Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kanye West 'Yeezus' Tour Among Highest Gross Tours In 2013


Beside all of the controversy surrounding Kanye West this year, he ends 2013 on a very good note. According to Billboard.com, Kanye's 'Yeezus' tour reportedly grossed $25.2 million landing him at the number two spot behind Paul McCartney, who dominates the number one spot earning $40.6 million.

After the jump, catch highlights of Kanye's Yeezus tour from December, 17th at the United Center.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

[New Music] Murph Watkins "Beautiful"


After releasing "Avenue" with The Boy Illinois, Murph Watkins is back with another new track for your ears. The song is called "Beautiful" and its produced by THEMpeople. Stream/download below.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kanye West Being Sued by A 70's Soul Group For 'Bound' Sample


Kanye West back in the headlines. According to TMZ, Ricky Spicer, an ex-member of the 70's soul group "Ponderosa Twins Plus One," is suing Ye for sampling their "Bound" track without permisssion. Spicer also demands Ye stop using the track and pay an unspecified amount of cash, TMZ reports.

Is Kanye West "Bound" to pay up? Judge for yourself. Listen to both of the tracks after the jump.

Monday, December 23, 2013

[Video] Kanye West Closes 'Yeezus' Tour With Drake In Toronto


After partying in the club together and calling him a "Rap God" the night before, Kanye West closes out his Yeezus tour with Drake in Toronto. After the jump, catch Drizzy and Ye performing "Forever." 

[Video] Drake & Kanye West Spotted In Toronto On Their 'Worst Behavior'


If you ever thought that Drake & Kanye were at odds with each other, you can now put all rumors to rest. Last night, Kanye stopped in Toronto with his Yeezus tour and called Drake a "Rap God" during his show. Afterwards, the two rappers were spotted at The Hoxton in Toronto and they had the party turnt up. Watch Drizzy and Kanye West on their 'Worst Behavior' after the jump!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

[Video] Kanye West Interview With Power 92's DJ Pharris


This past week, Kanye West stopped in his hometown Chicago for 2 nights at the United Center with his Yeezus tour. During his stay home, he also stopped by Power 92 to talk with the Heavy Hitter DJ Pharris about his new deal with Adidas, his new team, Chicago memories and more. Watch after the jump.

[New Music] Lady Gaga "Do What U Want (Remix)" feat R Kelly & Rick Ross


Back with the remix, Lady Gaga recruits Rick Ross for her latest version of "Do What U Want" featuring R Kelly. Gaga's latest album ARTPOP is available on iTunes. Press play after the jump.

[Video] Chance The Rapper On Arsenio Hall Show


Making his way to LA, Chance The Rapper stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show this week to talk about his hometown Chicago, music influences, and more. Chance also performs "Chain Smokers." Watch!

Friday, December 20, 2013

[Audio] Kanye West Talks With WGCI's Morning Riot


This past week, Kanye West stopped in his hometown Chicago, for 2 nights, with his Yeezus tour. During his visit, he made his way to WGCI to talk with the Morning Riot. Ye spoke on his new deal with Adidas, becoming a billionaire by his mid 40's, recent interview with Sway and more. Press play!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

[Video] Kanye West Rants At The United Center In Chicago #YeezusTour


Last night, Kanye West stopped in his hometown Chicago with one of the most talked about tours of the year, Yeezus. The event took place at the United Center and it was packed with excitement.

Throughout the show, Ye entertained the audience with a ton of events, involving lighting, great music, costume masks, and more. Ye also went on one of his loud rants, which he talked about being from Chicago, Kim Kardashian, the media and more. Check pics and video from this event after the jump. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

[New Mixtape] King Louie "Drilluminati 2"


Hitting the streets with a new collection of music, King Louie releases another installment of his Drilluminati series. It features production from Jay Storm, Snapback, BlockOnDaTrakk, and more. Tracklist and stream after the jump.

