Ending the year with a bang, Chicago's #1 Hip Hop/R&B radio station WGCI showcased their annual BIG JAM concert series, last night, in front of a sold-out crowd at the United Center. The event was presented by Boost Mobile and it featured some of the biggest names in music, starring Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Young Thug, Desiigner, Lil' Yachty, Dreezy, G-Herbo, and Lil' Bibby. Take a look below.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Even though he's no longer here in the physical, the legacy and life of DJ Timbuck 2 continue to live on. Last night, people from all over came out to celebrate the memory of the late deejay with a tribute event at The Metro on Chicago's Northside. The celebration showcased some of the hottest deejays in the game and it was presented by the Timothy Francis Jones Foundation, which was founded at the request of Timothy Jones (DJ Timbuck 2) who succumbed to renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in 2015.
The sold-out event was also filled with a lot of surprises and one of them just happened to be EPMD, who took the stage by storm performing some of their crowd favorite classics like "It's My Thing" and "You Got's To Chill." During their short set, Erick and Parrish also paid their respects and showed love to other fallen artists and entertainers in the industry. Check out the video after the jump.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Over 30 years in the game and Too Short still doing his thang. Today, we get a brand new track from the Oakland rapper called "Ain't My Girlfriend." Its produced by Drumma Boy and it includes guest features from Ty Dolla Sign, French Montana, and Chicago's own Jeremih. Its set to appear on his upcoming album The Pimp Tape and its scheduled to drop on March 17 via Danger Music/Empire.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
This has been an amazing year for Chance The Rapper and now, the Chicago emcee teams up with Jeremih to give back to his fans with a brand new collaborative project for the holidays. The mixtape is called Merry Christmas Lil' Mama and it includes 9 new tracks. Listen below and Happy Holidays.
He's been the talk around town and now Chicago rapper KAOTIK releases his long-awaited video for the ladies with his brand new single, "Attention." Its produced by C-sick and its directed by ishotdat. Take a look at KAOTIK's new video for "Attention" below and don't forget to share your comments.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
From rapping on Chicago's subways to riding around with fly chicks in fancy whips, SoLow Redline has definitely put in his load of work. Today, we get a brand new visual from the Chicago rapper and its called "Get It." Its directed by GRAVITII Films and its ready for your enjoyment after the jump.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
R Kelly still has the midas touch. Today, the Pied Piper of R&B shares his rendition of DJ Snake and Justin Bieber's EDM track, "Let Me Love You." Take a listen below and don't forget your comments.
From growing with none, not even a crumb, Chicago rapper V.I. The Boss is definitely on the rise and now, he's the one. Today, we get a new visual from the new Dream Entertainment artist called "360." It's directed by Robert Smith and it features Semi Auto. Take a look below and leave your comments
Monday, December 19, 2016
2017 is almost upon us and Chella H ain't waiting around for a New Year's resolution to make things happen. Today, the Chicago female emcee delivers a brand new visual called "Power." Its directed by Passport Trace and it shows off Chella displaying her sexy curves in black lingerie. Take a look at the new visual after the jump and stay on the lookout for Chella H's new project Above The Water.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Fresh off the heels of being nominated for 7 Grammys, Chicago's own Chance The Rapper returned to SNL, last night, for his seconnd appearance this year. During his visit, he took the stage to play "Finish Line/Drown" and he later returned to perform "Same Drugs." He also participated in a "Jingle Barack" skit with Kenan Thompson, inspired by Run DMC's "Christmas In Hollis." Take a look below.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
In celebration of Big Sean entering the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100 charts with "Bounce Back," the Detroit emcee decides to give his fans a gift for the holidays. Today, we get the official version of his track called "Living Single." Its produced by Cam O'Bi and it features Chicago's own very Jeremih and Chance The Rapper. Take a listen after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Now this is an early Christmas gift from Yo Gotti. Today, the King of Memphis rapper gives us new music from his forthcoming Cocaine Muzik 9 series. Its called "Castro" and it features Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and Quavo of the Migos. Take listen below. Cocaine Muzik 9 arrives Dec. 23.
Just in time for cuffing season, The Boy Illinois releases his brand new offering of the day for the ladies. Its called "Yer, Yer" and its produced by DJ Wes. Take a listen below and leave comments.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Since his released from being hospitalized, Kanye West has been very low-key but today, he's been spotted marching into Trump Towers to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. According to TMZ, the Yeezus rapper will have a 15 minute sit-down with Trump but its unclear what they will discuss.
According to E!, Donald Trump met with Kanye to discuss giving him an "entrepreneurial role of leadership." The source adds "Trump thinks he's a great role model when it comes to business."
Friday, December 9, 2016
Tink is back on the grind and today the Chicago rapper is giving us two tracks instead of one. On the first cut, we get a little bounce on her "MC Hammer Freestyle" and on the other, she slow things down with "Commitment." Take a listen to both below and lookout for Tink's debut Think Tink.
While the streets wait for the 4th installment of the Free Crack series, Lil Bibby releases brand new music called "Squad." Its produced by Itrez and it features rapper 21 Savage. Take a listen below.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Hours after it was announced that Chance The Rapper was nominated for 7 Grammys, the Chicago rapper hosted a celebration party. The event took place last night on Chicago's North side at The Metro and it was filled with Chance's family, close friends, industry heads and fellow artists. Take a look at the clip below, as Chance takes the mic and tells everyone in attendance what he plans to do if he wins.
Good Luck, Chance!
After releasing his new track "Paid" earlier this year, Bowl King has been on a constant grind with his music. Today, the Chicago rapper returns with a new visual called "Play" and its taken off his latest mixtape, King of the Kitchen. Its directed by Bowl King, himself, and its shot by Elevator Films. Take a look below.
Monday, December 5, 2016
After multiple incidents, Jeremih has been removed from PARTYNEXTDOOR Summer's Over Tour. According to Pitchfork, a representative from Live Nation confirmed with them on Sunday (Dec. 4) that Jeremih will no longer be on the remaining of the tour. Full refunds will be issued for fans that wanted to see the Chicago singer, which will forfeit entry to the show. Find the full statement below.
“Live Nation’s top priority is helping artists and performers create great shows for their fans. With this in mind, we’ve decided it’s best for the Summer’s Over Tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately. After multiple incidents we are left with no other choice. We do not support these actions or take these actions lightly. Ticketholders may request a full refund at point of purchase, which will forfeit access to the entire show. No partial refunds will be issued.”
In recent weeks, Jeremih was spotted storming off the stage in Chicago and recently called out the OVO singer, during their stop in Dallas, TX. for apparently trying to stop and sabotage his show.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Things seemed to be getting a little rocky between Jeremih and his tour mate PARTYNEXTDOOR, During their tour stop in Dallas, Jeremih called out the OVO singer for apparently trying to stop and sabotage his show. Check out the footage after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.
Before KD Young Cocky drops his upcoming project Take A Hit on December 9th, he releases new music for the streets called "Nervous." Its produced by Plug and features G Herbo. Take a listen.
Hours after he announces the release date for his upcoming album 4 Your Eyez Only, J. Cole gets his fans more excited with a new documentary, revolving the making of the project. The short film is 40-mins long and it contains a standout track called "False Prophets," which seems to be aimed at rapper Kanye West. Take a look at a video clip of the track after the jump and tell us what you think.
In true Sophisticated Trap Fashion, Chicago rapper Tony Cartel brings us a story from the streets in his new visual "30 Hours." Its inspired by Kanye West's track off his latest LP, The Life of Pablo and its directed by Alexander King. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.