Thursday, January 31, 2013

[Video] Reverend Run "Freestyle" For WGCI's Morning Riot

After Reverend Run finished promoting his new book Manology on WGCI's Morning Riot ealier today, host Tony Scufield and Leon Rogers had the hip hop legend to bust a freestyle. Check out the video!

Rev Run, Tyrese, & Jeremih Talk With WGCI's Morning Riot

Earlier this morning, the City of Chicago was invaded by star power when names like Bill Bellamy, Jeremih, Tyrese, and Reverend Run hit WGCI's Morning Riot to promote their latest projects. 

During the show, R&B singer Jeremih premiered his latest music featuring Lil Wayne, while Reverend Run spoke on his new book Manology, but the thing that caught everyone's attention the most, Actor/Singer Tyrese expressed his thoughts on the violence in Chicago. Check out the video and see what he has to say after the jump.

[New Music] Kokki "Bag It (Explicit)"

Last night, on Chicago's Power 92, DJ Pharris hit the streets with something hot from Chicago rapper Kokki. The track is called "Bag It" and its taken from his upcoming album Epic: First Chapter.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rick Ross "B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe (Freestyle)"

Despite all the drama with him being shot at recently, Rapper Rick Ross brings you a new uncut freestyle to Kendrick Lamar's track called "B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe." Check it out! I think he's trying to tell us something.


[Download] YP "Wide Awake" Mixtape

Featuring Rapper King Louie and Bo Deal from the Chi, Rapper YP brings you his latest mixtape for the streets called Wide Awake. It includes production from Snapback, Xcel, and more. Download after the jump.

[Video] Chance The Rapper Talks With The Morning Riot

Earlier this morning, Chance The Rapper stopped by WGCI to talk with the Morning Riot. He spoke on everything from being nominated for XXL's Freshmen List to speaking on Chicago's movement of female emcees.

Also, after the jump, check out Chance's two minute freestyle, he gives the fellas, before leaving the building.

DJ Que Eleven "We Are Young" feat Legend Mane"

Shot and directed by Diesel Beats, DJ Que Eleven brings you his visual to "We Are Young," featuring Legend Mane. Its taken from his latest mixtape Alien, which is ready for downloads.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Superstar Chris Brown & Frank Ocean Fight In L.A.

Can we all just get along?

According to TMZChris Brown and R&B singer Frank Ocean were involved in an all-out brawl last night. The incident happened after Brown was leaving Westlake Studios in Los Angeles. As of now, no arrest have been made.

[Video] Rick Ross Shot At In Fort Lauderdale

After celebrating his birthday at Club Liv last night, Rapper Rick Ross found himself the target of a drive-by shooting this morning. WSVN reports the rapper's car crashed into a building after someone opened fire on him.

As of now, no injuries have been reported nor arrest have been made. Check video above for details on the story.

Source: HP

Donski Presents "Monday Night Comedy Madness" In The Chi

Looking for something to do? Lathea Symles & Donski Entertainment presents "Monday Night Comedy Madness" in the Chi. Its hosted by Funnyman Hot Sauce and its bound to have you on the floor laughing.

Check details after the jump

[Mixtape] "Highly Re$pected" Hosted By Chella H

Hosted by "The 1st Lady of Chicago" Chella H, Stack or Starve Mixtapes brings you the all female edition of Highly Re$pected. The mixtapes features some of the most respected female artists in the game. Download it now!


[Download] Pusha T "Wrath Of Caine" Mixtape

Featuring Wale & Rick Ross, Pusha T brings you his latest mixtape Wrath Of Caine. It includes production from Kanye West, Young Chop, and more. Check it out and download after the jump.

[New Music] Chrisette Michele "A Couple Of Forevers"

Giving you a little of bit of that O'Jays feel, R&B singer Chrisette Michele brings you her latest track "A Couple Of Forevers," taken from her upcoming album Better and its set to release in April.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

[Photos] R Kelly Turns Up Billboard Live In Chicago

Last night, in the City of Wind, Music icon R Kelly stepped out in his hometown for a little bit of fun. The event took place in the City's South Suburbs at Billboard Live and the house was packed with excitement!

Dressed in all black with shades, the Pied Piper celebrated the night away, as if it was his birthday. He joked around and shared some laughs with close friends and he even interacted and took pictures with his loyal fans. But the thing that surprised everyone the most, he took the mic and serenaded the ladies, with a few of his classics, before leaving the building. Check photos from the event after the jump

Saturday, January 26, 2013

[Video] Nicki Minaj Performs On The Jimmy Kimmel Show

Last night, Nicki Minaj  returned back on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She spoke on everything from working on American Idol to her precious Barbz and after her discussing, she hit the stage to perform "Va Va Voom" & "Freedom." 

