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[New Album] Jon Locke "Champagne Room"

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After taking a short hiatus, R&B singer Jon Locke is back on the scene with a brand new collection of music. Today, he delivers an unexpected album for his fans called Champagne Room. It contains 8 new tracks and it includes his new single called "Sexting" featuring rapper T.G. Capo. Take a listen.

Drake Brings OVO Store To Chicago's Gold Coast

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We all know Drake is known as one of the best ever in music and now, he's taking a shot at fashion. 
This past weekend, the Young Money rapper opened up a new OVO store in Downtown Chicago. 
Located on State and Walton, in the City's Gold Coast area, Drake's new store stands out from it's surroundings. His signature logo (the owl) is highlighted in gold and the building is painted in black. 
Inside, you will find the freshest t-shirts, hoodies, crew necks, snapbacks, and other exclusive pieces from the collection. The store gives you a taste of hip hop with high-end fashion and it's definitely spacious with dope vibes.
Right now, it's no word if Drake will ever make any special appearances at the store, but I'm sure he's bound to stop by some day.  
For now, check out some of our pictures after the jump and don't forget to shop at the OVO store.

[New Video] K-Ezzy "Already" feat. Cold Hard

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Coming from the streets of Chi, the homie K-ezzy out here making a lot of noise with his latest single called "Already" and now, he brings us the latest video. It features Cold Hard of Crucial Conflict and it's directed by Front Line Hustle Productions with a special cameo from legendary rapper Rakim.  
Also, don't forget to check out K-ezzy snapping in the studio with Xzibit for Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy.
Take a look

[New Video] Parkay "War Zone"

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After taking a short break from the rap game and having life changing events, Goon Squad's Parkay is back on the scene with a new video called "War Zone." It's directed by Will Gates of Open World Films and it showcases the Chicago rapper taking you on a journey, as he narrates his near-death life experience. Take a look at the new video after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.

Bud Billiken Parade Celebrates 90 Years In Chicago

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Celebrating 90 years of excellence, Bud Billiken Parade delivered it's annual event today in Chicago. The festivities took place on the City's Southside and it was filled with fun for the community.  
During the event, actor/comedian Lil Rel Howery served as this year's Grand Marshal and he was followed by a host of others, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot and R&B singer BJ The Chicago Kid. 
The parade also showcased some young talented bands and drill teams, in addition to having a lot of magnificent floats, that happened to have some of your favorite celebrities standing on deck.
You had the opportunity to eat some amazing food, listen to music, and so much more. I'm telling you, the 90th Bud Billiken Parade was lit and it was a sight to see for the thousands of people who attended. 
After the jump, check out some of my videos and photos from the parade and don't forget to share your comments. 

[New Music] Nikko Baby "Scream"

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Self proclaiming his position as Chicago's new Prince of R&B, Nikko Baby delivers new music called "Scream." It's produced by Oz on The Track and the song fits perfect for a "Netflix and Chill" night at the crib. Take a listen below and don't forget to catch Nikko Baby performing at Camp Smokey Bear on 9/14.

Dreezy Appears In Kash Doll's New Video "Ready Set" feat. Big Sean

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It's truly a #HotGirlSummer! Kash Doll just dropped a new video for "Ready Set" and it's smoking hot! 
In the video, the Detroit rapper is spotted burning rubber on the race track, while being joined by her friends, Sevyn Streeter and Chicago's own Dreezy. The video is directed by Jesse Ray Diamond with a guest feature from Big Sean. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.

[New Music] Lil Durk "Extravagant" feat Nicki Minaj

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Coming off on some freaky shit for the ladies, Lil Durk teams up with Nicki Minaj for a raunchy new collaboration called "Extravagant." It's taken off Durk's Love Songs 4 The Streets 2 project, which is set to drop on August 2nd. Take a listen after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.

