Monday, September 29, 2014
There was no stopping Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and the Packers shook off one of their worst offensive performances in years with a 38-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Packers (2-2) scored on their first six possessions to build a 38-17 lead. They racked up 358 yards after being held to 223, their lowest total since 2008, a week earlier in a 19-7 loss at Detroit. The offenses were so effective — or the defenses struggled so badly — that neither team punted. That happened only once before in a regular-season NFL game, 22 years ago. (link below) http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/28/packers-rout-bears-38-17/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Chase Adams is a pint sized point guard from Chicago who is ranked #1 in the Class of 2018 by Hoop Scoop's Clark Francis. Chase Adams is listed at 5'3 and is attending Marian Catholic the same high school that produced Tyler Ulis.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
There is no evidence of any new, specific threat to Chicago's public transit system, a police department spokeswoman said Thursday when asked about an Associated Press report that quoted the Iraqi prime minister as saying his country's intelligence operation had uncovered a plot for an imminent attack. The Associated Press reported Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday he was told of the alleged plot by Baghdad, and that it was the work of ISIS in Iraq. Asked if an attack was imminent, he said, "I'm not sure," according to the AP. (link below) http://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/iraq-prime-minister-subway-threat-united-states-chicago-277104521.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_CHBrand
In a new video by the White Sox, Chicago baseball legend Paul Konerko thanks fans for 16 years of memories. The 3 minute video was uploaded by the team Thursday morning. The video begins with Paul Konerko packing up his baseball bag and starting a thank you note to Chicago's White Sox fans.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Forbes once again reassures us all that Dr. Dre, JAY Z and Diddy are infinitely richer than most with the publishing of their new piece, Cash Kings 2014: The World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts. This new "Cash Kings" list breaks down hip-hop's top earners for 2014. 1. Dr. Dre: $620 million 2. Jay Z: $60 million 2. Diddy: $60 million 4. Drake: $33 million 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: $32 million 6. Kanye West: $30 million 7. Birdman: $24 million 8. Lil Wayne: $23 million 9. Pharrell: $22 million 10. Eminem: $18 million 11. Nicki Minaj: $14 million 12. Wiz khalifa: $13 million 13. Pitbull: $12 million 14. Snoop Dogg: $10 million 15. Kendrick Lamar: $9 million 16. Ludacris: $8 million 16. Tech N9ne: $8 million 16. Swizz Beatz: $8 million 16. 50 Cent: $8 million 20. Rick Ross: $7 million 20. J. Cole: $7 million 20. DJ Khaled: $7 million 20. Lil Jon: $7 million 20. Mac Miller: $7 million
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is donating $1 million to After School Matters, a Chicago charity that arranges out-of-school apprenticeships for teens and has a program at Simeon Career Academy, his alma mater. The gift is the largest ever from the three-time NBA All-Star and is coming from him personally, the organization said. “To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the difference in the world,” Rose said in a statement. “So many people have invested in me and I want to do the same for Chicago’s teens.” (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/chi-derrick-rose-donation-20140923-story.html
Monday, September 22, 2014
The first-ever installment of AAHH! Fest, curated by Common’s Common Ground Foundation and Kanye and Rhymefest’s Donda’s House, Inc., sought to be an answer to that growing concern and a celebration of The Chi’s vibrant, insular culture. It didn’t disappoint. (full coverage below) http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/09/common-kanye-west-aahh-festival/
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Fifteen restaurants will take over Southport Avenue this weekend for the second annual Lakeview Taco Fest. Guests will able to vote for "Chicago's Best Taco," and try any of a dozen seasonal beers on tap. Entertainment will include performances from 10,000 Maniacs and local Mexican wrestlers.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HI MONEY PREPS NEW "Hola Dinero" MIXTAPE RELEASE
Sept 15th, Chicago, IL
Hailing from East Side of Chicago, Hi Money is a lyricist that makes you feel like you’re back in school studying the Anthology. His love for music and the streets are more than evident as he paints both vivid imagery and captures precise emotions through his lyrics. The art of storytelling is a skill that many artists possess to paint a picture of what’s being conveyed. Shannon Smith (Hi MONEY) has mastered just that. His calm, yet powerful voice and raw lyrics place you where he grew up and through the trials he experienced during his journey of becoming a man. The death of his brother in 2005 pushed him further than he had ever imagined and inspired him to tell his story and perhaps touch
Hi Money is no stranger to hard work and dedication and has projects that he is extremely proud of. His first mix-tape titled Straight From the Block became successful with the help of rapper Bet Stax and Hi Money knew that he couldn’t stop there. He went on to complete two volumes of his next mix-tape, Thinking Out Loud in which he paired up with rapper Gem Stone who is a great musical mentor to Hi Money. Stones, who is signed to rapper Lupe Fiasco, encourages Hi Money to do what he feels and write what he wants instead of what everybody else wants. From the Bottom Line was an album of Hi Money’s that featured many talented Chicago artists and that helped promote and circuit the album as well. The music Hi Money creates has a street sound but also give the smoothest appeal which gives balance and shows diversity with a dash of hip hop street bounce to it. “Some songs may be aggressive but others are very soulful,” added Hi Money. The usage of samples coupled with storytelling gives a
sound that catches the attention of listeners and pulls them in..
