Monday, June 30, 2014
The Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets to make Jason Kidd their next coach, three people with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. The Nets will receive two second-round draft picks in the deal, the first coming in 2015 and the second coming in 2019. The Bucks, in turn, got a new coach even before formally dismissing their current one, Larry Drew, after the bizarre turn of events that unfolded on Saturday night. The Bucks officially fired Drew Monday. It's clear now that Kidd's unhappiness with his pay played a part, as Kidd – who signed a four-year, $10.5 million last summer – saw Steve Kerr (the Golden State Warriors) and Derek Fisher (the New York Knicks) getting enormous deals as first-year coaches (both at five years, $25 million) and decided he deserved more as well. But Nets ownership declined his request for the promotion, one that Nets officials believe was made after he already knew he had a job in hand with the Bucks. The opportunity on that front was rooted in his relationship with new Bucks owner Marc Lasry, a former Nets minority owner who is known to be close with Kidd.
The Bulls were aggressive and traded up for Doug McDermott. McDermott is very skilled offensively, very high IQ, can shoot, can post up, and is just a matchup nightmare offensively for other teams to guard. I think he is going to flourish paired up with Noah and Rose and for Coach Thibs. If playing the small forward, McDermott can post up players or shoot over them at mid-range. In the second round, the Bulls drafted Cameron Bairstow of New Mexico. This cat is a big power forward and someone that I am elated about for his draft position. Last year I was not high on either pick and definitely not the year before. Bairstow, at almost 6’10 and 250 lbs. reminds me so much of Luis Scola. (link below) http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-bulls-confidential/2014/06/2014-bulls-draft-recap/
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Common reunited with No I.D. to work on his upcoming album Nobody’s Smiling. On Wednesday (June 25), Common debuted several covers for the album, featuring different Chi-Town artists, including Lil Herb, King Louie, Dreezy and more. (check them out below) “The album covers from Nobody’s Smiling — the concept came from the staff at Def Jam who was like, ‘Man, we got this idea about having different people from Chicago on your covers,’” Common.
Bad weather and heavy traffic puts Chicago sixth on a list of most-stressed cities in the country. After consulting experts at the American Psychological Association, CNNMoney ranked 55 of the country’s largest cities by stress level, based on factors such as poverty and unemployment rates, commute times, overall health, family size, crime rates and even the average amount of sunshine. Chicago ranked less stressed than: New York Detroit Los Angeles Riverside/San Bernardino, Calif. Houston (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-chicago-no-6-on-list-of-moststressed-cities-20140626,0,2330053.story?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co
Jeremih - Don't Tell Em / Bach (VIOLIN COVER) - Peter Lee Johnson Played on a London 5 String Violin from Acoustic Electric Strings.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The boys basketball squad is one of four nationally ranked American basketball teams that will be traveling to the United Arab Emirates. In seven days of tournament play, the Wolverines will compete against teams formed by Loyola and Illinois-Chicago alum Ebenezer Noonoo. (link below) http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-11/sports/chi-bkb-simeon-heads-to-dubai-20140611_1_summer-vacation-boys-hoops-montverde-academy
The Chicago Tribune reports that starting in July, the hidden sensors will measure air quality, light intensity, sound volume, heat, precipitation, and wind. They will also use the wireless signals from cellphones and other mobile devices to count people going by. The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory are collaborating on the project, which will hopefully provide really specific information about how bad pollution gets in specific parts of the city, or where the inefficiencies are in an intersection.
LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, has informed the Miami Heat of his client's decision to exercise the early termination option on his contract and become a free agent on July 1. Paul confirmed the decision via text message to USA TODAY Sports. While James may ultimately return to Miami on a new deal, the pressure is now squarely on Heat president Pat Riley to win the recruiting war for James' services again like he did in the summer of 2010. James was set to earn $20.5 million next season on the contract that could have gone through 2016 (player option worth $22.1 million).
Monday, June 23, 2014
According to sources close to Kevin Love, Rose’s preference is for the Bulls to work out a deal as soon as possible for Minnesota’s All-Star forward because he sees Love as more of a team player than Anthony. Chicago is in the mix with Golden State for Love, with Boston and Denver considered long shots. If it makes any difference to Melo, Rose has no plans to recruit Love, who is free next summer, either. But the Bulls already know whom he’d really prefer to play with in the future.
