Monday, November 13, 2017

Lil Uzi Vert & H.E.R. Added to WGCI's Big Jam 2017 Lineup


Weeks after making the announcement about their annual Big Jam concert series, Chicago's WGCI has now added more artists to their lineup. According to their social media page, Lil Uzi Vert and H.E.R. are now scheduled to perform at this year's event, which will take place on December 30th at the United Center. The event also includes Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Jacquees and more.

Click here to purchase tickets.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Chicago Scheduled To Host The 2020 NBA All-star Game


It's been 29 years since Michael Jordan won the crowd at the Slam Dunk Contest, during NBA All-star Weekend at the Chicago Stadium and now it's coming back. Come 2020, the City of Chicago will host the NBA All-star Game for the third time. The announcement was made on Friday, Nov. 10 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the event will take place at the United Center.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Birdman & Mannie Fresh Performs At Fakeshore Drive's 10 Year Anniversary Event


This past weekend, in the City of Chi, Cash Money's Birdman and Mannie Fresh reunited to celebrate 20 years, in the game, as the Big Tymers. They also stopped in town to perform for Fakeshore Drive's 10 year anniversary party presented by Red Bull. The event took place at Portage Theater and it was packed with fans. Check out the recap after the jump and don't forget to share all of your comments.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Kid Cudi Brings Out Kanye West In Chicago



After taking a small hiatus, Yeezus Season has returned. Last night, Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Kid Cudi's show in Chicago. The event took place at the Aragon Ballroom on the City's Northside and they both performed "Father Stretch My Hands" from Ye's The Life of Pablo album. 

Take a look after the jump


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chris Brown Set To Headline WGCI's Big Jam 2017


It's back!!! Chicago's 107.5 WGCI is gearing up for another installment of their Big Jam concert series. The Hip Hop and R&B radio station made the announcement this morning during their morning show and the event is scheduled to take place at the United Center on December 30th. It's set to headline Chris Brown and it will also star Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Jacquees, G Herbo, and many more. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale Friday, November 3rd and general admission tickets are set for November 4th.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

[New Music] John Blu "Bananas In That Monkey"


Taking it back to the clubs, John Blu drops new single from his new project Sacrifice Before Success. The track is called "Bananas In That Monkey" and it's produced by John Blu, himself. Take a listen.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

[New Video] John Blu "Streets Relate"


Finding ways to get money and flip it, R&B singer John Blu put the streets on game with his brand new short-film called "Streets Relate." It's directed by King B and it co-stars Chicago rapper Bo Deal. Take a look at the new visual after the jump and don't forget to share your thoughts and comments.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Chance The Rapper Brings Out Vic Mensa At Lollapalooza 2017


Reunited and it feels so good. This past weekend, Chance The Rapper headlined Day 3 of Lolla 2017 and during the event, the Chicago rapper ripped the stage in front of his hometown in Chicago's Grant Park. Chance also surprised fans by reuniting and bringing out his long-time friend Vic Mensa. It's been rumored that the two have had tension but on Saturday night, it was all love. Watch video below.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

[New Video] Mikke Ripper "Hard Times" feat Ja' Lonny


After connecting with the homie Jeezy earlier this year, Mikke Ripper has been on his grind doing his thang and now, the Chicago rapper releases a brand new visual called "Hard Times." It's directed by Laka Films and it features Ja' Lonny. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to share comments.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

[New Music] Tony Cartel "No Name"


Back on his sophisticated trap shit, Chicago rapper Tony Cartel releases brand new music off his forthcoming project Cosa Nostra 2. The track is called "No Name" and it's produced by C-Sick.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

[New Video] Flow Dollaz "Show Me Mo" feat Marco, Beady


Making it rain in a room full of strippers, Chicago rapper Flow Dollaz releases his brand new video off his upcoming project called Time Is Money. The video is called "Show Me Mo" and it's directed by Alvin Elmore at Dark Mirror Films. Check out the video after the jump and don't forget your comments.


Monday, July 24, 2017

V.I The Boss Drops Release Date & Pre-Order for "Half And Half" Project


After a few change ups, V.I The Boss finally reveals the official release date for his highly anticipated project Half And Half. According to his social media pages, the Chicago rapper is scheduled to drop on July 27th. Right now, the album is available for pre-order on iTunes and it includes 11 new tracks, which features his raw and witty single "Triflin." Watch the video below and don't forget to purchase.


Friday, July 7, 2017

[New Video] V.I The Boss "Triflin"


After leaking a slew of snippets and exclusive clips, V.I The Boss releases the official visual for his raw and witty single "Triflin." It's directed by Jeremy Tremp and it's taken off his upcoming project Half & Half, which is scheduled to drop this Summer. Until then, take a look at the new video below.


