Friday, July 31, 2015

[New Music] Meek Mill "Wanna Know (Drake Diss)" feat Quentin Miller

Even though it took longer then we expected, Meek Mills finally respond to Drake with his latest new track "Wanna Know," Its produced by Jhalil Beats and Swizz Beatz and its ready for your enjoyment.


[Video] 50 Cent Treats Chicago to Effen Vodka & Brings Out Yung Stakks Onstage At The Shrine

When it comes to building brands and being a marketing genius, nobody does it better than 50 Cent and last night, the "In Da Club" rapper stopped in Chicago to promote his new drink, Effen Vodka. The event was held at The Shrine and it was hosted by Susu Barakat with plenty of bottles on deck.

Throughout the event, 50 Cent took the stage and showed a lot of love to his fans at The Shrine, by treating them to shots of Effen Vodka. 50 also brought out new rapper Yung Stakks to the stage and allowed the Chicago emcee to perform his single "Stakk Money," which got the crowd off its feet.

Check out our pictures and video after the jump and don't forget to pick up a bottle of Effen Vodka.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

R Kelly Announces Release Date For New Solo Album "Buffet"

When it comes to making music, R Kelly is known for pleasing the ladies. Now, he's ready to serve up a full course meal with new album, Buffet. He recently took to IG to share release date with fans.
"Brooklyn, New York! I'm bringing my HITS to @BarclaysCenter the day my "Buffet" album comes out September 25th. Tickets go on sale this Friday 7/31!"
Its seems like Sept. 25th is going to be a big day for Kellz fans. Until then, put on some ole 12 Play.

[New Music] Vic Mensa "Heir To The Throne (Freestyle)"

Continuing to burn up the summer, Vic Mensa takes on Biggie's classic track "Who Shot Ya" with a hot new freestyle, "Heir To The Throne." Many believe that this is also a diss record to Travis Scott. Take a listen to the freestyle below and don't forget to weigh in with your thoughts and comments.


[New Mixtape] Tink "Winter's Diary 3"

Even though we're heavily in the middle of summer, Chicago's Tink delivers the third installment of her Winter's Diary series. It contains 10 brand new tracks and it includes production from Timbaland, C-Sick, DJ Wes, and others. Take a listen to stream after the jump and don't forget your comments.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

[New Music] Drake "Back to Back (Meek Mill Diss)"

While hip hop fans are still waiting on Meek Mill to respond to Drake's first diss track, the OVO rapper knocks another one out the park and comes after the Philly rapper, again. The track is called "Back to Back" and this time Drizzy goes hard. Read some of the bars that Drake came with below.
"This for y'all that think that I don't write enough,
They just mad because I got the Midas touch.
Yo love her, then you gotta give the world to her.
Is that a world tour, or you girl's tour?
I know that you gotta be a thug for her,
This ain't what she meant when she told you to
Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers.
You gettin' bodied by a singing n***a
I'm not the type of n***a that'll type to n***a
And shoutout to my boss b****s wifin' n***as!"
Wow! I don't know about you, but Meek better come fast or else. Until then, take a listen to Drizzy.


J Cole Brings Out Jeremih Onstage At "Forest Hills Drive" Show In Chicago

Displaying magnificent lighting and performing great music, J Cole brought his Forest Hills Drive tour to the Chicagoland Area last night at Tinley Park's Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. During his set, Cole performed tracks from his past and present catalog and he also brought out Chicago's very own Jeremih to perform their collaborative single "Planes" before leaving the stage. Watch below. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

[New Video] Meek Mill "All Eyes On You" feat Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown

Putting their love and affection for one another on display, hip hop's hottest new couple, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj, releases their latest new video called "All Eyes On You." Its taken from Meek's new album Dreams Worth More Than Money and its directed by Benny Boom. It also features R&B singer Chris Brown, who makes an cameo appearance. Watch it after the jump and don't forget to weigh in.

