Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Chicago blues will soon have a downtown museum dedicated to telling its story. The Chicago Blues Experience, a privately run, 50,000-square-foot facility, is slated to open in spring 2019 near Millennium Park. The lease for the facility will be signed late today, said Sona Wang, managing director and co-founder of the Blues Experience. The building, at 25 E. Washington St., is owned by Trump Group, an Aventura, Fla.-based private investment firm not affiliated with President Donald Trump. (link below) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170327/NEWS09/170329889/chicago-blues-experience-museum-to-open-spring-2019
A Chicago man was shot after immigration agents stormed into a house on the city's northwest side Monday morning — and officials have acknowledged that the wounded man was not the person they were looking for, according to reports. (link below) http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ice-agents-shoot-chicago-man-acknowledge-wrong-person-article-1.
John Primer and the Real Deal and soul singer-songwriter William Bell will headline the 34th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 9-11 in its new home in Millennium Park. (Full Lineup Below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-chicago-blues-fest-lineup-20170327-column.html
Monday, March 27, 2017
Cooshit captain, Nefarious Cloud is "Off Dat" Known for his unique flow and style the Illinois resident has been smoking good. With the help of Jayy Wills Entertainment, Cloud wants you to get gone with him and the video even includes the sing-a-long bouncing ball to follow along.
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up With Rising Artist "Young Dolo". 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? I am Young Dolo ' A rapper, singer, songwriter and father. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? I've always been involved in music, from elementary school i started as a drummer for my school band and explored all the instruments that where available which then opened me up to even more than I can imagine but I made a career of it when I realized that I was able to encourage and send chills through my peers . 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? The most memorable moment was opening up for Young Scooter and Snootie Wild in STL for ZoEnt. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? I never really have writers block because the music always allows to create some type of Image of something that's common or relate able. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? If I could have a feature with anyone it would be 2pac why because of his artistry and he spoke on truth, current situations and past in which are both always valid when it comes to life. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? I'm currently working on my 4th mixtape BSV4" Boss ShytVol4 Tales of A hustler. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? In the next 3-5 years I see my self as being a artist who becomes someone who comes into the game and creates a eye opener for millions of ppl who've been going through the struggle, a game changer an entrepreneur. Follow His Progress... Soundcloud.com/alvin-daniels-3
Central Illinois resident, and Kool Krew member, City is back with his brand new video "Lucid Dreaming". Enlisting Jayy Wills Entertainment for the video shoot, City addresses all the chatter and gives a glimpse into his dream world.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Jerry Krause, the general manager who orchestrated the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty of the 1990s, assembling the teams that Michael Jordan led to six N.B.A. championships, has died. He was 77. The Bulls announced his death on Tuesday, giving no other details. The Chicago Tribune reported that he had been treated for osteomyelitis, a bone infection, among other health problems.
Monday, March 20, 2017
One of the Midwest's top underground rappers, Deezy Da Paperboy serves his brand new single "Lemonade" ice cold with a side of animosity. The Illinois resident aptly nicknamed, "Mr. Win 'Em All", for his extensive catalog of hit singles, and long list of victories in various showcases and performance competitions across the country, still doesn't feel he gets the respect he deserves. With a brand new attitude in 2017, the fiery emcee decided that waiting was no longer an option and turning life's lemons into lemonade with a few extra shots was the only way to make his mark in the rap game.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Jay Cutler was released Thursday by the Bears at the start of free agency after spending eight seasons with the team. A few hours later, Cutler sent a message to the Chicago fans who supported him throughout all the seasons: “I would like to first thank the city of Chicago and its passionate fans for a memorable eight years. I grew up in Indiana rooting for the Bears as a kid, so it was an honor to wear the Bears uniform and play quarterback at Soldier Field for my favorite childhood team. “I would like to thank Virginia, George and the rest of the McCaskey family for their support over my tenure in Chicago as well as [former Bears GM] Jerry Angelo, [former Bears GM] Phil Emery and [current Bears GM] Ryan Pace. It was a great experience to have played with such a great list of teammates during my time as a Bear. Also, I would like to thank all of the great employees of the Bears from the locker room to the front office. “Chicago is the city where I met my wonderful wife Kristen [Cavallari]. I have been fortunate to have three beautiful children here. Our family will leave Chicago with great memories and relationships on and off the field. We look forward to the next chapter in our lives and wish the best to Bear fans everywhere.”
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced Saturday that John Groce has been relieved of his duties as head men’s basketball coach effective immediately. Groce averaged 19 wins per year during his five seasons at Illinois, compiling a 95-75 record overall and 37-53 in Big Ten play. He led the Fighting Illini to 23 wins and an NCAA Tournament Round of 32 appearance in his inaugural season in 2013, followed by consecutive NIT bids in 2014 and 2015. He is 180-131 in nine seasons as a head coach, following an 85-56 record in four years at Ohio.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
4TP's Archie continues his recent stretch of new releases with "Nintendo". The Jacksonville, Illinois resident has been slowly building both his catalog and fan base through his hard work in the Midwest underground scene.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Lud Foe was involved in a serious car accident on Sunday (March 5). “To all my fans: I’m a SOLDIER,” Lud said. “They say what doesn’t kill you, only makes you STRONGER. On Sunday morning, I was involved in a car accident with a 18 wheeler that nearly took my life. 2 broke wrist, a broken jaw, all type of fractures & wounds…but I’m still here. 🙏🏽 GOD has a plan for me! Keep me in your prayers as I heal mentally and physically! I’ll be back STRONGER than ever!! #getwellFOE.”
Chance the Rapper held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago to announce that he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. “Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions,” he said. He later revealed that he and Common will speak on the phone to discuss further funding. The announcement follows his meeting with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner last week, where they discussed public education and other “important issues affecting” the city of Chicago and Illinois as a whole. Immediately following the meeting, Chance expressed his frustration, saying, “It went a little different than it should have,” and that he was given vague answers when speaking with the governor. At the press conference, he reiterated that Gov. Rauner gave him “vague” answers, and shouted, “Gov. Rauner, do your job!”
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
This years SXSW in Austin, Texas is lit! Hypno Carlito Of OTF with singles & visuals on WorldStarHipHop & MyMixtapez respectively boasting views in the greater Millions, links with tastemakers from H3 Entertainment, Chicago Est.1837, GoSityEnt.com, HipHipND.com & RapMusicPromo.com to take over club "New York New York" On Friday March.17th. Similar to their A3C New Wave Stage fans & supporters can expect the SXSW Edition of The New Wave Festival Series to help bring exposure to new indie artists, and shed light on those right on the breaks of stardom. Hosted by Uncanny of GetYourBuzzUp.com with music by DJ Amaris The Tour DJ Of Chief Keef, DJ Wav Of Atlanta & DJ Jumpoff Javi who recently located to the Texas area, SXSW 2017 is lining up to be memorable. For Inquires On Sponsorship, Opening Act Slots, Media Passes, ETC. Contact Showcase At 708-965-2806
Monday, March 6, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
General Music Infantry is gearing up for a huge 2017. The first of many anticipated releases comes from producer and artist Hi Definition in this visual for the popular viral track "Jungle" as he preps his Trials & Tribulations" Mixtape This March. @HdBeatz773
Friday, March 3, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Double Door is officially done in Wicker Park. The beloved music club was officially evicted from its home of 23 years on Milwaukee Avenue earlier this month, and as of last weekend, they're gone. (link below) http://chicagoist.com/2017/02/27/double_door_leaves_wicker_park_for.php