[Video] R Kelly Talks Jay Z, Tupac, Trapped In The Closet & More On #CRWN (Part 2)


Back with another installment of the CRWN series, Elliot Wilson delivers the second part interview with R Kelly. They talk about Tupac, Jay Z relationships, Trapped In The Closet and more. Watch!

[Video] Minister Louis Farrakhan Defends Kanye West


During another installment of his Time And What Must Be Done series, Minister Louis Farrakhan comes to the aid of Rapper Kanye West for his recent classism comments made on Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club. Although, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) disapproved, Farrakhan stands behind the rapper's comments and states he shouldn't have to apologize. Watch after the jump!

Monday, December 16, 2013

[Video] R Kelly #CRWN Series (Part 1) With Elliot Wilson


Back with another installment of the CRWN series, Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson sits down with the "King of R&B" R Kelly.

During their discussion, Elliot gets Kellz to open up about everything from the beginning of his career to the process of making his new album, Black Panties. Kellz also recalls his emergency throat surgery, working with Lady Gaga and how he gets inspiration for songs in McDonald's parking lots.

The interview takes place in front of a live audience at New York's Cutting Room and you can watch it after the jump.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

[Video] Beyonce Performs "XO" At The United Center In Chicago


This past Friday, Beyonce stopped in Chicago and rocked the house that Jordan built (United Center) with her Mrs. Carter World Tour. During her set, she performed a brand new song called "XO." The track is taken from her latest album Beyonce, which is available on iTunes. Watch after the jump!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Leaders Of Chicago's New School, Hip Hop Talk With Sun-Times


In this recent interview with the Sun-Times, King Louie and Maybach Music's Rockie Fresh talk about the state of Chicago's new school, hip hop. Louie also talks about working with Katie Got Bandz on her new single "Pop Out," which help her land a new deal with New York's eONe Music. Watch after the jump!

[New Mixtape] GLC & Mr. Live "Ism Churchill"


Produced by Mr. Live, GLC releases his brand new mixtape, Ism Churchill. The project includes features from Raheem DeVaughn, YP, King Chip, and more. Tracklist and stream after the jump.

Friday, December 13, 2013

[Photos] Drake Brings "Would You Like A Tour" To The United Center


Last night (December 12), Drake stopped in Chicago with his Would You Like A Tour concert and after leaving the stage, "Nothing Was The Same." The event took place at the United Center and it was filled with lighting, great music, and loud screaming fans. The event also included opening acts Future, R&B singer Miguel, and surprise guests. After the jump, view pictures from the evening.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

[New Video] Chella H "All Me"


Balling hard in the snow, the "1st Lady of Chicago" Chella H takes on Drake's "All Me" for her latest new visual. Its directed by Rio and its taken from her upcoming mixtape No Filter, dropping NYE.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

[Video] Kanye West Grammy Nomination Rant


Continuing to entertain fans with his Yeezus tour, Kanye West had a lot to say about the Grammys last night, during his set in Phoenix. Besides being recently nominated for "Best Rap Album" and "Best Rap Song," Ye goes off (9:53 mark) about Yeezus album, being left off "Album of the Year." 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sean Mac Contributes Artwork For Rick Ross & Jay Z "The Devil Is A Lie"



Sean Mac does it again! Not only is he one of Chicago's hottest nightclub deejays and operates his own clothing line "Casket," he's now embarking on another venture for his many talents - designing. 

Yep! Mac has added his art assistance for the cover of Rick Ross and Jay Z highly anticipated single "The Devil Is A Lie." The news broke earlier tonight when Maybach Music and Mac took to Twitter. 

Right now, no one knows when the single is dropping, but you can view the artwork after the jump.

[New Video] R Kelly "Cookie"


In support of his latest project, the "King of R&B" R Kelly releases a brand new visual packed with ladies. Its called "Cookie" and its taken from his Black Panties album, which is available on iTunes.

