Wednesday, April 17, 2019

DJ Pharris Inks Major Label Deal


A lot of people know him as the weeknights deejay and radio personality on Chicago's radio station Power 92, but now, it seems DJ Pharris is working on something even bigger - his very own label.

Yesterday, the Chicago deejay took to social media to share that he just signed a major label deal.

"The deal is DONE! The ink is DRY! The FIRST Dj from Chicago to ink a MAJOR Label deal/Partnership with @eone_musicMe & the TEAM came with artist clearances, sample clearances, video done, legal work done ✅"

Pharris also went on to say, "I OWN MY MASTERS!!!," which is a pretty big deal, when it comes to the music industry. 

Meanwhile, Pharris is gearing up for the release of his new project and we'll be right here waiting when it drops. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

[New Music] Chief Keef "Fireman" feat. NBA YoungBoy


Gearing up for the release of the 2nd installment of the Almighty So series, Chief Keef drops heat for the streets. The track is called "FIREMAN" and it features NBA YoungBoy. Take a listen below.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Chance The Rapper Teams With Lil Yachty for "Atlanta House Freestyle"



It's seems that Chance is back heating up in the studio. Back in February, the Chicago rapper took to social media to announce that he's expecting to drop a new project this Summer in July and now, we get new music from him and Lil Yachty called "Atlanta House Freestyle." Check out the track below. 




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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lightfoot Becomes Chicago's First African-American Female Mayor


After beating Toni Preckwinkle in a historic run-off election, Lori Lightfoot stands victorious tonight. She becomes Chicago's first African-American female and openly gay candidate to win Mayor's seat.

According to reports, the Associated Press declared Lightfoot the winner shortly after the polls closed.

“We were hoping, based on our polling, that we would do really well. But, this is amazing. More than I ever dreamed of. People really wanted change. They were very troubled by the negative tone of the Preckwinkle campaign. Now, people have new hope for a new beginning.”

The last time an African-American held Chicago's mayor seat was the late great Harold Washington, who made history in the 1983 election.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Chicago Industry Comes Out For The Sneaker Release Of The Puma RSX


Puma sneakers have been around the hip hop culture for over 30 years and still the legacy continues.

Last night, the sneaker giant teamed up with Dave Jeff and former Yo! MTV Raps host Ed Lover for a historic event. It was held to highlight the new RSX shoe and it took place in Chicago's South Loop.

During the event, supporters got the chance to mix and mingle, while witnessing the colorful sneaker. They also got to see a live interview with G-Herbo, who spoke on his life growing up in Chicago and his past run-ins with the law. He also spoke on his new album, which he says will drop this Summer. 

Meanwhile, the new Puma RSX are scheduled to hit retail today so get up and go get yours now.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped


After a ton of twists and turns with his case, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been let off the hook.

News broke earlier today, Cook County State Attorney's office dropped all charges against the actor, after being accused of faking his own hate crime in Chicago in order to gain publicity for his career.

The news came as a shock to many, especially to Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who were upset at the decision and felt the case should have went to trial.

Meanwhile, Smollett was spotted posing with fans outside the courthouse, after the announcement was made. Check out video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments...


[New Video] Vic Mensa "Metaphysical"


Showing love to his African roots, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa delivers a hot new visual for all of his fans, while being surrounded by Afrocentric beauties. The new video is called "Metaphysical" and it's directed by Bobby Hanaford. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to share your comments. 


Monday, March 25, 2019

Miami's "Finga Licking" Restaurant Coming To Chicago


The City of Chicago is known for having some of the greatest food restaurants in the world, and now, they're adding a new flavor to the city, giving us a taste of a soul food served South Beach style.

The place is called Finga Licking and it's a hot new spot, bringing you the food, music, and culture from the streets of Miami, FL.

Some of you may be familiar with the business through the likes of DJ Khaled and Elric "E Class" Prince and now, they have teamed up with Lenny "Coffey" Weston to bring The Licking to Chicago and to open more locations in the Midwest. 

The Chicago location is set for 5045 W. Madison, on the City's West Side, and it's scheduled to open in May. The menu is full of selections and it consists of everything from seafood to pasta, in addition with fried foods like chicken & red velvet waffles with wide a range of side items to choose from.

