Thursday, June 29, 2017

MUSIC: TWISTA F/ VIC SPENCER- "MORTUARY"

Twista’s Crook County album features Jeremih, Blac Youngsta, Vic Spencer, Bandman Kevo, The Boy Illinois and Cap 1, and is set to hit fine digital retailers on July 7th.

MIXTAPE: KENNY MAC- "CAN'T TAKE ME"

Can’t Take Me, is the highly-anticipated mixtape from Chicago rapper Kenny Mac. Hosted by Bigga Rankin, the project comes out of the emerging record label GMI (General Music Infantry) and features the 19 year-old artist that has thousands of anxious fans wanting to personally hand him to the spotlight. Delivering viral singles over the past three years though YouTube videos from the streets of Chicago with his “go crazy” theme, the Englewood-bred rapper is delivering a 12-track project featuring several beats by label mate Hi Definition, along with producers C-Sick, Chop Squad DJ, Costa Beats, DJ Kenn and Platinum Touch.

EVENT: "AUX CORD DJS" PRESENTED BY FSD & CLOSED SESSIONS

On July 8th, the FSD and Closed Sessions families will connect for a very special Aux Cord DJs event at The Mid — the biggest one yet.

EVENT: RUN THE UNDERGROUND PRESENTED BY COMPLEX & NEW AMSTERDAM

Join Complex and New Amsterdam Vodka as they celebrate the launch of the second season of Run the Underground. Get a first look at the season premiere which kicks off in the Windy City with hip-hop artist Rockie Fresh. R

VIDEO: TY MONEY F/ BUMP J- "YES OR NO" PREVIEW

Ty Money gives a sneek peek of his new visual with Bump J.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NEWS: RETAILERS FILE LAWSUIT ON SODA TAX LAWS

A group of retailers filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Cook County in an effort to halt the sweetened beverage tax that's set to go into effect Saturday, alleging the tax is unconstitutional and too vague to implement.

NEWS: 3 CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN COVER UP

3 Chicago officers indicted on conspiracy charges in alleged cover-up of black teen Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting.
Named on the indictment are, Det. David March and officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney as the leaders of a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the McDonald case. The conspiracy charge, as well as one of official misconduct, carry prison terms of up to five years. All three cops were expected to show up voluntarily for their July 10 arraignment.
March and Walsh have resigned from the force. Gaffney will be suspended without pay, as is customary for officers under felony indictment, a department spokesman said.
(link below)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/three-chicago-cops-charged-conspiracy-cover-laquan-mcdonald-killing-n777306

SPORTS: BULLS INTRODUCE ZACH LAVINE & ROOKIES

Bulls' introduction of new players Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine.

SPORTS: PHIL JACKSON OUT AS PRESIDENT OF KNICKS

A little more than three years after being brought in as the savior of the Knicks, Phil Jackson is out as team president.
“The New York Knicks will always hold a special place in my heart,” Mr. Jackson said. “This team and this town launched my NBA career. I will forever be indebted to them. I am grateful to Mr. Dolan for giving me the opportunity to return here.

CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ KRAZYYOUNGKING

Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught With Rising Artist "KrazyYoungKing".
1. Can you introduce yourself to the people?
Hello world I'm best known as krazyyoungking. Born in Chicago. Im a great person to encounter , a lot of my fans feel I have the audacity to say things a lot of people don't and that's what makes me different
2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that?
I've been writing for as long as I remember and about late 2014 I just got the courage to actually take it forth and make something of it in between time I have a minor set back do to some legal situations but I was able to get my mind right and focus on the more important things in my life and realized if I'm going to do something it has to be done without lacking.
3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far?
I think that would be dropping my first mixtape. I had people left and right asking for a copy , I wasn't fully prepared because I didn't think it was gone pop like that throughout the area. That's what made me go harder and really look at what the people want. I just took that mistake as a learning experience.
4. How do you deal with writers-block?
I honestly barely get it. if I hear a beat I like I can instantly come up with a hook if the hook got a certain point I stick to it in the verse and I focus on grasping the attention as if I was someone listening.
5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why?
Lil Wayne .... that has been the top inspiration since 500 degrees.
6. What are you currently promoting or working on?
I'm currently promoting my new hit single "GunzSex&Money"and working on my "Money Religion" Mixtape Dropping later this year.
7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years?
My goal is to be doing international tours within that time period.
Follow His Process...
Facebook - Krazyyoungking
Twitter - @Krazyofftw
Instagram - Krazyyoungking
YouTube- Krazyyoungking
Snapchat - Krazyyoungking

Monday, June 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP DEAD AT 42

Prodigy of Mobb Deep has died at age 42. A publicist for the group confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious this morning and has passed away. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell.