[New Video] Twista "Ferocious"


Directed by A Zae Production, Twista releases a brand new visual called "Ferocious." Its produced by the Legendary Traxter and its taken from his latest EP, Back To The Basics. Watch after the jump!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Kris Kelley Released As Program Director Of WGCI-FM & WKSC-FM


Kris Kelley exist Clear Channel? After 15 years of working with the company, Kelley has been pushed out from her duties as PD of both WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM, according to our source.
"Kelley first came to Chicago in March 2007, joining WGCI-FM as Program Director and part-time on-air personality. Early on in her time here, Kelley was the Program Director that fired top-rated morning show host Crazy Howard McGee, replacing him with syndicated programming, which ended up with far lower ratings and revenue. Two years later, her role was reduced to Assistant Program Director at WGCI-FM and she was given an on-air role at WVAZ-FM/V103, taking over the popular midday shift." 
 "At the end of October of last year, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Chicago proudly announced that Kris Kelley had been given the role of double Program Director, overseeing both WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM. Those roles ended this afternoon."
As of now, we reached out to our friends at WGCI, but we haven't received a response for Kelley's departure.

[New Music] Justin Bieber "Confident" feat Chance The Rapper


Back with another track for his Music Monday series, Justin Bieber delivers "Confident" and it features the most sought-after rapper in the business - Chance The Rapper. Take a listen after the jump.

[New Video] Sicko Mobb "Remember Me"


The "Bop Kingz" from the Westside of Chi are back! Here's Sicko Mobb with their latest visual shot by Slate House Productions. Its called "Remember Me" and its produced by MuddGangOnDaTrack.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Chella H Release New Track And Reveals Artwork For "No Filter" Mixtape


Jenny Lowend is back and she's bringing in 2014 with No Filter. Yep! Chella H is set to drop her new mixtape "No Filter" on New Years Eve. Until then, check out her freestyle to Drake's "All Me" below.

Friday, December 6, 2013

[New Video] King Louie "Eastside Sh!t" feat Lil Herb


Gearing up for his upcoming project Drillumantic 2, King Louie delivers his latest new visual called "Eastside Sh!t." It features Lil Herb and its directed by Nick Brazinsky and DaDa Creative.

[Video] R Kelly Performs "Shut Up" And Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela On Arsenio


Continuing his promotion run for his upcoming album Black Panties, the "King of R&B" R Kelly made his way to the Arsenio Hall Show, last night. During his visit, Kellz performed new track "Shut Up" and paid tribute to South African freedom hero Nelson Mandela, who passed earlier that day at age 95.

Throughout the night, Kellz also chats with Arsenio for a few laughs about what inspires him to make music, who he listens to and performs his classic "When A Woman Loves." Watch after the jump!

[New Video] Twista "Beast"


As promised, Twista releases brand new visual to promote his upcoming EP, Back To The Basics. Its directed by Nick Brazinsky and produced by DJ Tight Mike. Watch video after the jump.

[New Music] GLC "You The Man" feat Hassan Khaffaf


Back with the #ism for the streets, GLC releases his latest offering called "You The Man." Its taken from his forthcoming project Ism Churchill and it features Hassan Khaffaf. Stream/download below.



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Thursday, December 5, 2013

R Kelly Talks 'Black Panties' And Performs With 2 Chainz On Jimmy Kimmel Live


Still on his promotion grind, the "King of R&B" R Kelly stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his upcoming album, Black Panties. During his visit, Kellz talked about the inspiration of his new project, when he use to sing on the streets, the future of "Trapped In The Closet" series & more.

Afterwards, R Kelly hits the stage with 2 Chainz to perform a medley of his latest tracks "Genius," "My Story," and "You Deserve Better." Watch after the jump. Black Panties drops December 10.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

[New Video] GLC x Get Gwop "Bag Up"


Church On The Move! Chicago's own GLC and Get Gwop release a brand new visual from their current collaborative mixtape, The Pulpit. Its directed by Josh Martin and its produced by Rich Musik. Watch!