Birdman Sits Down With Angie Martinez In A Tell-All Interview about Lil Wayne

For the first-time ever, Cash Money Records CEO, Birdman, sits down in a tell-all interview with Angie Martinez. During the one-on-one conversation, Baby discusses his issues with Lil Wayne and tells how he really feel about their conflict. He also speaks on Drake and Nicki Minaj remaining with Cash Money. Check out full interview after the jump and don't forget your thoughts and comments.

[New Video] Lil Durk "Lord Don't Make Me Do It"

Women will make you lose your mind and Lil Durk's is definitely sending him close to the edge in latest new visual. The video is called "Lord Don't Make Me Do It" and its directed by Eif Rivera. Its taken from his Def Jam debut Remember My Name, which is available now in-stores. Watch below.

[New Music] Do or Die "Love In The Sky" feat Rick Ross & Scottie P

Coming off the heels of their collaborative project called Withdrawal with Twista, Chicago veterans Do or Die are gearing up to release the second installment of their debut album called Picture This. According to FSD, the project is set to drop in the near future but today, they deliver a new offering to hold you over. The track is called "Love In The Sky" and it features Rick Ross and Scottie P. 


Monday, July 27, 2015

[Video] Kanye West Throws Mic & Walks Off Stage At Pan Am Games

This past weekend, Kanye West showed up in Toronto to perform as the closing act for this year's Pan Am Games Ceremony. During his memorable set, Yeezy performed songs "Touch The Sky," "All of the Lights," "Stronger," "Black Skinhead," and more; however, when he got to his final song "Good Life," he ran into technical difficulties and walked off stage. Watch video below by DGV.

[Video] Nicki Minaj Brings Out Lil Wayne at The Barclays Center

This past weekend, Nicki Minaj arrived back in her hometown New York with the Pink Print Tour at the Barclays Center. During her set, the "Queen of Rap" brought out her mentor Lil Wayne, in front of a screaming sold-out crowd, to perform his verse from Chris Brown's song "Loyal." Weezy also took the time to perform "Glory," "A Milli," and "6 foot, 7 foot" before leaving the stage. Watch the video captured by TheTrophyLife.Net after the jump and don't forget your thoughts and comments.

[Video] Kanye West Meets Caitlyn Jenner

Last night, E! premiered Caitlyn Jenner's new reality series "I Am Cait." During the episode, Caitlyn received some encouraging words from Kanye and stepdaughter Kim Kardashian West. Plus, Ye meets Jenner's family for the first time. Watch the clip below and don't forget to weigh your thoughts.

[New Music] Drake "Charged Up (Meek Mill Diss)"

After being accused of allowing Atlanta artist Quentin Miller to ghostwrite for him on his last album, Drake fires back at Meek Mill and all his doubters with his latest new offering. Its called "Charged Up" and its ready for your enjoyment below. Take a listen and don't forget to leave your comments.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

[Video] Jeezy Brings Out Usher, Andre 3000, Kanye West & More For #TM101 10th Anniversary Show

Wow, can you believe its been 10 years already since Jeezy debuted his album Thug Motivation 101 to the world. Well, last night, Young Jeezy celebrated the success of his project with a huge show in his hometown Atlanta. The 10th Anniversary took place at Fox Theater and Jeezy even brought out special guests to help him celebrate, which included Usher, Andre 3000, Kanye West and more.

Check out pics and video from the event after the jump courtesy of and Julia Beverly

[Video] Kokki Introduce New Single "Pour Up" at The Comeback Listening Party

Packed with plenty of ladies and stocked with Drumma Boy's Moreno BHLV drink to set the mood, Kokki held a great listening session for his project The Comeback, last night. The event took place at CRC Studios in Downtown Chicago and it was hosted by Ms Carmen (@PlatinumVoicePR).

Throughout the event, Kokki greeted and interacted with all his invited guests while DJ Averi Minor rocked the one's and two's. Later, Kokki sat down and answered questions about his project and then played his whole entire list which included songs "Errrything On Me," "I Swear To God " and more.