Chicago Public Library is getting $400,000 from the Knight News Challenge for a program to allow patrons to check out Wi-Fi hot spots from six libraries around the city for up to three weeks. It's one of 19 projects receiving money through a project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight, Ford and Mozilla foundations. Winners were announced today at the 2014 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. New York's public library also received funding for a similar program. (link below) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140623/BLOGS11/140629960/chicago-libraries-get-400000-for-wi-fi-hotspots
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising artist "J-Rob" 1. Introduce yourself and what you stand for as an artist. My name is J- Rob and I’m from Grand Rapids, MI. As an artist I stand for positivity and challenging yourself each day to become a better person than the day before. I’m not perfect, nor do I claim to be, but I move with a mindset knowing that I have a platform to help create change for the better. Everything about me is real. I don’t hide behind a stage name, I don’t hide the man my experiences have made me. Everything I speak on is 100% authentic. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? Music has always been something important to me ever since I was a kid. When I was young my family moved around a lot, and I would link up with different artists and groups from those cities just to work on music. That is where I believe most of the versatility in my music comes from. I wrote my first song when I was 12 years old. It was in the fall of ‘09 when I really took a look at where my music could take my life and decided to take steps to make that vision become reality. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment since? A lot of great things have happened, but to be honest, I’m going with the present. Winning The Source Unsigned Hype placement in Chicago is the greatest by far! I have been a die hard fan of the Source since I was young. All of the greats, Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z, I had their covers taped to my bedroom walls. To have the opportunity to have a piece of my story be placed in a magazine that holds so much history, yeah I can’t deny that to be one of the greatest accomplishments so far. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? Writer’s block…I hate it!! LOL!! I like to be real strategic in my approach to writing, I want what I’m saying to come out perfect. Some tracks may take all of 20 minutes to knock out, some may take a few days to get right, just depends on the vibe I have at the time. When I get that block I usually try to take a full break from writing, like an hour or two, if I can’t just hammer through that mental road block. But yeah, Absolutely hate it!!! 5. Tell us about your hometown and how you represent it. I have lived in a lot of places in the Midwest, but there are two places that I can really call home and that is Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago IL. No matter where or what city my family moved to, we would eventually come back to Grand Rapids. I represent for all of Michigan though, it is all home sweet home to me. I was born in South Haven, MI, AKA The Zone, then moved to GR since I was 2 years old. As I got a little older I got into some trouble from time to time, so I moved with my grandmother to the West Side of Chicago. I have always loved the big city and all of the opportunities provided if you are willing to grind. Chicago helped expand my thinking. Big City, Bigger Dreams. Grand Rapids is home to some of the most talented people in the country, and I feel I can say not only with pride, but the record shows there is something special about this place. The Debarge Family, Willie the Kid, La the Darkman, Adina Howard, and the list could go on musically. Not to mention P4P #1 Boxer in the World Floyd “Money” Mayweather and World Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate”Quillin, it is proven that the city’s brightest can shine on ANY stage, no matter how big. I go hard to represent that same fearlessness and tenacity at every show no matter where I’m at because I really don’t know anything different. Those before me have shown that you can go wherever you wanna be. Success knows no limitations, certainly not a city. Work Hard, go get it!! 6. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? That’s a tough one!! I’m riding with Kanye West. Honestly I was a huge fan before his actual first major album dropping and followed not only his career as a lyricist, but people forget his production is crazy and he has been on some of the most celebrated hip hop albums period. He is from Chicago did things his way. He is one of the greatest in my opinion. 7. Whats next for you? Where do you see the grind taking you in the next 3 years? I have two majors music projects that I have cooking up and I’m excited to push and get out to the people. One is a collaboration album with another extremely talented emcee by the name of Lady Ace. As a group we are called The Great Ones. We will be announcing the release date of that project soon. I am also working on my solo project working with some great people from all over the Midwest. Things are in a great place. Within the next three years I see myself making a very good living doing what I love, which is performing and giving the people my story. Tours, distribution deal, continually perfecting my craft, and giving people quality music. I also see my company, GoodLifeCampaign, being in a position to help a lot of people financially and continuing to push our message of striving to be the best you can be and taking care of your family. People try to put the entire hip hop culture into this box of gun toting, molly popping, stripper tipping rappers that could careless about anything but themselves. While those things may represent/misrepresent some, we know that there are more people that love hip hop/rap and isn’t that. That genuinely love Hip Hop, the culture, and making a positive difference. We all want our families to live good and we will work hard for it. GoodLifeCampaign. Follow J-Rob's Progress... @jrobscampaign on Twitter and Instagram www.jrobscampaign.com www.goodlifecampaign.com
