Tuesday, June 30, 2015

[New Video] Kendrick Lamar "Alright"

Flying through the streets of Cali, West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar releases his brand new black and white visual for his track "Alright." Its directed by Colin Tilley and its taken from K-Dot's latest new sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly, which is available now on iTunes. Watch after the jump.

[New Video] Soulja Boy "Fleek" feat Chella H

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. 

[New Music] Yo Gotti "Rihanna" feat Young Thug

It seems like all of your favorite rappers are name dropping or either titling their songs after a famous superstar these days and now, Yo Gotti has joined in. Today, the Memphis rapper releases a brand new joint called "Rihanna." It features Young Thug and its ready for your ears below. Press play.

[New Video] Big Sean "Play No Games" feat Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign

The new release videos from Big Sean's latest album Dark Sky Paradise just keeps on coming and today, the Detroit rapper gives us his new visual featuring Chris Brown called "Play No Games." Its directed by Mike Carson and its inspired by 90's hit TV sitcom Martin, which has a cameo from Martin Lawrence (hmself) and "Bruh Man." Watch it after the jump and don't forget your comments.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

[Video] Dej Loaf Performs at BET Experience 2015 In L.A.

Looking sexy as ever with her freshly new haircut, Detroit rapper Dej Loaf stopped in L.A. this past Saturday evening to hit the main stage at BET Experience 2015. During her performance at the L.A. Convention Center, Dej performed "Try Me" and verses from "Be Real" and "Post To Be (Remix)."

Meanwhile, Dej is nominated for "Best New Artist" for the BET Awards, which is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 28 on BET Networks. Until then, check out Def's BETX performance after the jump.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

[New Music] Meek Mill "All Eyes On You" feat Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown

With only a couple days left before he drops his new album, Meek Mill releases new music to hold his fans over while they wait. Today, the Philly rapper delivers a radio-friendly track called "All Eyes On You" and it features his girlfriend Nicki Minaj and R&B superstar Chris Brown. Meek's DWMTM drops on Jume 29th. Until then,take a listen below and don't forget to weigh in with your comments.

[New Video] Silento "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"

Just in time for summer, Atlanta rapper Silento releases the official video for his new dance craze that's taking over the internet. It's called "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" and we have the instructional video for your enjoyment after the jump. Take a look and don't forget to weigh in on your comments.

Friday, June 26, 2015

[New Video] Tyrese "Shame" feat Jennifer Hudson

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

[New Video] Lil Durk "Remember My Name" feat King Popo

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.

[New Music] Game "100" feat Drake

In support of his forthcoming project The Documentary 2, West Coast rapper The Game releases his latest new offering for the streets. Its called "100" and it features Drake. Also, be on the lookout for the video to drop real soon, but until then, take a listen to the track below and leave your comments.


Hustle Simmons, SWANK PR, & A Zae Productions Speak at "The Music Industry: Do's & Don'ts Event"

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.

[Photo] Samuel L Jackson Spotted On Set of Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Movie

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

[Video] Chance The Rapper Brings Out Kendrick Lamar At TIP Fest In Chicago

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.

[New Music] French Montana "Lose It" feat Lil Wayne & Rick Ross

Its nothing like kicking off summer with brand new music for the clubs and today, French Montana delivers his latest new offering called "Lose It." Its produced by Mr. Kanye West and it features Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. Take a listen to "Lose It" below and don't forget to weigh in on your comments.


[New Video] Big Sean "I Know" feat Jhene Aiko + "All Your Fault" feat Kanye West

Today, Detroit rapper Big Sean delivers not one, but two brand new videos off his latest album Dark Sky Paradise. First, we have his latest visual for "I Know," which features R&B singer Jhene Aiko. The two artists are appeared to be senior citizens and they ditch their retirement home to have a good time. Next, we have Sean's new video for "All Your Fault." It features his G.O.O.D. Music labelmate Kanye West and it shows the two having a good time, turning up at the club. Watch both videos below. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

[Video] Andrew Barber Talks "Fakeshore Drive" on The Loni Swain Show

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.

[New Music] Trey Songz "Loving You" feat Ty Dolla $ign

In support of his latest new album Trigga: Reloaded, R&B singer Trey Songz releases two brand new songs for the ladies to enjoy. The first track is called "Loving You" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and the second song is called "Serve It Up." Take a listen after the jump and cop Reloaded now on iTunes.

Monday, June 22, 2015

[New Music] Tink "I Like"

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.

[Video] Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Fetty Wap & Others Perform At WGCI's Summer Jam

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.

[New Music] Janet Jackson "No Sleep"

Fresh off the heels of announcing her Unbreakable world tour, Superstar icon Janet Jackson reunites with her longtime producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for her latest new offering. The tracks is called "No Sleep" and its taken from her upcoming album, which is set to drop later this year. Take a listen after the jump and don't forget your comments. Purchase Janet's world tour tickets by clicking here.

[New Music] Jidenna "Classic Man (Remix)" feat Kendrick Lamar

Still looking clean like a real young O.G., Janelle Monae's Wonderland label artist Jidenna returns on the scene with the official remix to his radio friendly track "Classic Man." It features two verses from West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar and its ready for your enjoyment after the jump. Take a listen. 

Kim Kardashian Reveals The Sex of Her & Kanye's Second Child

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.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

[Video] Kanye West Performs At 'Birthday Bash 20' In Atlanta

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

[New Video] Big Sean "One Man Can Change The World" feat Kanye West & John Legend

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.

[Video] Spike Lee & Father Pfleger Leads Peace March In Chicago

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.