VIDEO: YOUNG CHOP- "MESSENGER BAG"

Watch the official music video for "Messenger Bag" by Young Chop.

VIDEO: VIC MENSA EXPLAINS WHY HE WENT OFF ON DJ AKADEMIKS

Roc Nation's Vic Mensa talks about the Chiraq violence, and why he wasn't feeling DJ Akademiks comments on 'Everyday Struggle.'

VIDEO: LIL BIBBY- "FREE CRACK 4 INTRO"

Watch the official music video for "Free Crack Intro" by Lil Bibby.

VIDEO: S.DOT- "3MUCH INTRO"

S.Dot is back! This time around offering up the visual for the intro track off 3Much.

Friday, June 23, 2017

SPORTS: CHICAGO BULLS TRADE JIMMY BUTLER TO TIMBERWOLVES

The Chicago Bulls have reportedly agreed to trade Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick (Justin Patton) in the NBA draft to the Timberwolves in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick (Lauri Markkanen).

VIDEO: KENNY MAC- "CAN'T TAKE ME"

Kenny Mac releases the self titled single "Cant Take Me" from his debut mixtape on Worldstarhiphop.

VIDEO: MAGIKK- "GOLDEN GANG"

After leaking the single a few months back on various platforms, Magikk links with ChicagoEBK Media to drop the official video for his track "Golden Gang".

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SPORTS: JIMMY BUTLER ON CAVS RADAR

The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to engage the Chicago Bulls in multiteam trade scenarios that would enable the Eastern Conference champions to acquire Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN that the Cavaliers, in addition to their reported interest in Indiana's Paul George, are trying to assemble trade packages that would convince the Bulls to part with Butler, 27, who is fresh off the best season of his career.
(link below)
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19682394/cleveland-cavaliers-trying-engage-chicago-bulls-multi-team-trade-scenarios-jimmy-butler

NEWS: GROUP LED BY FORMER ALDERMAN BID TO BUY CHICAGO SUN TIMES

An investor group led by former Chicago Ald. Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor submitted a bid Monday to buy the Chicago Sun-Times.
The group beat a 5 p.m. Monday deadline requiring a letter of intent, supporting financial documentation and an operating plan to run Chicago's longtime No. 2 newspaper.
(link below)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-sun-times-eisendrath-bid-0620-biz-20170619-story.html

MUSIC NEWS: G HERBO DROPS HUMBLE BEAST ARTWORK

With no slated release date mentioned, Herbo drops the artwork for debut album.

EVENT: THE WEEKND- "STAR BOY WORLD TOUR"

The Weeknd and Live Nation are pairing up for round two of the Starboy World Tour, this installment returning to the United Center on November 2nd.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

VIDEO: KRAZYYOUNGKING- "GUNS SEX & MONEY"

Directed by ChicagoEBK Media, new Chicago artist KrazyYoungKing delivers the visual for his new single "Guns, Sex & Money".

VIDEO: BUMP J- "GOOD 2 BE HOME"

Watch the official music video for "Good 2 Be Home" by Bump J.

VIDEO: DAVE COUNTY- "RIDE 4 MY N****S"

Dave county is preparing to release a new EP soon, checkout some original music slated to be on the release.

VIDEO: FBG DUCK- "YO MANS"

FBG Duck and Money Strong TV link up in this latest visual for the rappers "Yo Mans" record.

VIDEO: G HERBO- "RED SNOW"

G Herbo releases 'Red Snow,' the lead single from his forthcoming debut album "Humble Beast".

Thursday, June 15, 2017

VIDEO: TAYLOR BENNETT- "ROOF GONE"

Taylor Bennett and the talented director Austin Vesely link for his new video "Roof Gone".

VIDEO: QUEEN KEY- "FUNDZ"

Queen key deliverers a visual for her "Fundz track released earlier this year.

VIDEO: BUMP J- "GOOD 2 BE HOME" PREVIEW

Bump J links with Zae for his 1st official visual since being home, checkout the preview below.

INTERVIEW: EDAI AND VLAD TV DEBATE TAY600 SNITCHING

Chicago rapper Edai sat down with DJ Vlad for an exclusive interview detailing the infamous murder case his younger brother Cdai and associate RondoNumbaNine were convicted for. He discusses how it felt to see his younger brother behind bars and how he donated 30K to the cause as he tries any and everything to help out. He also discusses Tay 600's fake paperwork but claims to have seen the actual documents where Tay was listed as an informant. Edai does not care that Tay did not take the stand, he stands firmly behind seeing the paperwork.

