Sunday, May 31, 2015

[Video] Miguel Brings Out Chance The Rapper & A$AP Ferg at Joe's In Chicago

Even though Miguel scheduled performance got rained out for him at Northwestern University, that didn't stop the R&B singer from showing love to his Chicago fans. Yesterday, he took to social media that he still wanted to perform and he even asked his fans to give him suggestions on a venue. 
"...bummed we couldn't play NW university today, trying to find a small venue to pop and play for the fans here...Any suggestions downtown Chicago? Leave it in the comments #WILDHEART"
Later Saturday evening, Miguel took to social media again and he announced that he was doing a free show for his fans and to meet him at Joe's on Weed St. During the pop-up performance, Miguel played some of the crowd's favorite and he even brought out A$AP Ferg and Chicago's own Chance The Rapper as surprised guests. Check video after the jump courtesy of GalloTheGuyYouKnow.

Miguel's Wildheart album coming soon

Saturday, May 30, 2015

[Video] John Monopoly Talks Possibly Retiring From Music Management, Monopoly Fest 2015 & More

Earlier today, Music veteran John Monopoly presented The Go ILL A&R Major Label Showcase in his hometown, Chicago. The event took place in the City's West Loop at Red Kiva and it was put on to highlight new aspiring talent and it featured Executives from major labels along with A&R's as well. 

During the event, our very own Bri Smith caught up with Monop and talked one-on-one with him about his Go ILL Showcase, being an advocate in Game/Young Thug beef and his plans for the future. 
"So I'm doing a lot of stuff in the digital space and I'm kinda moving away from music management. I'm probably going to be retiring from management and the whole label thing on my 40th birthday. So, really just consulting and empowering young managers, young labels, and young executives. And that's really my passion now and doing a lot of work in the community as well."
John Monopoly also talked about his upcoming event, Monopoly Fest 2015, which is coming up in September. Check full interview below and catch Go ILL A&R Major Label Showcase on our blog.

[Video] Drake Brings His #JungleTour To Chicago's United Center

Last week, over the holiday weekend, Drake kicked off his highly-anticipated six day Jungle Tour in Houston, TX with opening act Future. Last night, Drizzy continued his run when he stopped in Chi-town with the third date of the tour at the United Center. During the show, Drake went through a long list of hits, including songs from his current project, If You're Reading This It's Too Late. After the show, Drake joined his good friend @ClarissaChicago for his official afterparty at SHAY in Downtown Chicago, which you can view after the jump. Drake's next stop will be in Canada on May 31.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[Video] Sebastian Mikael Talks Miguel Comparisons, New Music, Possibly Working With Chicago Artists & More

While traveling on tour with Nico and Vinz, R&B singer Sebastian Mikael recently stopped in Chicago for a performance at the House of Blues. During his visit, Chicago's own Bri Smith caught up with the Slip-N-Slide's recording artist to talk one-on-one with him about his music background, new projects, women and more. She also got him to open up about people on social media comparing him to Miguel. 
"I haven't really been hearing too many comparisons, to be honest. Like, if I would hear it, I would take it as a compliment. But I don't really think about it or I don't hear it too much, you know." 
Later, Sebastian spoke on his relationship with Wale and possibly working with artists from Chicago.
"As far as Chicago, I'm a big fan of a lot of Chicago artists. I'm a big fan of King Louie. Um, I'm a fan of Lil Durk. You know, its a bunch of dope artists out here, its a movement you know, so anytime there's a movement, you know I respect it. Spenzo, he's another kid. We actually were under the same management but we linked up like way back when he first came out with his single "Wifer." We linked up and did a bunch of events and stuff like that together, so he's like the lil bro, he's mad cool. I mean, any artists out here that's down to collab, I definitely would like to collab with. Chance The Rapper is actually somebody I can definitely see myself working with, you know in the future."
Meanwhile, Sebastian is currently working on a new project but for now, check out his interview below.

[New Music] Danni Gurl "No Extra"

Coming up in the game, she started out as a hype girl for Chicago own Chella H, but now, Danni Gurl has branched out and moved on her own. Today, the Chicago rapper has been spotted doing shows and she has two mixtapes under her belt alongside her on t-shirt line. Now, Danni Gurl releases a brand new track for the streets called "No Extra" and its produced by IDBEATZ. Take a listen below.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chella H Set To Remix Young Dolph's "Preach"

Gearing up for her forthcoming project No Filter, Chella H continues to heat up and make noise for the streets. Last week, the Chicago rapper was featured on Soulja Boys brand new track called "Fleek," and now, she's set to release a remix of Young Dolph's underground track called "Preach." 