Feast your eyes on some of the pictures below and don't forget to come through the grand opening in May on the West Side of Chicago. Also, follow Finga Licking on Instagram at @thelickingchicago.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lil Wayne & Many More Set For Lollapalooza 2019 In Chicago's Grant Park


Summer is around the corner and today, Lollapalooza announces the official lineup and dates for this year's event. The 4-day festival will take place in Chicago's Grant Park and it's set for Aug. 1-4, 2019.

Headliners include Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino along with other artists like Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Janelle Monae, Lil Baby, Diesel (Shaquille O'Neal) and many others. 

Four-day general admission tickets are now on sale; however, single-day passes are not available as of yet. Those passes will be sold on a later date, according to the official website for Lollapalooza.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Juice WRLD "Death Race for Love" Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard


Some artists are afraid of catching sophomore jinx on their 2nd album, but not Juice WRLD. This week, the Chicago rapper debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with his latest Death Race for Love LP.

According to Billboard, Death Race moved 165,000 equivalent album units in it's first week, making it the second-biggest streaming week for any album in 2019 behind Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next

Check out the stream after the jump and don't forget to drop your thoughts and comments below.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

DMX Joins Kanye West For Sunday Service


Since his release from prison in January, DMX has been spotted everywhere. He was captured in the studio with Swizz Beatz over a week ago and earlier this week, he was seen performing at SXSW.

Today, the former Def Jam icon was caught hanging out in California with Kanye West for a historic hip hop moment at Sunday Service. 

During the event, DMX is captured getting the crowd in the spirit, while giving the "Morning's prayer." Check out the videos after the jump and don't forget to leave and share all of your comments.  


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chance The Rapper & His Wife Are Expecting 2nd Baby


Fresh off the heels of getting married to his longtime girlfriend, Kirsten Corley, Chance The Rapper has more good news to share with the world. It seems the Bennetts are expecting their 2nd baby.

The news broke earlier today when Chance took to Instagram saying, "We pregnant again. Its a girl. JESUS CHRIST. WE LOVE YOU GOD." He also added in caption "New baby droppin September."

This will be the couple's 2nd girl following their 3-year-old daughter Kensli. Congratulations guys!


"Empire" Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Disorderly Conduct Charges


Update:

Standing quietly in the Cook County courthouse with his attorneys, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett entered a plea of not guilty to 16-felony counts of disorderly conduct at his arraignment this morning.

It's reported, Judge Steven Watkins has been assigned to the case and he has granted a motion to allow the "Empire" actor to travel to New York and California, where his lawyers offices are located.  

It's also been reported, Smollett next court appearance is set for Wednesday morning of April 17th.

Previously reported:

Since making claims he was a victim of a vicious hate crime in Chicago back in January 2019, Jussie Smollett has been surrounded by controversy and making national news with his story. Now, a Cook County grand jury has indicted the "Empire" star with 16 felony counts for filing a false police report.

Smollett was originally charged with 1 felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false report; but now, a grand jury has returned with a new indictment of 16 felony counts for filing a false report.

[New Video] G Herbo "Wilt Chamberlin"


Taken off his latest Still Swervin project with 808 Mafia producer Southside, Chicago rapper G Herbo drops a brand new video called "Wilt Chamberlin." It's presented by video director A Zae Production and it's shot in the streets of Los Angeles, CA. Take a look below and don't forget to share comments.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Jon Locke Talks New Single & Shares His Thoughts On Golden Era of R&B


Still celebrating his new single "I Just Wanna" going #1 on the DRT INDIE charts, R&B singer Jon Locke stopped by 88.9 FM in Chicago this past weekend to talk with DJ Lil Jon and Brian Stinson. 

During his visit, the Chicago artist spoke on his new single, how he gets his inspiration for music and naming his label after his late father, who once played drums for Tyrone Davis and The Impressions.

Locke also spoke on the current state of music and shares his thoughts on what period in time was the Golden Era of R&B. Check out the video after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Chance The Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend Kirsten Corley



Congratulations! Chance The Rapper tied the knot and married his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley. 

