Saturday, February 23, 2019

R Kelly Turns Himself In To Police After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse

Talk about a legacy going down the drain, R&B singer R Kelly surrendered and turned himself in last night to Chicago police, after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

According to TMZ, they are 4 alleged victims in total and they range from 13 to 16 years of age. It's also reported, Michael Avenatti will be representing at least 1 of the alleged victims and he plans to bring down Kelly and his enablers, as he claims protected the singer while he sexually abused girls.

Meanwhile, R Kelly is facing serious time for criminal sexual abuse and he could get life in prison.

WGCI Talks With Chicago Kid Behind "VULTURE" Clothing Line

While other kids are doing homework after school, AJ Partee continues to aim high and make moves with his brand. Last night, the Chicago kid stopped by WGCI to talk with Keke about his clothing line "VULTURE." During his visit, he shared a lot of information, including how he got the brand started.

"In school, I do like a digital media class so we be practicing making logos so I just started making stuff and then my Dad starting working on it too because he use to own a t-shirt shop... so once he made the logo it was just easy because he had all the old stuff from his old Partee's shop so he started making shirts and I started wearing them and then a lot of people started asking me where I got em from and stuff." 

AJ also talked to WGCI's radio personality Keke about being a 16-year-old CPS student in the City of Chicago, who his favorite rapper, his goals for the future, and a whole lot more. 

Meanwhile, you can check out AJ's movement and his new brand "VULTURE" on all social media platforms at VultureClothingCo and don't forget to watch his interview with WGCI after the jump.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jon Locke "I Just Wanna" Goes #1 On DRT Indie Charts

After taking a short hiatus from the game, Jon Locke is back on the scene and this time he's coming with a banger. The track is called "I Just Wanna" and it features T.G. Capo and R&B artist Diamante. It can be purchased on Apple Music and it just reached #1 this week on the DRT INDIE CHARTS!!!

Take a listen after the jump to new Chicago music...

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!