Chance The Rapper Creates "The Big Store" Pop-Up Experience For Fans

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In support of his new album The Big Day, we stopped by Chance The Rapper's Pop-Up store this past weekend, located on 10th & Michigan in Downtown Chicago, and it was powered by Swarovski.
Inside the store, we got the opportunity to learn a lot about the rapper, while being taking on a guided tour. We saw special memorabilia from his childhood and garments from his wedding, in addition to messing around in the studio with the drum machines and taking dope pictures with all of the props.
We also got the chance to see items from the Coloring Book world tour and we got to see all of his Grammy Awards, which he won back in 2017.
Before leaving out the building, we stopped by the merchandise room to purchase some of Chance's cool stuff. We grabbed his new album The Big Day and some exclusive t-shirts with customization. 
I'm telling you The Big Store was dope and it was definitely the ultimate experience for any fan of music. Check out some of my pictures and videos below a…

Wiz Khalifa Bringing "Decent Exposure Tour" To Chicago

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Break out the greenery because Wiz Khalifa is bringing the Decent Exposure Tour to Chicago. The show is set to take place on Saturday, July 27th at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL and it includes French Montana, Moneybagg Yo and more. Get your tickets now before they sellout.

[New Music] Young Chop "Ammo & Juice" feat Future

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Continuing to hit you with the banging beats, Producer Young Chop delivers new heat for the streets with his new collaboration with Future called Ammo & Juice. Take a listen and share your comments.

[New Video] Carla G "OUU"

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Put the kids to sleep because Carla G ain't here to play. In her latest new video for "OUU" the female rapper is definitely getting her groove on, while creeping through the City of Chi. The new video is shot and edited by Ameer YD and it's produced by BallOnTheBeat. Take a look at the video below...
Warning: Strong content

Rick Ross Performs In Chicago for Complexcon 2019

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Filled with art, music, fashion, and culture, Complexcon made it's way to Chicago this past weekend. The 2 day event was held at the McCormick Place and it was packed with thousands in attendance. 
Throughout the event, fans got the opportunity to check out new cutting edge brands, while browsing and shopping for gear. They also got the chance to see live performances from some of their favorite artists and one of them just happened to be Rick Ross, who brought down the house with a dope show.
Ross took the stage for Day 2, on Sunday, and he definitely brought the heat. The Miami rapper hit the crowd with bangers, in addition to giving them a glimpse of whats to come with Port of Miami 2.
After the jump, check out Rick Ross performing his classic "I'ma Boss" and share your comments.

Jeremih Collaborates With Wale for "On Chill"

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I know I'm late on this one but I had to put this up. Here's a new collaboration with Jeremih and Wale called "On Chill." The laid back joint contains a classic sample from 90's R&B group Tony Toni Tone and it's produced by Nova "VA" Denton and Todd Moore. Take a listen and share your comments. 

[New Video] HappyBirthdayCalvin "Kari's Song (Long Way Home)" off Netflix Movie BEATS

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Fresh off the heels receiving over 2 million streams on Spotify, HappyBirthdayCalvin releases his new visual for his latest single "Kari's Song (Long Way Home)" off the Netflix movie BEATS. The song features the lovely voice of Tati and the video includes cameo appearances from Ashley Jackson and Khalil Everage. Take a look at the Chicago rapper's new video below and share your comments.

[New Music] Lil Durk "Bougie" feat Meek Mill

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While fans impatiently wait on his upcoming project Love Songs 4 The Streets 2 to drop on July 26th, Lil Durk delivers new music to hold you over. The Jahlil Beats produced track is called "Bougie" and it features Philly rapper Meek Mill. Take a listen after the jump and don't forget to share comments. 

Chance The Rapper Reveals Album Title, Artwork & Release Date

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The time has finally come, Chance The Rapper gives fans new info about his upcoming debut album.
Last night, the Chicago rapper sat down with Jimmy Fallon on the "Tonight Show" and shared some details about his project. He mentioned the release date is 7/26 and the album is titled The Big Day.
Chance also revealed the artwork for the new album cover, which you can see in the interview below.
Pre-order album on ChanceRaps.com

[New Video] Twista "Home Invasion" feat Do or Die

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In support of his latest new mixtape Summer 96, Twista drops a brand new video for the streets called "Home Invasion." It's directed by Paul John for Midnight Cinema and it features Chicago legends AK and Belo of Do or Die. Check out the visual after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.

Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, & More Scheduled To Headline WGCI Summer Jam

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Gearing up for their annual concert series, WGCI has officially announced the lineup for this year's Summer Jam. The event will kick off Aug. 24th at Chicago's Winstrust Arena and it stars Gucci Mane.
The event is presented by AT&T and it's also scheduled to feature rappers Yo Gotti and Polo G along with Teyana Taylor, Queen Naija, Lud Foe, and others. Tickets are on sale now so grab yours today. 
Click here for more info and check out the video after the jump.

Happy Birthday Calvin "No Friends EP Pt. 3"

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Fresh off the heels performing at Lyrical Lemonade's Summer Smash, Happy Birthday Calvin drops a new collection of music for his fans called No Friends EP Pt. 3
The project contains 4 tracks and it includes his collaboration with G. Herbo called "No Friends" and it also includes "Kari's Song (Long Way Home)," which is the lead single on the BEATS soundtrack.
Take a listen after the jump.

The Cast of "Snowfall" Arrives In Chicago for Season 3 Red Carper Premiere

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Man, it's about to be a cold summer! Snowfall is back! 
In Season 3, the show take place in 1984. Crack cocaine is spreading like wildfire through the streets of South Central Los Angeles, while Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) and his people seek more power. 
Last night, cast members and writers stopped in Chicago to promote the new season. The red carpet premiere took place in the City's South Loop and it was filled with fans, media, and special guests.
During the event, those in attendance witnessed the first episode of Season 3 and got the opportunity to stick around for a special Q&A hosted by Kendra G. from iHeart's 107.5 WGCI Morning Show. 
Kendra spoke with the cast about a number of things, including what can we expect from the new season. She also touched on the passing of Director John Singleton and asked questions about his impact on the show.
Afterwards, fans got the opportunity to win prizes, take pictures and interact with the cast before leaving.
Meanwhil…

Happy Birthday Calvin Releases "Kari's Song (Long Way Home)" from the Netflix Movie #BEATS

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While fans wait for Happy Birthday Calvin new EP, the Chicago rapper delivers new music to hold you over. The track is called "Kari's Song (Long Way Home) and it's taken off Netflix new film BEATS
Right now, the single is currently #29 Worldwide and #48 in the United States on the Shazam charts. 
We would also like to mention Happy Birthday Calvin is hitting the stage this Summer. You can catch the Chicago rapper performing at Pandora Black Music Month on June 27th and Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash event on June 30th. Go get your tickets and don't forget to check the stream below.

The Lyrical Lemonade "Summer Smash" Set To Hit Douglas Park In Chicago

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Summer 2019 is officially here and your favorite music festivals are ready to hit the City of Chicago.

Come this weekend (June 29-30), The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash will head to Douglas Park, on the City's West Side, and this 2-Day event includes some of the biggest names in Hip Hop.

On Saturday's lineup, you have names like Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, City Girls, Megan Thee Stallion and more, followed by Sunday, with performances by Gucci Mane, Juice Wrld, DaBaby, and TYGA.

Go to TheSummerSmash.com to get your 2-Day passes today and don't forget to tell em we sent you.

[New Music] Twista "Summer 96"

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Breaking you off with that rapid adrenaline rush flow, Twista drops his first offering from his upcoming tape Summer 96. It's reported, the Chicago legend is scheduled to drop the full project on June 28th and it will be hosted by DJ Pharris. Until then, check out the stream below and share your comments.

