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[New Video] Twista "Got Away"

Turning down a notch, Twista switches up the flow and delivers something new and heartfelt with his latest video, "Got Away." Its directed by Scott Emo and its produced by Oddz N Endz on the track. "This video is supposed to have a lot of meaning and to help sooth one's pain after experiencing any sort of tragedy in their life. Don't let an incident take over! PEACE!" Check out Twista's new video and don't forget his upcoming album The Dark Horse drops Aug. 12.

[New Music] Chella H "She Twerkin' (Remix)"

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While we wait for her upcoming mixtape No Filter, Chicago's Chella H returns on the scene with the remix to Ca$h Out's club track, "She Twerkin." Take a listen after the jump and leave your comments.

[New Video] Lil Durk "Fly High" feat French Montana

Taken from his latest mixtape Signed To The Streets 2, Chicago rapper Lil Durk delivers his official visual for his latest single "Fly High." It features his fellow 'Coke Boy' French Montana and its directed by A Zae. Check out the visual up top and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

[New Music] Nex2Kin "I Ain't Wit It"

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After making noise and receiving rotation for their video "I Ain't Wit It" on MTV Jams, Chicago rap duo Nex2Kin delivers the official track for download. Its produced by Great Lakez of Band Kamp and its ready for your enjoyment below. Check out the untagged mp3 and don't forget to leave comments.

[New Video] Twista "It's Yours" feat Tia London

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Directed by Matt Swinsky, Twista delivers the official visual to his latest single called "It's Yours." Its features Tia London and its taken from his forthcoming album The Dark Horse, which is set to drop August 12. Check out the video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

[Photos] Common 'Nobody's Smiling' Album Signing At Leaders 1354

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In support of his new album Nobody's Smiling, Common returned to his hometown Chicago, today (7/26), to host a public meet and greet. The event was held at LDRS in Downtown Chicago and Common gave fans the opportunity to take pics with him, while getting an signed copy of his album.
The project includes brand new tracks and its Common's solo debut on Def Jam/Artium Records. Its produced by Chicago's very own No I.D. and it features Jhene Aiko, Lil Herb, Dreezy, Vince Staples, and more. It also features Big Sean on Com's latest video "Diamonds," which can be viewed below.
After the jump, check out exclusive pics from Com's event and don't forget to cop Nobody's Smiling.

[New Video] Common "Diamonds" feat Big Sean

In support of his tenth studio album Nobody's Smiling, Common delivers brand new visual called "Diamonds." Its directed by Jerome D and it features Detroit emcee Big Sean. Watch video up top and don't forget to leave your comments. Common's Nobody's Smiling is available in stores now.

[Video] Keyshia Cole Talks New Music, Family, Lesbian Rumors, Justin Bieber, & More With WGCI's Loni Swain

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Promoting her upcoming album Point of No Return, R&B songstress Keyshia Cole stopped in Chi-town yesterday to talk with 107.5 WGCI's Loni Swain in the Sprite Lounge. During her visit, Keyshia spoke on her family drama, recent lesbian rumors, Justin Bieber, and more, while surrounded by fans.
Keyshia Cole also talked about her upcoming tour, which is titled the same name as her upcoming studio album Point of No Return. Check out full interview after the jump and leave your comments.

[Video] Jay Z & Beyonce "On The Run" Tour @ Chicago's Soldier Field

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Last night, Jay Z and Beyonce made their way to Chi-town with the most talked about tour of 2014, On The Run. The summer event took place at Soldier Field and it was packed with screaming fans.
From start to finish, the power couple electrified the stage and did not disappoint their fans at all. The music sounded great and the stage production was spectacular with lighting and lots of short films. 
During the show, Jay and Bey performed a long list of their solo songs, along with their collaborative hits. While Jay had the crowd turned up from his dynamic flow, Bey captivated the audience, singing and dancing in her sexy costumes. Check highlights after the jump and don't forget your comments.

[Video] Common & Jhene Aiko Perform "Blak Majik" On Jimmy Kimmel Live

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In support of his album Nobody's Smiling, Common hits the stage last night to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live. During his set, Common is joined by Jhene Aiko for "Blak Majik" followed by his latest single "Kingdom" with Vince Staples. Watch performance after the jump. Nobody's Smiling in stores.

