give back to the community yesterday on Chicago's South Side.

Some of you may be familiar with "Project I Am" as the organizations that delivers "Blessings Bags." These bags come filled with socks, gloves, hygiene products, and more to help those in need. Jahkil started the program at 8 years old and since then, he has been honored by the Obama Foundation.

On yesterday, Jahkil continued his mission as he and Nike came together at the Boys and Girls Club.

During this special community event, supporters got a chance to join an important panel discussion, participate in games, and also watch Jahkil as he demonstrated how he put together "Blessing Bags."

And closing out the day, kids got a chance to meet some of their favorite athletes, while others helped out. It was a ton of fun and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from Jahkil Jackson in the future.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chicago's Demi Lobo Joins Two Radio Stations In L.A.

When it comes to Demi Lobo, this young lady has done everything you can name from working your favorite Red Carpet events to acting on stage and now, she's gearing up to rock the airwaves in L.A. 

Earlier this week, the former WGCI radio personality took to social media to share the exciting news.

"So excited to be apart of the @935kday & @power_106 #FlavaUnit DJ squadddddds! This is a dream come true to work at two legendary stations in L.A. Thanks to my friends for praying for me and keeping me lifted during this process." 

Demi also went on to thank her new boss J. Lowery and L.A. publicist Yo Bianka for believing in her. 

Meanwhile, we tried reaching out to our good friend Demi for more information but we didn't get a response at this time; however, we want to congratulate her on the new job and wish her good luck.