The wedding took place, this past Saturday (3/9), at a waterfront resort in Newport Beach, CA and celebrity guests included comedian Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, and his wife Kim Kardashian.

According to our source, the newlyweds have known each other since they were 9 years old and they both share a beautiful 3-year-old daughter, Kensli, who was sitting front row at the ceremony.

After the jump, check out pictures from the wedding courtesy of Chance The Rapper's Instagram.

Friday, March 8, 2019

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts By Grand Jury


Since making claims he was a victim of a vicious hate crime in Chicago back in January 2019, Jussie Smollett has been surrounded by controversy and making national news with his story. Now, a Cook County grand jury has indicted the "Empire" star with 16 felony counts for filing a false police report.

Smollett was originally charged with 1 felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false report; but now, a grand jury has returned with a new indictment of 16 felony counts for filing a false report.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Kanye West Holds Sunday Service Performance At Adidas HQ


Yeezy season has returned and Kanye West is back in a good place. Yesterday, the Yeezus rapper was spotted in Portland at the Adidas Headquarters and he put on a Sunday Service performance.

During the event, Ye is spotted in a red room accompanied by a live band and full gospel choir that helped him re-create some of his songs like "Jesus Walks" and Fred Hammond's "This Is The Day."

Kanye is also joined by R&B legend Charlie Wilson, who sung his chorus to Yeezus cut "Bound 2."

Check out clips of the Sunday Service session below and don't forget to share your comments.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

R. Kelly Denies Claims of Sexual Abuse Allegations: "I'm fighting for my f***ing life!"


Sitting down for his first one-on-one interview since being arrested for 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, R. Kelly talks with CBS This Morning host Gayle King about his recent allegations. 

During the interview, the R&B singer is shown denying all claims and allegations against him saying "Whether they're old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true." 

In the interview, Kelly is also shown sobbing saying "Stop It. All you quit playing. Quit playing. I didn't do this stuff! This is not me! I'm fighting for my f***ing life!" 

Although, the R&B singer denies all sexual abuse claims, he's still being faced with paying up to $200k in back child support to his ex-wife Drea Kelly. 


Meanwhile, the full interview is set to air Wednesday morning (3/6/19) on CBS This Morning show.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Meek Mill "Motivation Tour" Scheduled For Chicago's Aragon Ballroom


Hitting the stage with fire, Philly rapper Meek Mill is scheduled to bring his Motivation Tour to the City of Chicago. The event is set to take place on Friday, March 8th at the Aragon Ballroom and it also feature special guests, Kash Doll and Melii. Get your tickets today at Ticketmaster before it sellout.


[New Music] Twista "Tonite"


Inspired by the sounds of the late great Michael Jackson, Twista returns on the scene with a hot new single for the ladies called "Tonite." It's produced by Perion and it's bound to set the night right...

And for all you Twista fans, don't forget to catch the legend on March 8th at the Class of 96 tour. It take place at Joe's in Chicago and it features Crucial Conflict, Psychodrama, Do or Die and more.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

[New Video] Jon Locke "I Just Wanna" feat. T.G. Capo & DiAmante


Following the success of his single "I Just Wanna" going #1 on the D.R.T. INDIE Charts, Jon Locke releases the official visual for his fans. The video captures the R&B singer on a cold winter day, in his hometown Chicago, and he's joined by rapper T.G. Capo and DiAmante. Take a look after the jump.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

R. Kelly Released From Jail After Posting Bail


R&B singer R. Kelly posted bail for $100,000 and was released from Cook County jail on Monday, after he appeared in court and entered a not guilty plea to all 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

It's reported, Kelly walked out of jail with his lawyer and was waited on by fans and media; however, he could be locked up again next week, if he fails to pay back child support to his ex-wife Drea Kelly 

Meanwhile, R. Kelly was spotted at McDonald's last night, for a quick bite to eat, before focusing on his defense case. Check out the video after the jump and don't forget to share your comments.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

R Kelly Turns Himself In To Police After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse


Talk about a legacy going down the drain, R&B singer R Kelly surrendered and turned himself in last night to Chicago police, after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

According to TMZ, they are 4 alleged victims in total and they range from 13 to 16 years of age. 