Check it out!

[New Video] Jim Jones "Neva End (ReVamp Version)"

Still living the "Vamp Life," Rapper Jim Jones is back with another one! This time Capo remixes Future and Kelly Rowland's "Neva End," produced by Mike Will Made-It. Check it out!

[New Music] Alicia Keys "Brand New Me, Part 2"

Inspired by the house music sounds of Crystal Waters, R&B singer Alicia Keys brings you "Brand New Me, Part 2."


[Mixtape] 8Ball "Premro 2"

Hosted by DJ Scream & DJ Frank White, Rapper 8Ball is back with the Premro series. The project includes artists like Trinidad James, Gucci Mane, and more. Tracklist & download after the jump!

Friday, January 25, 2013

[New Video] Jarvis "Make A Little Room"

Directed by Jon Augustavo, R&B singer Jarvis delivers the visual to his hot new track "Make A Little Room." The song is taken from his latest mixtape Heartache, which you can download after the jump.

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z "Suit & Tie (Lyric Video)"

Ladies, even though its not the official video, its still something to keep you satisfied til the real one drops. Here's Justin Timberlake with the lyric visual to "Suit & Tie." The 20/20 Experience drops March 19th.

Video Courtesy of YouTube

[Video] Rockie Fresh Performs At SOB's In NYC

This past week, Chicago's own Rockie Fresh stopped in NYC to rock at SOB's. During the event, the rapper performed songs like "Life Long" and "I'm Wit It" from his latest mixtape Electric Highway. Check it out!

Video Courtesy of SoLiveNY

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Red Cafe "Fully Loaded" feat Trey Songz & Fabolous

Taken from his latest mixtape American Psycho, Rapper Red Cafe drops his latest visual to "Fully Loaded." It features R&B singer Trey Songz, along with Fabolous. Check it out right here!

Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You (Remix)" feat French Montana

For the new visual of "Let Me Love You," R&B singer Ne-Yo brings in French Montana to join him for the remix. Check it out!

[New Video] Marsha Ambrosius "Cold War"

Co-starring Michael K Williams & Felicia "Snoop" Pearson from The Wire, Marsha Ambrosius brings us her latest visual to "Cold War."

Kendrick Lamar "Swimming Pools (Drank)" Hits Platinum

Kendrick Lamar now has a reason to pour up and drank. According to our source, the rapper just reached platinum sales with his single "Swimming Pools." Last month, the Aftermath emcee reached gold with latest album good kid, m.A.A.d city.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

[Mixtape] Rockie Fresh "Electric Highway"

With guests appearances from Curren$y and Sasha Go Hard, MMG's Rockie Fresh brings you his latest mixtape Electric Highway. This project also includes "Life Long" featuring Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle.


A$AP Rocky Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard Charts

Congratulations A$AP Rocky! His latest album Long Live A$AP debuts at the top spot on Billboard charts. According to HDD, the rapper has move over 140k units sold in its first week, not to mention, the album was leaked a month-early.

Trinidad James Announces "Don't Be S.A.F.E." Tour

Polish up your gold! Def Jam's Trinidad James is ready to hit the road! According to our source, the rapper is set to headline his own tour called "Don't Be S.A.F.E." and its scheduled to start Feb. 20th in Cleveland.

Check out the Cities & Dates:

[Photo] Shawn Morgan Celebrates 13 Years of Comedy

Last night, party goers came out for a night of laughter as Comedian Shawn Morgan celebrated 13 years of stand-up comedy. The event took place in Chicago's South Loop and it was presented by Donski Entertainment.

For those who don't know, Morgan has worked on everything from "P Diddy's Bad Boys Of Comedy" to "BET's Comic View," and judging by his show last night, he's not going anywhere soon - he was hilarious.

Congratulations on 13 years of comedy, Shawn!

Lil Reese "Traffic (Remix)" feat Young Jeezy & Twista

Shared by our friends at FSD, Rapper Lil Reese brings us the remix to his latest track "Traffic." It features Young Jeezy and Twista, along with Producer Young Chop on the beat. Check it out!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

50 Cent "Major Distribution" ft Snoop Dogg & Jeezy

With Street King Immortal coming soon,  50 Cent drops his latest visual to "Major Distribution." The video is directed by Rif Rivera and it features rap veterans Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy. Check it out!

[Photo] Music Icon 'Prince' Billboard Magazine

Making noise in 2013, Music icon Prince covers the latest issue of Billboard Magazine. We hear he's also scheduled to receive the Icon Award at this year's Billboard Awards in May, along with a special performance.


