Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The 20 year old Milwaukee artist is breaking onto the indie scene electrifying fans and onlookers at local shows and self funded events throughout his city with a great stage performance and catchy records. This fall Blck JD puts all the hard work of gaining a solid fan base together and attacks the mixtape world with his debut "Now Or Never". The 14 track project is light on the features but heavy on the production form his in house producer. Lookout for tracks "Come N Go, Dny, & Perfect Stranger" as projected bangers and lead visuals/singles to impact the release. Twitter.com/Under_ThaRadar Soundcloud.com/vonnie-fcmd-johnson Instagram.com/blvck_jd_ Facebook.com/The-BLVCK-JD
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
LA-based CIM Group has agreed to buy Tribune Tower for up to $240 million, marking the end of media ownership for the historic North Michigan Avenue building and the beginning of a new chapter, likely as part of a mixed-use redevelopment. Chicago developer Golub & Co partnered with CIM to buy the tower and adjacent property from Tribune Media. The deal, announced by Tribune Media Tuesday, is expected to close by the end of September, the company said. The deal to sell Tribune Tower is the latest news in Tribune Media's ongoing efforts to sell its entire $1 billion real estate portfolio. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-tribune-tower-deal-0831-biz-20160829-story.html
Monday, August 29, 2016
Police arrested 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells, both documented gang members. Derren Sorrells admitted to shooting at a 25-year-old man who was the intended target in a video-taped statement, according to papers filed by prosecutors in court. He also admitted that at the time of the shooting he was with his brother Darwin, who also had a gun. Nykea Aldridge, 32, was shot to death Friday afternoon as she pushed her newborn in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. She had just registered one of her kids for school.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Steverson, 28, was arrested at a protest at the Taste of Chicago in July, and hit with a battery charge. Fellow activist Ja'Mal Green said Steverson was taken into custody at court Friday to face upgraded charges. Friends said he's in custody at the police station at 51st and Wentworth, which also holds a courthouse. (link below) https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160826/washington-park/activist-jared-steverson-police-custody-fellow-activists-say
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Directed by APJ Films. Saint and Logan put their laid back flows together on this new one hitting viral waves.
Back in late 2014, Bandman Kevo was arrested as part of a federal bank fraud case that spanned from Chicago to Indiana. Kevo and a group of five were accused of obtaining $639,745 in a bank fraud scheme called “cracking cards,” according to an affidavit. Yesterday, Kevo was sentenced to 22 months in a federal prison for his role in the crimes. He has 30 days to turn himself in.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Chicago Rapper King Yella Almost Killed Gets Shot While Shooting A "Black Lives Matter" Music Video.
Chicago rapper and OTF member, Hypno Carlito, sits down with DJ Smallz and decodes his new mixtape, "Carluminatti", providing further insight from the artwork to a few songs featuring Do Or Die "AK" to name a few.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Phoenix police are investigating after a 26-year-old man was shot and killed on his birthday early Sunday morning. Police have identified the victim as Deshawn McDonald, also known as local rapper D Mac Deluxx. According to police, McDonald was celebrating his birthday with friends at a nightclub near Interstate 17 and McDowell when, for an unknown reason, he went outside. Shots were heard in the parking lot. When people went over to see what happened, they found the victim's body in bushes near the Knight's Inn motel next to the nightclub.
D.C. Rapper Swipey’s name became a national Twitter trend after reports of his death emerged on August 21. The head of his record label, Kevin Baldwin, tweeted a tribute to the deceased rapper saying, “May Allah have mercy on him. This stupid mentality has to stop!! #missingyoualready #notbywordsbyaction #word2dawise.” Swipey, known for his viral hits “Best Friend” and “Dirty” had just dropped his album, Sorry Not Sorry, in July, had worked with artists Shy Glizzy and Lil Durk during his short life. He was 18 years old.
Lou Pearlman, the disgraced star-maker behind 1990s boy bands *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, has died in prison, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The 62-year-old producer died Friday, according to the bureau's inmate data base. Pearlman had been serving a 25-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, for running Ponzi and bank schemes. He was convicted in 2008 of fraud and swindling investors out of more than $300 million. In the mid-1990s he formed the iconic boy bands responsible for hits like "I Want It That Way" and "Quit Playing Games (with my Heart)" from the Backstreet Boys and "Bye Bye Bye," from *NSYNC. An official cause of death was not announced.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Chicago looks heavy on this new visual for "They Know Us". Watch as DJ Twin links with Bibby, Herbo, & Kingston.
Friday, August 19, 2016
On September 24th & 25th, Common’s storied AAHH Fest returns to Union Park for a two day affair — and the headliners have just been announced. Besides Common, you can count on seeing Jeremih, The Internet and Sir the Baptist on Sunday the 25th with hosting duties from Deon Cole. Tink and Taylor Bennett will hold it down on community day which is Saturday the 24th. The community day is for the children and young adults, while Sunday’s festivities on the 25th are for the 18+ crowd.
Adamn Killa linked up with production wizard DP Beats for a collaborative mixtape titled Mr. 650 The Mixtape.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
While it may seem out the blue to others, die hard hyp fans and inside circles knew this was coming. Fresh from the success of his OTF debut Never say Never mixtape and 12 city tour, Carlito follows up with the release of "Carluminatti" a 15 track body of work some may argue is better then NSN lead my radio heavy "Woah" getting spins now. You be the judge below & stream, MyMixtapez has the project featured on front of the popular app so support there as well.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is moving to fire seven officers accused of lying about the shooting of Laquan McDonald and its aftermath. Thursday's email to officers came after Joe Ferguson, the city's inspector general, sent a report to Johnson recommending the firing of 10 police officers involved with the case. The firings would be based on Rule 14, a section of the Police Department's disciplinary code that concerns an officer "making a false statement, written or oral." Shortly after the Police Department received Ferguson's report, Deputy Chief David McNaughton, who signed off on a police report justifying McDonald's shooting by officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014, announced his retirement. A lieutenant involved in the case, Anthony Wojcik, retired in May. (link below) https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160818/archer-heights/fire-officers-for-laquan-mcdonald-cover-up-police-supt-says
Monday, August 15, 2016
Yes Julz is trending through the internet after someone leaked her tape with another man named @AKARAMBO_. The 26-year-old had been featured in a New York Times profile in late June, noting her quickly rising stature within the world of social media stardom.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
In New Haven, Conn. last night, The concert ended when a man allegedly tried to snatch Bibby’s chain on stage, and a fight broke out as a result.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Longtime ESPN personality John Saunders is dead, as reported live this morning on SportsCenter by anchor Hannah Storm. Saunders, who was 61, spent 30 years at ESPN and hosted The Sports Reporters for the past 15 years.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
NEWLY RELEASED POLICE SHOOTING VIDEO! CHICAGO POLICE BODY CAM FOOTAGE OF POLICE SHOOTING AND KILLING 18-YEAR-OLD PAUL O'NEAL.
Chicago Public Schools will lay off about 1,000 employees, about half of which are teachers. Officials with the nation's third-largest school district characterized the layoffs Friday as part of the "normal" yearly staff movement between schools and that they expect most people will be hired for other jobs. CPS has about 1,000 teaching vacancies.