Sunday, July 31, 2016
Four years after Chicago decriminalizes weed it’s home state did exactly the same. Illinois residents who get caught with up to 10 grams or less will no longer have to face jail time, the most a person will get as a consequence is a fine up to $200. Illinois is the 21st state to enact a marijuana decriminalization policy.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Chicago Tribune reports that the event, billed as the "Magnificent Coloring Day" and presented by Budlight, will feature appearances from Lil Wayne, Skrillex, John Legend, Tyler, the Creator, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, and more. It will be advertised as the "first ever music festival at U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago's South Side," and is set to be held on Sept. 24.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Mills, once a standout player at the North Lawndale College Prep who led the school to two state semifinal berths, had been playing professional basketball for Canada after playing college hoops at Southern Mississippi. He was home visiting family before a tournament in the area when he was gunned down, friends and family members said.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising hiphop artist "RappersCallMeVega" 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? I'm Just another hungry artist that came from nothing,not to sound too much like a cliche. I'm Cheryl and Juans son aka Rapperscallmevega. I was Born on the east side of Chicago heights and was bounced around homes due to parents failed marriage and mutiple evictions. Don't get me wrong, I come from a loving family, 3 brothers and a sister. It's just sometimes the struggle can fuck a family up. Eventually my rebellious ways got me kicked out the crib beginning of high school. I want to say music saved my life but that's far from the truth. I wouldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for my first son Kenyuan. Knowing little man was on his way made me have to pull my pants up and prioritize. I've been structured and focused every since. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? Back in middle school my homie Fresh was always battling in the bathroom in between every class. You would've thought they were fighting in there with all the noise from the crowd. They used to do 2 on 2s and one day his guy missed school. So during class I wrote some shit. Next period I slid him the raps like, bro read this. He said lets do it and after that nothing could stop us. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? Definitely a club called Signature gets that credit. Black owned business,beautiful layout,but terrible location. My homie Kash used to do security for the owner so we got access off that relationship. He gave us every Saturday to do us. We turned that ghost town into the place to be. We made it open mic night giving other artist the chance to network and compete. Never had one fight nor a shooting over there. Everybody felt that positive energy and got along. Plus our people was out heavy every night supporting hard once we jumped on stage. That unity and consistency is definitely the most memorable moment thus far. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? The key to writers-block is having your own in-home studio. This is a must for every artist. Whenever u got something cooking you can go record it immediately. Once I finish that track I usually still have some fire in me so I knock out about 3-4 more tracks same day.I have over 100 songs ready to release and/or sell. I don't really deal with writers-block because of the ability to record when I'm ready and not worry about a budget for the time limit. Then when it's time to put something out, I just bring the session to the big studio for mixing. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? That's a tough one. The 80's baby in me is thinking Hov. Shit we all wanted a verse from Hov. But the business man in me has to go with Chris Brown. My favorite songs all got R&B vocals for the hook. It adds more feeling to the beat. If me and buddy put one together shit would be legendary guaranteed. Not to mention all the money it would generate. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? Right now I'm promoting the OUT THE BLUE EP. I chose the name OUT THE BLUE because that is when it will drop. Currently you can find a few tracks off of the project on iTunes and Google Play including the sexy new single "Round Two" featuring the homie Fresh and vocals by Mere. Just search RappersCallMeVega. Also Subscribe to DAKASHLYFETV on YouTube. That is my go to video production team and we are currently finishing 2 videos off of the project that will be dropping within the weeks. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? In the next 3-5 years I see my self remaining happy. I already have a steady foundation as far as life goes. I have A Beautiful lady, wonderful children, loyal homies, God has me feeling blessed. Hard work and focus is only going to open more doors for me. Plus Show keeps plugging me on these big stages and they're only going to get bigger. Follow His Progress... facebook.com/VEGAvsKENFO twitter.com/VegaVsKenfo
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Late Nights: Europe, the latest edition to the Late Nights series recorded while Jeremih was touring Europe recently, includes fourteen new tracks from ‘Mih and features guest appearances from K Camp, Ty Dolla $ign, G Herbo, Krept & Konan, Chi Hoover and more.
