Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Despite missing pretty much two full seasons with knee injuries and re-injuries, Rose appears to be in the best shape he’s been since he went down in 2012, and as per video from the Team USA practices that have been going on all week, it seems pretty apparent that Rose will be selected to the final FIBA roster, and below you can see him slashing, dunking, and crossing over just like he was before he went down with his injury.
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with Up N Coming artist "Jovanni Rosario" 1. What inspired you to become an artist? Back when i was growing up i was always into music whether it was me acting a fool of myself on camera just randomly rapping and dancing, or my grandfather teaching me how to play the piano..( he was a famous singer from Puerto Rico) music has always played a big role in my life, so i decided i wanted to try out something that has to do with music so i gave Hip-Hop a try.... still shocked till this day because i never knew i would or could make an impact like I'm doing now, IT'S CRAZY!!!! 2. How would you define your style of music? My style of music is very versatile.... i can adapt to any beat whether its fast paced or slow paced... i definitely like to keep my music fresh and always new, no disrespect to any other artists out there, but nobody and i mean nobody wants to hear the same thing over and over and over again, so i always love to learn new things and add cool and unique different styles to my music... just me being half Puerto Rican and half Serbian plays a big part in it(guess you can say i have the best of both worlds). 3. Who are some of your musical influences? Man o man o man do i have alot....my main musical influences are definitely (Eminem,Outkast,Nas,DMX,Snoop Dogg, mainly every artist from the 90's because i am a big 90's Hip-Hop Fanatic) all about that OLD SKOOL!!!!! 4. What has been your best/worse experience in the industry so far? My best experience in the industry so far has got to be the love and support i get from all my fans man... i swear nobody gets the real meaning of fans like i do because they are the ones that keep me pushing myself to improve more and more and reach the top with much success... no lie but i got love for anybody and everybody that fucks with me because this has been a crazy journey so far that's starting to get better day by day.... My worst experience is seeing the real side of people... those that i thought that were down with me since the beginning when i first started, but ended up laughing at me behind my back and saying i will never amount to nothing and that i suck.... "thank y'all for the motivation that's what keeps me going". 5. Do you want to sign to a major label or stay indie? why? To be completely honest no because nowadays labels don't even matter anymore.. ill rather do everything on my own and start my own label from the ground up then have some other company control me and steer me in the direction i know i wont be satisfied in... staying indie is my top choice right now. 6. What can we expect from you in 2k14? BIG things will be expected this year, not only am i dropping my first debut most anticipated mixtape (FI-NI-TO) dropping August 17th but everyone can definitely expect more surprises like (special features, upcoming show announcements,photo shoots,more dope ass music videos, and definitely more raw talent produced) my number one goal is to make sure that, not only do i have the hottest freshman mixtape in my city, but also around the nation... so i've been working real hard, staying highly dedicated and passionate to make sure my actions speak louder than my own words.... Follow Jovanni's Progress... www.facebook.com/EuroRican93 soundcloud.com/jovanni-rosario twitter.com/EuroRican1993
Two of Chicago’s dirtiest cops are at the top of a list of police officers who had generated more than 10 misconduct complaints between 2001 and 2006, according to newly released records. Keith Herrera and Jerome Finnigan were members of a crew of rogue police officers convicted of home invasions and rip-offs of drug dealers. Finnigan was convicted in federal court of seeking to have Herrera murdered because he thought his partner was a rat. Herrera was, in fact, cooperating with law enforcement authorities investigating the crew. He served a short prison sentence, and Finnigan remains behind bars. According to a list released Tuesday, Herrera was the subject of 53 citizen complaints over the five-year period; Finnigan was named in 52 complaints. The police department didn’t take any action on any of the complaints, except for a 2003 complaint against Herrera in which he received a reprimand. The top four officers on the list were members of the now notorious Special Operations Section, which was disbanded after allegations of corruption. On Tuesday, the city turned over a batch of documents — including the list of 662 officers — to independent journalist Jamie Kalven, who had filed an Illinois Freedom of Information Act request to obtain them. The city initially fought Kalven’s request, saying complaints against police officers should remain secret. (link below) http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/list-shows-two-convicted-cops-were-topic-dozens-complaints/wed-07302014-1030am
