Wednesday, June 29, 2016
H3 Ent Founder Celebrates His Birthday This Year With Close Family & Industry Friends Including Hypno Carlito Of OTF/DefJam.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Usher and rising Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa have signed with Scooter Braun for management, sources tell Billboard. The two artists are the latest additions to the SB Projects roster following Kanye West, whom Braun began co-managing in March. Mensa is co-managed by Cody Kazarian. Over the last two years, Braun has been steadily building out his management base. In addition to longtime client and Usher protégé Justin Bieber, Braun represents Tori Kelly, Carly Rae Jepsen, Martin Garrix and Black Eyed Peas, among others. He and former client Ariana Grande parted ways in February, though Braun is credited with having A&R’d her just-released album, Dangerous Woman, along with Republic Records EVP Wendy Goldstein.
This year’s AAHH Fest will take place on Sunday, September 25th at Union Park. Little is known about this year’s festival or its lineup, but early bird tickets are now for sale on Groupon. You can purchase a ticket right now for the low price of $55.
Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors/North Carolina); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls/Marquette); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings/Kentucky); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors/USC); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder/Texas); Paul George (Indiana Pacers/Fresno State); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors/Michigan State); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers/Duke); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers/Texas A&M); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors/Villanova); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors/Washington State).
Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died Tuesday. He was 82. The always outspoken Ryan, who coached in the NFL for 26 seasons, was known for building some of football's top defenses behind a relentlessness that focused on creating havoc on the field.
Monday, June 27, 2016
This new upbeat single comes from the Rejex Society based out of Florida. Legzz & Joey Mayi represent well for their camp with hard hitting bars that will have you laughing to yourself hours after listening. Lend them a listen and support the movement.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Chicago is shipping Rose, young wing Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick to New York in exchange for big man Robin Lopez, guard Jerian Grant and veteran point guard Jose Calderon, the Tribune reported.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Breakfast Club with XXL Magazine's Vanessa Satten and Miranda J. discuss who made the magazine's annual coveted freshman cover and why they were chosen.
The world's largest burger chain plans to relocate from the custom-built Oak Brook headquarters it has called home for nearly four decades to Chicago's West Town neighborhood, an area of hot restaurants and bars, becoming the latest corporation moving to be closer to the millennials they want as employees. McDonald's didn't receive any incentives for the move from its longtime home in Oak Brook, a nod to how vital the move was as a symbol of McDonald's transformation under CEO Steve Easterbrook. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-mcdonalds-chicago-headquarters-0614-biz-20160609-story.html
Chicago has produced a ton of talented players in the past. Scouts, coaches, fans and more are always looking for the Next Big Thing. 6'6 9th grader (age 14 during freshman season) Kahlil Whitney wants to be THAT guy. Playing at Solorio Academy, a relatively new, small public high school with no basketball tradition on the city's Southwest Side, Whitney might've slipped under some peoples' radar. Ballislife was there from the start.
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Sat With New Artist "Magikk" 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? My name is Magikk Dibiase, but most call me Magikk. I'm a hip hop artist from Chicago. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? I started writing songs for fun when I was 9, and as time passed I kept writing and discovered I had a passion for music. At 19 I finally decided this is what I want to do with my life and nothing else. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? Winning a showcase in Indiana with a group I used to be with. Nothing matched the energy and the feeling we had that night. It was amazing. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? When that happens I leave it and come back to writing another time. I don't ever rush my music because that's when it sounds forced and not natural to me. Usually the lyrics come into my head at any time of the day, no matter what I'm doing. Morning or Night. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? As crazy as it sounds, Eminem. I know I'm in a whole different lane of hip hop then him but I got the utmost respect for him as a writer. I feel like if I ever get on a track with him I would have to step my flow up tenfold to keep up with him and I'm open for that challenge. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? Right now I got my 2 singles out, "FWM"and "Loud", the videos for those are being set up to be shot currently. I'm working on my first official mixtape also so look out for that as well. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? I see my music career on a bigger platform than it is now. And my group, Dream Killer Inc, being set up to be a household name in rap. Not only with releasing music, but with helping other local artists as well. The more unity between Chicago artists, the better. Follow His Progress... Facebook.com/Magikk773 Twitter:@LongLiveMagikk
Produced by @ShepardHues, Shot and edited by Pierre Adams and Gee Yokley of Film Or Die Productions. One of if not the hottest rising artist out of Rockford, Il. is heating up the summer with a record that won't be highly liked if you fall into this category.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
BPC AND CREATING TOMORROW Presents "Robin Season" (remix) Prod. By Trakbihh. Bipola Teo teams up with OTF/LAFAMILIA Artist Hypno Carlito for a in studio performance visual.