Chella took to social media with the news today, but she didn't give no indication when its coming out nor did she reveal what project it will land on. Until then, check out Dolph's original version below.

[Video] Chicago Rapper Add-2 Performs On The Loni Swain Show

Back in April, Chicago media personality, Loni Swain, shared with her followers on social media that she was embarking on a new venture with CLTV called The Loni Swain Show. The 30 minute-weekly show highlights positive images from Chicago and it features people who are making a difference.

Over the holiday weekend, Loni kicked off a new episode on CLTV and it featured Add-2. During his appearance, the Chicago rapper performed "Stop Play Rewind." which is taken from his album Prey For The Poor. Watch the performane below and don't forget to catch The Loni Swain Show on CLTV.

[New Music] Chief Keef "Doctor"

Just what the Doctor order, a new track from Chief Keef. Today, the Chicago rapper delivers a brand new track and its produced by ChopSquad DJ. Take a listen below and don't forget your comments.


[New Video] Young Dolph "Pulled Up" feat 2 Chainz & Juicy J

Traveling from Memphis to the L.A., Young Dolph is spotted ballin out of control in his latest visual, "Pulled Up." The video shows the southern rapper and his playa partner DC Young Fly lounging at a mansion in the hills, while being surrounded by beautiful maids. The video also features 2 Chainz and Juicy J and its taken from Dolph's fifth installment of High Class Street Music, which you can stream below.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

[New Music] Juicy J "Tryna F*ck" feat Drake & Ty Dolla Sign

Over the holiday weekend, Juicy J took to social media and apologized to his fans for being taken to the hospital in San Fran for exhaustion, but that didn't stop the rap legend from dropping new music. 

Today, a new leak from the Three 6 Mafia veteran has arrived on the internet called "Tryna F*ck." It features Drake and Ty Dolla Sign and its set to appear on the Juiceman's forthcoming album THC: The Hustle Continues, according to MissInfo. Take a listen below and don't forget your comments. 

[New Music] Future "F*ck Up Some Commas (Remix)" feat Big Sean & Rick Ross

It's no doubt about it, Future has made a major comeback in the clubs with his latest new single called "F*ck Up Some Commas," and now, he continues to heat up. Today, Future Hendrix recruits Rozay and Detroit's very own Big Sean for the official remix and its ready for your enjoyment below.


Monday, May 25, 2015

[New Music] Lil Durk x Lil Reese "Myself"

Even though we're only a week away before Lil Durk releases his Def Jam debut album Remember My Name on June 2nd, he releases new music to hold you over. Today, Durk collaborates with his fellow Chicagoan, Lil Reese, to give us a new joint called "Myself" and its ready below. Press play.


[New Music] Soulja Boy "Fleek" feat Chella H

Last week, Soulja Boy released his latest new mixtape Swag on the internet and one of the stand-out tracks on the project was a song called "Fleek" featuring Chicago's own Chella H. Today, we get the official CDQ version and it has no tags. Take a listen below and don't forget to leave your comments.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Drake Releases Three New Leaks Including "Can I" feat Beyonce

While Drake is kicking off Houston Appreciation Weekend in Texas, three new leaks have arrived on the internet from the Young Money rapper, including a new track called "Can I" featuring Beyonce.

Drizzy also has a new slow jam collaboration with R&B singer Tinashe called "On a Wave" and a new solo joint called "Go Out Tonight," which is produced by his longtime friend Noah "40" Shebib.

Last but not least, Drizzy hits the studio with Ty Dolla Sign and Juicy J for their latest offering called "Tryna Fuck." Right now, its no word on if these new leaks will appear on Drake's upcoming album View From The 6, but until then, you're more then welcome to listen to the new songs after the jump.

Friday, May 22, 2015

[New Mixtape] Jeezy "Gangsta Party"

If you thought you were going to fire up the grill this holiday weekend without playing new music from Jeezy, you've got another thought coming. Tonight, the Snowman teams up with DJ Drama for a new surprise mixtape called Gangsta Party. The project contains 10-new tracks and it includes features from 2 Chainz, Rich Homie Quan, Kevin Gates, YG and more. Check tracklist/stream after the jump.

[New Music] T.I. Remixes Jidenna Latest Single "Classic Man"

Just in time for the holiday weekend, DJ MLK releases brand new music from Atlanta's very own T.I. Today, the "King of the South" hits the studio and add some bars to Jidenna's hot new single called "Classic Man." The remix is taken from DJ MLK's mixtape GoodNight Don't Exist In ATL 7, which is set to drop soon. For now, listen to the track below and don't forget your thoughts and comments.