Friday, June 16, 2017

[New Video] Bump J "Good 2 To Be Home"


Back in late May, Bump J dropped his first official track since being released from a 8 year bid called "Good 2 Be Home." Today, the Chicago rapper drops the official visual and it's directed by A Zae.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

V.I The Boss Releases Snippet for "Triflin" Music Video


Continuing to attack the game with his raw and witty style, Chicago rapper V.I The Boss drops a new snippet from his unreleased video "Triflin." It's shot and directed by Jeremy Tremp and it's taken off V.I's upcoming project Half & Half, which is scheduled to drop later this Summer. Take a look below.


Friday, June 2, 2017

[New Music] The Boy Illinois "Dancing Like Diddy"


Fresh off the heels of partnering with Priority Records, The Boy Illinois drops his debut single called "Dancing Like Diddy." It's produced by Issac James and it takes fans back to a time when people like hip hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs was known for dancing in the videos. Take a listen below.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

[New Music] Bump J "Good 2 Be Home"


After spending 8 years behind bars, Bump J is out and ready to get busy. Today, the Chicago rapper shares his first solo record since being released. The track is called "Good 2 Be Home" and it's produced by Cardo. Take a listen to new Bump J below and don't forget to share your comments.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

[New Music] Rockie Fresh "On The Moon" feat King Louie


Cooking up new heat in the lab, Rockie Fresh releases brand new music for all of his fans. Today, the Chicago rapper gives us 3 new tracks and one of them just happens to be "On The Moon." It features King Louie and it's produced by Ism. Also, check out "You & I" and "Love Is War" below.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nia Kay Drops Her Debut EP "The Duchess" & Preps for "SoSo Summer 17" Tour


With over 500K fans across the country, Nia Kay drops her highly anticipate EP, The Duchess. The project contains 7 tracks and it's a preview into what the Chicago rapper has in-store for the industry. The Duchess is packed with swag and it establishes Nia Kay as one of the greats in the making.

Also, be on the lookout for Nia Kay on the "SoSo Summer 17" tour. Dates are scheduled to kick-off in Louisville, KY on 5/25 and will come to a close in Dallas, TX on 6/25. Tickets are available now.

R&B singer MAJOR Set To Perform At The City Winery In Chicago


Compared to the nostalgic styles of Sam Cooke and Nat King Cole, R&B singer MAJOR is ready to hit Chicago in a major way. According to A2 Marketing, the "Why I Love You" crooner will play at the City Winery in Chicago's West Loop. The event is scheduled to take place on June 1st and tickets are available now. For more info, follow @A2MarketingChi on social media or try CityWinery.com.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bump J Set To Perform At WGCI's Summer Jam


After serving nearly a decade in jail, Bump J is back home and ready to get busy. Yesterday (5/15), the Chicago rapper stopped by 107.5 WGCI to talk with radio personality Tone Kapone for his first post-prison interview. During their discussion, Bump spoke on being locked up, his freedom, current industry, and more. He also announced that he will be performing at this year's WGCI Summer Jam, which will take place at the United Center on July 8th. Check out the full interview after the jump.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

BeNda World Talks Working With Nia Kay, Legit Ballaz, Songwriting, & More with DerrickNtheCity


He's been known for working with some of Chicago's biggest talents and now, the songwriter known as BeNda World, sits down one-on-one with DerrickNtheCity. During their discussion, BeNda World talks about everything from working with "The Rap Game's" Nia Kay to being a consultant for other artists. He also talks about the beginning of his career, which includes Twista and the Legit Ballaz. Take a look at the new exclusive interview after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.

[New Music] V.I The Boss "Triflin (Explicit)"


Hitting the game with something raw and witty for the streets, V.I The Boss releases his first single from his upcoming mixtape, Barksdale. The track is called "Triflin" and it's produced by Memphis own A.K. No Strap. Take a listen to the track below and don't forget to lookout for the video soon.

Friday, April 28, 2017

[New Video] DJ Khaled "I'm The One" feat Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne


Following his latest #1 single "Shining," DJ Khaled returns on the scene with a brand new visual for his new track "I'm The One." It features Justin Bieber, Quavo of the Migos, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Wayne and it's set to appear on Khaled's upcoming LP Grateful, which is set to drop this Summer.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

[New Music] Nia Kay "Issa"


After making her debut appearance on Jermaine Dupri's The Rap Game, Nia Kay has hit the ground running. Today, the Chicago teenage rapper releases brand new music and its called "Issa." Take a listen below and don't forget to catch Nia on the "So So Summer17 Tour," which kicks off May 25.