[New Music] Fredo Santana "All I Ever Wanted" feat Lil Durk

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While his upcoming project Walking Legend is set to drop next week, Fredo Santana delivers new track "All I Ever Wanted" to hold you over. Its produced by Metro Boomin and features Lil Durk. 


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[New Music] The Boy Illinois "Off Shore Banking (Bellowzino Freestyle)"

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Following up from his last freestyle "Dress Accordingly," The Boy Illinois returns with his international swag to bring you "Off Shore Banking." Illi's Pointe: New Age Colonialism set to drop later this year.

[Events] The 8th Annual Global Mixx Forum Is Set To Hit Chicago In August

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Its that time again! Music vet Mary Datcher is set to kick off another series of the Global Mixx Music & Film Forum. This will be the 8th year for this event and it will take place in Chicago on Aug. 15-17. 
Same as before, the Forum will include working professionals from the worlds of television, film, music, and media. This event will be presented by ParentPowerChicago, an organization whose mission is to provide tools and resources for parents to regain or maintain their traditional position with the family structure. 
The event will also include this year's Honorary Music Chair and Keynote Speaker: No I.D., whose known for being the Executive VP of Def Jam Recordings and a Grammy Awards Winning Producer.
After the jump, check out pictures, video, and more from last year's Global Mixx in Chicago, IL.

Kanye West Talks About Jay Z & Beyonce Skipping His Wedding In GQ Magazine

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This past weekend, GQ revealed the cover for its August 2014 issue with Superstar rapper Kanye West. In the issue, Ye talks about everything from marrying Kim Kardashian to speaking on music. He also reveals on how felt about Jay Z and Beyonce not attending his wedding, which he states: "All that, I wouldn't even speak on. It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that's all that matters to me. I had to fight for that for seven years. But the fact that these other people showed up that are from such different worlds but have done such dynamic things--they're all, in a way, equal to what Kim has done in TV or what I had done in music. I was so moved that I just wanted people to stop and think they weren't sitting at a table full of fashion people, they weren't sitting at a table full of celebrities, they weren't sitting at a table full of movie directors. It reall…

[New Music] Twista "Friend of Me" feat Chief Keef & Stunt Taylor

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Gearing up for the release of his upcoming solo album The Dark Horse, Twista delivers new music called "Friend of Me." It features two of Chicago's hottest rappers, Chief Keef and Stunt Taylor, and its ready for your ears, below. Take a listen and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. 


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[Photos] Sean Mac Drops New Edition For 'Casket' Clothing

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Continuing to push his brand to the next level, Chicago entrepreneur and nightlife deejay Sean Mac released a new edition for his clothing line, Casket, tonight (7/18). The pop-up event took place in Chicago's West Loop at Overtime and it was packed with the City's movers, shakers, and more. 
Giving his supporters exactly what they wanted, Sean Mac entertained the crowd with his new line of Casket, as they enjoyed music and refreshments compliments of Grey Goose and Boxed Water. 
Mac's new line of Casket were also on display and available for purchase, which consisted of snap backs, t-shirts, and windbreakers colored in all black and white with the line's logo in bold print. 
Check out pics from the event after the jump and don't forget to visit online TheCasketCollection.com

[New Video] Sasha Go Hard "PLB" feat Chella H

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Teaming up with her fellow Chicagoan, Chella H from the Low End, Sasha Go Hard hits the scene with her latest new visual called "PLB." Its directed by APJ and you can check it out after the jump.

[New Music] Jeremih x Shlohmo "No More (EP)"

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While we wait for his third album Thump Johnson, R&B singer Jeremih teams up with L.A. based electronic producer Shlohmo to bring you a new project called No More. It contains six new tracks including a collabo with Chance The Rapper on "The End" and a remix to "F*ck You All The Time." 


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[New Music] Murph Watkins "Pharaoh"

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Back with his smooth lyrical flow, Murph Watkins delivers new single called "Pharaoh." Its produced by Christian Lou and its taken from his upcoming project YUN, which is expected to drop early 2015.