World Basketball Festival will be coming to our hometown of Chicago this Summer so for all of you Basketball fans out there, this is an epic event you don’t want to miss. On Thursday, August 14, Nike Inc. and USA Basketball, will host an opening ceremony at the 63rd Street Beach House that will officially launch the World Basketball Festival in Chicago. To cap off the festival in Chicago, on Saturday, August 16, the 2014 USA National Team will face the 2014 Brazil Men’s National Team in an exhibition game at the United Center at 8:00 p.m. CDT. Tickets start at $25. This August, NIKE, Jordan Brand and USA Basketball will host the third-annual World Basketball Festival on the lakefront parks of Chicago. Originally created in 2010 as a celebration of the performance and culture of the game that is loved and respected around the world, World Basketball Festival 2014 will take Chicago’s pride and passion of basketball and bring it to life over the course of several days. The World Basketball Festival 2014 will feature members of the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team in Chicago, IL from August 13-17, as they train for the 2014 FIBA World Cup and participate in youth skills clinics and community events including basketball court refurbishments and school symposiums on behalf of NIKE, Jordan Brand and USA Basketball.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sits down for a conversation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about the crises, choices and challenges she faced as America’s 67th Secretary of State and how those choices drive her view of the future.
Five years after buying the empty Old Main Post Office, British developer Bill Davies has formed a joint venture with Sterling Bay Cos. in an effort to kick-start a $500 million redevelopment of the hulking West Loop structure. The Chicago-based developer said it is teaming up on the project with Mr. Davies, who will contribute the building as his investment in the joint venture. An office and retail redevelopment of the 2.7-million-square-foot structure is likely to cost about $500 million, said Sterling Bay Managing Principal Andy Gloor, who did not disclose financial terms. A spokeswoman for Mr. Davies declined to comment. (link below) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20140618/CRED03/140619788/old-main-post-office-revamp-gets-a-boost#
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Illinois State Crime Commission recently presented Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan with the Jesse White Award for a wrestling-focused outreach program he helped create as an outreach program for Chicago children. Corgan is best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois, in 1987. (link below) http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/billy-corgan-honored-for-wrestling-outreach-program-in-chicago-20140619
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The DuSable Museum of African American History will host free movies all summer. Every third Saturday through August, the museum will show a free movie at 6 p.m. on the lawn in front of the museum at 740 E. 56th St. The season will kick off with “Fat Albert” on June 21, followed by “42” about Jackie Robinson on July 19 and “20 Feet From Stardom,” a documentary about backup singers on Aug. 16. The showings will happen in collaboration with the Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Parks program. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140618/hyde-park/dusable-museum-show-films-from-front-steps
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Expect to see local craft beers and spirits from the city’s first joint brewery and distillery on shelves in the coming months, made and manufactured in Logan Square. Mercenary Brewing and Distillery, 2717 N. Maplewood Ave., is set to open for business this summer, according to the brewery’s three owners, brothers Paul Megalis, 27, Ari Megalis, 32 and Adam Cieslak, 32, their friend since kindergarten. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140617/logan-square/chicagos-first-joint-brewery-distillery-set-for-logan-square-launch
Culver’s, the Wisconsin-based "Butter Burger" and custard chain with dozens of locations in the Chicago suburbs, plans to open its first restaurant in the city early next year. The store is planned for 3500 N. Clark St., in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, a former Chase Bank location. The urban setting will bring challenges, said Justin Obriecht, the franchisee who is opening the restaurant with a partner. Because of Chicago’s high property values, the restaurant’s plot will be the most expensive of any Culver’s, he said. And, it won’t have a drive-thru, which is responsible for more than 40 percent of sales for most Culver’s locations. (link below) http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/chi-culvers-chicago-wrigleyville-evanston-20140617,0,5247559.story
Monday, June 16, 2014
3,000 hit club member, career San Diego Padre and the last player to make a bonafide attempt at batting .400 (though the '94 strike put an end to that historic run). Today, at the age of 54, we learned that MLB Hall of Famer (class of 2007) Tony Gwynn passed away. Gwynn had struggled with cancer for the past several years.
