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

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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.

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

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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"

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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. 

Miami's "Finga Licking" Restaurant Coming To Chicago

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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 th…

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

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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.

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

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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.

DMX Joins Kanye West For Sunday Service

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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.  

Chance The Rapper & His Wife Are Expecting 2nd Baby

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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

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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 r…

[New Video] G Herbo "Wilt Chamberlin"

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Taken off his latest Still Swervinproject 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.

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

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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.

Chance The Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend Kirsten Corley

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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.

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

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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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Kanye West Holds Sunday Service Performance At Adidas HQ

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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"

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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.