Chance The Rapper Joins YBN Cordae In New Video "Bad Idea"

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Uplifting the spirit while reflecting on happier times, YBN Cordae releases his brand new video called "Bad Idea." It's shot and directed by A-Plus Filmz and it features Chicago's own Chance The Rapper. Take a look at "Bad Idea" below and don't forget your comments. Cordae The Lost Boys coming soon

Flo Rida Stops In Chicago To Get A Taste of The Licking

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Giving you a taste of soul food South Beach style, The Licking restaurant has officially hit Chicago. 
You may be familiar with the business through the likes of DJ Khaled & Eric E Class Prince and now they've teamed up with Lenny "Coffey" Weston to bring the Miami franchise to the Windy City.
On yesterday, Flo Rida pulled up in Chicago to support the restaurant and to give it his approval.
During his visit, the platinum rapper and his entourage sampled just about everything on the menu, from seafood dinners to grilled entrees, and gave it 2 thumbs up before leaving the building.  
The Licking is having it's official opening today for the public and it's located on Chicago's West Side at 5045 W. Madison. Go try the Chicken & Red Velvet Waffles and tell em DerrickNtheCity sent you. 

DJ Pharris Debut Single "Boss" feat Young Dolph & G. Herbo

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In support of his new label TCMG and his partnership with E-One Music, Chicago legend DJ Pharris releases his long-awaited debut single for the streets called "Boss." It's produced by Grammy Award winning producer Mano and it feature appearances from Young Dolph and Chicago's G. Herbo. Take a listen to the stream after the jump and don't forget to lookout for the official video later today. Boss!

Calboy Perform for Students In Chicago

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Fresh off the heels of his debut album release, Chicago rapper Calboy stopped by Curie High School yesterday, on Chicago's South Side, to perform for the Adidas Sound Labs event. The showcase was created to inspire the next generation of creators and the place was packed with screaming students. 
After the jump, check out Calboy performing his latest single "Envy Me" off his new album Wildboy.

[New Video] Shawnna "Round Here"

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Still holding it down and wearing her crown, Shawnna let's us know how it goes down in the Chi in her new visual for "Round Here." It's directed by CHRIS & BLAQ of Impakt Studios and it feature cameo guest appearances from El Hitta, Cold Hard of Crucial Conflict and more. Take a look after the jump.

[New Video] TINK "Different"

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Expressing how the feeling is wrong and the vibe ain't right, TINK hits the scene with her latest new video for "Different." It's directed by Damien Sandavol and it captures the Chicago artist out in the desert with some really nice visuals. Take a look below and don't forget to cop VOICEMAILS today.

Calboy Delivers Major Label Debut Project "Wildboy"

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After recently signing with Meek Mill, 147 Calboy has been taking the streets by storm and today, the Chicago rapper delivers his first major label debut project on RCA Records called Wildboy
The project kicks off with his latest single "Envy Me" and it contains a total of 10 tracks with features from Meek Mill, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Yo Gotti, and more. Check out stream below.

Chicago Designer Mia Lee Added To ComplexCon 2019

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Born and bred on the South Side of Chicago, Mia Lee is becoming a force to be reckoned in the City.
This past year, she has done everything possible from featuring her work on Adult Swim to teaming up with Nike and Jordan on a collaborative project and now, we hear she's gearing up for more.
According to sources, the Chicago designer is set to showcase her work at this year's Complexcon, which is an exhibition event that brings pop culture, music, art, food, style, and innovation together. 
Earlier this week, Mia took to social media to confirm the news and here's what she had to say:

"Shook and in my feelings still, but super excited to be apart of the first @complexcon in Chicago. lol I'm really about to build some shit. See you guys in July!"
We tried reaching out to Mia and her team for more information but we were unsuccessful at this time.

Meanwhile, Complexcon is set to take place in Chicago at the McCormick Place on July 20 - 21 so get your tickets be…

[New Music] Happy Birthday Calvin "No Friends (Remix)" feat. G. Herbo

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Happy Birthday Calvin is Chicago's youngest new artist and he's signed to the newly HITCO/ATS label. Today, we get the official remix to his latest single "No Friends" and it features G. Herbo. Check out the stream below and be on the lookout for HBC's upcoming performance during BET Weekend.