Source: HHNM

Elliot Wilson Speaks On Lupe Fiasco Inauguration Drama

Over the last year, its been a lot of controversy surrounding Lupe Fiasco. Last summer, the rapper was known for having beef with fellow Chicagoan Chief Keef, now he's making headlines for getting booted off stage at an Inauguration celebration.

Today, Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson ways in on the Chicago rapper, asking the question: "Does Lupe Love Controversy?"  Check out the video above and listen to what Elliot has to say, then comment and tell us what you think.

Beyonce Sings The National Anthem At The 2013 Inauguration

After President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term in office, Superstar Beyonce closed out yesterday's Inauguration singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Check it out right here! She was amazing!

Video Courtesy of YouTube

[New Video] YP "Trade It All"

Taken from his most recent project No Doz, Rapper YP brings us "Trade It All." Its directed by Danielle Alston along with Hit-Boy on the beat. His forthcoming project Wide Awake drops on Jan. 29th, according to FSD

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Joe Budden "She Don't Put It Down Like You (Remix)" ft Twista,Tank, & Fabolous

With his album release being two weeks away, Joe Budden  hooks up with Fabolous & Twista to bring you the remix to "She Don't Put It Down Like You" with Tank on the hook.  No Love Lost drops February 5th.

[New Music] Kelly Rowland "Kisses Down Low"

Produced by Mike Will Made It, Kelly Rowland brings us "Kisses Down Low," taken from her forthcoming album Year of the Woman. Also, don't forget to check out her latest track with Destiny's Child called "Nuclear."  

Friday, January 18, 2013

Shawty Lo Talks About Reality Show Cancellation

Over the last couple of months, its been a lot of controversy surrounding Rapper Shawty Lo's new reality show All My Babies' Mamas. Now, after the show has been cancelled, the rapper speaks out about it with Hoodrich Radio.

Check out the video!

[New Video] Tamar Braxton "Love & War"

After weeks of anticipation, R&B singer Tamar Braxton finally drops the official video to her latest track "Love & War." The black and white visual shows the reality star singing her heart out, as she walks on a sandy beach.

Directed by Walid Azami 

Sean Mac's Runway Presentation For 'Casket' Clothing Line

Last night, Chicago's elite tastemaskers came out to celebrate the release of Sean Mac's new clothing line "Casket." The presentation took place at Society Art Gallery, in Chicago's West Loop, and the house was packed with supporters! 

Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Sentenced To Two Months

After violating his probation on a gun conviction, Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention. The news broke yesterday (Jan. 17th) after a judge ruled the rapper had broke the court's order. 

Rapper Kokki Talks With Lorenzo Ice On UIC Radio

Promoting his upcoming album Epic: First Chapter, Chicago rapper Kokki calls UIC Radio to talk with Lorenzo Ice. During the interview, Kokki speaks on his vision, the meaning behind his name, and his music. Check it out!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

American Idol Kicks Off New Season Tonight On Fox

Don't miss the Season Premiere of American Idol tonight on Fox with Superstar judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, & Keith Urban. It should be a night of laughter, fun, & excitement.

[Video] Bubble Eye "F.A.B. Life Vlog 1"

Last week, Rapper Bubble Eye stopped by Subterranean, on Chicago's North Side, and ripped the stage at Donski's Showcase Sundays. Check out the footage shot by Fuse. Also, shout out to King Boola.

T-Pain "Come & Get It" feat Busta Rhymes & Ace Hood

Calling all strippers! T-Pain is back with a new one! The track is called "Come And Get It" and it features Ace Hood and Busta Rhymes, along with Pop on production. Right now, no word on album or mixtape.


Jon Locke "Vickies" Produced by Soundmaster T

Thanks to Delle Del, here's something fresh & hot from Chicago's own Jon Locke. He calls this one "Vickies" and its produced by Soundmaster T. Request it on Chicago's Power 92 & WGCI.


[Download] Master P "Al Capone" Mixtape

The Colonel of the tank is back! Its Master P with his latest mixtape Al Capone. The project features artists like Chief Keef, Meek Mill, and more. If you're "Bout It, Bout It," download after the jump. 

Happy Birthday Aaliyah "One In A Million"

Today, we want to take time to say "Happy Birthday" to the beautiful Aaliyah. She would have been 34 years old.  The R&B singer past away in a tragic plane crash back in 2001. May she rest in peace.

Catch Aaliyah's video "One In A Million" after the jump...

