Last month, Soulja Boy released his latest new mixtape Swag on the internet and one of the stand-out tracks on the project, happened to be "Fleek" featuring Chicago's own Chella H. Today, Soulja gives his collaborative track with Chella H the visual treatment and its directed by Nick Brazinsky. Take a look at Soulja's new video after the jump and don't forget to weigh in with your comments.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Gearing up for his upcoming project Black Rose, which is reported his last solo album, singer/actor Tyreses gives his latest single "Shame" the visual treatment. The mini drama video features Jennifer Hudson and it shows Tyrese struggling to balance his love life and career. Watch after the jump.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
In support of his debut album Remember My Name, Def Jam recording artist Lil Durk delivers the official visual for his highly new titled project. Its directed by Eif Rivera and it features King Popo. Watch the video below and don't forget to leave your comments. Remember My Name now in stores.
Yesterday, Lyrical Eyes Management joined together with some of Chicago 's music professionals to educate aspiring artists about the music industry at the Do's & Don'ts Panel Discussion. The event was held in Downtown Chicago at the DoubleTree Hotel and it was moderated by Dometi of WCUG.
During the uncensored discussion, the panel spoke on a various of perspectives about the business including artist management, the responsibilities of a PR, hiring the proper team, branding and more.
Continuing to put in work, Spike Lee is beginning to bring in star power for his Chicago-based film, Chiraq. On yesterday, the "School Daze" and "Do The Right Thing" film director announced on social media that he just added his longtime friend and superstar actor Samuel L Jackson to the lineup.
"Big Love To My Morehouse Brother Mr. Samuel L. Jackson For Bringing His Talents To CHI-RAQ. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF."
Its been previously reported that Chicago's own John Cusak along with Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, and comedian Dave Chappelle have also been spotted on set.
Meanwhile, Lee is scheduled to work on Chiraq til the end of July and its set to hit theaters in 2016.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
With help from the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, and the Chicago Park District, Chance The Rapper kicked off his first annual TIP Festival at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion earlier today in his hometown, Chicago. During the free concert, the event was packed with entertainment and Chance brought out a special surprise guest, Kendrick Lamar, to join him onstage. Check out video below.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Continuing to use her platform to highlight Chicago's artists and entrepreneurs, TV host Loni Swain recently caught up with Andrew Barber to discuss his success on her CLTV show. During his visit, the media enthusiast speaks on his Chicago blog 'Fakeshore Drive,' how he got started and talks about transitioning into throwing his own events. Check out the segment below and don't forget to weigh in.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Fresh off the heels of being featured on XXL's 2015 Freshman Cover, Chicago rapper Tink releases her brand new offering. Today, Timbaland new artist delivers "I Like" and its produced by C-Sick. Also be on the lookout for Tink's debut project Think Tink. Until then, press play below and enjoy.
Packed with energy, music and superstars, Chicago's WGCI captured and gained their listeners respect with Summer Jam 2015. This past weekend, the Hip Hop and R&B station presented the second installment of their summer concert series at the United Center and it was packed with fans.
During the event, WGCI entertained their listeners with an awesome lineup and introduced the crowd to their new Morning Takeover along with awarding two students for their academics achievements.
Kicking off the show, Atlantic Recording artist Sevyn Streeter hit center stage looking sexy as usual followed by hip hop's newest rising star Fetty Wap, who got the crowd off its feet with "Trap Queen."
Next, R&B singer Jeremih took the stage, in front of his home crowd, smoothing things out for the ladies and he was packed with full of surprises. He brought out his fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper to perform "Planes (Remix)" and ended his set with "Like Me" featuring Def Jam's Lil Durk.
New Orleans native August Alsina made his first appearance at Summer Jam and he captivated the ladies with his unique-edgy style of R&B with songs like "I Luv This," "Hold You Down" and more.
Up next, R&B singer Trey Songz made his 2nd appearance at Summer Jam and he showed the city a lot of love, wearing his red and blue Chicago Cubs jersey. He performed songs from his past and present catalog and he brought out Def Loaf to perform her verses from "Post To Be" and "Try Me."
Closing out the event, Lil Wayne took center stage and wasted no time hitting the crowd with his long list of hits. The Young Money rapper electrified the stage from start to finish and proved to his critics that he no longer needs Birdman anymore and that he has no plans on slowing down soon.
Meanwhile, Wayne is rumored to drop his Free Weezy project sometime next month in July. Until then, check out exclusives pics and video that we captured from WGCI Summer Jam after the jump.