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with female artist "Juice Kumari" 1. Introduce yourself and what you represent as a Brand? JUICE Kumari means “Flava Princess”. Kumari is my middle name and is the Hindu name meaning Princess. I’m all about “sophisticated fun”, that is enjoying life whilst remaining classy and stylish. 2. Tell us when you can remember 1st falling in love with Hip Hop? I first fell in love with Hip Hop when I was 12 years old. DMX “Party Up” was played everywhere lol. 3. What is the biggest misconception when it comes to female artists? I think what is misconstrued is the actuality that we are human beings with feelings and emotions. When it comes to female artists, many are led to believe that we are “superwomen” with “flawless skin” and “fantastic bodies” only used as sex symbols. We are constantly trying to prove that we shouldn’t be taken advantage of, to prove that we can empower others and remain true to our values and beliefs and project this in a positive light. 4. How do you plan to market yourself to the public? I plan to work on new and innovative marketing and promotional strategies that appeal in a way that I still remain current, fresh, real, honest and true in conjunction with catering to the needs of my fans. 5. Outside of music, what are some of your other interest? I love working with young people. There’s a buzz that you get when you work with disadvantaged young people and it gets you thinking about how different generations do almost everything differently and how technology has played a massive part in the views of young people. 6. Where do u see yourself the next 3-5 years? Ideally, I would like to see myself fulfilling my passions by living and enjoying life; touring and performing internationally; working with established artists in the music industry; and outreaching to young people. Follow JUICE's Progress... www.facebook.com/juicekumari2 www.twitter.com/JUICEKumari www.instagram.com/JUICEKumari www.soundcloud.com/juice-kumari www.reverbnation.com/juicekumari
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Lil Reese hasn’t been putting out much new music and it looks like that isn’t going to change anytime soon. He was picked up yesterday (July 28th) by police for Felony possession of a firearm. Reese’s criminal record isn’t clean so he may be seeing time behind bars if found guilty.
George Lucas has officially chosen Chinese architects to design a Star Wars-related national museum located in Chicago. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is going to be built by the Beijing-based MAD Architects group, whose work includes the Ordos Museum, Absolute Towers, and the Harbin Cultural Center. MAD Architects is one of the most innovative architect groups out there, who absolutely kill it with their futuristic ideas and smart designs. The museum should be completed by 2018 and is estimated to be worth about $1 billion, which includes the museum’s endowment. (link below) http://massappeal.com/beijing-architects-hired-for-star-wars-museum-in-chicago/
Monday, July 28, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
“I only get paid for 11 records. There’s a cap, you know, on your royalties, where you only get paid…where the record label only pays for 11 records. And in my position, anything over 11 records is not just free, it’s not like you’re doing extra joints. It actually pulls money out of my royalties. So every time I do…like The Cool…you do 19 records, you’re getting banged. That’s why Illmatic only has 10 songs.”
Friday, July 25, 2014
24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better What would people say about you at your funeral? What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness? When will you be good enough for you? Is there some breaking point where you will accept everything about yourself? If you were at heaven’s gates, and God asked “you why should I let you in?”, what would you say? Do you fear death? If so, do you have a good reason? If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you want to run into? Does that person know how much they mean to you? If you had the chance to go back in time and change one thing, what would you change? If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say? If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do? What would you change if you were told with 100% certainty that God does not exist? Or if you don’t believe in God, that he does exist? What would you change if you knew you were NEVER going to die? If this were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you were about to do today? If your life was a movie, what would be the title? If you could ask for one wish, what would it be? How could you describe yourself in 5 words? Are there chances you’ve passed up that you wish you’d have taken? How old would you be if you didn’t know how old are you? If not now, then when? What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Are you aware that someone has it worse than you? If you had to choose between a book or a movie what would you choose? If you could see your whole life till now on a movie would you enjoy it? If you could ask 1 person just one question, and he would answer honestly, what would you ask him and who would you ask? What would you do different if you were reborn?