Thursday, May 26, 2016
Details are still coming in, but inside sources confirm with XXL that Gucci Mane is home from prison. This is a developing story.
Going to a Chicago museum just got a lot cheaper. Heading to a museum in Chicago is always fun for kids, but for parents, it can cost a lot. This summer though, a lot of Chicago museums are taking away the price for select days. Free days really are the best days! According to TimeOut Chicago, these are the days you want to head to Chicago to take advantage of the freebie admission. (check link below for dates) http://97zokonline.com/chicago-museums-wave-admission-fee-on-these-days-this-summer/
“No shade to the other artists in Chicago,” he was sure to add. “Salute [to] all the Chicago artists that’s turnt up, doing they thing right now. But if you got confidence in yourself and you know you number one, say it.” Checkout the full interview with Rolling Stone.
A study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition said the average Cook County renter makes $18.34 an hour, which means the renter would have to work 1.2 jobs to earn enough to be able to afford the average apartment in the county. Focusing particularly on the needs of families, the research shows the median rental price of a two-bedroom apartment in the Chicago area is $1,176 a month. Based on the average pay of renters in the metropolitan area, only $886 is affordable, the coalition reported. The average hourly pay for the 1.1 million renters in the area is just $17.03 an hour, or about $35,422 annually. To afford the typical two-bedroom at $1,176, a renter in the Chicago area would need to be earning $22.62 an hour, or $47,040 annually. That would easily be manageable if the person were earning the metro area median salary of $76,900. But renters average less than half of that, Aurand said. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-rent-affordable-0526-biz-20160525-story.html
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught With Rising Female Emcee "Blvsh" 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? I'm BLVSH (pronounced BLUSH), also known as the goddess of trap. (smiles) 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? I've always been a fan of all music, I used to write crazy short stories and essays for money in high school but the notion to "songwrite" came about 3 yrs ago. I was in a toxic relationship at the time and I started using songwriting as an outlet. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? Me and one of my best friends took a road trip outta town for a performance. I did 3 songs and I was SO SHOCKED to see people singing the words to my songs! I screamed on the inside but I kept it cool though. LOL 4. How do you deal with writers-block? Drugs. Period. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? If I could feature with one artist....hmmm, only ONE!? LOL Wellll of course if Drake jumped on one of my tracks that would definitely make me the happiest! His style is so eclectic, you never know what you're getting with him. And I like to think of myself as a similar artist in that aspect. 6.What are you currently promoting or working on? My new album #Backstage The EP is scheduled to be released this Friday 5/13/16. Its got something for everybody. Overdrive is my favorite but Rings is my shit too. I write music everyday so I'm already in the studio working on a followup to #Backstage. My 1st album, The Signature EP is already out.I got a couple more things in the making. Ghostwriting. But yeah press play on that Overdrive! Follow Her Progress... SoundCloud.com/serious-blush ✔Website- blushb10.wix.com/blvsh ✔New Single Overdrive- https://youtu.be/L1xUygViKVM ✔Twitter- www.twitter.com/seriousblush ✔Facebook - www.Facebook.com/blushbeyond ✔Instagram: @blushbeyond1 LinkedIn: Blush Beyond
Thursday, May 12, 2016
“iHeartMedia Chicago Remembers Doug Banks” will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 South Martin Luther King Drive. It will be open to the public, and doors will open at 10 a.m. Banks died April 11 of complications from diabetes at 57. His funeral was in Dallas, where he lived with his family.
Atlantic Records has announced Sir the Baptist as the latest partner of its historic roster. The Chicago-based contemporary ghetto gospel artist will make his label debut with the new live video for “Raise Hell” streaming exclusively via Sir’s YouTube Channel. Sir the Baptist’s full-length debut project, entitled “PK: PREACHER’S KID,” arrives everywhere May 13th.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
More than 70 players have been invited to the 2016 NBA Draft Combine, an event that begins May 11 and runs through May 15 in Chicago. A new rule that applies to this year's Draft allows players to go through the predraft process all the way through the combine. Players who haven't signed with agents have 10 days (May 25) after the combine to withdraw from the Draft.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Courtney Ealy, otherwise known as Chicago rapper Cdai, was sentenced to 38 years in prison for his role in the 2014 murder of cab driver Javan Boyd, says DNAInfo.
Hypno Carlito shares his perspective coming up and out of Chicago, writing "Pray For My City" featuring Nick Cannon for Spike Lee's movie 'Chi-raq' ...he also touches on his work with French Montana and his work in his community. Check out the full interview via GoldPager.com & Subscribe to their YouTube channel. (link below) http://goldpager.com/indie-spotlight-interview-with-chicago-rapper-hypno-carlito/
Friday, May 6, 2016
Directed by Ralph Laureen and Adrian Jules. The long-awaited video from Katie Got Bandz, Jeremih and Chi Hoover for their local smash “Make Me Rich.”
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Companies TIINC Chicago & West wing put together a host of talented up and coming artists to open up for the headliners to keep the show on edge for a few hours. When the time came the fans knew exactly who they were, Louie, Bibby, Dex & Tink did not disappoint. Set after set the rising Chicago foursome put on a high pace, unique, intense performance that shook the city for days to follow. Peep the footage put together from Collective Media point of view. Shout out to HIPHOPND.com
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up With Rising Artist "Y-Milli" 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? I go by the name of Y-Milli from Day1Entertainment. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? To be honest I started taking rap seriously a couple years ago, I have been rapping since 16 but it was more of a hobbie. I decided to take rap serious because through all the changes in my life the one thing consistent was my love of music.. So fuck it. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? The most memorable part of my journey so far I would say is my first show some years back...stepping on that stage changed me. I wanted more. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? I don't deal with writers-block lol naa I mean I think all artist hit that block point at times but I jus take a step back, smoke a jet or sumn and let the music come to me... That way it's at its purest. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? That's tough...but with how I feel right now this moment I would say Kendrick Lamar. His music inspires me so I know I would turn up wit KDot on the feature. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? Currently I'm working on a E.P but possible mixtape ... I gotta new producer and im working hard.... New single called "Neva Kno" on SoundCloud as we speak. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? I see myself and my team signed... But not to a label just a huge distribution deal...and Day1Entertainment making good music on the next level hopefully. Follow His Progress... twitter.com/Day1Milli
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The cover art for his first solo project in three years, Chance 3. And its already popping up on billboards across the country.
Produced by Caleb James. Shot/Edited by Ralph Laureen. Interesting collab between these two Chicago artists, you be the judge.
The mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur, has died at the age of 69. The Marin County Sheriff’s Department in California confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Shakur died late Monday night. Deputies responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest at 9:34 p.m. at Afeni's home in Sausalto, the sheriff’s office said. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died at 10:28 p.m, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Afeni, opened the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain in 1997 and resided in the area.