Closing out the event, Kokki performed and dedicated his last song of the project to the memory of his longtime friend Dre Matic. The track is called "Pour Up" and it features Chicago rapper J Hood.

Check out footage and pics after the jump and don't forget The Comeback is set to drop next month.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Future Addresses His Free Concert In Los Angeles Being Shutdown

Earlier this week, Future Hendrix turned social media upside down when he announced a free pop-up concert series for his fans, in support of his latest new album, Dirty Sprite 2. The 4 day tour kicked off in his hometown Atlanta followed by dates in Chicago and New York; however, when Future made it to L.A. for his final date, the show was forced to shutdown due to overcrowding. Future later took to Twitter and announced he will make-up the date and give his fans what they deserve but for now, I guess they will have to wait. After the jump, check out the large crowd that showed up for Future in L.A.

K. Michelle Kicking Off New Tour With Azealia Banks

K. Michelle, known as one of the best female vocalist in the game, is set to kick off a new tour for her fans, and to make things more interesting, she's bringing Azealia Banks along with her. The two were originally set to hit the road for 22 dates starting on September 15th in Indianapolis; however, the R&B songstress has added two new dates. According to K. Michelle's personal site, she will kick off the tour tonight (July 25th) in Jackson, MS and the next show will be in Augusta, GA on Aug. 1. 

For more details and info, visit K. Michelle's personal site for tickets and locations by clicking [here].

Friday, July 24, 2015

[Video] Nicki Minaj Talks Taylor Swift & More On GMA

Earlier today, Nicki Minaj appeared on GMA for their summer concert series. During her visit, Nicki addressed her latest Twitter storm with Taylor Swift and spoke on being snubbed for the latest VMA nomination. She mentioned that her and Taylor talked over the phone and they're both back cool with each other, but she still feel she should have been nominated for "Video of the Year" for "Anaconda."

Later in the interview, Nicki spoke on starring in upcoming movie Barbershop 3, her Pink Print tour and other business venture. Check full interview after the jump and don't forget your comments.

[New Music] Fetty Wap "Why You Mad" feat Shy Glizzy

Continuing to keep the summer burning up, "Mr. 1738" Fetty Wap teams up with Shy Glizzy for a new collaborative effort. The track is called "Why You Mad" and its ready for your enjoyment below.


[New Video] Janet Jackson "No Sleep" feat J. Cole

It was only a one month ago, Janet Jackson announced to her fans that she's kicking off a new world tour along with bringing out a new album and now, she gives us a little something special while we wait. Today, the "Rhythm Nation" star releases a brand new visual for latest single "No Sleep" which is produced by her longtime friends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It features J. Cole and its directed by Dave Meyers. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

[Video] Ice Cube & Cast of "Straight Outta Compton" Talk With WGCI

Earlier this week, Ice Cube and some of the cast members of the upcoming Straight Outta Compton movie stopped in Chicago to show the first exclusive screening of the film. During their visit, they also stopped by Chicago's WGCI to talk with Kyle, Kendra, and Leon on the Morning Takeover.

In the studio, Ice Cube and director F Gary Gray spoke briefly on the importance of getting details right in the film, while O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell talked about the pressure of playing Ice Cube and Eazy E. Watch full interview below. Straight Outta Compton hits theaters August 14.

[Video] Future Brings His "Salute The Fans" Free Show To The Shrine In Chicago

In support of his latest new album DS2, Future stopped in Chicago, last night, and turned the party out at The Shrine with the second leg of his Salute The Fans free concert series. The show was curated to give back to his supporters and the place was packed with ballers and fine ass women.

During the show, Future Hendrix performed some of the crowd favorites along with new music from his Dirty Sprite 2 album. Coming up next, Future is set to hit New York and L.A. for the last two dates on his Salute The Fans tour. For now, check out footage from last night event after the jump.