[New Video] D Low "Turn My Music Up"

Respectfully known as the "Bop King of Chicago," D Low is back on the scene and ready to kick off the summer with his latest dance visual called "Turn My Music Up." The video is shot by Forman James and its produced by Mudd Gang. Check out the video below and don't forget your comments.

[New Mixtape] Jim Jones "Miami Vampin"

Now that Lebron James is no longer in the city, rapper Jim Jones takes his talents to South Beach with his brand new collection of music called Miami Vampin. The project from Capo contains new 16 track and it includes production from Smash David, Lucci, Freeway and more. Stream after the jump.

[New Video] Sebastian Mikael "Money"

If you guys are not familiar with the name Sebastian Mikael, you may remember the talented singer from his Al B. Sure inspired track called "Last Night," which featured rapper Wale. Now, the Slip-N-Slide recording artists is back on the scene and he's delivering his brand new visual called "Money."

The video is directed by John Greene of Greene Films and the funky ballad is about a stripper who's looking for a come-up, according to Sebastian Mikael's recent interview with The Boombox

Check out Sebastian's video below and don't forget to cop his recent album Speechless on iTunes.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

[New Music] Trey Songz "Married To The Money" feat Chisanity

It was back in February, we first caught wind of Trey Songz teaming up with his new artist Chisanity on a leaked track called "Real Ni**az" and today, he joins the Chicago native again for a new collabo effort called  "Married To The Money." Take a listen below. Trigga: Reloaded LP drops June 23rd.

[New Mixtape] King Louie "Drilluminati 3: God of Drill"

It seems everybody is dropping surprise projects theses days and now, Chicago rapper King Louie joins the list with his third installment of the Drilluminati series. The God of Drill mixtape contains 16 new tracks and it include features from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Fetty Wap, Dreezy and more. Check out King Louie's new mixtape after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

[New Video] Snoop Dogg "California Roll" feat Stevie Wonder & Pharrell

Taking all of us on a futuristic ride through the City of Angeles, Snoop Dogg delivers his latest new visual taken from his newly released album Bush. The video is called "California Roll" and it features Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams along with co-star Nia Long. #FollowTheRoll after the jump.

[New Music] 50 Cent "Get Low" feat Jeremih, 2 Chainz, & T.I.

Last time 50 Cent and Jeremih collaborated on track together, they had a smash with "Down On Me." Today, 50 reunites with the Chicago vocalist for his brand new single called "Get Low." Its packed with heavy bass for the clubs and it also features T.I. and 2 Chainz. Take a listen to the track below.

Soulja Boy & Chella H Release Behind The Scene Photos of "Fleek"

Earlier this week, Soulja Boy released a brand new mixtape for the streets called Swag and on the project, it included a standout favorite track called "Fleek," which featured Chicago's own Chella H. 

On yesterday, Chella took to social media to share the two have gotten together with Director Nick Branzisky in L.A. to give the track the visual treatment. Even though she doesn't mention when the video is dropping, she provided pictures from the shoot to let you know its real. View after the jump.

[New Video] Twista & Do or Die "Aqua Fina"

Now that their new collaborative project Withdrawal is available on iTunes, Chicago veterans Twista and Do or Die give their leading single "Aqua Fina" the visual treatment. The video features B. Scott and its packed with a pool full of ladies. Watch video after the jump and don't forget your comments.

[New Video] Meek Mill "Monster"

While hip hop fans impatiently wait for Meek Mill to drop his Dreams Worth More Than Money album, the Philly rapper releases his latest new video "Monster" to hold you over. The Spike Jordan directed visual is inspired by the 80's and it shows Meek and his crew hanging out at the skating rink for his Welcome Home party, while styling and profiling in old throwback Kangols, gold chains, and more.

Watch video after the jump.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

[New Music] Tyga "Hollywood Ni**az"

Sounding off on all of the haters criticizing him about his relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, Tyga releases a new joint. The West Coast banger is called "Hollywood Ni**az" and its produced by Jess Jackson. Take a listen to T-Raww's new track below and don't forget to purchase it on iTunes.