While continuing to write and record, Hi Money has also traveled to several states and colleges performing for large venues and hopes to be featured on an underground tour this upcoming Fall. He encourages anybody that wants to pursue a career in music to do so. “Your business mind is everything because talent can only get you in the door,” he said. He wants to be remembered for the great stories that he told through his music and spiritual connection. Nothing can stop him now for he has come way too far.
Coming Soon Hi Money will be releasing a FREE downloadable mixtape titled ‘Hola Dinero' (Hosted By Stack Or Starve) , which will display an arsenal of dope concepts, rhymes & rhythm.
As Hi Money puts it, he wants to ensure the project is solid:
“I want to ensure "Hola Dinero" is perfect, alot of people run with hi money as soon as they hear it. the tape will be extremely lyrical but will give a southern vibe to you due to the production. Equally we are trying to cater to every listener with flow..... base ........wordplay,nasty beats and sick hooks".
Check Out Hi Money's Latest Visual "WAIT OF THE WORLD" dir: @openworldfilms:
'Hola Dinero' will be available to download from www.LiveMixtapes.com
as well as many other outlets!
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A big deal with NASA may be on the horizon for Boeing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Chicago-based aerospace giant will likely win a multibillion-dollar contract from NASA to build "space taxis.” A space taxi ferries astronauts to and from orbit and the international space station. NASA has set a deadline to announce the award this month. A deal with Boeing (BA) would be a blow to Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as Space-X. Space-X has been considered Boeing’s biggest competitor for the contract. Musk's company previously inked a deal with NASA to take equipment to the international space station. (link below) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-has-edge-over-space-x-in-space-taxi-race-142444843.html?l=1&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
When most restaurants close, the Chicago eating public just shrugs its collective shoulders and sets its sights on the latest exciting opening in Logan Square. But not with these restaurants—these are the places we truly miss, and not always because the food was so great or the atmosphere was so alluring. (link below) http://www.timeout.com/chicago/food-drink/gone-but-not-forgotten-chicago-restaurants
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Satchel Stokes (ft. Justice) - "FUCK DO YOU MEAN" A Thelonious "TheloVism" Stokes Production.
Wild End Ent shoots their first single off their "Welcome To Cabrini Greens" Compilation Mixtape. The Song has a verse from all the artist YK, Nun Major, Lil Jeez, J Milli and Dre Day Rose. The video was directed by Blind Folks Vision.
The mayor proposed increasing the curfew to anyone under 18, to make it consistent with the state definition of a minor, but said Wednesday he had no concern for its effect on high school upperclassmen. "The goal here is to keep kids safe, and they should be indoors, because in later hours they should not be out on the street." says the mayor. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140910/downtown/rahm-expands-curfew-anyone-under-18-unmoved-by-effect-on-hs-seniors?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The Chicago Park District has approved a ban on smoking at any of the city's 580 parks. (link below) http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-park-district-bans-smoking-at-city-parks/304282/
FashionBar would like to invite you to be a part of our annual “Rock the Fashion!” Fashion Show on October 18, 2014. This show will be taking place at Fat Cat Bar and Restaurant and will be held during brunch with unlimited mimosa and a special brunch package that has been created just for this event. (link below) http://chicagohustlesmagazine.com/27650/fashions/2015-fashionbar-chicagos-annual-rock-the-fashion-fashion-show/
Monday, September 8, 2014
Chicago's Matt Forte ran for 82 yards and had 87 receiving. Brandon Marshall caught eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. Alshon Jeffery also had 71 yards receiving, although he spent most of the second half on the sideline because of a hamstring injury. Bennett had 70 yards receiving and a TD, but left guard Matt Slauson and center Roberto Garza left the game with ankle injuries. It wasn't a great afternoon for a revamped defense, either. Allen, the star addition in the offseason overhaul, was a nonfactor in his Bears debut. But Trestman thought it was a good day overall for that group — Jackson's long run aside. (link below) http://chi.scout.com/story/1443088-bears-lose-to-bills-23-20-in-overtime
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday suspended running back Ray Rice indefinitely after a new video surfaced that shows the player punching his future wife in an elevator in February, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on Twitter. The incident had originally led Goodell to suspend Rice for the first two games of the regular season. The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, the team announced Monday, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star punching his then-fiancee in February.