[Video] R Kelly Does "5 Fingers of Death" & Talks Next Best of Both Worlds

Before performing his show on the East Coast, R&B singer R Kelly recently stopped by Shade 45 to talk with Sway In The Morning. During his visit, the "Pied Piper" spoke on some of his biggest songs while prepping for his upcoming album, Buffet. He also mentioned who he would like to work with on the next Best of Both Worlds project and he took the mic for a "5 Fingers of Death" freestyle over a few instrumentals. Check out the video after the jump and don't forget your thoughts and comments.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

[New Project] White James Release New Album "FOO FOP"

After building his anticipation and being featured on blogs such as ThisIs50, The Source, and more, Chicago rapper White James releases his long-awaited project, FOO FOP. The album contains 16 tracks and it includes White's latest single "CHO-CHA," which is playing in the gentlemen clubs and radio stations. Listen to the full stream below and don't forget to cop it on Tidal, Spotify, and iTunes.

[New Video] Lil Reese "That's Wassup"

Counting racks and blowing smoke, Chicago rapper Lil Reese gives his latest song "That's Wassup" the visual treatment. Its taken from his 2nd installment of the Supa Savage series and its directed by A Zae Production with Ricco on the beat. Check out the video and mixtape stream after the jump.

[New Music] Kirko Bangz "Worry Bout It" feat Fetty Wap

It's still going down in H-town and today, rapper Kirko Bangz releases a brand new offering with the help of Ginuwine's "Pony." It's called "Worry Bout It" and it features one of hip hop's hottest rappers, "Mr. 1738" Fetty Wap. Take a listen below and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. 


Monday, July 20, 2015

[Events] Future Announces "Salute The Fans" 4 Free Shows

Its seems that Future hasn't forgot about the ones that made him, he just announced he's set to give back to the #FutureHive. According to his social media pages, the "Commas" rapper will hit the road this week and put on 4 free shows for his fans. The first show will kick off in Atlanta on July 20th and the following dates are set to take place in Chicago, NYC, and Los Angeles. For more details, follow (@future) on IG and don't forget to pick-up his new album DS2, which is available now on iTunes.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

[Video] White James Supports "Dream Center" for Kids In Chicago

Its been a long time coming but the Dream Center for Kids has officially launched in Chicago. The new facility was founded by Beyonca Johnson and her cousin, former DePaul University basketball player HollyRock Medley, and their goal and mission is to provide the youth with moral values and strong character to help them master independent life skills and maximize their full potential. 

On yesterday, while the ribbon was being cut for the Dream Center, we talked with Chicago rapper White James, who came out to show his support. He spoke on the importance of the facility and how it will impact kids in the community. He also mentioned he will be contributing his time their as well.

During our talk, White James also took us on a tour of the new facility and he showed us the place is filled with activities, games, and plenty of computers for kids to do their homework after school. 

After the jump, check out pics of the Dream Center and listen to White James speak on the facility.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sevyn Streeter Releases New EP "Shoulda Been There (Pt. 1)"

I really like what artists have been doing as of late, they're taking control of their own path instead of dropping music like the norm. This week, Sevyn Streeter joins that list with her brand new EP called Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1. It contains 13 tracks including Sevyn's hot single "Don't Kill The Fun," featuring Chris Brown, "Boomerang" and more. Check full stream below and cop it on now  iTunes.

[New Video] Ciara "Dance Like We're Making Love"

Following her current singles "I Bet" and "I Got You," R&B singer Ciara releases a brand new visual called "Dance Like We're Making Love." Its directed by David Meyers and its shows Ci Ci looking hotter then ever, while displaying her sexy curves. Watch it below. Jackie available now on iTunes

Friday, July 17, 2015

[New Video] Public Enemy "Man Plans God Laughs"

Its been a long time since I've heard from one of my favorite rap groups of all time, but today, they return with new music. Bringing awareness to what's really going on, Public Enemy hits the scene with a new message and its off their new album Man Plans God Laughs. Watch it after the jump.