[New Music] Lil Bibby "We Are Strong" feat Kevin Gates

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Delivering his first single from his upcoming mixtape Free Crack 2, Lil Bibby teams up with fellow 2014 XXL Freshmen Kevin Gates for "We Are Strong." Its produced by DJ Pain 1 and its ready for your enjoyment below. Take a listen and leave your comments. Free Crack 2 drops on August 1st.


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[Video] Floyd Mayweather Promotes Rematch With Maidana In Chicago

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Earlier today (7,15), Boxing champion Floyd 'Money' Mayweather stopped in Chicago on his national tour to promote his upcoming rematch with Maidana. During his visit, at the Congress Hotel, Floyd spoke to the media about giving Maidana another chance at the title and why it means so much to boxing. He also spoke on Lebron James returning to Cleveland, his family, women boxing and more. 
Afterwards, Mayweather and Maidana took the stage at The Auditorium, in Downtown Chicago, to talk to their loyal fans about the rematch and to sign autographs. Check out pics and video after the jump.
Mayweather vs Maidana is set to take place Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9 pm ET 6 pm PT and its Live On Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand. 

[Video] R Kelly Announces House Music Album

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We all know R Kelly can make any genre of music but could we see the "King of R&B" making a House album in the future. Well, the superstar singer stopped by the Chosen Few DJ Picnic last weekend, in his hometown Chicago, and mentioned he got music on the way, which he states below. "I want ya'll to know a secret, I'm working on a House album right now, and I want ya'll to it's comin. I love music and I feel like I can do anything when it comes to music, because I am music." Rumors has it, Kellz is also set to be working on a follow-up project to his latest album Black Panties with a new album called White Panties and we might see a duet album from him with Mary J Blige.
Meanwhile, Kellz currently teamed up with his fellow Chicagoan, Jennifer Hudson, for her new feel good song called "Its Your World," which is produced by House music legend Terry Hunter. 

[New Video] Chella H "Believe Me"

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Following her Zaytoven produced single "Options," "1st Lady of Chicago" Chella H returns on the scene with something new for the streets. This time she takes on Lil Wayne and Drake's "Believe Me" in her latest visual directed by Mo Shines. Take a look after the jump. No Filter coming soon.

[New Video] Allegra "Do Better" feat Mickey Dollaz

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Coming straight out the Chi, young female emcee Allegra delivers her brand new visual for her track, "Do Better." It features Mikey Dollaz and its directed by Phil Jordan. Take a look after the jump.

[New Music] Common "Diamonds" feat Big Sean

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Produced by his friend No ID, Common releasing new music from his upcoming tenth studio album Nobodys Smiling. It features Big Sean and its ready for your enjoyment below. Album drops July 22.



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[Video] Usher Talks New Music, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown & More With WGCI's Morning Riot

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Gearing up to release his forthcoming solo album, R&B superstar Usher Raymond recently stopped in the Chi to talk with Tony Scufield and the Morning Riot on 107.5 WGCI. During his visit, Usher talked to the gang about his new music and premiered his new track "She Came To Give It To You" which is produced by Pharrell and features Nicki Minaj. He also spoke on his protege Justin Bieber.  "They're some people who listen to life and then they're some people who live life. And you know, hey, he [Justin Bieber] hasn't done anything that's killed himself or hurt him to a point were its damaged to who and what he is. I think he's a special child. I think that he's a special young man - I've always told him that. I felt like you know... you can rise to  the occasion or fall, its really up to you... you know, and all I can, as a friend, as an adult, I try not to be too much of the parental person with him. I try to be a friend to him so as, you k…

[Video] August Alsina Talks Carmelo Anthony, BET Awards, & 'FML' Controversy With WGCI

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Fresh off the heels of winning two trophies at the BET Awards, R&B singer August Alsina stopped in Chicago this past holiday weekend at 107.5 WGCI to talk with radio personality Demi Lobo. During his visit, the Def Jam recording artist spoke on Melo possibly joining the Chicago Bulls and his BET Awards experience. He also talked about being on Essence Fest in his hometown, New Orleans. "Yeah, I'm at home [New Orleans] and I actually never-ever attended the Essence Fest but its so special... of course, I'm aware of it... so its dope for me to actually be apart of it."  Later in the interview, Lobo got the R&B singer to open up about the suicidal images on social media and the controversy surrounding his latest new video called "FML." Check full interview after the jump.
Photo/Video Credit: D. Salter for DerrickNtheCity in partnership with Clear Channels 107.5 WGCI.

