Monday, October 31, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Chicago Producer/Rapper Smylez has passed away today at a very young age, known for working with Lil Jo Jo, King Louie, Young Chop, P. Rico and even more artists on the come up, he will be missed.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
H3 Ent. & GoSityEnt.Com Present: Take Me To Def Jam. Recap The Official 2nd Annual Indie Artists Def Jam Meeting & New York Trip Showcase. Artists Put Their Talents To The Test In Front Of The Best Tastemakers & Brand Owners In Chicago/NYC For A Chance To Meet With An Historic Label For Their Future. Shout Out To "BoBo" For Taking It Home. Filmed & Edited by @ChicagoEBK Media
Monday, October 24, 2016
Directed by Julian SK of SK Films. We've seen videos and pics of these two in the studio, big houses, etc. WSHH premieres their new visual for "I Put Your Girl On A Molly" Listen at your own will.
One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb "The Cool Gent" Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career. The radio station where Kent worked, iHeartMedia's V103 FM Chicago, said Sunday that Kent died Saturday evening.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Edai and Rio Productions team up yet again to shoot the official music video for his remixed version of Project Pat's "Chicken Head" record produced by @CoryXSinclair. Appearences by Lil Durk, HYpno Carlito, Snap Dogg, The Famous Seven, JusBlow & many more.
Directed by Sir The Baptist & DadaCreative. Gospel star Donald Lawrence assists SIR with this new banger.
The Chicago Cubs made history Saturday night, clinching the National League Championship to pave the way to their first World Series since 1945. The Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field. (link below) http://abc7chicago.com/sports/cubs-clinch-headed-to-world-series-for-first-time-in-71-years/1567815/
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ricky Lance lance pours his heart and soul into one of the wildest boy meets girl stories in recent years. A Love Story depicts every phase of a relationship and touches on topics that are usually left in the dark. Press play and enjoy the story.
Chief Keef seems quite nowadays when its not so much BS swirling around the great talent. Checkout this dope vlog put together by @colourfulmula of his recent Denver concert.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising hiphop artist "Marv J". 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? Yaaooo, I go by the name Marv J. Im a solo artist from the south side of Chicago. I also run under the alias Jerm as an active member of the Hip Hop group J.O.B. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? About 7 years ago, when I was on house arrest for 6 months I spent majority of my time on a laptop mixing and recording music using a desktop microphone and a program similar to protools. Through this process of playing the role of engineer and artist I was able to fully submerge myself into not just the creative process of making music but the dynamics of sound quality, what differences there were in what I heard on the radio or a cd and what I was producing. Through that process I inherited a deeper involvement into transitioning what I had in my head to what people would hear after I got it out and as a result I made a mixtape of about 20 tracks entitled Starvation, a play on "starving Marvin" Marvin being my government name. That's when I knew I could and wanted to do music full time whether lucratively beneficial or purely passion driven. Fast forward 5 or 6 years I joined the group, wrote on a album collectively, did a couple shows and eventually became resourceful enough to grind and build towards the goal of a larger following with the ability to create better music and actually campaign the agenda. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? My most memorable moment still to date would be the first show the group and I put together at Double Door for our album release. First and foremost being able to for the first time collaborate with 3 other individuals on a project was crazy dope in itself, writing sessions, idea bouncing, recording, mixing, then to campaign it as far as having a photo shoot, producing a show, seeing 4 different fan bases come together on one night under one roof. I don't know, there's a feeling when you look out and see people wall to wall, front to back all rocking with you. All there just to see us, s**** crazy for lack of better words. But yea, all the showcases, all the people in the industry I have met, the jewels from OGs, none quite as impact-fully lasting as that night. Shout out to J.O.B. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? It never really last long with me. My problem is usually having too much to say. The times that I do go through it, it's 9 out 10 times self induced meaning I'm just uninspired and just don't write intentionally I guess in fear of forcing something out that's not quality to my standards. I have picked up a few tricks over the years though, nothing too surprising I either get my mind right with the smoke signals, listen to some music or watch some movies, hit the streets and let life speak or at the very least say F it and come back to it later when my mind resets to its naturally creative state. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? Em. (Eminem) Hands down. When it come to rap, I don't care about your story how many bricks you flipping, how many times you been shot, F all that gimme bars, rhymes. Em broke through the wall of what was rhyming. It's like he broke the code, this cat don't just rhyme words that are normal or similar in sound. Nah, he'll rhyme a syllable from the middle of one word with the end of the next word with the word from 2 lines ago. No doubt his concepts and topics are not the norm, but you got to remember he come from that era of raps being dozens (dirty dozens) it wasn't about catchy sing along ish. It's about sending your opponent home either crying rethinking his position in rap or just disrespected. It was who sicker, how outlandish can my bars get, how crazy can I describe taking apart your character. Ain't no oh you went too far, too far is the standard. That era, that's the era he from. Em is the greatest rapper. Big is the greatest MC. Just my opinion though. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? Right now the campaign is LUCY. A project I recently released in September. This is my, ok now we talking catalog. Now we building the impression of my character as to who I am as an artist. Prior to this I dropped 2 mixtapes FLPM and Everything Ain't For Everybody, both well received joints but more compilation than conceptual. This is my pilot tv show. The test run to see if my direction is on course, only unlike a pilot, which if doesn't get a good response is scrapped, whereas I'm a just hit that drawing board make adjustments and keep it moving to the next ya digg. LUCY is about 40 mins of your time. 10 tracks of some dope joints that I hope collectively leaves listeners at the very least wanting more because that's what I'm giving them. LUCY by MARV J out now on all streaming platforms. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? Everywhere. I mean that's the goal, exposure. Festivals, college tours, internet radio, I need to be everywhere. I'm open labels deals, but I'm shooting for more of a distribution or publishing check only because my run has been solo thus far and I want my hands on everything. Labels getting a little pyramid ish and it's sometimes hard to facilitate a particular individual when there are so many others focus has to be spread amongst. I want something more personable and artist oriented. So yea, more projects, more money, more Marv J, only thing I see in the future. Follow His Progress.. Instagram: @spreadjermz Twitter: @spreadjermz SoundCloud: @spreadjermz ReverbNation.com/spreadjermz
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Knicks guard Derrick Rose was found not liable on all counts today in the civil suit accusing him and two friends of gang-raping a woman in 2013. Rose’s two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton, were cleared on all counts as well.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Smylez , King Louie & Vonmar link for the Official video of the long anticipated song "fleer than me". Produced mixed and mastered by smylez & rae nimeh.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tucker attended Whitney Young Magnet School before graduating from LPHS in 2010. From there, he played hoops at North Dakota State College of Science before returning to Chicago to study criminal justice. He turned 25 last month. RIP HOMIE FROM CHI 1837!