[Video] Lil Kim Performs & Brings The House Down At The Shrine In Chicago

Every since she made a surprise performance at this year's BET Awards, Lil Kim's name has been buzz'n all over social media and last night in Chicago, Queen Bee made noise once again with a sold out crowd at The Shrine. The event was presented by Susu and Seagram's Gin and it was packed.

During the event, Kim took the stage and captivated the crowd with some of her fans favorites like "All About The Benjamins," "Queen Bitch," and her classic verse from Mobb Deep's "Quiet Storm." 

Later in the show, Kim thanked Chicago for their undying support and brought out Shawnna before leaving the stage. Other stars and guests in the building included actor Rick Gonzalez, Kendra G of WGCI's Morning Takeover, Ta'Rhonda "Porsha" Jones of FOX hit TV series Empire and more.

After the jump, check out pictures and video from this awesome event at The Shrine in Chicago.

[New Video] Danni Gurl "No Extra"

While gearing up for the third installment of her Dope Chick series, Danni Gurl delivers a brand new visual to hold her fans over. Today, the Chicago female rapper releases "No Extra" and its directed by Sose The Giant of AMG Films 5500. Check it out after the jump and don't forget your comments.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

[New Video] Jidenna "Classic Man (Remix)" feat Kendrick Lamar

Keeping it smooth, while rolling through the streets of Los Angeles, R&B singer Jidenna remixes his latest hot single "Classic Man" and gives it the visual treatment. It features Kendrick Lamar and it also shows cameo appearances from Janelle Monae, Ty Dolla and more. Watch it after the jump.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Raekwon & Ghostface Brings "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" 20th Anniversary Tour to House of Blues Chicago

Last night, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah stopped in Chicago with the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 20th Anniversary Tour. The show took place at the House of Blues and it was packed with Wu Tang fans.

Throughout the show, Rae and Ghost took the crowd down memory lane with a number of hits from the classic Purple Tape. They also performed songs from Ghost's Supreme Clientele album along with a long list of hits from the Wu Tang catalog, including "C.R.E.A.M.," "Triumph," and others.

After the jump, check out and watch Raekwon and Ghost performing "Criminology" and "Ice Cream."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

[Video] Chance The Rapper Hints Kanye West Collabo & Performs On Windy City Live

Earlier this morning, Chance The Rapper made his debut appearance on ABC 7's Windy City Live to talk with Val Warner. During his visit, the Chicago rapper talked about his Dad, his upbringing and how he got started with music. He also teased and hinted a potential collaboration with Kanye West. 
"Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively." 
Later in the show, Chance took the stage with his bandmates Donnie Trumpet and the The Social Experiment to perform "Sunday Candy" from his project Acid Rap. Check out video after the jump.

[Video] Future Speaks On Past Relationship With Ciara

In support of his upcoming album Dirty Sprite 2, Future recently stopped by Huff Post Live to talk with Marc Lamont Hill. During their conversation, the Atlanta rapper opens up about his latest streak of projects and why he's dropping his new album now instead of later. He also spoke on his past relationship with Ciara and explains, from his side, the reason why they called off their engagement. 

Later in the interview, Future addressed OG Maco's recent comments about how he feels about his lyrics and he also weighs in on Ciara and Russell Wilson's new relationship, practicing abstinence.

Watch full interview after the jump.

Monday, July 13, 2015

[Video] Lil Wayne & Birdman Clash At Club Liv In Miami

The ongoing beef between Lil Wayne and Birdman continues. Last night, both rappers showed up to Jim Jones birthday celebration at Club Liv in Miami and the party was cut short due to an altercation. According to witnesses in attendance, Wayne's mentor and former friend, Birdman, attempted to throw a drink at the Young Money rapper, while he was performing his version of "CoCo." Its also reported, moments after, members of Birdman's entourage threw bottles of water at Weezy onstage. 

Watch video after the jump.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Spike Lee Wraps Up Filming of "Chiraq" And Throws Big Party To Show Thanks

After months of hard work, Spike Lee has finished filming on his new movie Chiraq and last night, the "Do The Right Thing" director threw a big wrap party for Chicago to show his appreciation. The event was held at the Zhou B Art Center on the City's Southside and it was packed with full of supporters. 