[New Music] Monica "Just Right For Me" feat Lil Wayne

Exclusively premiered by L.A. Leakers on Power 106, R&B songstress Monica Brown returns back to the game for her latest new offering. The track is called "Just Right For Me" and its produced by Polow Da Don. It also features Lil Wayne and its set to appear on her upcoming album Code Red. Take a listen to the new track after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

[EP Stream] Twista & Do or Die "Withdrawal"

Reunited and back together again for the streets, Chicago veterans Twista and Do or Die delivers a new collaborative EP called Withdrawal. The new offering contains six new tracks, including their latest single "Aqua Fina" featuring B. Scott. Check out full stream below and purchase on iTunes

[Video] R Kelly Announces 14th Studio Album Called "Buffet"

After 27 years in the business, R. Kelly is still making hits and doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon, as a matter of fact, the singer/songwriter is gearing up to release his 14th studio album called Buffet. Kellz recently visited HLN's The Daily Share to talk with Rocsi Diaz and he explained the title.
"I'm 27 years deep in the business, I've been blessed to do this music for so long and I've got a lot of great songs under my belt, and fans love it. But, I've got all different kinds of generations of fans now, and I have to feed everybody. You've got hip hop, you've got old school music with the "Step In The Name of Love" type, then you've got traditional R. Kelly, sensuous sexual kind of music. It's just a variety of things, so I call it the buffet." 
Watch R. Kelly full interview with Rocsi after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

Monday, May 18, 2015

[New Video] Nicki Minaj "Feeling Myself" feat Beyonce

World Stop!!!

The internet is definitely about to shut down! Nicki Minaj & Beyonce just dropped their collaborative music video, "Feeling Myself." The visual shows the two megastar bombshells playing and having fun while showing pure sexiness, as they hit the road to Coachella 2015. Watch video after the jump.

[New Video] Taylor Swift "Bad Blood (Remix)" feat Kendrick Lamar

Last night, the 2015 Billboards Music Awards kicked off live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and opening up the show on ABC, Superstar singer Taylor Swift premiered her latest new music video called "Bad Blood." Its directed by Joseph Kahn and the remix features TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Take a look below and leave your comments. Taylor's "Bad Blood" remix is available now on iTunes.

[New Music] Trey Songz "How Could You Forget" feat Pusha T

While the ladies impatiently wait on his Trigga Reloaded LP to drop on June 23, Trey Songz delivers a new collection of music to hold you over. Today, the R&B singer joins the list of others with a new surprise project called Intermission I & II, containing six tracks from his first Intermission installment along with six brand new tracks and its available on iTunes. Trey's new project also includes a new song with Pusha T called "How Could You Forget" and its ready for your enjoyment after the jump. 

[New Music] Ray J "Brown Sugar" feat Lil Wayne

Actor/singer Ray J always seem to come up with one song every year and today, he delivers a new joint for #MusicMonday. Its called "Brown Sugar" and it features Lil Wayne. Take a listen below.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

[Video] Rihanna Performs "BBHMM" On SNL 40th Season Finale

Last night, Superstar singer Rihanna joined SNL for their 40th season finale at NBC Studios in NY. During her visit, the Island bombshell performed her latest hit single "Bitch Better Have My Money" and she returned on a positive note with her track "American Oxygen." Watch performance below.

[Video] Jay Z Disses Spotify & Reunites With Beanie Sigel At B-Sides Concert

In support of his new streaming service, Tidal, Jay Z put on a rare concert for his die hard fans and subscribers last night called the B-Sides. The show took place at Terminal 5 in New York and Jay performed songs you wouldn't normally hear at his other concerts. During the event, Hov also took shots at his competitors, Spotify and YouTube, along with bringing out surprise guests Beanie Sigel and State Property. Jay Z also brought to the stage Jeezy, Memphis Bleek, and Jay Electronica. 

Watch performance after the jump courtesy of TrophyLife

Rapper Chinx Shot & Killed In Queens NY

Rapper Chinx Drugz, member of French Montana's Coke Boys, was shot and killed in his hometown Queens, NY on early Sunday morning. According to RR, a gunman pulled up to the rapper's vehicle and opened fire on Chinx and his passenger. The second victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital and is now in critical condition. So far, police are on the hunt and looking for the shooter. Chinx was 31.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

[New Music] Soulja Boy "Fleek" feat Chella H

Known to having some of the catchiest songs in hip hop, Soulja Boy is back with a new collection of music for the streets. Today, he delivers his brand new mixtape called Swag, which includes his stand-out favorite called "Fleek" and it features Chicago's own Chella H. Take a listen after the jump.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Honored By California State Senate As A Generational Icon

When the media mentions or highlights Compton, CA in the News, its usually means for something bad, but not this time. Earlier this week, one of the City's native, Kendrick Lamar, was recognized by his home state as a generational icon. He received the honor not only for his accomplishments in music but because of his dedication and charity work in the community of his hometown Compton. 

Watch Kendrick Lamar acceptance speech as he takes the floor of the Cali State Senate below.

[New Video] Rae Sremmurd "This Could Be Us"

Traveling and taking Sremm Life across the world from their hometown Tupelo, MS to South Africa, Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy of Rae Sremmurd deliver their latest new visual. Its called "This Could Be Us" and its directed by Max and Michael Illiams. Watch it after the jump and don't forget comments. 

