Saturday, December 20, 2014
VIDEO: PICASO SWAG- "Y WOULD U LIE"
Shot by Dada Creative, Chicago unsigned hype "Picaso Swag" provides fans with an uptempo visual to match the energy of his viral single "Y Would U Lie"
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ DOLLA BILL DILLZ
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising Hiphop artist 'Dolla Bill Dillz' 1. Introduce yourself & what you stand for as an artist. Yeah it's ya boi Dolla Bill Dillz checking in live from Chiraq. I represent anyone who had to grind from the bottom. 2. Who or what influenced you to take your music career serious? Watching Gucci mane in his prime made me see that this shit was real. He applied far relentless dope man hustle to the mixtape game. 3. What do you feel is the key ingredient to your style as an artist? The key ingredient to my style is my slick word play along with clever metaphors and just the simple fact dat I only rap about things I have done. 4. With the internet playing such a big role in today's industry, What do you feel is an important way to interact with fans? Even tho the internet is playing a major role in hip hop but u still have to get out here and rock these show . You have to keep your face out there. Let the fans see you as often as possible. 5. Tell us a dream collaboration with another artist or producer if not both. My dream collab would be with jeezy . Fool got classics and he advocates trap music. 6. Where do you see yourself 3-5 years from now within entertainment? In three to five yrs I see myself still dropping hits. I kno imma kill the billboard chart. Overall I'm Hoodrich now but in five yrs I should be workin on a billion. RNS! Follow Dillz Progress..... Facebook.com/IGotDillz700 Twitter.com/DollaBillDillz Instagram.com/CutThroat_Dillz
SPORTS: BEARS EMBARRASSED IN HOME MNF GAME AGAINST SAINTS
Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC South lead. Bad offense. Turnovers from Jay Cutler. An inability to stop a good quarterback. Lost coaching. A lifeless performance at home. Monday night's disaster had it all for the now 5-9 Bears.
SPORTS: JABARI PARKER OUT WITH SERIOUS KNEE INJURY
Early in the third quarter of Monday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, Jabari Parker was dribbling up the court in transition when he collided with P.J. Tucker as he tried to pass the ball off to a teammate. Parker's left knee appeared to be injured and it looked like he said that something popped while he was on the ground, dealing with the injury. The No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft left the game after the play and was carried to the locker room by teammates and the Bucks' staff. It's being diagnosed as a sprained knee he did not return to the game.
NEWS: CAMERAS TO BE ALLOWED IN "SOME" COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSES
Media cameras will be allowed in some Cook County criminal courtrooms as part of a pilot program beginning in January, the Illinois Supreme Court has decided. Effective Jan. 5, the media will be allowed to video and audio record proceedings at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California. A request for cameras at a hearing or trial must be initiated by the media through a media coordinator at least 14 days in advance, according to a statement from the high court. The trial judge will then decide whether or not to allow extended coverage of a proceeding. Cameras will be prohibited in cases of sexual abuse without the alleged victim's consent, as well as juvenile, divorce, adoption, child custody, evidence suppression and trade secret cases. (link below) http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/27641040/cameras-to-be-allowed-in-some-cook-county-courthouses?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
VIDEO: LIL DURK- "B.O.N"
This Is Not A Diss. Surrounded by his fellow goons, Lil Durk takes a quick moment at the crib to shoot a new video for "Big Ol' Nigga".
Monday, December 15, 2014
MUSIC NEWS: SONY LEAK REVEALS KANYE WEST MOVIE (EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)
The latest, from The Daily Beast, reveals that Kanye West’s representatives approached Sony about doing a feature-length film with West. “I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out,” wrote West’s creative director Elon Rutberg in an email, per Daily Beast. “We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.” Even more exciting, albeit random, there is apparently footage of Kanye helping to reenact the oft-imitated piano scene from Big in a 2015 Seth Rogen/Joseph Gordon-Levitt film XMAS. “Seth, Joe, and [Anthony] Mackie reenacting the scene from BIG on the floor piano at FAO Schwartz with KANYE WEST,” Sony studio chief Amy Pascal wrote in an email discussing a teaser for the film. “It’s f–king awesome.”
