Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
"It is a consideration; it's something he's confided in people," Rapoport said. "But Dan, I would say, it's not a surprise for quarterbacks this age. We've heard [Ben] Roethlisberger talk about it; we've heard Tony Romo talk about it. If it's not perfect, if he can't find the team he wants or the contract he wants, it's very easy for Jay Cutler to walk away." Cutler has made more than $112 million during his 11 year career, and even if he’s cut by the Bears, the Chicago team still owes him at least another $2 million. Cutler is 33 years old. (link below) http://www.fox32chicago.com/sports/237703913-story
The Oklahoma City Thunder completed a trade Thursday that sends Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow to the Chicago Bulls for Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson and an unprotected 2018 second-round pick.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Founders of AllHipHop.com Greg Watkins & Chuck Creekmur Talk Culture, Denzel Washington, Jimmy Henchman & More.
Diddy took to the internet to announce that he has become Hip-Hop's first billionaire. Diddy has an impressive body of work in terms of his companies, with Ciroc Vodka, Bad Boy Records (now partnered with Epic Records), Revolt TV, Sean Jean, and AQUAhydrate all doing well. Puffy also makes sure he gives back, recently opening a charter school in Harlem. Dr. Dre comes in second with a cool 700 million and HOV in third with about 610 million.
TMZ reported that "Kingston and the guys from Migos got into it over an argument involving Soulja Boy and the 3 members of Migos beat Sean badly, allegedly kicking him and stomping on his head. Law enforcement tells us someone from Sean's camp pulled out a gun and fired once, but didn't hit anyone. That person was detained by security and turned over to the Vegas PD."
Chicago's been producing good music from dope artist for quite sometime now in this new wave music industry. Rather its the guys who took their deals and ran with them, the ones that stayed truly independent and are shooting for the stars or the constant fresh new faces competing for their respect the Chi is running the scene. Here are a handful of the best projects created in 2016 from some of the city's elite. 12. Tone P- "Middle Finger" Standout Tracks: "IDGAF, You A King, Toast" (Stream Here) http://www.getrightmusic.com/mixtape/post/tone-p2 11. Jayaire Woods- "FreeTheFall" Standout Tracks: "Roster, One Time, Man Of The Year" (Stream Here) https://soundcloud.com/jayairewoods/sets/freethefall 10. Kweku Collins- "Nat Love" Standout Tracks: "Stupid Rose, Vanilla Skies" (Stream Here) https://soundcloud.com/kwekucollins/sets/nat-love 9. Hypno Carlito- "Carluminatti" Standout Tracks: "Aint Nun Change, Mind My Business, Nun, Bang Bang" (Stream Here) https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/hypno-carlito-carluminatti 8. Sicko Mobb- "Super Saiyan 3" Standout Tracks: "What You Sayin, Expensive Taste, Last Time" (Stream Here) https://soundcloud.com/sicko-mobb-2/sets/super-saiyan-v3 7. Monster Mike- "Welcome To HDub" Standout Tracks: "Easy, Straight Gang, Out Of Here" (Stream Here) https://soundcloud.com/monstermike197/sets/welcome-to-hdub 6. Adamn Killa- "Back 2 Ballin" Standout Tracks: "Adamn Superstar, Ten, Mavericks, Y-3" (Stream Here) https://soundcloud.com/monstermike197/sets/welcome-to-hdub 5. Noname Gypsy- "Telefone" Standout Tracks: "Yesterday, Reality Check, Diddy Bop, All I Need" (Stream Here) http://mixtapemonkey.com/1914/noname-telefone 4. Saba- "Bucket List" Standout Tracks: "Church/Liquor Store, GPS, The Billy Williams Story" (Stream Here) https://soundcloud.com/sabapivot/sets/bucket-list-project 3. Famous Dex- "Drippy" Standout Tracks: "I Get The Drip From My Walk, Oh Man Got Damn" (Stream Here) www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/37662/famous-dex-drippy.html 2. Hypno Carlito- "Never Say Never" Standout Tracks: "They Thought, I Know The Feeling, My Life, She Be Finessin" (Stream Here) https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/hypno-carlito-never-say-never 1. Chance The Rapper- "Coloring Book" Standout Tracks: "No Problem, Same Drugs, Mixtape, Juke Jam" (Stream Here) https://soundcloud.com/chancetherapper/sets/coloring-book JUST MISSED THE CUT.... 1. Joey Purp- "iiiDrops" 2. G Herbo- "Strictly 4 My Fans" 3. Logan Cage- "Still Iconic" 4. Super Bwe- "Dead Again 3" 5. Kembe X- "Talk Back" HONORABLE MENTIONS.... 1. Rockie Fresh- "The Night I Went To.." 2. Brian Fresco- "Casanova" 3. Alex Wiley- "Tangerine Dream" 4. Lucki- "Free Wave 2" 5. Saint Millie- "Adderall"
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chicago Simeon faced Red South rivals Morgan Park (19-6) for the Chicago City title (for the first time). Led by junior Kezo Brown's 26 points, the Simeon Wolverines (24-3) won their 8th Public League basketball title (2nd in a row) 68-64 at Chicago State on the city's South Side.