Congratulations are in order for rapper Kanye West. Looks like his wife Kim Kardashian will be giving him an heir to the Throne real soon. On yesterday, the Keeping Up With The Kardashian reality star revealed to her millions of followers on Father's Day that her and Kanye are expecting a son. This will be the celebrity couple's second child following their daughter, North West. Read Kim's tweet below.
You're such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too! 👨👩👧👦— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Last night, Kanye West arrived in Atlanta and closed out Birthday Bash 20 with a magnificent show. During his set, Ye took center stage at Phillip Arena and brought out Atlanta's own 2 Chainz for their collaborative classic "Mercy." He also performed "All Day" and addressed the Charleston shooting. Check out the video performance after the jump and don't forget to weigh in with your comments.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Dedicated to his grandmother, Mildred V. Leonard, who passed away at the age of 93 late last year, Big Sean delivers a new black and white visual for his powerful song "One Man Can Change The World." Its taken from his latest album Dark Sky Paradise and it features his labelmate Kanye West and Grammy award singer John Legend. Watch it below and don't forget to leave your comments.
In support of the kids getting out of school for summer, Father Pfleger and his co-sponsor Spike Lee kicked off a historic march for peace on the Southside of Chicago, last night. The event was put to-gether to bring awareness and to put an end to gun violence in the streets of Chicago and it was one of many that will take place every Friday night up until October, according to Father Michael Pfleger.
Joined by a large number of supporters, Father Pfleger and the "Do The Right Thing" film director kicked things off with a huge rally on the steps of the St. Sabina Church. The rally was consisted of inspirational speeches, singing and a poem by Harold Green. Afterwards, Pfleger and Lee led the crowd to 79th and Racine to begin the march, which turned out to be full of love, peace, and fun.
Meanwhile, Spike Lee is currently working in production with his Chicago-based film Chiraq and its scheduled to hit theaters later next year. Until then, check out pics and video from the march, below.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Over the past 5 years, MoBo The Great has been pulled onstage twice by the likes of Jay Z to rock the mic in front of her hometown and now, she has gone out to establish herself and doing big things on her own. Today, the female emcee releases her highly anticipated project called Fuck The Public. otherwise known as FTP. It includes contribution from Katie Got Bandz, C-Sick, The Gift, Martin Sky, and Grammy nominated singer BJ The Chicago Kid and its ready for your enjoyment below.
As promised, Chicago's "Bop King" D Low delivers a brand new collection of music, just in time for summer. The project is called Unexpected Statement and its packed with high energy tracks hosted by DJ Amaris. Take a listen to the stream after the jump and don't forget to way-in your thoughts.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Despite the hard battle they had with Ald. David Moore, Father Pfleger and his co-sponsor Spike Lee were permitted to host their Peace Block Party for Chicago's Auburn-Gresham community. The event took place yesterday at St, Sabina and it was packed with supporters and well-known celebrities.
Throughout the day, the "Do The Right Thing" director and cast members of his Chicago-based film Chiraq joined Father Pfleger and the community for an all day fun event. The festival was filled with food, music, and plenty of games for the kids, plus participants got the chance to take photos with Spike and the Chiraq cast, which included Wesley Snipes, John Cusack, Harry Lennix, and others.
Meanwhile, Spike Lee is currently still working in production with his Chiraq film and its scheduled to hit theaters later next year. Until then, check out pictures from yesterday's event after the jump.
Over the past 5 years, MoBo The Great has been pulled onstage twice, by the likes of Jay Z, to rock the mic but now, she has gone out to establish herself working and doing big things on her own. This past Saturday, the female emcee invited guests to come out for an exclusive listening session for her upcoming project, Fuck The Public, otherwise known as FTP. The event was held at CRC Studio in Downtown Chicago and she was joined by her special invited guests OGWeebie and Martin Sky.
During the event, 21-year-old rapper took the mic and entertained her guests by playing every song on the entire album. She mentioned the project will be out soon and that it includes contribution from Katie Got Bandz, C-Sick, The Gift, Martin Sky, and Grammy nominated singer BJ The Chicago Kid.
After the jump, check out exclusive pics from the event and watch MoBo The Great turning up with her fans and supporters, as she performs her latest single "Bout Shit" from her upcoming project.
Friday, June 12, 2015
After taking a short break, G Count, formerly of L.E.P. Bogus Boys, has returned back to the scene with a brand new offering for the streets. Today, the Chicago rapper teams up with DJ Moondawg to give us a raw freestyle over some classic hip hop instrumentals mixed by Todd Beee. Take a listen.