[New Video] Jeremih "I Think Of You" feat Chris Brown & Big Sean


Inspired by Spike Lee's classic film "Do The Right Thing," R&B singer Jeremih releases the official visual for his latest single "I Think Of You." Its directed by Daniel Cz and it feature appearance from Chris Brown and Big Sean. Watch below and lookout for Jeremih's Later That Night LP this Summer.


Monday, April 24, 2017

[New Video] V.I The Boss "Barksdale (Freestyle)"


While the streets impatiently wait for his new mixtape Barksdale, V.I The Boss releases a new visual for the project's titled track. Its directed by Robert Smith and it displays the Chicago rapper telling a gritty story about his life in the streets. Watch video below and don't forget Barksdale coming soon.


Friday, April 21, 2017

V.I The Boss Previews New Video "Barksdale"


Continuing to feed the streets, V.I The Boss releases a new snippet of his new video, "Barksdale." Its directed by Robert Smith and its taken from his upcoming mixtape Barksdale, which is expected to drop next month in May. Take a look at the snippet below and lookout for the official video 4/24.


Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Fat Joe, Remy Ma & More To Headline WGCI's Summer Jam 2017


Summer is only a couple months away and 107.5 WGCI is ready to roll out the punches. Today, the Chicago radio station, known for Hip Hop and R&B, took to social media to announce their lineup for their annual Summer Jam concert series. According to their site, the show will take place on July 8 at the United Center and will headline Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Jeremih, and more. Pre-sale tickets are set to go on-sale 4/27 and general tickets go on-sale 4/28. Click here for more details.


[New Music] BJ The Chicago Kid "I Be High" feat Tiara Thomas


In honor of 4/20, BJ The Chicago Kid drops brand new music for all the smokers. Its called "I Be High" and it features Tiara Thomas. Take a listen to the track below and don't forget your smoke.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jeremih "Don't Get Much Better" feat Ty Dolla Sign & Sage The Gemini


In support of the new movie The Fate of the Furious, R&B singer Jeremih releases a brand new song called "Don't Get Much Better." It features Ty Dolla $ign and Bay Area rapper Sage The Gemini and its taken off the The Fate of the Furious soundtrack, which is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

Malcolm London Set To Bring "OPIA TOUR" To Chicago


Activist rapper Malcolm London, labeled as the Gill Scott Heron of his generation, is ready to hit the road with his OPIA TOUR. The tour will feature Femdot, Burns Twins x Kaina, and Tasha and dates are set to start on 4/20 in Chicago and will come to a close in Madison, WI on 5/7. Get your tickets!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

[New Music] V.I The Boss "Barksdale (Freestyle)"


Continuing to feed the streets with heat, V.I The Boss returns on the scene with a brand new offering. Today, the Chicago rapper delivers his new freestyle "Barksdale" and it serves as the titled track for his upcoming mixtape. Take a listen below and don't forget to watch out for Barksdale this Spring!!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

[New Video] Tyga "100s" feat Chief Keef & A.E.


Throwing money out the window, Tyga releases a brand new visual for his latest track called "100s." It features AE and Chicago rapper Chief Keef. Take a look below and don't forget your comments.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chicago rapper Bump J Released From Federal Prison


After being locked down for 8 long years, Bump J is headed home. According to FSD, the Chicago rapper has been granted his freedom from FCI Elkton in Lisbon, OH and he's en route back home. 

Before being locked up, Bump J was best known for sparking Chicago's Gangsta Rap music in the Mid-2000's. Right now, its no word on a new project but we're sure we will hear something soon.

Welcome Home!!!

[New Music] Lil Bibby "Change" feat Preme


Accepting no hand-outs, Lil Bibby goes hard on his latest new track for "Change." It features Preme and its ready for your enjoyment after the jump. The 4th installment of Free Crack coming soon.


Monday, April 10, 2017

[New Video] B.Bandz "Talm Bout" feat Nia Kay


The Fresh Prince of Chicago is back! Today, B.Bandz collaborates with Nia Kay for his brand new visual, "Talm Bout." Its directed by Canon Boiz and its taken off B.Bandz project How I'm Coming. Take a look at the new video after the jump and don't forget to share your thoughts and comments.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

V.I The Boss Host Listening Session For Upcoming Project In Chicago


Gearing up for the official release of his upcoming album Half & Half, V.I The Boss hosted a private listening session last night in his hometown, Chicago. The exclusive event took place at a recording studio on the Northside and it was filled with friends, family, and taste-makers of Chicago's industry.

