Monday, June 30, 2014

[New Music] Jennifer Hudson "Its Your World" feat R Kelly


Following her electric performance at the 2014 BET Awards, last night, R&B singer Jennifer Hudson releases her brand new single called "Its Your World." It features the "King of R&B" R Kelly and its produced by House Music legend Terry Hunter. Listen to Jennifer Hudson's brand new track "Its Your World" after the jump and don't forget to check out snippets from her upcoming album below as well. 



Sunday, June 29, 2014

[Video] Common "Nobody's Smiling" Artwork & Tracklist


Less than a month away, Common is set to release his highly anticipated 'Nobody's Smiling' album on Def Jam/Artium Records. While we wait, Common provides us with the tracklist and artwork of his upcoming project and it include contribution from Lil Herb, Dreezy, Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, and more.

Also, after the jump, catch Common in a small video explaining the concept behind his album cover and how Chicago's ongoing violence inspired it. Nobody's Smiling drops on July 22nd. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Soul legend Bobby Womack Passes At Age 70


Soul legend Bobby Womack, best known for hits "If You Think You're Lonely Now," "Harry Hippie," and "Across 110 Street" has passed away. The news broke yesterday on Friday (6/27) after a rep for Womack's label, XL Records, confirmed his passing but its said to be no cause of death at this time. 

Womack was 70-years-old

Thursday, June 26, 2014

[New Video] G Count "Dat N****" feat Lil Durk & Lil Herb


Ridin' round in that white thang in his hometown Chicago, G Count of L.E.P. New Regime releases his latest new video. Its called "Dat N****" and it features his fellow Chicagoans Lil Durk and Lil Herb. 

Check out Count's new video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

[Video] R Kelly Addresses Transgender Child Report


This past weekend, R Kelly stopped in his hometown Chicago to perform at WGCI's Summer Jam at the United Center and after his performance, Kellz stopped to talk with the Morning Riot for an post interview. During their discussion, Kellz addressed the rumors about his child being a transgender and why he hasn't responded to the reports sooner. He also talks about being relevant in the music industry, the violence his hometown, and Carmelo Anthony possibly coming to the Chicago Bulls. 

Watch WGCI interview with R Kelly after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts/comments.


[Video] Trey Songz Talk New Album, Putting Beefs Behind & More With Power 92 In Chicago


In support of his forthcoming album Trigga, which drops on July 1st, R&B singer Trey Songz stopped in Chicago, last night (6/23), to hang out with Power 92 and its loyal listeners for an exclusive meet-n-greet at Sawtooth. It was presented by Hennessy and it was hosted by Power 92's Tone Kapone.

During the event, fans and invited guests got the opportunity to mix and mingle with each other, while watching Tone Kapone interview Trey Songz. Afterwards, fans got the chance to interact and take pictures with Trey, before leaving the building. Check out exclusive pictures and video after the jump.

[Photos] R Kelly, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, & More Rock WGCI's Summer Jam 2014


Chicago's number #1 urban station 107.5 WGCI kicked off their Summer Jam concert series, this past weekend, with some of the biggest names in music. The event took place at the City's United Center and the place was packed with loud screaming fans, showing love for their favorite artists.

Kicking off the show, Chicago's own "Bop Kings" Dlow and Stunt Taylor hit the stage to perform their latest singles to get the crowd hyped, followed by performances from K Camp and Ty Dolla $ign.

Next in the show, the "King of Memphis" Yo Gotti hit the stage to give the audience a hard rocking performance with his taste of the streets, while Jennifer Hudson followed and smooth things out with her latest single produced by Timbaland called "Walk It Out."

Later, the "King of R&B" R Kelly took center stage and lets just say the rest was history. Kellz made sure he gave his hometown exactly what they wanted, singing nothing but hits. He took the crowd on a journey with classic from his 12 Play album all the way up to his latest album, Black Panties.

Ending the night off, Roc Nation's very own J Cole hit the stage with his live band followed by Trey Songz, who had the ladies standing on their feet screaming and calling out his name. 