It's also reported, Michael Avenatti will be representing at least 1 of the victims and he plans to bring down Kelly and his enablers, as he claims protected the singer while he was sexually abusing girls.

Meanwhile, R Kelly is facing serious time for criminal sexual abuse and he could get life in prison.


WGCI Talks With Chicago Kid Behind "VULTURE" Clothing Line


While other kids are doing homework after school, AJ Partee continues to aim high and make moves with his brand. Last night, the Chicago kid stopped by WGCI to talk with Keke about his clothing line "VULTURE." During his visit, he shared a lot of information, including how he got the brand started.

"In school, I do like a digital media class so we be practicing making logos so I just started making stuff and then my Dad starting working on it too because he use to own a t-shirt shop... so once he made the logo it was just easy because he had all the old stuff from his old Partee's shop so he started making shirts and I started wearing them and then a lot of people started asking me where I got em from and stuff." 

AJ also talked to WGCI's radio personality Keke about being a 16-year-old CPS student in the City of Chicago, who his favorite rapper, his goals for the future, and a whole lot more. 

Meanwhile, you can check out AJ's movement and his new brand "VULTURE" on all social media platforms at VultureClothingCo and don't forget to watch his interview with WGCI after the jump.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jon Locke "I Just Wanna" Goes #1 On DRT Indie Charts


After taking a short hiatus from the game, Jon Locke is back on the scene and this time he's coming with a banger. The track is called "I Just Wanna" and it features T.G. Capo and R&B artist Diamante. It can be purchased on Apple Music and it just reached #1 this week on the DRT INDIE CHARTS!!!

Take a listen after the jump to new Chicago music...

Monday, February 18, 2019

Nike Teams Up With Chicago Graphic Artist Mia Lee For Special Event


While fans were celebrating NBA All-star Weekend in Charlotte NC, Nike presented some big events of their own. The festivities took place at the Jordan Store in Chicago and the events ran for 5 days.

During the showcase, Nike Basketball and the Jordan Brand gave fans the chance to enjoy product demos of their latest innovation Adapt BB and the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 before it hits retail. Nike also gave fans a special customization experience, which were designed and created by Mia Lee. 

Mia Lee is an animator from Chicago and she's known for incorporating art with her witty signature cartoons, winding animations and pop art to depict themes of love, lust, the afterlife, as she puts it.

We caught up Mia Lee, during the event, and she shared with us how she felt teaming up with Nike:

"It's surreal. It's still very fresh so I'm still not even really able to find the right words to match how I feel about it all yet. But what I can say is that I'm forever grateful and extremely appreciative that I was allowed to remain true to my style. I wasn't given a bunch of demands and rules, instead I was given the space to create organically and as an artist, that's all I ever really ask for."

The Chicago artist also shared with us what she thinks the Nike collaboration will do for her brand:

"The plan is to keep doing what I've been doing and maintain my grind. Also to keep growing as an artist and work to develop big ideas so that my brand can continue to be a reflection of that since more and more people are beginning to notice. I still expect for doors to open and close but I'm fully prepared for when that happens."

Well, we want to thank you (Mia) for talking with us and we're sure you're heading for more bigger things to come.

Meanwhile, you can find out more details about Mia on her website HOTFUNMIA or you can catch her on Instagram under @hotfunmia. Also, don't forget to check out some of Mia Lee's work below.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nike Gives First-Look of the All New "Adapt BB Shoe" In Chicago


Just in time for NBA All-star Weekend, Nike held an exclusive event to give the media a first look at the new Adapt BB shoe, today. The event took place at the Jordan flagship store in Chicago and it was packed.

During the event, guests got the opportunity to witness the new shoe and learn a lot about it's high-tech features, while others got a chance to try on the shoe for pickup games before it hits retail.

The shoe comes in black and it has a highly advanced fitting system. This software allows you to set the comfort of the shoe manually or you can change with an app on your smartphone. We found this technology to be so dope, we think this shoe is a real game changer for Nike and the future to come.