MUSIC: BUMP J F/ YO GOTTI & PUSHA T- "F**K UP THE SUMMA"

Bump has been busy since his official release from prison a few months ago. His latest leak of new music features Yo Gotti and Pusha T.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: 2017 XXL FRESHMAN CLASS REVEALED

This year’s Freshman Class includes the Bay Area’s Kamaiyah, The Bronx’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Philadelphia’s PnB Rock, Tokyo representer Madeintyo, Atlanta’s Playboi Carti, Portland’s AminĂ©, Atlanta’s Kap G, Ventura, Calif.’s Kyle; Houston’s Ugly God and 10th Spot winner XXXTentacion.

VIDEO: DONN P- "NO MORE SWAG"

New York rising artist Donn P drops off another hot banger, this time entitled "No More Swag". Produced By MJ Nichole from the upcoming mixtape Plug And A Plan 2: All Off The Muscle. Check it out below.

Monday, June 12, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: AMERICAN MONSTER GUILD "YEAR OF THE MONSTER"

Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up With American Monster Guild CEO, Checkout What He Had To Say.
1. What unique services does American Monster Guild provide that is different from others?
American Monster Guild offers consulting, tour consulting, blog creation and placement, promotion, PR, marketing, digital royalty administration, distribution, advertising, street team promotions, and industry knowledge that will aid the artist in development and progressing his or her career.
2. How has the industry changes, forced American Monster Guild to adjust its management techniques?
Based on how the industry has changed to be mostly digitally. American Monster Guild has used its industry connections to develop a springboard for digital and independent success. The industry has changed to force artists to become more involved with their respective careers and development.
3. How important is the fanbase of a potential artist to American Monster Guild?
The fanbase has been increasingly necessary and essential to the development of the independent artists’ career. The fans dictate how and when the artists reach notoriety and international success. The independent artist must maintain a specific level of professionalism with growing the localized fanbase in preparation for the future.
4. Through the technological advances, where does American Monster Guild see itself digitally in the next 5 years?
American Monster Guild advances, and steadily growing network. The plan for American Monster Guild is to expand further into movies, entertainment, sports management, and digital distribution platforms.
5. What exciting tours and collaborations do you have for your team in 2017?
There are many collaborations that American Monster Guild has in store for 2017, Hip Hop Stock Exchange, Sony Orchard, Sony Red, Universal Music Group, Amazon, Hip Hop Junkies, and so many more partners and affiliates.
6. How has American Monster Guild changed since its origination?
American Monster Guild has transcended into a global company, which is very different from its original birth, from being a stateside management company. American Monster Guild has built and developed several platforms that have enriched the affiliates and the American Monster Guild network.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

MUSIC: YUNG NERVO- "LAST NIGHT"

Produced by TNTXD with a hard hitting up tempo sound, New artist Yung Nervo emerges recapping a Lit evening from kicking it with the squad to exactly what went down in the club & after, stream below.

Monday, June 5, 2017

VIDEO: FAMOUS DEX: "FEELIN STUPID"

Watch the official music video for "Feelin Stupid" by Famous Dex.

VIDEO: RICO RECKLEZZ- "BIRTHDAY" (REMIX)

Rico disses 600 breezy, Billionaire Black, King Yella & Snap Dogg.

MUSIC NEWS: KENNY MAC PREPS RELEASE OF "CAN'T TAKE ME"