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Studio Rent Prices in Chicago Have Jumped 40% Over Last Year. Chicago is often cited as one of the more affordable major cities in the country, and even with the Windy City experiencing an apartment boom, Chicago's rep for being a relatively affordable place to live continues to hold steady. According to data from a new report released by apartment search site Lovely, overall median rent prices in Chicago have actually gone down by 2% compared to prices from this same period last year. Rent prices for one and two bedrooms have dropped a bit since last year's peak, however, rents for studios have skyrocketed by 40%. For the second quarter of this year, the report puts the median studio rent in Chicago at $1,298 per month, with the overall median being $1,600 per month. Of the cities profiled, Chicago comes in as the most affordable city to rent in, beating out New York, LA, San Francisco and Washington DC. (link below) http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/24/studio-rents-in-chicago-have-jumped-40-since-last-year.php
Kevin Love is the man of the moment. Central Division rivals Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are now locked into a hot pursuit of the former NBA rebound king. The Chicago Bulls are now willing to include Taj Gibson, the 10th overall pick Doug McDermott and even their wild card asset Nikola Mirotic in the package to Minnesota. The Bulls believe that if the Cavaliers could parade a Kevin Love and LeBron James combo, they are the clear favorites to take the East. "The Chicago Bulls have offered a package of Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a league source told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday. The package is extremely intriguing to the Timberwolves, but there is a catch; it cannot be completed for another 29 days because McDermott and Mirotic signed their rookie contracts Tuesday. NBA rules prohibit rookies from being traded within the first 30 days of inking their rookie deals."
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Through two award-winning National Public Radio documentaries, and now this powerful book, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman have made it their mission to be loud voices from one of this country's darkest places, Chicago's Ida B. Wells housing project. Set against the stunning photographs of a talented young photographer from the projects, Our America evokes the unforgiving world of these two amazing young men, and their struggle to survive unrelenting tragedy. With a gift for clear-eyed journalism, they tell their own stories and others, including that of the death of Eric Morse, a five-year-old who was dropped to his death from the fourteenth floor of an Ida B. Wells apartment building by two other little boys. Sometimes funny, often painful, but always charged with their dream of Our America, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman reach out to grab your attention and break your heart. (link below) http://www.amazon.com/Our-America-Death-South-Chicago/dp/0671004646/?&tag=books-releases-20
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Common continues his promo run and makes a stop at DJ Whoo Kid's Whoolywood Shuffle. Common discusses his upcoming album Nobody's Smiling, beef with Drake, acting roles in Hells On Wheels along with Terminator Salvation and more. Nobody's Smiling hits stores tomorrow and is ready for pre-order on iTunes.
Two brothers with a passion for making movies are trying to raise $25,000 to complete their first documentary: a movie, "Bucket," about the "bucket boys" who have set up shop across the city and especially on the South Side. With nearly 75 percent of the 90-minute documentary finished, Jarrell and Jerome Lucas said they hope to complete the project by September through an online fundraiser. Jarrell said filming began in February, but they had to stop in May when they ran short of money. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140722/roseland/bucket-boys-film-almost-done-as-brothers-seek-donations-wrap-it-up
It’s been called the Golden Age of crime in America, but on July 22, 1934 – 80 years ago Tuesday - in front of the Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park it all came to an end. John Dillinger helped define that “Golden Age of Crime in America.” And whether you like it not, you can’t erase the past. (link below) http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26081131/80-years-since-golden-age-of-crime-ended
Friday, July 18, 2014