Photos Credit: D. Salter for DerrickNtheCity.com in partnership with Clear Channels 107.5 WGCI.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

[Video] Mila J Talks Jhene Aiko, Working With Prince, New Single & More With WGCI's UB Rodriguez


On yesterday (6/20), R&B singer Mila J stopped in Chi City to kick off WGCI's 2014 Summer Jam Weekend with a special performance at The Shrine, but before her show, she stopped by the station to talk with radio personality U.B. Rodriguez. During her visit, Mila spoke on her latest single "Smoke, Drink, Break-Up," being related to breakout star Jhene Aiko, working with Prince, and more. 

Watch Mila J interview with U.B. Rodriguez after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

Friday, June 20, 2014

WGCI Set To Kick Off 'Summer Jam 2014' With R Kelly, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, & More At United Center



Things are about to heat up in Chi City this weekend. Chicago's number #1 urban station 107.5 WGCI is set to kick off Summer Jam 2014. The event will take place Sunday, June 22 at the United Center and it features the "King of R&B" R Kelly, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, J Cole, Yo Gotti, and more. 

For more info on WGCI's Summer Jam click [here] or check their weekend itinerary after the jump. Also, check out footage of R Kelly performing at WGCI's Morning Riot Anniversary Party, below.

[New Video] Pha'tal "PYFR (Phuck Yo Favorite Rapper)"


Fresh off opening up for Hustlepalooza 2014, Chicago rapper Pha'tal delivers his latest visual directed Dada Creative. Its called "PYFR (Phuck Yo Favorite Rapper)" and its produced by Snapback On The Track. Watch Pha'tal new video up top and don't forget to download his PYFR mixtape here.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

[New Video] Common "Kingdom" feat Vince Staples


Directed by Hype Williams, Common brings focus on the streets of Chicago in his latest visual called "Kingdom." It features Vince Staples and its set to appear on his upcoming album Nobody Smiling, which is executive produce by his longtime friend No ID. 

Watch Common's "Kingdom" video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts/comments.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

[New Video] Michelle Williams "Say Yes" feat Beyonce & Kelly Rowland


Giving it up to the Lord, Michelle Williams delivers her highly-anticipated visual to her latest single, "Say Yes." It features her former bandmates of Destiny Child, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce, and its taken from her upcoming album, Journey To Freedom, which drops later this year. Watch below!

[New Music] Lupe Fiasco "Next To It" feat Ty Dolla Sign


Premiered by WGCI"s DJ Moondawg, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco delivers new music for your ears. Its called "Next To It" and produced by Ty Dolla Sign and Shafiq Husayn. Check out radio rip below.



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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tony Cartel "Money God" feat King Louie


Fresh off the heels performing on Hustlepalooza 2014, Chicago rapper Tony Cartel delivers new single called "Money God." It features Epic Recording artist King Louie and its produced by DJ L.You can expect to see a visual for the track real soon, but for now, check out the stream/download below.

Monday, June 16, 2014

[New Video] Jennifer Hudson "Walk It Out"


Taking a stroll through her hometown, Chicago, Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson releases her brand new visual for her latest single, "Walk It Out." Its produced by Timbaland and its shot by Director X behind the lens. Check it out after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

[Video] J-Lo Bring Out Iggy Azalea Onstage At 2014 Pepsi Summer Bash In Chicago


Still looking gorgeous and sexy as ever, Superstar singer and dancer Jennifer Lopez stopped in Chi City this past Saturday to headline B96's 2014 Pepsi Summer Bash. The festivities took place in the City's Bridgeview area at Toyota Park and it was packed with a large amount of loud screaming fans.

Hitting the stage, J-Lo captivated the audience with her sexy physics, while singing her high energy songs and also during her performance, she brought out another sexy artist, Iggy Azalea, to join her on stage. The two performed their new collaborative song "Acting Like That," which is taken from J-Lo's upcoming album A.K.A

Check Jennifer's performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

[Video] Dlow Shuffle Takeover River Oaks Mall In Chicago


In support of kids getting out of school for the summer, "Bop King" D Low, creator of Chicago dance craze "D Low Shuffle," teamed up with the Black McDonald's Operators Association, today, to bring peace in the community with a pop-up concert. The event took place in River Oaks Mall, in Chicago's South Suburbs, and it was packed with kids, parents, and walk-by shoppers to support the cause. 