SPORTS: WHITE SOX SIGN FREE AGENT MELKY CABRERA
The White Sox have found an upgrade in left field by agreeing with free agent Melky Cabrera, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com. The three-year contract is worth $42 million, pending a physical exam which is expected to take place early this week, a baseball source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. (link below) http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/12026634/chicago-white-sox-melky-cabrera-agree-deal?ex_cid=sportscenterTW
MUSIC: HI MONEY- "THANK YOU"
New Music from rising indie artist Hi Money. Lookout for the upcoming "Hola Dinero" Mixtape Hosted By Stack Or Starve Approved!
Friday, December 12, 2014
VIDEO: WES KARDIGAN- "AH YEAH" (SHE NEEDS ME)
Written & produced by Wes Kardigan. The Chicago artist teams with director ChicagoEBK Media to bring to the life the viral record that's been building up over the last few months. Check it out below. Follow him @Wes_Kardigan
Thursday, December 11, 2014
MUSIC: LOUDPACK LOSKI- "HIGH MILEAGE"
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
NEWS: ILLINOIS STATE COMPTROLLER JUDY BAAR TOPINKA PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 70
Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke. Topinka, 70, had been elected to her second term as comptroller in November, and was preparing to be sworn in next month. She was the first woman to serve in statewide office, and the first female Republican to win her party’s nomination for governor. “She was one of a kind,” former Gov. Jim Thompson said. Topinka was also the first woman to serve as chair of the Illinois Republican Party. (link below) http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/12/10/illinois-state-comptroller-judy-baar-topinka-dies-at-70/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
SPORTS: JON LESTER CHOOSES TO SIGN WITH THE CHICAGO CUBS
The Cubs are back as major players at the winter meetings, selling Jon Lester on their vision of winning big at Wrigley Field and blowing him away with a six-year, $155 million megadeal. A source involved in the negotiations confirmed the agreement late Tuesday night, and the news rippled throughout the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. After patiently waiting for the right time to strike in free agency – and missing on several high-profile targets – the Cubs finally got their man. (link below) http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs/cubs-sign-jon-lester-six-year-155-million-megadeal
NEWS: KEY PLAYER IN RED LIGHT CAMERA CONTRACT SCANDAL PLEADS GUILTY
O'Malley, 73, of Worth, was employed as a "consultant" for Redflex when its deal to provide red light cameras to the city began in 2003. But his main role was allegedly to funnel cash and perks to his pal, city worker John Bills, who is accused of helping rig the contract for Redflex in return for kickbacks. O'Malley faces up to five years in prison but has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors against Bills and former Redflex CEO Karen Finlay in the hopes of receiving a reduced sentence. His sentencing has been delayed until after Bills' and Finlay's cases are concluded. In court Wednesday, O'Malley admitted he funneled most of the $2 million he was paid by Redflex to Bills, who the feds say got a $177,000 condo, Super Bowl tickets, golf outings, a boat, his children's school fees and even his girlfriend's mortgage and his divorce attorney's bill paid by Redflex. O'Malley agreed that Bills had got him the job with Redflex, then demanded the kickbacks, telling him "this is the way business is done." (link below) http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/redflex-bagman-pleads-guilty-red-light-camera-contract-bribe/wed-12102014-1029am
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
NEWS: "HOOP DREAMS" REMASTERED
The digitally remastered version of the 1994 film directed by Steve James, which won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary that year, offers more than just a clearer picture of footage that shows high school basketball stars Arthur Agee and William Gates coming of age in Chicago. It’s a reminder that, 20 years later, some things haven’t changed very much for kids growing up in poor parts of Chicago struggling with gangs, guns and drugs.
MUSIC NEWS: CHIEF KEEF & RAP GROUP MIGOS END BEEF
Beef Between Migos & Chief Keef Is Finally over. After Quavo of Migos got his chain snatched last month by a group sent out by Chief Keef & his Glo Gang, the two have linked up to reconcile and squash their beef.