Friday, June 19, 2015

[Video] Nas Speaks On Charleston Church Shooting

Yesterday, sad news hit the world when nine victims were pronounced shot and killed at a church in Charleston, SC. Its reported, 21-year-old Dylann Roof confessed to authorities that he's responsible for the shooting and that he sought out to start a race war. Now, in the wake of the church shooting, Vibe catches up with Nas and he weighs in on the tragic incident. Check his response after the jump.

[New Music] Rotimi "Lotto" feat 50 Cent

Things are looking up for Rotimi. He recently joined 50 Cent's Starz hit series Power and now, he's been added to his G-Unit roster as well. Today, the actor/singer celebrates his signing by delivering his latest new single "Lotto," which features 50 Cent. Take a listen below and don't forget to weigh in.


[New Music] O.T. Genasis "Do It" feat Lil Wayne

Taking a totally different approach from his previous smash hit "Co Co," O.T. Genasis returns on the scene with a radio friendly track called "Do It." It contains a sample from Maxwell's classic tune "Woman's Work" and it features Lil Wayne. Take a listen below. Rhythm & Bricks drops on June 30.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

[New Video] Chris Brown x Tyga "Bitches & Marijuana" feat Schoolboy Q

Getting wild and crazy with a bunch of strippers, Chris Brown and Tyga deliver their latest new visual called "Bitches & Marijuana." Its taken from their collaborative album Fan of a Fan and it features TDE's rapper Schoolboy Q. Watch the video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

[Video] Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks On "Satanic" Record Labels With Sway

In this recent interview below, Minister Louis Farrakhan sits down one-on-one with Sway Calloway for an in-depth conversation about domestic injustice, his music career, experimenting with drugs, and he discusses his personal relationship with Malcolm X. The Minister also speaks on the realities of the music business and says rappers are being used by their record labels, which he refers to as "satanic." Watch the interview after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

[Video] 50 Cent & Rotimi Talk "Power" On The Breakfast Club

Joined by Actor/singer Rotimi, Rapper 50 Cent returned to the Breakfast Club to talk about his drama series Power and what to expect in Season 2. Fifty also speaks on FOX TV show Empire, his new music, competing with Diddy, and more. Watch full interview below and don't forget your comments.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

[New Music] Meek Mill, Chris Brown & French Montana "Poppin (Remix)"

The Rico Richie's "Poppin" remixes continues to come and today, Philly rapper Meek Mill along with Breezy and French Montana gives us their rendition of the banging club track. Take a listen below. 


[New EP] MoBo The Great "F*ck The Public"

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.

[New Mixtape] D Low "Unexpected Statement"

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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chedda Da Connect "Flicka Da Wrist (Remix)" feat Yo Gotti, Fetty Wap, Boosie & Boston George

Exclusively premiered by WorldStar, Chedda Da Connect revisits his underground smash "Flicka Da Wrist" and delivers the official remix. This time he brings along Fetty Wap, Boosie Badazz, Yo Gotti, and Boston George to help him work. Take a listen below and don't forget to leave your comments.

Janet Jackson Set To Kick Off 'Unbreakable' World Tour

After taking a long break from the scene, Superstar icon Janet Jackson is ready to gear up and hit the road again for her fans. Today, the "Rhythm Nation" singer announced she's about to kick off a new world tour called Unbreakable.  The tour will start August 31 in Canada and pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 10am on June 15, 2015. After the jump, check out locations and dates from the tour...

[Video] Drake & Nas Release Sprite #ObeyYourVerse Ad

Featuring highlights from their packed house performance at Irving Plaza, Drake and Nas celebrate the launch of their new Sprite #ObeyYourVerse commercial. The campaign is a limited run of bottles and cans that features lyrics from the two emcees along with legendary rappers Rakim and Biggie. Check out the fresh new ad below and don't forget to leave your comments and Obey Your Verse.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

[Photos] Spike Lee & Castmembers of "Chiraq" Movie Come Out For Peace Block Party In Chicago

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.

[Video] MoBo The Great Throws "F*ck The Public" Listening Session At CRC Studios

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

[New Music] G Count "Freestyle" Cuts by DJ MoonDawg

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.


Rapper YG Reportedly Shot At an L.A. Recording Studio

West Coast rapper YG has been shot! According to TMZ, the "Who Do You Love" rapper was hit 3 times in the hip at a L.A. recording studio on early Friday morning. It's also reported YG was able to get to a nearby hospital with the help of one of his homies, however, the injuries seems to be non-life threatening and he's doing fine. Later, Cops showed up at the hospital to interview YG about the incident but it's reported the rapper wasn't cooperative. As of now, the shooter is still on the loose.

Kanye West Addresses Allegedly Kicking Kids Out of Chuck-E Cheese

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

[New Music] Chief Keef "Ride On Me"

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

[New Music] Lil Herb "XXL"

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

[New Video] Vic Mensa "U Mad" feat Kanye West

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.

[Video] Ice Cube Releases First Look At "Barbershop 3" With New Cast Members Nicki Minaj & Common

Back on set with the gang, Rapper/actor Ice Cube goes behind the scenes and gives us the first look of the third installment of the Barbershop series. It includes Eve and Cedric The Entertainer along with new cast members Nicki Minaj and Common. According to our source, the movie hits theaters early 2016, but for now, watch the trailer after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

[New Music] Rico Richie "Poppin"

Coming with one of the hottest records of the summer, Rico Richie hit the streets with his latest new single called "Poppin." Its presented by DJ Drama and it has shown up on the social networks of Chris Brown, Meek Mill, French Montana, Yo Gotti and a list of other names. Embrace the Hater 

[New Video] White James "Can't Compare"

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.

[New Video] Lil Bibby "You Ain't Poppin (Remix)"

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

Demi Lobo Leaves Chicago's WGCI For New Opportunities In L.A.

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.