[New EP] Taylor Bennett "The American Reject"

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With liberty and justice for all, Chicago's Taylor Bennett returns on the scene with a new collection of music for his fans called The American Reject. The project contains 8 new tracks and it include guest features from Chance The Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Serayah and more. Take a listen after the jump.

DJ Pharris New Update for Debut Single "BOSS"

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UPDATE: 5/23/19
According to new info, Pharris debut single and video release for "Boss" is pushed back to June 14.
PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: 5/2/19
Fresh off the heels of signing a major partnership deal with E-One, DJ Pharris is ready to get to work with the launch of his new label, TCMG (This Chicago Music Group). According to a press release, Pharris is creating a strong team and working with music vet Rita Lee to put on for his city, Chicago.
He's also gearing up for the release of his debut single and video called "BOSS." We hear the track will feature Young Dolph and G. Herbo and it's produced by Grammy Award winning producer Mano.

[New Video] Calboy "Unjudge Me" feat Moneybagg Yo

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While his debut EP Wildboy is being pushed back to May 31st, Calboy releases a brand new visual to hold his fans over called "Unjudge Me." The new video features Memphis own Moneybagg Yo and it's directed by A Rock Davis Film. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to share your comments. 

Blanco White James Releases New Album "P4MR"

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Straight from the West Side of Chicago, Blanco White James is ready to attack the industry with his raspy voice and unique talent. Today, the Chicago rapper delivers his brand new LP "P4MR," which stands for Pray 4 My Rage. It contains 16 hot tracks and it includes his single "Keep It 100" featuring Tory Lanez with Majestic Drama on the beat. Listen to the stream below and share your comments.

[New Music] Chance The Rapper "Groceries" feat. TisaKorean & Murda Beatz

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Gearing up for his official album release in July, Chance The Rapper hits the scene with brand new music for his fans. Today, the Chicago rapper teams with Houston artist TisaKorean for a new track called "GRoCERIES." It's produced by Murda Beatz and it's ready for your enjoyment. Press play!!!

Dreezy Set To Co-star In New Film "Beats" On Netflix

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They say it's hard trying to make it out of Chicago, but rappers like Dreezy won't be stopped. Today, the Chicago rapper announced she's set to appear in a new upcoming film this Summer called Beats.
Dreezy says, the movie stars legendary actor Anthony Anderson and it's directed by Chris Robinson, who she thanked during her announcement, while sharing her exciting news on her Instagram page.
"Thank you sooo much @mrrobotodirector for being patient with me and allowing me to bring yo vision to life πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ @khalileverage you a star! congrats bro. S/o to @daveeast Thank yu @xclusivekeshb and @darryllovetv for being my support."
Meanwhile, the film is scheduled to drop June 19th and will be released on Netflix. Until then, check out the full trailer for "Beats" after the jump and don't forget to share your thoughts and comments.

[New Video] Calboy "Caroline" feat Polo G

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While his fans impatiently wait for his debut EP Wildboy to drop on May 17th, Chicago artist Calboy drops new visual for the streets called "Caroline." It's directed by J.R. Saint and it features Polo G. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to share comments. Wildboy hits the streets this Friday. 

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Welcome Fourth Child

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Just in time for Mother's Day, Kim Kardashin and Kanye West welcome a new baby boy. According to our source, the baby was born Thursday (5/9) via surrogate and came out weighing 6 lbs. and 9 oz.
Kim took to social media earlier today sharing with her followers, "He's here and he's perfect!" She continued, "He's also Chicago's twin lol I'm sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her."
As for now, we don't have a name for the child; however, the new bundle of joy becomes Kim and Kanye fourth child following North, Saint, and Chicago. We'll keep you updated with more details.