Cooley High has been set for a remake at MGM with DeVon Franklin, Common and Tony Krantz partnering on the seminal 1975 coming-of-age drama. Seth Rosenfeld will write the script. Set in 1960s Chicago and focused on a group of high school pals with big dreams of getting out of the South Side, Cooley High fell in with a series of terrific coming-of-age films that included American Graffiti, The Lords Of Flatbush and The Wanderers.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Chicago Bulls capped off a perfect 7-0 NBA Summer League showing with Monday's 84-82 overtime victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the championship in Las Vegas.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
At 26 years old, Supa Bwe (pronounced “Boy”), is entering a new stage of his music career as he leaves Hurt Everybody, releases his Dead Again 3 project and sets out to leave a mark on the industry with a new group, Fight Me. Supa Bwe has enjoyed the time furthering his solo career since leaving Hurt Everybody, a group that he spent a handful of years with. Being five years and six years older than the other two members, he decided it was time to move on. “Our lifestyles are just completely different,” he says. “I’m a full-time musician. I don’t have a job. I don’t have anything else. I have certain obligations and deadlines and timetables I want to keep up with on music and they’re not at that point in their lives.” He’s excited for this new chapter of his life with Fight Me. He has high expectations for what the group can accomplish as it drives in its own lane. “I don’t want to compare us to anything,” he says. “Everybody keeps comparing. From my solo stuff to Hurt Everybody, and Fight Me to Hurt Everybody and vice-versa, everything is different. My music is different than everybody’s music.” (link below) http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.39624/title.supa-bwe-is-going-to-change-hip-hop-with-fight-me-group
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Directed By:Yung Mac Films Repping Tucson, Az. MoneyBaggBanks sends his respects to the fallen Bankroll Fresh with a dope visual showing how him and his Solid team gets to the cashflow. Even includes some nice footage of Bankroll before his death.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Broadway in Bronzeville & GoSityEnt.com presents ****Open Audition & Casting Call*** Looking for young, energetic and lively actors, actresses, magicians, comics, singers & rappers. Location: Harold Washington Cultural Center 4701 S King Drive Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2016 Time: 4PM-8PM
Monday, July 11, 2016
Several hundred protesters have converged in downtown Chicago Monday afternoon to protest recent police shootings for the third day in a row. No scuffles or clashes with police were reported. (link below) http://abc7chicago.com/news/hundreds-gather-for-3rd-day-of-police-shooting-protests/1422446/
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Well over two years after Chicago rapper RondoNumbaNine was charged with murder, the 19-year-old has now received his sentencing. According to Vlad TV, the musician (whose real name is Clint Massey) was sentenced to 39 years in prison, on Tuesday (July 5). As a local artist, RondoNumbaNine had released songs featuring the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Lil Durk.
Wade has agreed to a two-year deal worth $47 million, according to the AP. The Miami Heat, Wade's team for his entire 13-year career, had a two-year, $40 million offer on the table for him. Serving as guest host of "Live With Kelly" on Thursday, Wade told Kelly Ripa that he couldn't sleep or eat as he made the decision to leave Miami.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Staying true to their alliance and label situation with 300 entertainment. Famous Dex the Chicago viral superstar links with label CEO Rich The Kid and drops a new compilation.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Swoopes, a Hall of Fame player regarded as one of the greatest to play the sport, had been under the microscope since April, when Loyola announced it had launched a university investigation after a rash of player transfers. The school later hired a law firm to assist with the investigation and interviewing of players. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-loyola-fires-sheryl-swoopes-spt-0704-20160703-story.html
This has been by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life. I understood cognitively that I was facing a crossroads in my evolution as a player and as a man, and that it came with exceptionally difficult choices. What I didn’t truly understand, however, was the range of emotions I would feel during this process. The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors. I’m from Washington, D.C. originally, but Oklahoma City truly raised me. It taught me so much about family as well as what it means to be a man. There are no words to express what the organization and the community mean to me, and what they will represent in my life and in my heart forever. The memories and friendships are something that go far beyond the game. Those invaluable relationships are what made this deliberation so challenging. It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career. I will miss Oklahoma City, and the role I have had in building this remarkable team. I will forever cherish the relationships within the organization — the friends and teammates that I went to war with on the court for nine years, and all the fans and people of the community. They have always had my back unconditionally, and I cannot be more grateful for what they have meant to my family and to me.