Common Receives Honorary Doctorate From WSSU

So far, 2015 has been truly great for Common. Earlier this year, the legendary rapper from Chicago was honored with an Oscar at the Academy Awards for his track "Glory" and earlier today, he pulled in a honorary doctorate, as he joined the Class of 2015 at Winston-Salem State University in NC. 

After receiving his award, Common took to Instagram to show his gratitude for his prestigious honor.
"Congrats to the 2015 graduates of #WSSU #Progress Thanx for the Honorary Doctorate! Dr. Lynn has a nice sound to it. #ImGeeked #WonderfulDay #HBCU"
Earlier this week, Common's good friend and fellow Chicagoan, Kanye West, received an honorary doctorate as well from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Watch Com's video after the jump.

[New Music] Jamie Foxx "In Love By Now"

We're less then a week away before Jamie Foxx drops his brand new solo album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses and today, he releases a new offering to hold you over. The soft and smooth piano track is called "In Love By Now" and its set to appear on his new project, which drops on May 18th.

Take a listen after the jump.

[New Music] Keri Hilson "Keep It 100" feat Young Thug

After taking a long hiatus from releasing music, R&B singer Keri Hilson is making her way back to the game. Today, the Atlanta, GA bombshell delivers a brand new offering called "Keep It 100" and it features one of hip hop's hottest new talents, Young Thug. Right now, its no words on whether this new track will end up on an upcoming Keri project, but its worth a listen. Check it out after the jump.

[New Music] White James "Serenity"

Gearing up for the summer, White James releases brand new music for the streets called "Serenity." According to our source, the leak serves as the intro for the Chicago rapper's upcoming new mixtape FOO FOP, which is set to drop later this year. Take a listen after the jump and leave your thoughts. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sean "Diddy Combs Announces "MMM" Album Release Date

I'm pretty sure that everyone knows Sean "Diddy" Combs is a marketing genius and today, the hip hop mogul shows his brilliance again. Using an iconic pic of Magic and Jordan, Diddy took to social media this morning and announced he's about to drop a new album called MMM. According to his IG handle, the forthcoming project is set for release on June 29th but doesn't discuss details as to who will be featured on the album. Last week on Ellen, Diddy announced he's about to go on tour as well.

Watch Diddy's announcement after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

[New Music] Lil Durk "What Your Life Like"

While the streets impatiently wait for his Def Jam debut album Remember My Name to drop on June 2nd, Lil Durk delivers new music to hold you over. Today, the Chicago rapper releases his latest new offering called "What Your Life Like" and its produced by Young Chop on the beat. Listen below.


Monday, May 11, 2015

[Video] Kanye West Makes Surprise Performance At Chance The Rapper's Open Mike

Since making his return to his hometown Chicago, Kanye West has been really making his rounds. This past weekend, the "Yeezus" rapper was spotted performing at the Bulls playoff game versus the Cavs and today, he received a honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tonight, Kanye made a surprise appearance at Chance The Rapper's Open Mike. The event took place on Chicago's Southside at Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts and it was packed. During his visit, Kanye joined Vic Mensa to perform "U Mad" and "All Day." Watch video after the jump.

[Video] Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From Art Institute of Chicago

Throughout his illustrious music career, Kanye West has been known as The College Dropout but today, he's being looked at differently. Earlier this afternoon, the "Yeezus" rapper returned to his hometown and received a honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During his acceptance speech, Ye made reference to George Bush, quality of life and more. Watch below. 

[New Music] Tink "Million"

Delivering new music, Timbaland's new artist Tink pays tribute to Aaliyah and gives her classic hit "One In A Million" a new makeover. Check out Tink's new version below and don't forget comments.

Tink's debut album Think Tink is set to drop later this year.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chicago Locals Show Up In Numbers At The Casting of Spike Lee's New Movie

Spike Lee's upcoming movie Chiraq has recently received a lot of backlash due to its controversial title; however, the project is still moving forward. Today, a casting call was held for Lee's upcoming film looking for extras and the locals throughout the City of Chicago showed up in large numbers.

The casting took place on early Saturday morning at St. Sabina and ended later in the evening. The event was instructed by 4 Star Casting and it was filled with different ethnicities of all ages. Even though, Spike Lee wasn't spotted on location, Father Pfleger was in attendance and very supportive.

Meanwhile, its reported the "Do The Right Thing" and "School Daze" director is set to start filming on Chiraq on May 19 through July 10. For now, check out exclusive pics from today's casting below.