The Nike Adapt is set for release this weekend and we know it's bound to fly off the shelves. Until then, check out some of our exclusive clips below and don't forget to leave and share your comments.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Chance The Rapper Set To Drop New Album in July 2019


Back in the Summer of 2018, Chance The Rapper announced that he was in the studio working on a new collaborative LP with his mentor Kanye West called Good Ass Job; however, that project never came to light. Now, fast forward today (2/11), Chance takes to social media for a new announcement.

According to his short video on Instagram, the Chicago rapper mentioned we should see new music from him in July, but he's yet to release a title for the project. 

As of now, Chance is on the campaign trail helping and endorsing his friend Amara Enyia to become the first African American female as new Mayor for City of Chicago so don't forget to hit the polls.


Friday, February 8, 2019

[New Music] Danni Gurl "Pop It" feat. Katie Got Bandz


Taking it straight to the club, Chicago rapper Danni Gurl teams up with Katie Got Bandz for her new single called "Pop It." It's produced by Excel and it's ready for your enjoyment below. Twerk with it!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Chance The Rapper Joins Backstreet Boys In Doritos Super Bowl Commercial


This past weekend, Chance The Rapper joined the Backstreet Boys in a hot new Doritos commercial. The ad was shown during this year's Super Bowl and it shows the Chicago rapper remixing the 90's boy band classic "I Want It That Way," while promoting Doritos new Flammin Hot Nachos. Watch it!


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nike Teams Up With 11-Year-Old Chicago Kid For #BHM


In support of Black History Month, #Nike teamed up 11-year-old Jahkil Jackson and his Non-profit organization "Project I Am" to give back to the community yesterday on Chicago's South Side.

Some of you may be familiar with "Project I Am" as the organizations that delivers "Blessings Bags." These bags come filled with socks, gloves, hygiene products, and more to help those in need. Jahkil started the program at 8 years old and since then, he has been honored by the Obama Foundation.

On yesterday, Jahkil continued his mission as he and Nike came together at the Boys and Girls Club.

During this special community event, supporters got a chance to join an important panel discussion, participate in games, and also watch Jahkil as he demonstrated how he put together "Blessing Bags."

And closing out the day, kids got a chance to meet some of their favorite athletes, while others helped out. It was a ton of fun and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from Jahkil Jackson in the future.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chicago's Demi Lobo Joins Two Radio Stations In L.A.


When it comes to Demi Lobo, this young lady has done everything you can name from working your favorite Red Carpet events to acting on stage and now, she's gearing up to rock the airwaves in L.A. 

Earlier this week, the former WGCI radio personality took to social media to share the exciting news.

"So excited to be apart of the @935kday & @power_106 #FlavaUnit DJ squadddddds! This is a dream come true to work at two legendary stations in L.A. Thanks to my friends for praying for me and keeping me lifted during this process." 

Demi also went on to thank her new boss J. Lowery and L.A. publicist Yo Bianka for believing in her. 

Meanwhile, we tried reaching out to our good friend Demi for more information but we didn't get a response at this time; however, we want to congratulate her on the new job and wish her good luck.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

[Stream] Dreezy's New Album "Big Dreez"


It's been a long time coming and now Chicago rapper Dreezy is back with a brand new project. The album is called BIG DREEZ and it contains 10 new tracks with features from Offset of the Migos, Kashdoll, Jeremih, Jacquees, and more. Check out stream below and don't forget your comments.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

16-Year-Old Chicago Kid Starts New Clothing Line Called "VULTURE"


Today, I want to introduce to the scene, A.J. Partee. He's a 16 year old CPS student, born and raised on the Westside of Chicago, and he just started his own company called VULTURE CLOTHING CO.

A.J. says the company got it's feet off the ground in his parents basement at home and from there, he pushed the brand out to the streets to share with his friends, family, and fellow classmates at school.

The hip hop apparel consists of t-shirts, sweaters, and hoodies which comes in fashionable colors. He also plans to push snapbacks and jackets, but for now, he's focusing on what's in demand for his line.

Right now, VULTURE website is currently under construction, but you can still order product and gear through his inbox on Instagram @VultureClothingCo or email at VultureCustoms@gmail.com

Meanwhile, A.J. continues to work hard on his brand and he's looking fwd to the future to expand.