According to several NBA sources Sunday, the Bulls have been actively looking to improve the starting lineup at almost any cost, with Derrick Rose the only untouchable player — and not by choice. “They are looking to exhaust as many assets as it will take,’’ one source said of general manager Gar Forman and head of basketball operations John Paxson. But the source said it was “doubtful” whether that meant the long-rumored departure of coach Tom Thibodeau could come into play. Carmelo Anthony is still Plan A as the Bulls and the rest of the NBA await to see if the Knicks forward will opt out of his contract. But the Bulls are more active in their pursuit of Kevin Love than initially rumored. Also, don’t rule out LeBron James coming into play again if the four-time MVP opts out of his deal. (link below) http://www.suntimes.com/sports/basketball/bulls/28103289-419/carmelo-lebron-bulls-want-to-improve-at-almost-any-cost.html
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with rising artist "Ailite Moneyman" 1. Introduce yourself and what you stand for as an artist. I am AILite (pronounced elite) Moneyman representing for Aurora, aka AUR city, the whole state of Illinois, and the Midwest region. I stand for being real, being you. That’s what I aim to do with my music, just be myself and make whatever kind of music I choose, whatever you hear from me you know “itsmoneyman” 2. What inspired you to pick up on the music hustle? Music was my first love. When I was a kid, as far back as 3, I remember watching videos and performing the songs. It’s always been my dream to have a career in music and be considered amongst the greats. 3. Either from back in the day or now, what other artist have inspired you? I’ve been most inspired by Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye. Growing up I was one of the biggest Jay-Z fans you could find. Then Urban Legend and College Dropout came out the year I graduated high-school and really had a huge impact on the way I viewed music. Those were my biggest influences, but I loved any music I felt was quality music, regardless of genre. 4. Tell us about the pipeline of music coming out of your hometown. Obviously, living close to Chicago I feel a part of all the great things the city is doing, but there’s a lot of talent coming out of Aurora as well. In addition to myself, I have a team of artists and producers that make up the AILite Music Gang. Besides AMG, there’s several movements that I respect and anticipate big things from. 5. How do you separate your self from other artists? I think my work ethic and passion for the music separates me from a lot of other artists. I LOVE quality music, performing gives me a natural high, and I put in the work necessary to give a GREAT performance every time I step on a stage. 6. What can we expect from you in the near future? I’m currently working on finishing an EP entitled “Making It Reign” to release later this summer. Expect to see videos for singles such as “Better Way” and “Stop It!” soon! Follow Moneyman's Progress... www.itsmoneyman.com www.soundcloud.com/itsmoneyman www.twitter.com/itsmoneyman www.youtube.com/itsmoneymantv www.facebook.com/midwestmoney
A group of parents is expected to begin a three-day protest to fight the planned closure of Walter Dyett High School in Bronzeville. The upcoming 2014-2015 school year is scheduled to be Dyett's last year, as part of Chicago Public Schools' turnaround plan. Members of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization said if the South Side school closes, there will be no open-enrollment high school in the neighborhood. The parents want 4th Ward Alderman William Burns to set up a public hearing with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, so that their proposals can be heard. Rally organizers said they want Emanuel to support a plan to keep Dyett open with a new academic focus on green technology. The parents protested outside the alderman's office Monday morning. (link below) http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-parents-rally-to-keep-walter-dyett-high-school-open/115835/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Earlier this month the city formally announced the lineup for Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz, another of its free summer concert series at the Pritzker Pavilion. The program kicks off on Thursday, July 24, and continues for the next six weeks, culminating with an August 28 concert by Ernest Dawkins that'll help launch this year's Chicago Jazz Festival. (link below) http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/06/13/city-announces-lineup-for-made-in-chicago-world-class-jazz
Friday, June 13, 2014
This weekend’s near-shutdown along the inbound Kennedy Expressway begins Friday night, when drivers, downtown business owners and summer event organizers will start to see whether a feared “carmageddon’’ takes hold. At 10 p.m., and extending until 5 a.m. Monday, the inbound stretch of the Kennedy (I-90/94) will be reduced to two 15 mph lanes instead of five regular lanes (or seven lanes if counting the reversible express lanes), from roughly 1 mile before Ohio Street until the Hubbard’s Cave tunnel, where traffic will be allowed to merge back onto the Kennedy, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The intentionally induced bottleneck and detour on a highway that handles 260,000 vehicles on an average day are necessary to safely demolish the three sections of the 55-year-old westbound Ontario Street bridge over the eastbound Kennedy, according to IDOT. The work will be done over three consecutive weekends and drivers will be transferred as early as Monday to a new Ontario feeder ramp bridge that is nearing completion, IDOT said. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-map-kennedy-expressway-bridge-20140529,0,2695032.htmlpage