Can’t Take Me, scheduled for release in June 2017, is the highly-anticipated mixtape from Chicago rapper Kenny Mac. Hosted by Bigga Rankin, the project comes out of the emerging record label GMI (General Music Infantry) and features the 19 year-old artist that has thousands of anxious fans wanting to personally hand him to the spotlight. Delivering viral singles over the past three years though YouTube videos from the streets of Chicago with his “go crazy” theme, the Englewood-bred rapper is delivering a 12-track project featuring several beats by label mate Hi Definition, along with producers C-Sick, Chop Squad DJ, Costa Beats, DJ Kenn and Platinum Touch.
Kenny Mac has survived three shootings on the streets of Chicago (most recently in November of 2016) with his fans taking to social media expressing their hope for him to make it out of the Chiraq war zone to share his talent with the world. The Can’t Take Me mixtape is a clear declaration that nothing will detour him from pursuing his dream. He reiterates that promise in the song Grindin’. The mixtape kicks off with Feel Me which warns listeners of the raw, no-chaser they are about to engage in, then explodes with Can’t Take Me, followed by a reminder he’s in it for the win with Going In. On the Make It Out track, he collaborates with Prince Dre to speak on escaping the suffering and constant tragedy that comes with being from the hood, while expressing gratitude for the love and loyalty. He passes the mike on track 11 with a song from the unreleased archives of slain rising rap star and childhood friend, Polo. The tape closes with his motivation for fighting through it all with No Mo’ – I’m tryna make it so the fam ain’t gotta work no mo’ … so my boys ain’t sellin’ work no mo’... can’t put my homie on a shirt no mo’…"
Social Media & Booking Info:
IG: @kennymachbe
Twitter: @kennymachbe
FB: Kenny Mac
Booking: GeneralMusicInfantry@Gmail.com

Saturday, June 3, 2017

NEWS: CHICAGO RISING RAPPER "600BREEZY" SENTENCED TO PRISON TIME

According to Kollege Kidd, Chicago rapper 600Breezy was sentenced to ten years for violating his probation, which his mother later confirmed on Facebook. Breezy was on probation for a 2012 arrest for selling crack cocaine, and a judge ruled that he violated the terms of his probation by traveling.
He addressed the situation on Facebook ahead of his court date in Iowa, “This long ass drive the Waterloo I’m about to walk in court on straight asshole mode … cause if I been violating for traveling… that mean I’m violating coming to court.. and the crazy part my supervising p.o in Chicago didn’t violate me . Iowa did….. After 5 years now Iowa wanna all of a sudden step in.”
Breezy's mother then revealed his fate by writing on her page, “Iowa just locked up Antonio Valentino King for 10 yrs. This is the worst birthday of my life.”

EP: JAYAIRE WOODS- "BIG WOOD THE EP"

Jayaire Woods returns with BIG WOOD THE EP.

EVENT: NAS & LAURYN HILL LIVE!

Nas & Lauryn Hill announce tour, which will hit Chicago on September 7, tickets available NOW.

NEWS: THE BOY ILLINOIS SIGNS WITH PRIORITY RECORDS

The Boy Illinois has partnered up with legendary Label Priority Records to develop into becoming one of the greats.

MUSIC: CHIEF KEEF- "GOING HOME"

Chief Keef lets Beats 1 premiere "Going Home", from his new project.

MUSIC: BUMP J- "GOOD 2 BE HOME"

Listen to the official audio of "Good 2 Be Home" by Bump J. Produced by Cardo.

VIDEO: G HERBO- "CRAZY"

Watch the official music video of "Crazy" by G Herbo.

VIDEO: FAMOUS DEX- "MY YEAR"

Famous Dex proclaims 2017 as his year in this new visual.

MUSIC: LIL DURK F/ QUAVO & LIL YACHTY- "HOMIE B***H"

New music "Homie Bitch" by Lil Durk feat Quavo & Lil Yachty, produced by The 90s (Cyko & Bado).

MUSIC: LIL BIBBY & TINK- "GOTTA HAVE SOME MORE"

Lil Bibby and Tink provide fans especially the ones in Chicago with a new banger.

CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ RAMONN

Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up With Hip Hop Artist "Ramonn".
1. Can you introduce yourself to the people?
My name is Ramonn I'm a rap artist from Chicago and I'm the definition of grinding makes it happen.
2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that?
When I seen in high school me making it to the NBA wasn't happening I decided to really focus on my first love which is music.
3. Whats been the most memorable moment of the grind thus far?
It's been so many great memories and moments already in my journey but I must say the best memories is the love I receive from the people that support me at my shows.
4. How do you deal with writers-block?
Writers block to me is when your writing material your not feeling or dislike. So I feel if you don't like what your writing then keep writing until you do ,and or freestyle on a few tracks until you get back into your groove. At least that's what I do.
5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why?
It would have to be Michael Jackson because I always wanted to see how he worked in the studio. So why not have him feature on my track as I watch him work in studio.
6. What are you currently promoting or working on?
I'm currently promoting my new mixtape "Boomerang" that I dropped 3/25/17 on MyMixtapez.
7. Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?
5 years from now I see myself being one of the hottest artist in the game.
Follow His Progress...
https://www.facebook.com/therealramonn/
https://www.reverbnation.com/ramonn25
https://twitter.com/Ramonn25h
https://www.instagram.com/officialramonn_25/