[New Mixtape] Lil Durk "Signed To The Streets 2"

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Hosted by DJ Drama and Don Cannon, Lil Durk delivers his 2nd installment of Signed To The Streets. It features production from Young Chop, Cardo, C-Sick, and more, along with features from Migos, French Montana, and others. Durk's Def Jam debut drops later this year but for now, press play, man.

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[Video] Cash Out Joins WGCI At The Shrine To Make The Ladies Twerk

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Promoting his upcoming album Let's Get It,  rapper Cash Out stopped in Chicago this past Thursday to kick off 4th of July weekend with the City's number #1 urban radio station, WGCI. During his visit, Cash first made his way to WGCI's studio to talk live, over the airwaves, with DJ Moondawg. They talked about his past success with "Cashin Out" and spoke on his new project, which drops Aug. 5.
Afterwards, Cash Out joined the WGCI team and their loyal listeners for a night of fun and celebration at the Shrine. During the event, Cash stepped in the building ready to party, while taking pictures with his fans. Later, he hit the stage to perform past hit "Cashin Out" and his latest single "She Twerkin." 
Check out pictures and video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. 
Photo/Video Credit: D. Salter for DerrickNtheCity in partnership with Clear Channels 107.5 WGCI

[Photos] Erica Mena of 'Love & Hip Hop' Host Party For 4th of July Weekend In Chicago

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If you didn't get enough fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, you should have been in the Chi this past weekend to see the beautiful, sexy Erica Mena. The 'Love and Hip Hop' reality star stopped in town, last night, to host a party in the City's South Suburbs and she had the place on fire and turned up.  
From the minute she stepped in the building, at Billboard Live, Erica captivated the crowd and owned the night, wearing a gold and brown two-piece dress. She also popped Patron and poured shots for the ladies and took a gain of selfies with all her fans. 
Afterwards, Erica took the stage with money and made it rain on the female exotic strippers and danced before leaving the building. If you missed it, check out pics from the evening after the jump.

New Music] Lil Durk "I Go" feat. Johnny May Cash

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Just in time to celebrate the holiday, LA Leakers exclusively delivers new music from Chicago rapper Lil Durk. Its called "I Go" and it features Johnny May Cash with production from Chop Squad DJ and Young Chop. Look for Durk's Signed To The Streets 2 mixtape to drops on 4th of July. Press play.


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[New Music] Kokki "Swear To God"

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Back in 2013, Chicago rapper Kokki hit the scene making noise with his track called "Bag It" on DJ Pharris radio show via WPWX Power 92. The visual was shot during the summer with direction from Will Gates followed by his WorldStarHipHop debut with "Cook Up," which featured Chicago exotic dancer Lanipop. Now, its 2014 and Kokki is ready to raise havoc again with something brand new.
Today, Kokki delivers his new single called "Swear To God" and its taken from his upcoming project, which is Untitled. Its produced by PVL Beatz and its ready for your enjoyment to play, below. 

[New Music] Twista "Dark Horse Flow"

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Gearing up for his upcoming album Dark Horse, Chicago legend Twista delivers new music for your enjoyment. Its called "Dark Horse Flow" and its ready below. Twista's Dark Horse drops Aug. 12.


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[Video] Common Holds "Nobody Smiling" Listening Party In Chicago

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In support of his upcoming album Nobody Smiling, Common stopped in his hometown, Chicago, last night to host an exclusive listening party for his project at Untitled. It was presented by Miller Fortune and Complex Media and the place was packed with Com's family, friends, Chicago industry, & fans. 
Kicking off the event, Rhymefest, the host of the evening, greeted the crowd and introduced Common to the stage. During their discussion, they talked about Common joining his longtime friend No ID at Def Jam/Artium and what inspired him to make his tenth studio album. They also talked about the violence going on in Common's hometown and why he reached out to Chicago artist for this project. "We all know through my journey as an artist sometimes people felt I was separated from the crib, but Chicago always been in my heart. And this album is a chance for me to give back in ways that I never have before. So, one of the things we [Common and No ID] talked about is just connec…