S. Truett Cathy, who grew his boneless chicken sandwich business from one store in Georgia to the Chick-fil-A chain -- a $5 billion company with more than 1,800 locations -- died early Monday morning. He was 93. He had been ailing for some time. "He died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones," Chick-fil-A said in a statement posted on its website. (link below) http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/08/us/truett-cathy-chick-fil-a-founder-death/index.html
Chicago Unsigned Hype "YK Wildend" covers the back spread of this months The Underground Fix independent magazine. Check out the spread below & support the official issue when it drops to checkout the interview with YK.
With all the violence and negative energy that surrounds Chicago on a daily basis, it is hard to find music that shows a brighter perspective. The Redefiners are on a mission to spread positivity while building onto the #SaveChicago movement with their third album. Including production from Teddy Roxpin and Chicago's very own CSick, this project is a statement from a new generation of Hip-Hop.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is supporting Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable, has received more than $100,000 in donations from Comcast's political committee and its employees. (link below) http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/09/100000-in-donations-help-comcast-get-merger-support-from-chicago-mayor/
Candyland Inc., a St. Paul, Minn.-based company, last month filed federal trademark infringement lawsuits against three companies, including the owner of Garrett Popcorn Shops, alleging that the three have wrongly branded their popcorn confections Chicago Mix. The four-store Candyland chain received a trademark for Chicago Mix in September 1992, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-garrett-popcorn-chicago-mix-lawsuit-20140902-story.html
Rising Chicago rap star graces the cover of today’s Chicago Red Eye for an in-depth piece to coincide with the release of his great new mixtape, Free Crack 2. In the article, Bibby talks about the project, his rise to fame, the XXL Freshmen cover & more.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Chi.1837 Recently Caught Up With Fast Rising Indie Artist "Babyy OG" 1. What inspired you to become a serious artist? Seeing young artists like myself on television living wealthy, I knew I had the talent to match so I went forward with it. 2. Tell us about your up bringing and how music played a part in it. I was born In Chicago, Illinois, I moved to Gary, Indiana later on in my life. Coming from both cities was very rough and dangerous and there were really only 2 options. Streets or College. People always told me they had a liking for my music so I figured I should give it a shot! 3. How do you feel about the music scene nowadays? I feel like it's ultimately changing, it's about image alot of times, I feel like in order to really be somebody in the industry you must know how to utilize fashion, talent, what's the latest sound. Just know how to adapt. The game is constantly changing. 4. What would be a dream collaboration with any producer or artists? Dream collabs? Krayzie Bone, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lil B, and many more. 5. Who are your musical influences? Musically, I was influenced by Bone Thugs N Harmony. 6. Favorite album of all time? Favorite Album of all time would have to be E.99 Eternal by BTNH. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? Talking to Showcase about the next power move I'm about to make, touring the country that's the for sure! Keep Up With His Progress... Twitter.com/iibabyyog Facebook.com/BabyyOg Soundcloud.com/Babyy-og
The true test of demand will come in the next two years, when, by the end of 2016 downtown could add as many as 8,700 new apartments. There are a total of about 28,000 today. This is according to projections by Appraisal Research Counselors (ARC), defining “downtown” as the area from Cermak Avenue to North Avenue and Lake Michigan to Ashland Avenue. You don’t have to dig deep for examples of rapid leasing in today’s market. (link below) http://www.chicagomag.com/real-estate/August-2014/Get-Ready-for-a-Ton-of-New-Apartments-Downtown/?utm_campaign=Chimag+Downtown+Rentals+082914&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=FB