Monday, February 20, 2017
The Sacramento Kings traded Cousins to the Pelicans, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal still needs to be finalized, but Wojnarowski reported New Orleans will send Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and its 2017 first-round and second-round pick to Sacramento in exchange for Cousins and Omri Casspi. The '17 first-rounder going to the Kings is top-three protected, per ESPN's Marc Stein.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Chicago rapper and LaFa/OTF member, Hypno Carlito, sits down with DJ Smallz and decodes his upcoming "Never Say Never Again" mixtape title, release date and what to expect as far as features and production.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Twenty-four players from 13 states were selected. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Indiana and California all led the way on the boys’ side with three All Americans apiece. The game is March 29 from the United Center in Chicago and will air on ESPN (7 p.m. ET). Jim Martin from Providence (Jacksonville, Fla.) will coach the East; Gary T. DeCesare Sr. from St. Rita’s (Chicago) will coach the West. (Roster Link Below) http://www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com/content/aag/en/MediaCenter/2017/2017-game-materials/2017-final-team-roster.html
Chicago's Chance the Rapper wins 3 Grammy Awards. Chance the Rapper won three Grammy Awards Sunday night, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album. The rapper won for his album, "Coloring Book," beating out several established performers, including Drake and Kanye West.
The pair represent Chicago in the magazine's entertainment issue. Chance wears a Bulls sweater while Butler dons a 1990s-era pinstripe Michael Jordan jersey. It's not the first time Butler and Chance have crossed paths. Last month, Butler was one of Chance's surprise guests at his "Open Mike" event last month.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
A lot is to be said for an artist with a relentless grind especially in today's Social Media Fame driven music industry. You would think with a couple videos on WorldStarHipHop in the millions, 2 successful projects also reaching platinum streaming status and countless tours taking him all over the country in just the time frame of a year that Hypno Carlito would not only take a break, but have the right to. Wrong! This February Carlito emerges with the highly anticipated but carefully crafted sequel to his debut project entitled "Never Say Never Again".
Friday, February 10, 2017
Weeks after being the target of a violent home invasion allegedly at the hands Chief Keef and another man, Ramsay Tha Great has found himself in his own serious legal debacle. The Los Angeles Times reports that Ramsay, real name Brandon Christopher Ramsay, was recently arrested, and now faces felony charges of pimping and pandering following an incident at an Anaheim, California motel. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The two women the 24-year-old musician is accused of pimping (ages 18 and 20) were busted by an undercover officer after advertisements of them soliciting commercial sex were discovered. The officer arranged to meet the two at the motel and upon meeting the pair came across multiple calls from Ramsay on one of their phones. Ramsay eventually arrived at the motel’s parking lot and was met by police. He was taken into custody and is now being held on $70,000 bail.
Joiner's Curie squad won last season's Illinois 4A state title and are a threat to repeat. Verge transferred in as a senior and is trying to lead Thornton to won of their best season's in recent memory. The attention of the Chicago basketball world was focused on this rare city (Curie) vs suburban (Thornton) mid-season matchup. The Curie Condors shot lights-out all night and it was too much for Thornton. Moving to 15-2, Senior guard and Tulsa-commit Elijah Joiner finished with 21 points. His backcourt mate Allante Pickens added 18. Alonzo Verge had some electrifying moments but never really got comfortable. He finished with 13 points.
Cole Bennett is a video director and the founder of Lyrical Lemonade. He's shot videos for Famous Dex, Warhol, Xavier Wulf and many more. We got him in the studio to talk about how he got where he's at and what's to come.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Walter Long Jr., better known as John Walt and Dinner With John, and co-founder of emergent West Side hip-hop group Pivot Gang, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday in River North. Long started Pivot Gang in 2012 with MFn Melo and Long’s cousins Joseph Chilliams and Saba, who has since risen to deserved national acclaim. Kevin Alexander, of the 3000 block of West Fullerton Blvd., was charged with a felony count of first degree murder after being identified as the assailant in the attack, police said.