VIDEO: KATIE GOT BANDZ- "BTAHB"
Directed by Dark Mirror. Produced by Jack Flash. "Coolin' In Chiraq" Coming December 18, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
NEWS: NEW DOWNTOWN SKATE PARK OPENING DAY
Hundreds of skateboarders from all across the city converged on Grant Park Saturday to shred at the city's new 3-acre, $2.65 million skate park. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141208/downtown/grant-park-skate-park-hit-on-opening-day
CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ I.D. ENTIFICATION
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising hiphop group "I.D. Entification" 1. Introduce yourselves & what you'll stand for as a group. We are I.D.Entification, 2 brothers from Chicago working our way towards living out our dreams. Our group consists of Impulse an R&B singer/ songwriter and Demeanor Rap artist/ songwriter. As a group we chose 2 mesh our talents to create one sound, building a fan base giving everyone our identities through the music. Music in which we share with the public is generally R&B but we can come in many different lanes and styles. 2. What inspired you'll to become serious artists? What inspired us to become serious artists is our love for the art. If one didn’t know, music is definitely an art that most artists fail to realize. It seems to us that artist’s just record to say they have something to do or to fit in with this generation. Very few actually have a plan, vision, and a goal to succeed and get to a stage where they are in position to win Grammy’s. Those are our goals! 3. How does the group plan on separating itself from other up n coming groups? Our plan to separate ourselves is to simply stay in our own lane. The popular music in Chicago right now is drill. We are going completely away from violence, spreading positive vibes. We also lean towards what we actually go through spilling our hearts on songs. 4. Name a dream collaboration. One producer & one artist. A dream collaboration for I.D.Entification would have to be the piot piper of R&B in R. Kelly with timberland or Dr. Dre behind the scenes. For this particular collab we’d have to go with Timberland. We think a SUPER hit would come from a track like this. 5. What's been the most memorable moment in the groups short career? The most memorable moment of the group’s short career would have to be the first time that we performed together. Adrenaline rushing, crowd watching, and high hopes of shutting it down. It honestly seems like once the song starts playing things just come naturally for us as if this is what we were really made to do. 6.Any special projects out, or upcoming fans should be checking for? Right now everyone please take the time out to go on YouTube and check out our videos under director LawFilms. Look up Lawrence Williams and we have “Head Sprung” and “Crush” which are our two big ones! Look out for our upcoming mixtape that will be dropping soon titled “First Impression the mixtape” hosted by DJ Amaris. Next year summer time be on the lookout for our first Album titled “I.D. Me.” 7. Tell us where you guys see the group 3-5 years from now. 3-5 years from now we see our group improving dramatically and getting serious looks from major producers and labels. Though we don’t know what the future holds, we would like to have only been recognized for our raw talents and appreciated for the music that we are bringing to the industry. Follow Their Progress... Website: Weriseent.com Instagram: Demeanor_Of_I.D IMpulseOf_ID Twitter: Demeanor_Of_ID IMpulseOf_ID
Friday, December 5, 2014
ALBUM: RAMADA- "A REALITY TO CHOKE UPON"
After several months of anticipation including a visual to a single shot by popular director "DGainz", Ramada provides fans with his debut album "A Reality To Choke Upon" 13 new tracks including the singles "Silver Lining, To Good To Be True, & Young Forever"
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
NEWS: CHICAGO MINIMUM WAGE GETTING CLOSE TO 13$
The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a special meeting on a plan by a re-election-seeking Mayor Rahm Emanuel to increase Chicago's minimum wage from $8.25 to $13 an hour by 2019. The proposal advanced after a hearing Monday stretched more than three hours. In Springfield, supporters of a plan to increase the statewide minimum wage to $10 an hour searched for more votes in the Illinois House as lawmakers returned to town for the final scheduled week of session this year. Emanuel's decision to quickly push through a city vote would allow the first-term mayor to try to grab credit on a politically popular issue despite intense opposition on one side from the city's retail and restaurant business community and the other side from labor advocates and political opponents who contended it didn't raise the minimum wage far enough. The mayor's fast move also has created confusion in Springfield as business interests have pressed state lawmakers to prevent the city from having a higher rate than the rest of the state. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-minimum-wage-met-1202-20141201-story.html#page=1
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