That’s the clash of giant egos shaping up over the massive “TRUMP” sign that developer Donald Trump has put up to brand the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower he built along the Chicago River. On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel belatedly jumped into the fray after a public campaign against the sign on Chicago's second-tallest building spearheaded by the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin. “Mayor Emanuel believes this is an architecturally tasteful building scarred by an architecturally tasteless sign,” Kelley Quinn, the mayor’s newly-appointed communications director, said in an emailed statement. “The sign — which was already reduced in size and scope — does comply with the provisions of the planned development ordinance and the City Council sign order. But he has asked his staff to determine if there are any options available for further changes.” (link below) http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-blasts-trump-sign-tasteless/thu-06122014-1255pm
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday night, the former first lady was in Chicago to deliver the keynote speech at United Fresh 2014, the convention of the United Fresh Produce Association. Clinton's book "Hard Choices"was officially released Tuesday morning. The city of Chicago is just one of many stops on her book tour this week. Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, will also take part in a Chicago Ideas Week event Wednesday night.
The Western-Belmont overpass, which has allowed cars to speed over a five-way intersection with Clybourn Avenue for the last 52 years, will be coming down in 2015, according to a plan unveiled Monday night by the Chicago Department of Transportation. The deteriorating bridge will be replaced not by another overpass, but with a grade-level intersection. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140610/roscoe-village/western-belmont-overpass-be-demolished-2015
While his landlord says Keef moved out on his own accord, cops say the rapper was evicted from his Highland Park mansion after falling behind on on his rent by $30,000. Keef’s rap sheet is as long as his rap career these days — his most recent arrest coming back in March for DUI (also in Highland Park) … which came just two weeks after he left rehab for weed. Keef doesn’t seem fazed by the eviction. Shortly after being shown the door he posted an Instagram vid in a new pad, and bragged he was “Looking For Houses.”
Friday, June 6, 2014
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising Hiphop artist "Picaso Swag" 1.How did you come up with your stage name? I Use to go Wit "Money Mal" hence my birth Name Being Jamal, but It Was Too One-Demisional. I Always Been A Creative Abstract Thinker And Enjoyed Art Since A Toddler So I Went With Picasso First, but After Research I Realized A Few Artist Already Took A Crack At The Name, So I Thought To Myself What Could Go With It I Looked n The Mirror and Said "SWAG". The Birth Of "Picaso Swag". 2. How would you describe your style to onlookers? "FINE WINE & MALT LIQUOR" I Give U Beautiful shxt ROUGH shxt Street shxt & Conscious Thought shxt. I'm just Human And Whole Hearted in My Music Coming From A Creative Place. To me it's about being Real True To My Thoughts and Feelings, Expressing Where I'm Coming From In Life and Where I'm Going. 3. You dress well. Is fashion or modeling in the future for you? Hell Yeah I Draw A lot So I Gotta Lotta Shirt Designs For My Future Label, and I Wanna Design Shoes n Jeans. Before Rap I Definitely Wanted To Go The Fashion Designer Route. As Far As Modeling .... Hell Yeah, I Just Gotta Get out All my Nerves Of Takin Pics It's Something About Being Still Just Help My Nerves Rush In But The Women Think I'm Handsome. lol 4. How do you deal with writers block? I Been Getting It A lot Recently, I Just Smoke A Lil Herbal Listen To Some OG Hip Hop Nas Jayz 2Pac Biggie Snoop Mos Def n All That Good Shxt, Then I Listen To A lot Of Current HipHop For That Relevant Feel Then A Bunch Of Beats and It's Usually Cracking After That. 5. The music grind is relentless. How do u balance the highs and lows? I Meditate Eat Balanced WorkOut and Keep A Team Of People Around Me Who Keep My Love and Motivation For It High. I'm Always On Different Blogs Discovering New Artist or Watching Interviews Of Established or New Artist Just Staying Immersed In The Culture. Also Me Being A Videographer n Fashion Guy Helps Me to be excited about Different Aspects Of The Culture. I Luv This Shxt! 6. Do you prefer mainstream or underground success & why? Both, I Want Club Bangas The Whole Club Turning Up To My Music Around The World, Radio Bangas That People Get Tired Of Hearing. I Also Wanna Keep My Career and Creativity In The Hands Of My Team to See ALL My Money and Never Have To Jeopardize My integrity or Bite My Tongue On A Issue. My Plan Is To Make A Balance Between Both, Why Can't Rappers Have Fun And Touch On Issues? it's Life #PlayasLife "Life Iz Ur Game Play Or B Played"- Playa's Life Follow Picaso's Progress... Twitter http://www.twitter.com/PicasoSwag Instagram http://www.instagram.com/PicasoSwag Soundcloud http://www.soundcloud.com/PicasoSwag Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/PicasoSwag facebook http://www.facebook.com/PicasoSwag youtube http://www.youtube.com/PicasoSwag www.youtube.com/DntSpikeThaPunchTv
