Saturday, August 29, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Questions is back! We present to you the Season 2 premiere of WSHH's "Questions", where we ask simple questions about things you think you would know, but once you're put under pressure, you all of a sudden blow it.\\ Executive Producer: @QWorldstar Hosted By: @DanHilarious Directed & Created by Sharod Marcus Simpson
The Chicago Housing Authority's Cabrini Green homes stood for decades on the Near North Side. Between 1995 and 2011, the high- and mid-rise buildings were demolished and replaced with mixed-income housing. The new documentary 70 Acres in Chicago tracks that tumultuous period and the efforts of residents to save their homes. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/70acresinchicagocabrinigreen
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Steve Harvey will air a two-part season premiere of his show next month focused on "What Men Think," despite complaints the Chicago audience was disrespectful to the women on stage. Harvey, whose "Steve Harvey Show" tapes in Chicago, gathered 2,000 men and 150 women Sunday at the Oriental Theatre in the Loop for the day-long discussion about life and relationships. WWE star David Otunga, longtime talk show host Geraldo Rivera, Chicago entrepreneur Bill Rancic and reality star Todd Chrisley served as guest panelists. A few audience members told the Tribune that some of the men in the audience catcalled and shouted at the women. A Steve Harvey spokeswoman said the daytime NBC show is still scheduled to air the episode in two parts Sept. 8 and 9 for the series' Season 4 premiere. (link below) http://www.redeyechicago.com/viral/ct-steve-harvey-to-air-show-despite-disrespectful-audience-at-chicago-taping-20150821-htmlstory.html
Lawyers for imprisoned ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich filed a motion on Friday asking a federal judge to hold off on resentencing until they learn whether the U.S. Supreme Court will take on his case. (link below) http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/897887/blagojevich-lawyers-file-motion-seeking-halt-supreme-court-decision
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Friday, August 21, 2015
August 27th @ The Harold Washington Cultural Center, record label executives From Def Jam, Atlantic, Roc Nation & a handful of upstart indie labels come together to judge and search for talent at the Major Record Label Showcase Chicago Link Up Edition. Artists will perform with a chance to not only meet with A&R's but to fly back to New York (where the showcase was founded) for meetings on how to push the hot song they performed with the fore mentioned labels above. Co Hosted By Will Stylz Of DipStick Magazine, Showcase The Founder Of H3 Entertainment and Power 92's new hot voice form 10am-3pm Mon-Sat "Maha Gorgi". On the 1&2's for the evening is ChopSquadz Official DJ "Ben Staxx". S/O To Bo Beniz Of GoSityEnt.com(Pictured below left to right, Showcase, Will Stylz, & Bo Beniz out in NYC meeting with Def Jam) (Pictured below form left to right, Will Stylz & Showcase in front Of Def Jam Logo inside offices)
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Montana of 300 and members of his FGE camp were arrested for possession of a firearm following a traffic stop in Pontiac, IL, according to wjez.com. Montana, Walter Bradford, Tresean Morey and Jacorey Shettleworth were reportedly arrested on various charges after failing to signal while making a right turn onto Interstate 55. “The officers were finally able to enter the vehicle while preparing it for tow,” Woolford said. While conducting an inventory search, the officers located a loaded 40-caliber handgun on the floorboard. None of the four occupants of the vehicle would claim ownership of that handgun and all four were arrested for possession of it due to its proximity to them all.” The arrest caused Montana to miss a show in Dayton, Ohio.
Cubs Begin Selling Postseason Tickets to Season Ticket Holders The Chicago Cubs are primed to make the postseason for the first time since 2008, and as the excitement builds, the team has begun offering playoff tickets to season ticket holders. According to the Chicago Tribune, ticket prices will range from $45 for upper deck reserved seats to $160 for club boxes in the infield for the first two rounds of the playoffs. If the Cubs make it back to the NLCS for the first time since 2003, tickets will go for anywhere from $70 to $250. (link below) http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Cubs-Begin-Selling-Postseason-Tickets-to-Season-Ticket-Holders-322423352.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Chicago “urban hymnist” tapped Twista, Jack Red, and Lili K for “(Creflo) Almighty Dollar.” The title of STB’s tune refers to the controversial Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar.
"For 10 summer weekends in the Windy City, Nike Chicago makes Whitney Young High School the focal point of the basketball community for the annual Nike Chi-League Pro-Am. The Chi-League. If you can win here, you can win anywhere. Chi-League 2015 Championship shot by Q Hefna 2015 Champions - Wright Sports MVP - Billy Baptist (link below) http://chicagodefender.com/2015/08/19/a-champion-is-crowned-at-the-2015-nike-chi-league/.VdTeGy6Pgoc.twitter
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
It now seems that second disc is very close, with FakeShoreDrive reporting that the project is expected today. Keef Instragram'd a photo of the file sin itunes with the caption, "PT 2 out now," though the pic said pre-release expected September 18th
The middle class, predominantly white suburb north of Chicago would seem to have little to do with the phenomenon whose origins are generally credited to the Southern rap scene but whose cultural impact has spread far beyond. Yet Morton Grove is home to a pharmaceutical company of the same name. And since another drug maker announced last year it was pulling its codeine cough syrup from the market — reportedly because of the way its recreational use had been glamorized — Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals has become arguably the best-known supplier of sizzurp's active ingredients. Search the hashtag "mortongrove" on Instagram, for example, and images of purple liquids in plastic cups and cough syrup bottles compete for attention with postings from the public library and other local businesses and groups. Variations on the theme include "mortongrovepharma," "mortongrovepurple" and "mortongrovepharmaceuticals" hashtags. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/morton-grove/news/ct-sizzurp-morton-grove-met-20150817-story.html
Friday, August 14, 2015
New artist Angelenah takes it luxury with her new video for "Bandz All On Me". Katie Got Bandz lends an assist on the record & cameo.