During his Wednesday visit to the crime-ridden city of Chicago to meet with the Windy City's Mayor Rahm Emanual and his public safety chiefs, Attorney General Eric Holder, said that as part of his goal to help the city government fight crime and reduce youth violence he is directing the head of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to deploy an additional seven ATF agents to its Chicago office. According to a Justice Department press statement, the additional ATF agents will work with the U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The additional seven agents brings the total of ATF enforcement staff with sworn-police status to 52 men and women. (link below) http://www.examiner.com/article/chicago-crime-crisis-holder-to-send-atf-agents-instead-of-cops
Over 500 people, from 11 organizations, gathered on July 19 at Navy Pier to network, learn, and look into the future of the meetings, events and travel industry. Here’s a Chicago Industry Xchange recap. Take a look at the audience profile, go over USTA updates, and read highlights from the industry expert panel discussion. (link below) http://chicagompi.org/2014/07/chicago-industry-xchange-recap-and-highlights/
The NFL draft is leaving New York after 49 years. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league has narrowed down the location of the 2015 draft to Los Angeles or Chicago. The event has been held in New York every year since 1965 and has been at Radio City Music Hall since 2006. Goodell said a final decision on the location could be made by late summer.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Police officers in Hyde Park are sleeping in their patrol cars or sitting idly talking on cell phones too much, neighbors complained at a Wednesday night meeting with police. Officer Denise Gathings said she would take the concerns to Cmdr. Terence Williams. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/hyde-park/police-spend-too-much-time-sleeping-using-phones-on-duty-residents-say
Garth Brooks leaked and then confirmed that he will be hitting the road in 2014. On Tuesday Brooks announced that the first date of the tour will be September 4 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago TiqIQ lists the average price for the first show in Chicago at $640.74.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Going Into Its 3rd Year Presented By H3 Entertainment & Gosityent.com The Official Music Series Logo For... "The Chicago Unsigned Hype"
All the procrastinators who waited until last minute to try and get their Chicago city vehicle stickers crashed the computer system Tuesday night as the midnight deadline to buy them loomed. Wanting to avoid a publicity nightmare, the city clerk’s office announced that because of the computer problems it was going to waive the $60 late fee for those who could not buy their stickers on time. Residents will have until midnight Wednesday instead. But before that news, there was a lot of frustrated people. (link below) http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26028343/city-sticker-sales-system-having-problems-deadline-approaches
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Surely to be one of the biggest exposure filled Chicago music events of the year. Nextondeck.com links with power Brands H3 Entertainment & Gosityent.com, the list of giveaways themselves makes this an major platform event for those serious indie artists. 708-965-2806 For More Info.
These ambitious new public spaces will soon be added to the long list of tourist and local outdoor destinations brought to you by the Windy City, and as Chicago looks to increase its presence on the global stage as a world-class city, it's no coincidence that five great public spaces are on the way simultaneously. (link below) http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/15/5-new-chicago-parks-were-really-looking-forward-to.php
The Pitchfork Music Festival is in its ninth year—tenth if you count the 2005 Intonation Music Festival, curated by Pitchfork—and its increasingly diverse lineups have earned it a reputation for eclecticism. The 43 acts playing Union Park this weekend range from avant-garde R&B to ethereal shoegaze, from raunchy rap to aspirational black metal, and from confessional indie rock to whatever you'd call Grimes these days. (link below) http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/pitchfork-music-festival-2014-guide-previews-schedules/Content?oid=14229289
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Listen/ Download: Dose Val – OverDOSE (Hosted by The Trap Source). New Mixtape From Dose Val. The Ohio rapper Dose Val is currently Incarcerated so we are releasing Dose’ top 20 tracks in this project titled “OverDOSE” Features include; Joe Budden, Yo Gotti, OJ Da Juiceman, Gorilla Zoe, Jon Geezy, & More. When Dose gets home (Hopefully early-mid 2015) he plans to release the album Pay Now, Play Later. Consider this mixtape the Prequel to the Album next year.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI: "My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn't realize that four years ago. I do now."