Throughout the event, V.I played snippets of songs from the Half & Half project, including his new single "Trapline." He also showcased his new video "Live It Up," which was shot in a multi-million mansion in the hills of Arizona. The album drops this Summer and his first single is expected in May.

Meanwhile, V.I is scheduled to hit the internet with his new mixtape Barksdale later this Spring. Until then, check out exclusive pictures from last night's event after the jump.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

[New Video] Lil Durk "Young N*****" feat Meek Mill


Revisiting his latest project They Forgot, Lil Durk releases a brand new visual, while Meek Mill rides shotgun. The video is called "Young N*****" and its produced by London On The Track. Watch!!!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

[New Music] Mary J Blige "Love Yourself" feat Kanye West


Gearing up for her forthcoming album Strength of a Woman, Mary J Blige returns on the scene with brand new music. Today, the Queen of Hip Hop and R&B delivers "Love Yourself" and it features the one and only Kanye West. Take a listen below and don't forget to pre-order MJB's new LP on iTunes.



Friday, March 24, 2017

[New Video] V.I The Boss "Wildin"


Before he release his forthcoming project Half & Half, V.I The Boss releases the first visual from his upcoming mixtape, Barksdale. The new video is called "Wildin" and its shot and directed by Robert Smith. Take a look at the video below and don't forget your comments. V.I got more coming soon.

[New Music] Lil Bibby "Trapspots"


While fans impatiently wait on the fourth installment of his Free Crack series, Lil Bibby continues to release new music for the streets. Today, the Chicago rapper hits the scene with "Trapspots," which is produced by DJ L. Take a listen at the new track after the jump and don't forget your comments.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

[New Video] Skee Franchise "Thumb Through It"


What cha know about having money in the bank? In his brand new video called "Thumb Through It," Skee Franchise shows plenty of it. The video is shot and directed by Will Gates of Open World Films and its taken from his project Skee Since 96, which is available now. Take a look at video below.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chance The Rapper Set To Headline Lollapalooza 2017


Rolling out names like your favorite tracklist, Lollapalooza just announced their 2017 lineup for this year's festival in Chicago. According to their site, Chance The Rapper will headline Saturday, Aug. 5, while names like Migos, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, and Rae Sremmurd will also hit the stage during the festival. Tickets are on sale now and the event is set to kick in Chicago's Grant Park on Aug. 3 - 6.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[New Music] Mike WiLL Made-It "Come Down" feat Chief Keef & Rae Sremmurd


Before he drops the 2nd installment of his Ransom series on March 24, Mike WiLL Made-It releases new music to hold you over. Today, the ATL producer releases a new track called "Come Down" and it features Chief Keef and Rae Sremmurd. Take a listen after the jump and share your comments.


Monday, March 20, 2017

V.I The Boss Release Snippet of New Video "Wildin"


Last week, V.I The Boss took to the streets and released his new track "Wildin" from his upcoming mixtape Barksdale. Today. the Chicago rapper returns with an unseen snippet of the new video. Its was shot and directed by Robert Smith and its expected to drop sometime this week. Watch below.

Friday, March 17, 2017

[New Music] V.I The Boss "Wildin"


Before he hits the streets with his official project Half & Half, Chicago rapper V.I The Boss releases the first offering from his upcoming mixtape Barksdale. The track is called "Wildin" and its produced by MadReal. Also, be on the lookout for the new video, which is shot and directed by Robert Smith. Until then, check out the music stream below and don't forget to share your thoughts and comments.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

V.I The Boss Releases Artwork & Behind The Scene Pics of "Wildin"


Prepping for the release of his upcoming project Half & Half, Chicago rapper V.I The Boss releases the official artwork for his new track called "Wildin." The introduction song is set to appear on his new mixtape Barksdale and its expected to drop soon. V.I also took to social media to give us a behind the scenes look of the video as well. Its directed by Robert Smith and its ready to view after the jump.

Stay tuned!!!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

[New Music] The Boy Illinois "I'm Home (Koto Freestyle)"


Fresh off the heels of performing at WGCI's Hometurf in Chicago, The Boy Illinois drops new music for his fans. The track is called "I'm Home (Koto Freestyle)" and its produced by Shake and Bake. Take a listen below as Illi silence the competition and demonstrates he's coming for the crown. 

[New Music] Tony Cartel "Baller (Remix)"


Back on his sophisticated trap shit, Chicago rapper Tony Cartel releases a brand new freestyle for the streets called "Baller." Take a listen below and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.