Taking the stage, D Low turned up the crowd and performed his hit "D Low Shuffle." He also got the kids to dance and participate, while taking pics with the rest of his fans before leaving the building.   

Afterwards, we caught with D Low to talk about his new success and here's what he had to say:
"I mean its overwhelming; I can only dream about this. I use to always dwell on it a lot as a kid and now I'm living out my dream. I mean its a blessing from God and its a moment I'ma cherish for the rest of my life." 
The Chicago rapper also went on to say, he just signed with Atlantic Records as an artist. Check pics and video from this event after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Friday, June 13, 2014

[Video] Kevin Hart Cut Costumers Hair At President Obama's Favorite Hair Salon


While promoting their upcoming movie Think Like A Man Too, Actor/comedian Kevin Hart and TV host Terrence J stopped in Chicago, today, for a public meet-n-greet at Hyde Park Hair Salon. The place is famously known for serving Pres. Obama and it was surrounded by a a large amount of fans. 

During their visit at the shop, both celebrities signed autographs and took pictures with fans. They also answered questions from media, while Hart went to work to cut some of the costumers hair. 

Check pics and footage after the jump and don't forget Think Like A Man Too hit theaters June 20. 

Michael Jordan First US Athlete To Become A Billionaire


Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?

Back in May, it was recently reported that legendary producer Dr. Dre had become the first billionaire in hip hop, after selling Beats Electronics to Apple for $3 billion. Now, we have word that NBA legend Michael "Air" Jordan has become the first athlete in the United States to hit the milestone as well. 

In this video (above), FORBES editors Mike Ozanian and Kurt Badenhausen break down the numbers behind MJ's success and explain his billion-dollar business moves in an enlighten discussion. Watch!

Twista's Artwork For New Album "The Dark Horse" Has Been Leaked


While impatiently waiting for his ninth studio album, it seems that someone has leaked the artwork for Twista's upcoming project, The Dark Horse. On yesterday (6/12), the veterans emcee took to social media on the matter and expressed his thoughts with fans. Check out Twista's words below.
"SMH... The artwork + track list has been leaked out!!! What the blogs didn't mention was all the dope features on the album! 
Twista also went on to say, "Darkhorse drops August 12." Check the leaked tracklist after the jump.


Monday, June 9, 2014

[Video] Jennifer Hudson Performs "Neverland" At 2014 Tony Awards


Captivating the audience with her powerful vocals, R&B songstress Jennifer Hudson performed at the 2014 Tony Awards, last night. While hitting the stage, J Hud sung her new single "Neverland," which is taken from the upcoming musical Finding Neverland

Watch performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments below.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kanye West Performs At The 2014 Summer X Games


Yeezy Season Is Back! 

Last night, Kanye West returned to the states, from his honeymoon, to kick off the summer run of his tour dates. The first show took place in Austin, TX and it was held at the 2014 Summer X Games. Ye is also expected to hit Manchester, TN next for the Bonnaroo Festival and that kicks off June 12-15. 

Check more tour dates for Ye [here] and watch his Summer X Games performance after the jump. 


Saturday, June 7, 2014

[Video] Tamar Braxton Talks New Show, Being On Tour With R Kelly, & More


Fresh off the heels of being on R Kelly's Black Panties tour, R&B songstress Tamar Braxton recently stopped by Chicago's radio station V103 to talk with Connie Williams. During her visit, the "Love & War" singer talked about family, new upcoming talk show, experience on R Kelly's tour, and more. 

Check Tamar's full interview with V103 after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.