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
During a recent interview with New York radio station Hot 97, Lupe Fiasco was asked about young emcees he respects. Fiasco names Young Thug and Big K.R.I.T. When he is asked if Kendrick Lamar makes the list by host Peter Rosenberg, he says, "I've always been a fan of Kendrick. I'm not a nut-hugger like you." Fiasco then elaborates on his position regarding Kendrick Lamar.
A man in Cheektowaga, New York, recorded footage of a racist altercation between him and a woman in a parking lot outside of a store. The fight allegedly starts after the man started his vehicle in front of the woman's kids, and according to her, it scared them.
Hustlepalooza 2014 Pha'tal, Young Lyxx, Killa Kyleon, Martin Sky, Ashlee Bankz, Tony Cartel, Xvr Hldy, Chaz French Wednesday Jun 4, 2014 9:00 PM 18 and over $10 - $15 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/571657?utm_source=tw1&utm_medium=amp (find out how it came about)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising Hiphop artist 'Saint Nick' 1. Introduce yourself and what you stand for as an artist. I'm Cleveland 'Saint Nick' Keys, Saint for short. I represent a difference in the game, while at the same time keeping true to myself cause I am inspired by many genres. 2. What influenced you to become a serious artist? Family... I want to show my family that dreams are as real as you take them. 3. What's the earliest memory you have of falling in love with hip hop? Jump! Jump! Kriss Kross gone make ya... Me and brother use to imitate them so much. His name was Chris so it was easy to attach to. JD is real inspiration in a lot of aspects of the industry. 4. How do you deal with writers block? Live, get around music, and take a look at the details. The things no one wants to know but everyone keeps talking about it. The things everyone knows but don't talk about. 5. Do you Think music is enjoyed for the lyrics or the beat & why? There is an enjoyment in both. Some people are groovers they like riding with the beat. Some people are thinkers so they want to know where you riding to. 6. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now in this industry? Growing and moving music to all kind of places small and big with great artists, better yet great people. Follow Saint Nick's Progress... Twitter.com/NickASaint Facebook.com/SaintNick SoundCloud.com/NickASaint @NickASaint on Instagram
Monday, June 2, 2014
The silent film is reliant on score in a specific way; it becomes the dialogue to a certain extent. Music becomes the aural conduit to understand the piece of art, absent of any vocal cues. What the Scored Silent Film Festival, presented by BAWSY Animation at Chicago’s Crybaby Gallery, accomplished, above all, was utilizing the relationship between silent film and music to explore how each influences the other. (link below) http://www.wineandpop.com/2014/06/on-town-inaugural-s2f2-scored-silent.html
A dozen communities across the nation, including Chicago, where former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is mayor, will receive up to $1.3 billion in federal taxpayer funds after having been approved recently by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Designated as “manufacturing communities,” the Commerce Department stated each region is part of a federal initiative to “help communities attract and expand private investment in the manufacturing sector and increase international trade and exports.” The announcement, part of an initiative launched by the administration in December 2013, came a day before newly released economic data for the first quarter of 2014 revealed the U.S. economy shrank for the first time since 2011. According to a report last week, manufacturing job growth primarily concentrated in the Midwest and South after the recession. The communities chosen as part of the Commerce Department’s plan are spread out across the nation. (link below) http://blog.heritage.org/2014/06/02/emanuels-chicago-among-cities-get-federal-manufacturing-communities-funds/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FoundryConservativePolicyNews+%28The+Foundry%3A+Conservative+Policy+News.%29
In this city of sports bars — segregated by big league baseball and college sports allegiances — fans flock to pubs with the biggest TVs to cheer for their favorite teams separately and come together to cheer for the Bears, Bulls and Hawks. And now there's all the more reason to love watching the big game on your favorite big screen: It reduces crime. Researchers Ryan Copus and Hannah Laquer found that crime in Chicago — violent crime, drug arrests and property crime — all took a nosedive when there was a game on TV between 2001 and 2013. Copus and Laquer, doctoral candidates at the University of California. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140602/south-loop/crime-drops-when-big-games-are-on-tv-study-says
Chance The Rapper attended Friday’s White Sox game against the San Diego Padres at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field. The MC, who recently dropped an amazing cover of the cartoon theme song for “Arthur,” thankfully didn’t suffer the same fate as 50 Cent, whose errant throw caused Fif to be pulled over by the cops and ridiculed all over the internet.