Earlier today, Kanye West called up Hot 97 in New York to talk with Ebro and Nessa. During their quick discussion, Kanye denies the rumors that he kicked out some kids at Chuck-E Cheese so that his daughter could have the place to herself. He also talks about his upcoming album SWISH and he's asked about the sex of his unborn baby. Check out Kanye's response and more after the jump.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
With summer being less then a week away, Chief Keef get things cracking early by delivering two new joints for the streets. First, we get "Ride On Me," which is produced by Dolan Beats and second, Sosa releases "Runnin" which feat. Andy Milonakis. Listen below and don't forget to way in. Bang!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
After being snubbed and overlooked for this year's XXL Freshman Class, Chicago rapper Lil Herb reacts to the matter and warns his competitors with his new joint called "XXL." Take a listen below and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. Herb's Ballin Like I'm Kobe is on the way.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Breaking out of a straitjacket, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa gives his latest single "U Mad" the visual treatment. It features Kanye West and its taken from his Roc Nation debut album Traffic, which is set to drop soon. Watch the new video after the jump and don't forget to way-in with your comments.
While his fans waits for his upcoming mixtape FOO FOP to drop on July 2nd, White James delivers new music to keep the streets talking. Today, the Chicago rapper releases his latest new visual "Can't Compare" and its directed by @GoodEyeCinema. Watch video below and don't forget to leave your comments.
While fans wait on Lil Bibby to do a Lil Herb collabo mixtape or the third installment of the Free Crack series, he releases new music to hold them over. Today, the Chicago rapper takes on Rico Richie's buzzing track "You Ain't Poppin," which is produced by 808 Mafia. Take a listen below and comment.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Over the last 7 months, Chicago's own 107.5 WGCI has made a major shake up with the lineup on their radio station, by releasing some of their favorite personalities. Now, one of their brighest stars, Demi Lobo, is making some moves of her own. After nearly five years of working as a Part-time On-air Personality, Demi Lobo has decided to leave WGCI for a career in L.A. to be amongst the stars.
This past weekend, we caught up with the former WGCI radio personality at her "Going Away" party in Chicago's South Loop, which was filled with former colleagues, friends, and industry associates. During our discussion, we talked with Demi about her new venture and here's what she had to say:
"After 5 years of working in the 3rd largest market and diving into many genres of media, I decided to take a leap of faith and explore other opportunities in Los Angeles, the 2nd largest market in Media Entertainment." I plan to continue to elevate my talents to the next level while pursuing my dreams and goals as an On-camera correspondent, actress, radio personality, celebrity blogger, artist and entrepreneur."
Meanwhile, Demi is currently working as an Assignment Editor & Entertainment Correspondent for Sister 2 Sister Magazine in Los Angeles. After the jump, check out pictures from her "Going Away" party in Chicago.
Friday, June 5, 2015
While fans impatiently wait for her highly anticipated No Filter project to drop this summer, Chella H delivers a brand new visual to keep the streets talking. Today, the Chicago rapper releases her rendition of Young Dolph's underground smash called "Preach." Its directed by @BasikDaKidd for We Video Visions and its produced by Zaytoven. Watch it below and don't forget your comments.
In support of his newly release debut album Remember My Name, Lil Durk and his fellow Chicagoan Lil Reese stopped by WGCI to talk with Kyle, Kendra, and Leon on the Morning Takeover. During their studio visit, the Def Jam recording artist talked about his new project, the loss of his love ones, life in the streets of Chicag, preparing for WGCI's Summer Jam and more. Watch interview below.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Just in time for summer, Chicago rapper Tony Cartel returns back to the game with his Sophisticated Trap shit. Today, he delivers a new track called "Diamond Dancing" and its produced by Dirty Vans. Also, be on the lookout for Tony's upcoming project Cosa Nostra but for now, take a listen below.
Over the last couple of months, Spike Lee has received a lot of criticism for using the title Chiraq for his upcoming film due to the violence in Chicago, but now, he maybe lighting things up - just a bit.
On yesterday, the "Do The Right Thing" director took to social media and announced he just added funny man Dave Chappelle to the project. The two were spotted on set at The Shrine in Chicago's South Loop and judging by the pic they shared on Instagram, both parties seems to be all smiles.
"The Great David Chapelle Is All Aboard Da CHA-RAQ Peace Train. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF. Our Peace Train Is Smokin' Cuz We Ain't Jokin'."Meanwhile, Spike has already begun production on Chiraq and he's scheduled to film in Chicago until later this Summer. For now, let's pray and hope our good brother Spike finishes up his film so we can see his good work in theaters.