Kanye West Talks Biggie Smalls, Sampling, Fashion & More With ATL's V103


While traveling the road with his Yeezus tour, Kanye West recently stopped by radio station V-103 in Atlanta to talk with Greg Street. During his visit, Ye speaks on Biggie Smalls, fashion and more. 

Kanye also brings along Cyhi The Prynce in the studio, as a surprised guest, to freestyle. Watch!

R Kelly Talks 'Black Panties,' Best '12 Play' Moment, Possible Cruise & More


Dressed in all black with shades on, R Kelly sits down one-on-one with Erika Ramirez at Billboard to discuss his upcoming Black Panties album, which drops on December 10. During his visit, Kellz also talks about the making of the project, his best 12 Play memory, a possible R Kelly cruise and more. Watch!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Twista "Intro Freestyle" (Official Video) Back To Basics EP


Produced and directed by The Legendary Traxter, Twista releases a brand new visual to promote his upcoming EP, Back To Basics. Its called "Intro Freestyle" and it serves as 1 out of 6 videos for his project, which drops Dec. 10th. Twista is also set to release his upcoming album The Black Horse in 2014.

[New Music] R Kelly "Spend That" feat Jeezy


With only a week away from his new studio album, R Kelly releases new track called "Spend That." Its produced by DJ Mustard and it features Young  Jeezy. Black Panties drops Dec 10th.

[New Video] Lil Bibby "Change"


Directed by ELEVATOR, Chicago's own Lil Bibby releases his latest visual for the streets called "Change." Its produced by the Honorable C.N.O.T.E. and its taken from latest mixtape, Free Crack.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

[New Mixtape] Lil Bibby "Free Crack"


Hosted by DJ Scream, Chicago rapper Lil Bibby releases his long awaited mixtape, Free Crack. The project includes contribution from Lil Herb, King Louie, Young Chop, Hit-Boy, Olympicks, Honorable C-Note, Cannon Boyz and more. Stream/download after the jump!

Friday, November 29, 2013

[New Music] Lil Durk "Dis Ain't What You Want" feat Rick Ross, French Montana, & Meek Mill


For the remix of his track"Dis Ain't What You Want," Lil Durk recruits MMG's Rick Ross and Meek Mill. The remix also features Durk's fellow Coke Boy member French Montana. Listen after the jump!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

[Video] Kanye West Talks With Sway In The Morning


And so it continues. After talking with the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, Kanye West made his way to Shade 45 to talk with Sway In The Morning for an intense interview about his Yeezus tour, fashion, and more. They also discuss the status of Ye's Red Octobers, which has no release date.

This interview marks the first time that Sway and Ye have talked, in person, since their incident back in March, when Kanye proclaimed he gave Sway his first TV. Watch full interview after the jump! 


[New Video] J.R. Donato "Puttin On"


Taylor Gang's new signee J.R. Donato releases his official visual to his brand new single "Puttin On." Its directed by Ted Cadillac and it co-stars Wiz Khalifa with scenes of LA in the backdrop. Watch!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

[Video] Kanye West Talks With The Breakfast Club


In this recent interview, Rapper Kanye West stopped by Power 105.1 in New York to talk with the Breakfast Club. Ye speaks on his new "Bound 2" video, fashion, his music and more. He also elaborates on the controversy surrounding the Confederate Flag on his new clothing line. Watch!

[New Music] DJ Que Eleven "Gettin Doe" feat Tony Cartel & President Tel


Produced by Diesel Beats, DJ Que Eleven delivers a brand new track for the streets called "Gettin Doe." It features Chicago's own Tony Cartel and President Tel. Stream/download below.

Monday, November 25, 2013

[Video] Lady Gaga & R Kelly "Do What U Want" On AMA's


Bringing the Oval Office to the AMA's stage, R Kelly joined Lady Gaga for their latest single "Do What U Want." The song is taken from Gaga's new album ARTPOP, which is available in-stores now.