Arizona’s up and coming R&B/Hip-Hop artist Ricky Lance releases a new single titled “Comfortable”. The reflective track dives into the mindset of the ambitious 20 year old and will hit home with anyone who finds themselves wanting more out of life. To check out more of Ricky Lance’s music/videos go to Ricky-Lance.com Premiering Via AllHipHop
Thursday, August 13, 2015
CHICAGO 'S NEW SUPERGROUP "W.W.A" Starring KATIEGOTBANDZ, CHELLA H, SASHAGOHARD & LUCCIVEE) Drops the official video for the 1st banger "STRAIGHT OUTTA CHICAGO"(Produced by Emmaculate) off the highly anticipated upcoming EP "STRAIGHT OUTTA CHICAGO" dropping this summer! Directed + Edited by Aaron Perkins Jr / APJ Films.
The Time Warner pay-cable service said it would license the next five seasons of the venerable program. New episodes will begin airing on HBO as early as late fall. And there will be more of them: HBO will air twice as many "Sesame" episodes in a season than has been the recent norm, lifting the number produced to 35. "Sesame Street" will still appear on PBS, which has aired the program since 1969. But new episodes will first appear on HBO, and then be provided to PBS after nine months. It was disclosed yesterday that PBS would run only half-hour episodes of "Sesame Street" in the fall, as opposed to a full hour -- which has been the norm for years. Under the pact, Sesame Workshop, the producer of the series, will also produce a "Sesame Street Muppet" spinoff series for HBO, and develop a new original educational series for children. HBO will also license more than 150 old episodes of "Sesame Street," and approximately 50 past episodes of two other series from Sesame Workshop: "Pinky Dinky Doo," an animated program focused on literacy, and "The Electric Company,"a 2009 reboot of a series that was another PBS hallmark.
Layoffs began Thursday in Chicago and will continue for the next few weeks, Motorola Mobility spokesman William Moss said. The cuts are part of a global reduction in workforce that will affect 3,200 nonmanufacturing jobs, or about 10 percent of those roles. The cuts will decrease Lenovo’s overall headcount by about 5 percent. The Beijing-based technology company employs about 60,000 worldwide. Lenovo announced the layoffs with its first-quarter earnings for fiscal year 2015-16 on Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Begins Oct. 12th, and will be the fifth annual festival for the nonprofit organization founded by Brad Keywell ⇒, who also co-founded Groupon, venture capital firm Lightbank and data analytics software company Uptake, where he serves as CEO. The events have drawn a combined 105,000 attendees over the past five years, with 3 to 5 percent from outside Illinois
EA Sports has pulled Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane from the cover of NHL 16 amid a police investigation. EA Sports released a statement Wednesday, saying "In light of the ongoing investigation involving Patrick Kane, he will no longer be a spokesperson for the launch of EA Sports NHL 16. He will not appear on the EA Sports NHL 16 cover nor participate in other EA Sports NHL 16 promotional activities." (link below) http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/29771621/ea-sports-pulls-patrick-kane-from-cover-of-nhl16?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
After exceeding expectations as host of the NFL draft this spring, Chicago has once again been selected by the league as the site of the event in 2016. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the decision Tuesday afternoon during an NFL owners meeting in Schaumburg. Some 200,000 visitors attended the free fan festival, which transformed Grant Park into "Draft Town" from April 30 to May 2. A study by the Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University released last month pegged direct economic impact to Chicago at nearly $44 million, including hotel revenue, dining, sales tax revenue and temporary jobs.
Jordan Brand broke news via its Snapchat handle Jumpman23 on Tuesday. Through the social media platform, Michael Jordan himself is seen signing off on blueprints to what appears to be a new flagship store dubbed Station 23, located at 32 South State Street in Chicago. Exact details on a grand opening date for the new Chicago flagship haven't been revealed at this time.
The 1st official video from the new full length project "Holy Saint" receives a visual. Surrounded by a good time & shot by @SupremoFilms Saint takes listeners around the world on this one. Follow @NickaSaint across social media. (mixtape link below)
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane is the subject of a police probe into an alleged bar incident involving another woman -- and there are reports it's a rape investigation. The alleged incident went down at a bar in the upstate NY town of Hamburg ... just outside Buffalo. Kane is from the area and stays there in the off-season. So far cops are keeping tight-lipped about the investigation ... which was first reported by the Buffalo News. It's unclear when this went down, but sources tell us Kane is known to frequent a few bars in the small town during the summer months. Kane was arrested in 2009 for assaulting a Buffalo taxi driver over 20 cents. He pleaded guilty, and got off with an apology to the cabbie.
Sasha Go Hard, Katie Got Bands, Chella H and Lucci V Form New Group 'W.W.A.;' Announce 'Straight Outta Chicago' EP
In July, Chance the Rapper and Lil B announced they had made "a based freestyle album" together. Chance later called it "a masterpiece. Stream it below.
The anticipated feature and collaboration from rising indie artists Prospec Flow and Boo Stilla lives up to standards. The visual directed by popular @ChicagoEbk Media brings the gritty street single to life while Sprks another dope artist on the come up lends a cameo.