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BFM aims to tell us a story, in three parts, through visual releases leading up to his new album. He recently dropped off the single with Jacque Corbet called "Tonight", produced by Vybe Beatz, which is a very smooth record with R&B melodies on the hook. Below he release the first of his three part series directed by Yusef Day. Expect "The Making of a Monster" project soon.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Wingstop, the award-winning wing concept with more than 650 locations, has landed its newest location in the Windy City at 6160 N. Lincoln Ave. This is the 31st location for The Wing Experts in the Chicago area. Operating under the leadership of Brand Partner Mukesh Patel, the new location is the first of four planned restaurants in a multi-unit development agreement signed last year. (link below) http://www.restaurantnews.com/wingstop-lands-newest-chicago-restaurant/.U71QNJnlvHE.twitter
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with popular mixtape DJ "Trigga Da DJ" 1. Introduce yourself and the different DJ brands you rep. Trigga Da DJ The Mixtape Amigo. Stack Or Starve DJs. 2. How long have you been grinding & what made you want to start? When i was 15 i always hung at a record store called "JK Music". That was where i discovered my first mixtape by 8Ball & MJG W/ DJ Drama which first made me interested in the mixtape game. From there i started putting mix cds together influenced by the "Gangsta Grillz & Heavy In The Streets" mixtapes and giving them out at school. At the record store many Artist & DJs would stop by. I first became serious when DJ Scream stopped by & The record store owners introduced us to eachother. I gave one of my mix cds to him & Week later i got a drop from him & positive feedback on the cd i had gave him. 3. Whats your favorite mixtape & DJ from the project? My Favorite mixtape would be Menace (Of A-Dam-Shame) "The Re-Up" Which was hosted by: DJ Scream. 4. You get to play one song to get the party started, what is it? My choice by far would be ASAP Ferg's "Work Remix" 5. Whats the most memorable project you've been apart of thus far? I'd have to say Mykko Montana's "The Problem Volume 1 & 2" Mostly cause the people were most acceptive of those projects then any others i've done in my career. 6. What can we expect from your brand & artists your working with in the future? Alot more from my personal brand "Street Democracy" with artists,mixtapes,and shows. I have a select few artists im trying to put through people ear right now, So breaking that one record & artist is a very important priority to me right now. And of course the "Stack Or Starve" brand is growing and becoming more known so I'm repping that to the fullest & Doing anything & everything i can to help the progress of the brand. The future looks bright for my familia! #Trust Follow Trigga's Progress... Instagram.com/triggadadj twitter.com/Triggadadj
First part of a three part series with Anthony Davis. On the return to Chicago Anthony explores his roots and prepares to host Red Bull Reign, a 3x3 basketball tournament at Seward Park on July 26, 2014.
Monday, July 7, 2014
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Taste of Chicago starts Wednesday. This year's Taste of Chicago will offer more food trucks, more than 20 new restaurants and a higher price tag — but fans of the annual fest are expecting it to be a success. This year's Taste of Chicago will feature 64 restaurants, with food and beverage tickets at 12 for $8.50, which is 50 cents more than it was last year. Admission is free. Early bird discounted tickets from Dominick's will not be available this year.
Developers in Chicago are working up proposals for Barack Obama’s Presidential Library. McCaffery Interests is developing a large site adjacent to Lake Michigan once occupied by mills owned by U.S. Steel. Granted, the site was abandoned by U.S. Steel long before 2008, but symbolically, building a shrine to Obama atop a site that once employed tens of thousands of hard working Americans seems very fitting. (link below) http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/exclusive-details-bid-obama-library-lake-michigan-shore/thu-07032014-706pm
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Tameka Lawson's yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate on their breathing and focus on the beauty of their surroundings. But this is Englewood, one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, where streets are dotted with boarded-up houses and overgrown lots, and residents are as familiar with the crackle of gunfire as the chime of an ice cream truck. The idea has even caught the attention of police. At least one officer has made Lawson's class part of an anti-violence program for at-risk youths. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/03/chicago-yoga-violence_n_5553825.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago&ir=Chicago&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder after shooting three teens in Washington Heights Monday night. Around 6 p.m. Monday, the boy opened fire at a group of men in the 9700 block of South Lowe Avenue, police said. The 13-year-old boy, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated battery, police said. Two 14 year old boys and a 17 year old teen were wounded. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140702/washington-heights/boy-13-charged-with-three-counts-of-attempted-murder
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with rising artist "Wyte Boi" 1. What inspired you to become a serious artist? I've always been around music and had a good vibe from it , But the energy I got the First time I heard myself recorded professionally on a beat made it official. 2. How do you overcome writers block? Honestly, 9 times out of 10 I don't.. but if the occasion occurs i just start something new then come back to it later. 3. Whats your most memorable experience in your career so far? I have more than 1 but, The fact that I was the First artist to bring another artist signed to a major label to my home town starts the list. 4. Tell us how you came up with the name "Beginner's Luck" for your debut project. As A Rookie to the industry , I felt it was the most ideal name for my situation.. Self explained. 5. If you weren't pursuing music, what other career choice would you chose? When i'm not doing music or with family I go riding .. So I would have to go with racing ATVs or Motocross Forsure. 6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Most Definitely a well rounded successful Major Artist. Follow Wyte Boi's Progress.. Facebook.com/officialwyteboi Twitter.com/wyteboithakidd