During the event, Spike Lee took pictures and interacted with his invited guests, while thanking them for his stay in the city. The event was also filled with members of the Chiraq movie along with local celebrities, Chicago rappers and an appearance from Gabourey Sidibe of FOX hit series Empire.

[New Video] Future "Blow A Bag"

Before his new album Dirty Sprite 2 drops on July 17, Future delivers a new visual called "Blow A Bag" to hold you over. In the video, Future Hendrix is spotted ballin out of control in the streets of L.A. in a snow-white Bentley and its directed by Rick Nyce. Watch below and leave your comments.

Friday, July 10, 2015

[New Video] Drake "Energy"

Fresh off the heels of teaming with Apple's new streaming service, Drake releases a new visual from his latest album If You're Reading This, Its Too Late. The video is called "Energy" and its directed by Fleur and Manu. Watch Drake's video after the jump and don't forget to weigh in with your thoughts.

[New Video] Tamar Braxton "If I Don't Have You"

Looking sexy as ever, R&B singer Tamar Braxton gives her latest single "If I Don't Have You" the visual treatment. It takes place in the early 1930's and it co-stars Nene Leakes of RHOA and Malika and Khadijah Haqq of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The video is taken from Tamar's upcoming album Calling All Lovers and its set to arrive on September 11th. For now, watch video below.

Future Announces "Dirty Sprite 2" Album Release Date

Since the beginning of 2015, Future has been hitting his fans on the head with a brand new collection of music and now, he's ready to drop a new album. Last night, Future announced he's ready to drop the second installment of his Dirty Sprite series and the project will contain his latest single "Real Sisters" and his club banger "Commas." Watch trailer after the jump and pre-order it now before 7/17. 

[New Music] Young Dro "We In Da City (Remix)" feat T.I.

After falling back and taking a small break from the scene, Atlanta rapper Young Dro returns with a brand new offering. Today, he delivers the remix to his latest single "We In Da City" and it features his Grand Hustle partner T.I. Take a listen below and don't forget to weigh in with your comments. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lil Wayne Announces His First-Ever "Lil Weezyana Fest" In New Orleans

The summer just got hotter. Lil Wayne has entered in the arena of having his own festival. According to MissInfo, the Young Money rapper will kick off his first-ever Lil Weezyana Fest in his hometown, New Orleans. The date is scheduled for August 28th and it will take place at the Champions Square. 

Its also reported, Wayne's Lil Weezyana Fest will have surprise guests along with a confirmed Hot Boys reunion. Pre-sale tickets are set to go on-sale today and the general public are set for July 11.

[New Video] Twista x Do or Die "Withdrawal"

Displaying rapid flows while showing old throwback clips of their classic videos, Chicago veteran's Twista and Do or Die releases a brand new visual from their latest collaborative project, Withdrawal. Its directed APJ Films and ready for your enjoyment below. Withdrawal available now on iTunes.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

[New Video] SoLow Redline "Hell & Back" feat Soundmaster T

Last year, homeless rapper Solow Redline encountered a life changing experience when a video of him rapping went viral on the internet. Discovered by Co-Still of Wicked Entertainment, Solow has now gone from rapping on Chicago's subways to being one of the most talked about names in media.

Today, Solow releases his long-awaited video, "Hell & Back." It talks about his life struggles and what its like in the streets of Chicago. Its directed by LG and it features Chicago's Soundmaster T.

Watch it after the jump and don't forget your comments.

Monday, July 6, 2015

[New Mixtape] Butta Da Great "Mr. All I Want Is Money"

After putting in a long grind of hard work, Chicago's Butta Da Great drops his long-awaited mixtape Mr. All I Want Is Money. Its hosted by DJ Smoke, C-Bit and DJ Reese and it features Twista, King Louie, Katie Got Bandz, Soundmaster T and more. Check out the stream below and press play.