From traveling around the world to being a Brand Ambassador with social media platform Hang W/, Prophet Amen Ra is definitely working hard to be a force in the music industry, Today, the Chicago emcee releases his latest new track called "S.T.O.M. (Stop Tweaking On Me)." Its mixed by the Expendables and its taken from Prophet's upcoming project, which is Untitled. Take a listen below.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
XXL's 2015 Freshmen Cover has hit the internet and its no surprise that Chicago's own, Tink, makes the list. Over the last year, Timbaland's new artist has been doing her thang with songs like "Rachet Commandments" to her latest Aaliyah tribute "Million" and now, she adds XXL's honor under her belt.
Also, making the XXL's Freshmen cover is newly favorites Fetty Wap, Def Loaf, and K Camp along with Raury, Kidd Kidd, OG Maco, Vince Staples, Shy Glizzy, and Goldlink. Watch XXL's Behind-The- Scenes video shoot after the jump and don't forget to way-in on the artists who were selected.
In support of his newly release debut album Remember My Name, Chicago rapper Lil Durk gives his Young Chop produced-track "What Your Life Like" the visual treatment. Its directed by Eif Rivera and its taken from Durk's latest LP, which is available now in-stores and on iTunes. Watch after the jump.
[Video] Big K.R.I.T. Joins Rhymefest & Lupe Fiasco For Donda's House & M.U.R.A.L. "Behind The Mic" Event
Last night, Donda's House showed peace and unity in Chicago, when they teamed with M.U.R.A.L. for another installment of their Behind The Mic series. The event took place on Chicago's Southside and it was hosted by Rhymefest and Lupe Fiasco with Big K.R.I.T. as their special invited guest.
During their discussion, at the Jacob Carruthers Center For Inner-City Studies, Fest and Lupe talked to the southern rapper about a series of things, including his upbringing and the evolution of his music. Krit also opened up about working with Blues legend B.B. King on his track "Praying Man."
"To do a song with B.B. King was not only something I never dreamed would happen but its... I kinda feel like I couldn't top that. My Grandma was the person that put me on to B.B. King. She was the first deejay I met, I would say [laughs]. It was kinda through her but even when I met him, he was so eager to tell me everything he done musically to give me advice and to do the song because the song, in itself, is called "Praying Man." And it talks about three different slaves that died and how they died and them just going to see a praying man come to relieve them of whatever oppression they dealt with. And the song wasn't meant to be a radio song. It wasn't meant to be on rhythmic, I didn't really care if people got it, I just wanted to do that kind of record with him because I know that was something not only people wouldn't expect but I know I would be able to tie what he did so many years ago... on to what I believe in and do now."
Afterwards, Rhymefest and Lupe took to the audience to allow the crowd to ask K.R.I.T. a number of questions before leaving the building. Watch video after the jump and don't forget your comments.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
In support of his Def Jam debut album Remember My Name, Lil Durk stopped by the Breakfast Club this morning to talk with Angela, Envy, and Charlamagne. During his studio visit, the Chicago rapper talked about his new album, his hometown, Ke Ke Palmer, stalkers and more. Watch full interview after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments. Remember My Name is available on iTunes.
Monday, June 1, 2015
With only one day left before he releases his debut album Remember My Name, Lil Durk talks with Elliott Wilson for Def Jam's new Q&A series called New Agenda. During their talk at Rucker Park in NY, Durk speaks on his Chicago upbringing, his music, working with Jeremih and more. Watch below and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. Durk's Remember My Name drops June 2nd.
This past weekend (5/30), John Monopoly presented The Go ILL A&R Major Label Showcase in his hometown, Chicago. The event took place in the City's West Loop at Red Kiva and it was put on to highlight new aspiring talent and it featured Executives from major labels along with A&R's as well.
During the event, we caught up the music veteran for an exclusive interview and he explained to us what he looks for when he's managing and marketing artists.
"It's not really like a just one thing. Its just like a it, a it thing you know what I mean. You gotta have, you know - swag. You gotta have the lyrical process, you gotta have the right attitude, the look, you know. Its a whole combination of things."
Monopoly also talk to us about possibly retiring from the music management and he briefly spoke on his upcoming event Monopoly Fest 2015, which is scheduled to take place in September.
Watch our exclusive interview with John Monopoly below and catch our very own Bri Smith talking with all of the aspiring talent from the Go ILL Music Showcase after the jump.
Congratulations are in order for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West because Nori is about to become a big sister. According to our source, the two well-known celebrities are expecting their second child. Kim broke the news during the mid-season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Watch below.