Cyle The Chemist "Ask My Momma" feat Soundmaster T

Guess who's cooking in the kitchen? Its Cyle The Chemist with his new single "Ask My Momma," featuring Legendary producer Soundmaster T. Make sure to cop it on iTunes, today. Shout out to Delle Del.

Get Down!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chief Keef Taken Into Custody For Probation Violation

Chief Keef, best known for his song "I Don't Like," has been jailed today (Jan. 15) after a judge found he violated his probation. Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is on probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago Police Officer. 

[Download] Future Presents "FBG The Movie" Mixtape

Rated for mature audience only, Future presents his latest mixtape FBG: The Movie. The project also introduces us to his crew (Free Band Gang) with guests appearances from Lil Wayne, Drake, and more.

Download after the jump...

GP "Without A Deal 2" Hosted By Drama & Sean Mac

Hosted by DJ Drama and The Kid Sean Mac, Rapper GP brings us his latest mixtape "Without A Deal 2."


[New Video] Runway Bella "Kick Flows" Prod. Joe Blow

Directed by B. Beckwith, Runway Bella hits the scene with her new visual to "Kick Flows." Its produced by Joe Blow and its taken from her upcoming mixtape Project Runway: The Introduction.

Watch video after the jump. 

[Video] Nicki Minaj Performs "Freedom" On Ellen Show

Looking bootylicious in her red dress, Rapper Nicki Minaj stops by The Ellen Show to perform her latest track "Freedom." After the jump, she also discusses her new job with American Idol and recent situation with Mariah Carey.

Monday, January 14, 2013

[New Video] Kendrick Lamar "Backseat Freestyle"

Coming straight outta Compton! Its your boy Kendrick Lamar with "Backseat Freestyle," taken from his latest album good kid m.A.A.d city... Check it out and don't forget to watch Sherane bouncing that big ole butt.


Red Cafe "Gucci Everything" ft. Chief Keef, French Montana, & Fabolous

Directed by Joe Puma, Bad Boy Records presents Red Cafe new visual to "Gucci Everything." Its taken from the rappers American Psycho mixtape and it features Chief Keef, French Montana, and Fabolous.


[New Video] Casket Winter 2013 Lookbook

Are you ready for new fashion?

Today, Sean Mac gives us a glimpse of his new clothing line "Casket." The brand is the freshest new thing on the Chicago scene and its scheduled to have an exclusive runway presentation this Thursday (Jan 17th).

Rockie Fresh "Life Long" feat Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle

With Electric Highway dropping next Monday, Rockie Fresh gives us "Life Long" feat. Nipsey Hussle and Rick Ross. 


[Video] 8Ball Previews Upcoming Mixtape "Premro 2"

With MJG promoting his mixtape "BMG," 8Ball takes time out his schedule to give us a preview of his upcoming project "Premo 2." The mixtape drops on Jan. 25th and its hosted by DJ Scream and DJ Frank White.

[Photo] Superstar Rihanna Covers Complex

Looking sexier than ever, Superstar Rihanna plays with our imagination, once again! This time she covers Complex Feb/March issue and she looks absolutely gorgeous. Click here for more photos and details.

[New Music] Justin Timberlake "Suit & Tie" feat. Jay-Z

After a six year hiatus, Justin Timberlake is back! The track is called "Suit & Tie and its taken from his upcoming project 20/20 Experience. The song also features Jay-Z, along with Timbaland on production. 

[New Music] Lloyd feat. Juicy J "Twerk Off"

Break out the bottles and dollars! R&B singer Lloyd takes us to the strip club on this one... The song is called "Twerk Off" and it features "Mr. Bandz A Make Her Dance" Juicy J with Drumma Boy on the beat. 


Sunday, January 13, 2013

[New Music] Ciara "Wake Up, Turn Up"

Produced by Mike Will Made It, R&B singer Ciara bring us a hot new track called "Wake Up, Turn Up." The song is taken from her upcoming album One Woman Army and its set to be released on Epic Records 

[New Music] Kokki "I'm Kokki"

Turn up! Its your boy Kokki  with a new track from his upcoming album Epic: The First Chapter. The song is called "I'm Kokki" and its bound to have the clubs on ten! Also, don't forget to check out "VIP Party" here.

[New Music] Future "Mark McGwire"

Here it is! Its new music from your boy Future! The track is called "Mark McGwire" and its taken from his upcoming project F.B.G. The Movie. Also, don't forget to catch Future's new video "Whip Game" here.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

[Video] Legendary Rapper Rakim Performs At The Shrine

Over 25 years ago,  Legendary rapper Rakim blessed the world with his distinctive flow and rhymes, when he dropped his iconic album "Paid In Full." Now its 2013, and the rapper, we know as the "God MC," is still doing his thing. 