[New Music] Jodi Pluto "In Charge"

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Hailing from the West Side of Chicago, Jodi Pluto is taking off with his latest new heat, "In Charge." On the track, Jodi displays his rapid flow while snapping to the production of BANZEAUX BEATS.
"When I would shop I'd think bout the cost, I wanted art in a two story loft, wanted to win like I never knew loss, NOW I LIVE LIKE A STRAIGHT UP BOSS... I use to hide it in my neighbor yard, had a homie go ku with the cards, I was small time doing it large, NOW I MOVE LIKE I'M IN CHARGE" 
Man, this kid is on fire and I know he got next!!! Take a listen below and don't forget your comments.

[New Video] Calboy "Dying To Live Freestyle"

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Off the heels of going platinum with his latest single "Envy Me," Calboy returns with a new visual for all his fans. The freestyle is called "Dying to Live" and it's ready for your enjoyment after the jump.

[New Video] Vision "Catch Flights Not Feelings"

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They say you should never bring sand to the beach, but in this case, the homie Vision gets a pass. In his latest new video "Catch Flights Not Feeling," the Chicago rapper is spotted with a hot dime chick. The visual is directed by An Ogun Pleas Films and it contains a sample from Bobby Brown's classic hit "Tenderoni." Take a look at the new video after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.

[New Video] Nikko Baby "Hurricane"

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It's been a long time since I've heard a good R&B record out of Chicago, until I saw the latest video from Nikko Baby called "Hurricane." It has great production from THAIBEATS on the track along with a good eye from Connor Visions behind the lens. Take a look below and leave your comments.  

DJ Pharris Set To Release Debut Single & Video "Boss" Featuring G. Herbo & Young Dolph

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Fresh off the heels of signing a major partnership deal with E-One, DJ Pharris is ready to get to work with the launch of his new label, TCMG (This Chicago Music Group). According to a press release, Pharris is creating a strong team and working with music vet Rita Lee to put on for his city, Chicago.
He's also gearing up for the release of his debut single and video called "BOSS." We hear the track will feature Young Dolph and G. Herbo and it's produced by Grammy Award winning producer Mano.

So be on the lookout, DJ Pharris new single and video "BOSS" is scheduled to drop on May 24, 2019

Juice WRLD Takes Home "Top New Artist" At Billboard Awards 2019

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"Wow, it's crazy all the stuff that can happen in a year," says Juice WRLD and I believe its true. Since the release of his single ""Lucid Dreams," the Chicago artist has taken the music industry by storm. Last night, he continued his rise, when he took home "Top New Artist" at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The event took place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and it was aired live on NBC. 
Check out Juice WRLD's acceptance speech after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.


"The Licking" Restaurant Creating Opportunities for Chicago

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Well known for music and business, Marketing directorBeNdaWorld recently stopped by Power 92 Chicago to talk with radio personality Cierra Monay.
During his visit, he talked about his latest venture marketing and working on "The Licking Chicago" and touched on how he got involved with the restaurant through the owner Lenny "Coffey" Weston.
He also talked about "The Licking" previous success in Miami with business partners DJ Khaled and E Class, in addition to sharing the opportunities the franchise will bring to the West Side of Chicago.
Check out the full interview below and don't forget the grand opening of the "The Licking" restaurant hits the end of May on the West Side of Chicago at 5045 W. Madison and click here for full menu.

Also follow @mr.coffey@thelickingchicago and @BendaWorld on social media for more details.



[New Mixtape] TINK "Voicemails"

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It's not Summer yet, but TINK is definitely heating up the streets. Today, the Chicago singer/rapper releases a brand new project for all her fans called Voicemails. It contains 12 tracks and it includes a feature from Detroit's own DeJ Loaf on "Ride It." Check the stream below and share your comments.

147 Calboy Latest Single "Envy Me" Goes Platinum

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It's a lot of hot new talent coming out of Chicago and 147 Calboy is definitely topping the list. Over the last few months, he's been making a lot of noise with his latest single :Envy Me" and it looks like he's not stopping anytime soon. According to chart data, "Envy Me" has been certified platinum by RIAA.
Congrats...