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NBA & Nike To Honor Kobe And Gianna Bryant On NBA All-Star Uniforms In Chicago

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Since the passing of Kobe Bryant hit the News, it's been a hard pill to swallow for NBA fans across the world. The NBA legend was pronounced dead, this past Sunday, when his helicopter crashed in Calabasas, CA killing him, his daughter Gianna, and 7 other passengers who were found on board.
On today, Nike and the NBA released a statement and shared how they will honor the NBA legend.
"The 2020 NBA All-Star uniforms will pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and their seven friends and teammates who tragically passed away in last Sunday's helicopter accident. The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will feature Team LeBron (James) wearing the No. 2 and Team Giannis (Antetokounmpo) wearing the No. 24 - Gianna and Kobe's basketball jersey numbers, respectively."
The statement also adds, "both teams will wear jersey patches displaying nine stars, representing those who lost their lives in the crash, including John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Payt…

List of Chicago Events for All-star Weekend 2020

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With "ALL-STAR WEEKEND" creeping upon us, we've been getting a lot of emails and messages about what to do in the City of Chicago so we created a list. This list contains a collection of All-star businesses from the West Side, North Side, and South Side of the city. Here, you will find some of the hottest places to shop, eat, and party while hanging out in the magnificent City of Chicago.
We also like to acknowledge, the NBA has chosen Common, Chance The Rapper, and Taylor Bennett to serve as your All-star Ambassadors and you can sign up for their activities by going to 1iota.com
This list may not cater to everyone's liking, it's solely based on opinions and information gathered. If you guys have anymore places in mind, we're always open for more suggestions. Thanks, enjoy! 

Chicago Kid Pays Respect To Kobe Bryant And Speaks On His Impact

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This past weekend, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi were among 9 passengers killed in a helicopter crash in California. News broke yesterday, Sunday, and it left fans totally devastated. 
Today, we stopped by the United Center in Chicago to pay our respects and fans from everywhere stopped to do the same. During our visit, we ran into Chicago native, the Young CEO of Vulture, and he spoke on the future Hall of Famer passing and the impact he had on the world. Take a look below.

Nike & Jordan Brand Unveil Jersey Uniforms for the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Events In Chicago

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On yesterday, we received an official press release showing the first look at the jerseys for the 2020 NBA All-star Weekend events in Chicago. These will be the official uniforms worn by the players for the NBA All-star Game, Celebrity Game, Rising Stars Game and Special Olympics Unified Game. 
Additional Details Below
January 23, 2020 (CHICAGO) - The Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms take inspiration from the City of Chicago's unifying mode of transportation --- the transit line.
"The eight lines of the train match the number of uniforms seen on court during NBA All-Star 2020. With that in mind, Jordan Brand and Nike designers incorporated the color of each track into the uniforms as a base: blue and red for the NBA All-Star Game; purple and orange for NBA Rising Stars; green and pink for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles; and brown and yellow for the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game."
"The Jordan Brand official NBA All-Sta…

DaBaby And Lil Baby Set To Perform for WGCI Big Jam 2 During All-star Weekend

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NBA All-star Weekend is right around the corner and WGCI is ready to put on for the city. On, Feb. 15th, the Chicago hip hop station will host the 2nd part of their annual Big Jam concert series for a special night with the "Ballers & Rappers Edition." The show will star DaBaby & Lil Baby and the show is scheduled to take place at Credit Union 1 Arena, in Chicago's West Loop area (off I-290). 
The show is presented by MARTELL along with special performances from Andre Drummond, Daniel "Booby" Gibson, and Iman Shumpert. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster so turn up!!!

Carla G Drops New Video "Do Me"

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Kicking off 2020 with a banger, Carla G is back on the scene with a brand new strip club anthem for the streets called "Do Me." The visual is shot by LB Visuals and it's produced by Jonny YaYo. Check out the new video after the jump and don't forget to share your comments. Drop it to the floor Carla.

Vulture Clothing Teams With Chicago Brands To Host Pop-up Shop During All-star Weekend

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Over the last year, 17-year-old AJ Partee and his brand VULTURE CLOTHING have been the most talked about thing in the streets with social media and now, the Chicago native plans to put on for his city during All-star Weekend. Come Feb. 15, AJ is scheduled to host his first official Pop-Up Shop in his hometown and it's set to take place at Space 1858, just minutes away from the United Center. 
The event is set to have a total of 10 vendors and it will include Chicago brands Chiligion, Bagszn, Getova, Foreignz, Richenemies and more, in addition to having raffle giveaways , food, and music. 
For more info, follow @vultureclothingco on Instagram and don't forget to tell em DerrickNtheCity sent you.

Chella H Speaks On Recent Arrest With "You Tried It (Freestyle)"

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Besides being a successful business woman and running her own podcast (Str8Drop), Chella H is back on the scene doing what she does best and that's making music. Today, the Chicago rapper drops a brand new freestyle for the streets called "You Tried It" and it details a lot about her recent arrest on Christmas Day and more. Take a listen below and don't forget to share your comments.

Jeezy To Perform In Chicago for All-star Weekend

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Are you ready for snowman? Well, Jeezy is set to perform in the Windy City for All-star Weekend. The event is set to take place on Saturday, February 15th at the Congress Plaza Hotel, in Downtown Chicago, and it's hosted by WGCI's Leon Rogers and special guest deejay Breakfast Club DJ Envy. Tickets are on sale now so go to HouseMeetsHipHopAllstar2020 on eventbrite and get yours today. 

R. Kelly's Girlfriends Get Into A Fist Fight

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Even when he's locked up in jail, R. Kelly's name can't stay out the news. Today, Chicago Police were called to the R&B King's Trump Tower condo, shortly after his girlfriends (Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage) came to blows. Watch video below and don't forget to share your thoughts and comments.