Last night, the legendary rapper stopped in Chicago for an amazing one night performance. The event took place at The Shrine and he had the whole crowd going nuts, while DJ 33 1/3 supplied and orchestrated his hip hop classics.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Destiny's Child To Join Beyonce's Super Bowl Halftime Show

Every since Superstar singer Beyonce made her announcement that she would perform for this year's Pepsi Halftime Show for the Super Bowl, its been a lot of speculation if Destiny Child would join her... Well, the wait is over! 

According to UsWeekly, Beyonce's bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michele Williams will joined her to perform short melodies of their classic hits, along with kicking off a brand-new song called "Nuclear." This will be the first time the group will perform together since 2006... The Super Bowl is scheduled for February 3.

[New Music] Pusha T x Rick Ross "Millions"

G.O.O.D. Music teams up Maybach Music on this one... Here's Pusha T and Rick Ross with "Millions." Also, be on the lookout for Pusha's Wrath of Caine coming soon. Until then, listen to the track!


[New Video] Jim Jones "Mary's Prayer (Reggae ReVamp)"

Breaking them off with the 7-11! Here's Jim Jones with his new Chris Martin rendition called "Mary's Prayer." Right now, the rapper has dropped a lot of remakes lately but its still no indication on a new album.

Video Courtesy of YouTube


Thursday, January 10, 2013

[Video] Tamar Braxton & Vince Fill In For WGCI's Morning Riot

With Tony Scufield & Leon Rogers out of town, Reality star Tamar Braxton and her husband (Vince Herbert) stopped in Chicago to fill in for WGCI's Morning Riot, for a day of fun and laughter, alongside Nina Chantele. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

[Photo] Beyonce Covers New Issue of GQ Magazine

Here it is! Its the photo of Superstar Beyonce covering GQ! The picture is taken from the magazine's February issue and it shows the singer dressed in a super-cropped t-shirt with red leopard panties - talk about gorgeous.

Also, in February, the bootylicious singer is scheduled to perform the 2013 Pepsi Halftime Show at the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Looking good Bey!

Nicki Minaj Announces Long Term Deal With K-Mart

Rapper Nicki Minaj is kicking off 2013 with a bang! Not only she currently a judge on hit television show "American Idol," we just learned the rapper has teamed up with Sears Holding to push a new fashion line at K-Mart. 

[Video] Kokki Talks With J.R. Bang Morning Show

This past week, in his hometown (Chicago), Rapper Kokki has been working hard doing his thing! He's been doing everything from celebrating his birthday to performing & promoting his new single "VIP Party" at different venues. On today, the rapper stopped by the J.R. Bang Morning Show and we have it all right here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Juicy J "Bandz A Make Her Dance" Goes Gold

Rapper Juicy J "Bandz A Maker Her Dance" has officially gone gold. We learned the news last night when the rapper took to Twitter. We also learned R&B singer The Weeknd has reached gold status with his latest album Trilogy as well.

Congrats Fellas!

Video Courtesy of YouTube


Sunday, January 6, 2013

[Video] Kindred The Family Soul & The Roots At Shrine

Last night, Neo Soul group Kindred The Family Soul stopped in Chicago for one unforgettable jam session. The event took place in the City's South Loop, at The Shrine, in front of a jammed packed sold out crowd.

During the event, Kindred sung a long list of soulful songs, including their well-known hits "Stars" and "Far Away." They even brought out a special surprise (The Roots), who joined them to end the night off with a taste of  hip hop.

Check footage of the show after the jump...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

[New Video] Lil Durk "Rider"

With A Zae on the video production, Chicago's own Lil Durk brings you his new visual to "Rider." The track is taken from his latest mixtape Life Ain't No Joke and its produced by Chase Davis on the beat.

Video Courtesy of YouTube


Ludacris "Representin' (Remix)" feat R Kelly & Fabolous

Here's something hot and fresh! Its you boy Luda with "Representin," but this time without Kelly Rowland. For the remix, he hooks up with Chicago's own R Kelly and your boy Fabolous from Brooklyn. Check it out!


Jim Jones "Judge Me (Chris Brown ReVamp)"

Only God Can Judge Him! Check out Jim Jones as he reminisce about his past dealings over Chris Brown's track "Judge Me."

Video Courtesy of YouTube


Friday, January 4, 2013

T.I. Performs "Ball" On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

With "The Roots" assisting, Rapper T.I. put on an amazing performance last night on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The rapper performed "Ball," off of his latest album Trouble Man, and he had the whole place turned up.

Also, don't forget to check out his latest issue with Ebony Magazine, featuring his wife Tiny on the cover.