Friday, November 22, 2013

[Video] Trinidad James Back In A Good Place For Chicago Event


The past week, its been a lot of controversy surrounding Trinidad James and his recent comment about New York, but when the Atlanta rapper stopped in the Chi, he seemed back in a good place.

On Thursday night, TJ teamed up with Complex Magazine and Seagrams Gin for an exclusive event at Lumen Nightclub in Chicago. The event was launched to kick off Seagrams 2014 Calendar Girls Programs and it was packed. After the jump, catch Trinidad James performing "All Gold Everything."

Thursday, November 21, 2013

[New Music] Tony Cartel "Gettin To The Money" feat King Louie


Rapper Tony Cartel teams up with Epic recording artist King Louie for his latest new offering of the week. The track is called "Getting To The Money" and its ready for stream/download below. #GTM

[Video] Kanye Rants Again And Busta Rhymes Performs With A Tribe Called Quest At Barclay Center


Last night, Kanye West's Yeezus tour stopped in Brooklyn for the second night at the Barclay Center. During his set, he goes on a rant about the MTV Music Awards, Blogs, Oprah and more. 

After the jump, Busta Rhymes joins opening act A Tribe Called Quest to perform hip hop classic "Scenario." Videos by Nigel D.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

[New Music] Lil Bibby "Water"


Produced by Black Metaphor, Lil Bibby drops his latest offering called "Water." The Chicago rapper is also set to release his highly anticipated mixtape, Free Crack on Nov. 29th. Stream/download below.



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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[New Video] Kanye West "Bound 2" feat Charlie Wilson


Premiered on the Ellen Degeneras Show, Kanye released his official visual to "Bound 2" featuring Charlie Wilson. Its directed by Nick Knight and it includes an appearance by his wife-to-be Kim Kardashian, as they creep by the Grand Canyons on a motorcycle. Yeezus album in stores now.

[New Music] R Kelly "My Story (Chicago Remix)" feat Katie Got Bandz & Rockie Fresh


Still gearing up for his upcoming album, R Kelly recruits his homies from the Chi for the remix of his single "My Story." It features Katie Got Bandz and Rockie Fresh. Black Panties drops December 10.

Monday, November 18, 2013

[New Music] Justin Bieber "PYD" feat R Kelly


Last week, R Kelly recently mentioned he worked with Justin Bieber on a new joint and now its here. It's "PYD" and it serves as Bieber's seventh installment of his #MusicMonday series. Press play!

[Video] Kanye West Speaks At Harvard University


This past weekend, Kanye West Yeezus tour made its way to Boston. During his stop, he made a surprise appearance to Harvard University to talk with students about the importance of design and to giveaway 300 tickets to his show, which was part of his DONDA Design Lecture series. Watch video!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

[Video] Lady Gaga & R Kelly Perform "Do What U Want" On SNL



When you put Gaga and the "Pied Piper" on stage together, anything is bound to happen, right? Well, that's exactly what happened when Kellz joined Gaga on SNL to perform "Do What U Want."

Saturday, November 16, 2013

[Video] K Michelle Brings "Rebellious Soul" Tour And Camel Toe To Chicago


Heating up the Windy City on a cold Friday night, R&B singer K Michelle stopped in Chicago with her Rebellious Soul tour and her camel toe with opening act Tiara Thomas, followed by R&B singer Sevyn Streeter

The event took place in Chicago's South Loop at The Shrine and the ladies brought the house down with their up close and personal, intimate experience. After the jump, catch footage of K Michelle singing her single "V.S.O.P.," along with Tiara Thomas "Bad" and Sevyn Streeter's "It Won't Stop." 

R Kelly Reveals Artwork, Tracklist For Upcoming Album "Black Panties"



Over the last two decades, R Kelly is known to many as the "King of R&B." Now, he's gearing up for his 12th go around with his highly anticipated album Black Panties. It's scheduled to drop on Dec. 10 and it features Kelly Rowland, Ludacris, and Young Jeezy. Check full tracklist after the jump.