Top Dog newcomer Lance Skiiwalker’s debut album Introverted Intuition is now available to stream via Spotify and Apple Music. https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/13C30kWn3adStm5xj0Oj8b
The mother of a Bogan High School football player who died after being hit during a game last year is suing the Chicago Board of Education and a helmet manufacturer, saying her son's helmet failed to protect him as it was supposed to. Andre Smith, 17, was hit during the last play of an Oct. 22 football game vs. Vocational at Stagg Stadium. He died the next day. (link below) https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161015/ashburn/andre-smith-bogan-high-school-football-lawsuit
Carter-Williams, who officially became a member of the Bulls on Monday when they announced the anticipated trade with the Bucks for Tony Snell. The 25-year-old point guard is expected to be Rajon Rondo's primary backup.
Milwaukee's beloved spy-themed restaurant SafeHouse will open a second location Downtown, according to reports. SafeHouse, which has had one restaurant in Milwaukee since 1966, will open its Chicago location in the AC Hotel, 60 E. Ontario St., according to Eater. Earlier this month, the restaurant said it would expand and its new location would "retain key features and props found at the original location" while also having "its own atmosphere," according to Milwaukee Business Journal. (link below) https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161018/downtown/safehouse-restaurant-chicago-location-opening
Sunday, October 16, 2016
This brother story will touch your soul even if you hated this man you will find it in your heart to support him after hearing how rough his life was. Hypno Carlito is one of the elite artist who you can tell will clearly be around the rap game for a very long time. This story needs to be heard around the world and I am beyond blessed to be the first to report this brother struggle which quickly turned into success.
Play this one for your girl and give her a back rub! Ricky Lance's newest single titled "Numb" is one you can put on to set the mood or enjoy as late night riding around music. Ricky teams up with Toronto producer OMITO to deliver a song that captures the feeling of ecstasy that only comes after spending one on one time with that right person.
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Sat Down With Rising Artist & Ceo "Philly Blocks" 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? My artist name is Philly Blocks. Born & raised in the Derby City Louisville, KY. I'm an artist, A&R, and owner of my own indie label #Team563 Entertainment. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? I started with music in 2008. At that music wasn't dope to me anymore. People were lying, no storytelling, so I wanted to bring that back. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? Going to Houston between 2010-2012 hanging out with Rap-a-Lot going to DJ Screw Old Screw Shop on Cullen Blvd. Soaking in knowledge I still wanna meet J Prince til this day. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? I deal with real life, meaning I able once being in a depressed, happy, or boastful mood. If I don't have an dope moment or perspective about or with life. I can't write. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? Soulja Slim. The reason why I say Slim is because he told the real in his music through being a drug addict to his upbringing and his mindset on life in the city. To me he was Pac after Pac passed. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? My brand and label #Team563 Entertainment. My single "Average" Produced by Mexiko Dro of the BeatPluggz. The single is tied to an upcoming EP in the works called "Mr.17th". 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? Running an successful indie label and owning an radio station helping indies. Follow on Twitter,Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud,YouTube @PhillyBlocks Snapchat @phillyblocks563 www.Team563.com
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Rick Renteria will replace Robin Ventura as Chicago White Sox manager. Ventura said that he would not return to the position next season. Renteria spent 2016 as bench coach for the White Sox. He also managed the Chicago Cubs in 2014 to a 73-89 record.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tone P drops the anticipated project "Middle Finger". Through the trails and tribulations Tone has prevailed and doesn't hold back letting doubters and naysayers know on his latest release. Middle finger isn't just a project full of songs compiled, its a STATEMENT. Boasting production from the likes of "Sold Up Productions, No Jon, Shiest T, Frankie O So Lovely, & Purple Boy, Tone paints the picture of retribution behind hits.