Here's how the the XXL Freshmen 2014 list was decided, explained by Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten. Including the Chicago acts.
Outkast talks with John Reed in Chicago back in October of 1998. The duo discusses the state of Hip Hop, if they are going breaking up and the state of Hip-Hop. See What Andre 3000 says he will be doing ten years from the date of the interview. Amazing sit down with one of the greatest groups ever.
With Rahm Emanuel currently sporting a 29 percent approval rate less than a year before Chicago’s next mayoral election, it’s likely that there is going to be a new heir to the midwestern metropolis’ political throne. While there are undoubtedly a number of politicians who will vie for the coveted seat, one man is throwing his support behind an unlikely candidate who, for better or for worse, is one of the city’s most famous residents: Kanye West. According to NME, artist and writer Ben Shepard has launched Kanye4mayor.org in an effort to get others to throw their support behind the undisputed king of Chi-Town in the upcoming election. On the website, Shepard maintains that he earnestly believes West would be the perfect replacement. (link below) http://elitedaily.com/music/music-news/mayor-yeezus-theres-a-campaign-to-make-kanye-west-mayor-of-chicago-in-2015/614744/
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with popular mixtape DJ "JerzeyBoy" 1. Introduce yourself to the people and let them know how long u been grinding. Giovanni Jerzeyboy Brown,and I've been doing music for about 9 years going on 10 I actually started out producing then went into DJing. 2. What made you want to become a dj? Honestly what got me into DJing was "blends" I loved the blend tapes from DJs like Whoo Kid,Ron G.,Dj Juice,Dj Ty Boogie among others, I wanted to start making my own, and really just because of my love and knowledge of music. 3. Do you prefer the mixtape game or the club scene? I love parties but I prefer the mixtape scene more now,because I can play what I want instead of having to play what everybody else wants to hear,I have played "Teach Me How To Dougie" 10 times in a row at one party before that's all they wanted to hear,that made me rethink ever doing parties again. 4. Whats the most memorable moment do you have so far in the industry? That would Definitely be going to see Wu-Tang Clan at a show in Chicago I'm a Wu-Tang nerd that was one of the things I wanted to do in life go see them live in concert. 5. You get to play one song to get the party started, what is it? Jazzy Onez "Shut Em Up Girl" it's a song from a rapper from my hometown of Bridgeton New Jersey the first time I played it,it got a big response and everybody wanted to get the song from me after that. 6. How often are you looking for new talent? I'm always looking for talent right now I'm focused on promoting a R&B artist named Nitason his song "Supacool" is one of those I can see on the 106 And Park countdown. 7. Who are the artists your most rocking with right now? Troy Ave,Fred The Godson,Action Bronson but most importantly my fam A-Statatus Music World Saeitaintso and Lyrik Asssassinz reppin the 618. 8. What can we expect from you in the future? T.V.,clothing,magazines everything I might even sell some liquor like P.Diddy or something Jerzeyboy Radio is a brand name with endless possibilities I'm pushing to be more than just a DJ. Keep up with DJ Jerzeyboy... Twitter: @DJGJERZEYBOY INSTAGRAM: Jerzeyboy856 Facebook: Giovanni Jerzeyboy Brown/JerzeyboyRadio Mixtapes