Friday, November 15, 2013

[Video] J.R. Bang Talks With Mack Wilds On #TheWhat Episode 1


Kicking off the first episode of #TheWhat series, Chicago's own J.R. Bang sits down one-on-one with actor and recording artist Mack Wilds. During the interview, they speak on Mack early days playing on the iconic show The Wire, surprising everyone with new music career, and more. Watch uptop!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

[Video] Jennifer Hudson Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame



Yesterday (Nov. 13), Oscar-winning actress and recording artist Jennifer Hudson was honored with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was accompanied by her family, Clive Davis and more.

[New Music] J.R. Donato "Puttin' On"


Produced by Ricky P, Taylor Gang's new artist J.R. Donato releases his new offering "Puttin' On." Lookout for the video real soon featuring Wiz Khalifa. Stream/download ready below.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

R Kelly Confirms Collaborating With Justin Bieber


Is the "King of R&B" R Kelly collaborating with Justin Bieber? According to our source, Kellz talked with VIBE last night, while promoting his upcoming album Black Panties, and confirmed he has. 
"I just did a song [with him.] [Justin] just called me to do a song and it's hot. He wanted to go and do some R&B stuff so we got together and did that." 
Kellz also went on to say that he's at his best one-on-one and he's willing to work with anybody. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

[Video] TMZ Talks To Rapper Chief Keef At LAX About Rehab


While heading to kick off his rehab bid, Chief Keef was recently stopped at LAX to talk with TMZ. During their conversation, the Chicago rapper explains about big life changes he's making.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is heading to rehab due to a judge order. Keef recently failed more than 1 random drug tests while being on probation for a speeding case. Check video.

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[Events] Chicago's Radio Station WGCI Confirms "Big Jam 2013" Is Canceled


Chicago's number #1 station for hip hop and r&b WGCI has canceled their annual event Big Jam for 2013. The news broke today, when the station informed their listeners about refunds via Twitter.

Over the last few weeks, its been a lot of rumors and speculation surrounding this years event. Many believe the show would be canceled due to Chris Brown entering rehab for anger management. Brown was this years headline artist along with Wale, Meek Mill, French Montana, August Alsina and more. 

As of now, Clear Channel's 107.5 WGCI has not released an official statement for canceling. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

[Video] Kanye West & 2 Chainz Perform At Leonardo DiCaprio Birthday Bash


This past weekend, Actor Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his 39th birthday at TAO Nightclub in NYC. During the festivities, Kanye and 2 Chainz showed up to provide G.O.O.D. Music and entertainment. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sean Mac Set To Release A Special Edition Of His Brand "Casket"


Sean Mac, one of Chicago's hottest deejays, is set to releases a special edition of items from his clothing line Casket. The event is titled Bulls: Til The World Blow Up and its set to take place Nov. 9.

The Casket Pop-up party, for the tees and crowns, will be available for one day only and it take place at Succezz in Chicago's South Loop. Its powered by Grey Goose and it kicks off at 7 - 10pm.

The entire capsule goes online this Monday, Nov 11 for only 72 hrs. Check picture after the jump.

[New Video] Sicko Mobb "B*tches & Bikinis" feat Twista


Hailing from the Westside of Chicago, "Bop Kings" Sicko Mobb drops their brand new visual called "B*tches & Bikinis." It features the Legendary Twista and its directed by Nick Branzinsky. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

[Audio] 2 Chainz Talks Recent Engagement, Sex Tape & More With WGCI's UB Rodriguez


Before doing his Meet-n-Greet at one of Chicago's favorite clothing stores, 2 Chainz stopped by the City's number #1 station for hip hop and r&b (107.5 WGCI) to talk with UB Rodriquez. During his visit, Chainz speaks on his new engagement, sex tape, love for Chicago and more. Listen to audio below!