Tyler, The Creator Teams With Ice JJ Fish For "I Just Bought A Bugatti (I'm Happy)"


While making fun of the hip hop world, Rapper Tyler, The Creator brings his alter-ego Young N**** to life in his new visual "I Just Bought A Bugatti (I'm Happy)." Its directed by Wolf Haley and it features Vine sensation Ice JJ Fish. Watch the funny video (below) and don't forget to leave your comments. 


Friday, June 6, 2014

[New Video] Lil Mouse "She Going"


Ridin' around in a smoking red Maserati, Rapper Lil Mouse takes his talents from Chicago to South Beach in his latest new visual. Its called "She Going" and its directed by Miami Film Kings. Watch!

[New Music] Young Chop "All I Got"


Stepping from behind the board to getting in front of the mic, Producer Young Chop takes his try at rapping with new solo track called "All I Got." Its produced by Chop Squad DJ and its set to appear on upcoming mixtape ChiLanta, which is hosted by DJ Bandz, DJ Victoriouz, Lil Keem, and Flippa. 



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Thursday, June 5, 2014

[New Music] G Count "Dat N****" feat Lil Durk & Lil Herb


Continuing to feed the streets, G Count of L.E.P. New Regime teams with Chicago's Lil Durk and Lil Herb for brand new music. Its called "Dat N****" and its produced by D. Brooks. Take a listen below.



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[Video] Chella H Addresses Negativity Behind "Chi-raq" Term With BET Network


In this recent interview (below), Chicago rapper Chella H sits down with BET to talk about her career, working relationship with producer Zaytoven, the making of her new song "Options," and more. Also, during their talk, Chella addresses the term "Chi-raq" and how its affects her hometown, Chicago. 

Watch Chella's interview with BET after the jump and leave your comments.  No Filter coming soon.

[Photos] Hustle Simmons Showcase New Talent At 'Hustlepalooza 2014'


Showcasing some of hip hop freshest new talent, Hustle Simmons returned with his Hustlepalooza series last night in his hometown, Chicago. The event took place in the City's South Loop and it was packed with a sold-out crowd, which included fans, artists, media, high profile athletes, and more. 

From start to finish, last night, the Hustlepalooza showcase lived up to its name and judging by the crowd reaction, the hip hop series continues to remain a leading platform for mainstream talent and emerging new artists. The show featured Pha'tal, Nex2Kin, XVRHLDY, and more. 

In past years, Hustle Simmons Hustlepalooza has also served as an outlet for names like Mos Def, Cool Kids, Wale, and Iggy Azalea. Check pictures from this year's awesome event after the jump.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Common Signs To Def Jam


In preparation for his project Nobody Smiling, its seems that Rap legend Common has found a new home. According to RR, the Chicago MC has just signed with No I.D.'s Def Jam based label, Artium. 

No I.D. speaks:
“Common and I have a long history of making great music together. His rich legacy and robust talent are perfect addictions to the Def Jam family. It’s particularly significant that he’s coming under our roof for his 10th album as a matured artist and cultural ambassador. It’s a tremendous boost for the spirit of Def Jam as well as the world of hip hop.” 
It's reported No I.D. will also serve as the exec. producer of Common's new LP, which drops July 22. 

[New Music] Katie Got Bandz "Lil Bitch"


Poppin' out with new music before Drillary Clinton 2 arrives on June 25. Chicago's Katie Got Bandz delivers "Lil Bitch." Its produced by Block On Da Trakk and its ready for stream after the jump.

Lupe Fiasco Accuses Hot 97's Rosenberg Of Being On Kendrick Lamar's Nuts


On yesterday (6/3), Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco stopped by Hot 97 to talk with Ebro, Rosenberg, and Lisa on the Morning Show. During his visit, Lupe spoke on his cancer inspired single "Mission," being a fan of TDE, and more. Lupe also accuses Rosenberg of being on Kendrick Lamar's nuts. Watch!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chicago Rapper OTF Nunu Shot To Death


This past Saturday (5/31), 21-year-old rapper OTF Nunu was shot and killed on Chicago's South Side. According to reports, Nunu, who real name is MacArthur Swindle and cousin to prominent rapper Lil Durk, was gunned down while sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of a South Side shopping mall. .