Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Sat With Rising HipHop Artist "Eddie P". 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people?
Whats up world, Im Eddie P the lyrical wordsmith. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? At the age of 12, When I was 10 years old my now deceased classmate and friend handed me a copy of Eminem's Slim Shady LP. Everyday I listened to his lyricism and started to practice my own. 2 years later I realized that this was what I wanted to do with my life, because this is what made me feel free. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? My most memorable moment was having my family come to watch me perform at the Independent Artist Showcase Chicago Edition. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? When it comes to writers block what helps me is a lot of Freestyling and Mortal Kombat XL. 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? It would definitely Eminem because his music got me through some really tough times and to share lyrics with him would be a great honor. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? Right now im promoting my current mixtape Dreams Over Reality. Also I have an upcoming EP titled Soul Of A Lyricist and I have 3 unnamed mixtapes in the works so stay tuned. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? In the next 3-5 years I see myself grinding to get paid shows and sponsors so that I can move my family to better locations and I can be a positive role model for my Daughter. Follow His Progress... Facebook.com/TheOriginalEddieP
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Big Ghost LTD is a producer best known for his work with Westside Gunn and Conway. Today, he releases The Ghost of Living, a collaborative album with Vic Spencer.
Reports in Politico said the Jan. 10 event will be a thank-you to supporters in Chicago who helped launch his career as a state senator, U.S. senator and president. The event also may include a "farewell speech," Politico said. Chicago officials familiar with the planning of the event confirmed Friday that one of the larger spaces in McCormick Place would be used for an event with the president during the second week of January. They could not provide any more details on Obama’s visit. (link below) https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161223/south-loop/obama-planning-party-at-mccormick-place-before-leaving-white-house
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Chance the Rapper and Jeremih just shared a brand new, holiday-themed mixtape titled Merry Christmas Lil' Mama. The nine-song project was released late Thursday night with no warning.
Chicago rapper and OTF member, Hypno Carlito, sits down with DJ Smallz and responds to those who question his music since he's joined Lil Durk's OTF crew.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Several South Side high schools are expected to be on the chopping block in the next few years to make way for a shiny new neighborhood high school in Englewood, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. The city’s public school system has set aside about $75 million in money it has borrowed for construction projects for what it’s calling a “Southside High School” at an undisclosed location. But sources tell the Sun-Times that Englewood will be home to the new school — CPS’ first new neighborhood high school construction in many years — though a specific address hasn’t been finalized. (Link Below) http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/several-cps-schools-could-be-closed-to-make-way-for-englewood-hs/
While eight states lost population between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, Illinois lost the most, with 37,508, the numbers show. Much of that shift is due to Illinoisans moving to other states. (Link Below) http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/census-bureau-illinois-lost-more-people-than-any-other-state/
Best known for his work with Jay Z, Young Guru is one of the most legendary audio engineers in the world—but you may not have ever heard of him. Discover how a hip-hop record comes together, and how Guru and others are pushing the genre forward.
The $12 million gift from Ken Griffin — who gave Emanuel more than $1 million in the 2015 runoff against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — will allow the park district to separate the remaining 11 miles of the trail, which is flooded with runners and bicyclists during warm — or less-than-frigid — weather. (link below) https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161221/downtown/lakefront-trail-path-separate-bicycles-runners
Monday, December 19, 2016
H3 Entertainment & GoSityEnt.com Accompany A Handful Of Indie Artists To The Big Apple, New York City. The Group Stayed In Queens With A Nice View & Comm unity That Showed Love And Interest To Their Grind. Making Stops At The Major Record Label Showcase With Reps From DefJam, Roc Nation, Hot 97, VH1, TNB Management, & More Started The Trip On A Serious Tip, The After Party With Special Guests Eased The Mood Before The Next Days Meeting Inside Def Jam Office s. Recap It Thanks To @ChicagoEBK Media
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Hypno Carlito links with Hip Hops Revival to speak on Rap Beef, Snap Dogg OTF Signing, New projects, & more.
Willie Cochran was recently added to this list. 33 Chicago aldermen have been convicted of corruption/fraud/tax crimes since 1972. Checkout The full list of who & why at the link below. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-convicted-aldermen-htmlstory.html
Friday, December 16, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
The Red Sox and the White Sox agreed to a deal Tuesday that sent the ace left-hander Chris Sale to Boston for a package including infielder Yoan Moncada, Baseball America’s minor league player of the year. The Red Sox add Sale, a five-time All-Star, to a decorated rotation. The White Sox start over.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Rashaan Salaam, winner of the 1994 Heisman Trophy and a first-round NFL draft pick in 1995, was found dead shortly before 9 p.m. Monday night at a park in Boulder, Colo., a Boulder police spokeswoman said. His mother, Khalada, told USA TODAY Sports Tuesday that police said they suspect it’s a suicide after finding a note.
DJ fiestaboii, Stack-A-Holic Mixtapes & Arrogant Fame Productions Presents Jayy Queezy's Debut Mixtape Revival Of Hip Hop Which Will Be Dropping In May 2016 🎵 Guest Apperances Will Include Team Yayo MB, RGF Prod/SCIFI Entertainment Kardier, Immigrantz Lil A & Lil Foreign, Katie Got Bandz, King Louie And More
Farewell, “Donnie Trumpet” We just came off the release of Coloring Book and The Magnificent Coloring World Tour, both huge successes. But all during the tour, something heavy was looming over me — Donald Trump — and the connection people are drawing between his name and mine. What began as a joke, a silly play on words, is not funny anymore. I don’t want to be connected to Trump’s hateful tone or his hurtful message. I don’t want to be misrepresented or misunderstood. Trump’s beliefs are not mine. From this point on, call me Nico. I am proud to be part of a multicultural family, from the great City of Chicago. I am grateful for the diversity of friends and family who have taught me and believed in me and encouraged me. I couldn’t stand to ever hurt them, or you. Thank you for understanding. Peace, please, and so much love, Nico.
Hailing from Harvey, IL on Chicago’s Southside, Tuo Clark has spent nearly a decade as one-half of the six-time Grammy®-nominated duo Da Internz, working with multi-platinum chart-topping superstars Big Sean, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Ludacris, Trey Songz, and many others. Tuo Clark, of famed production duo Da Internz, has been appointed Senior Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings, it was announced today by Steve Bartels, CEO, Def Jam Recordings. Mr. Clark will oversee selected current and new artist projects – including Big Sean, Jeremih, Lil Durk and Trap Beckham among others – while actively seeking out, discovering and signing new and established talent to Def Jam. Mr. Clark, who is based in Los Angeles, will report directly to Mr. Bartels.
After a number of incidents, altercations and mishaps; Live Nation is reporting that Jeremih has been removed from the Summer’s Over tour with PartyNextDoor. In a statement to Pitchfork, a Live Nation rep stated: Live Nation’s top priority is helping artists and performers create great shows for their fans. With this in mind, we’ve decided it’s best for the Summer’s Over Tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately. After multiple incidents we are left with no other choice. We do not support these actions or take these actions lightly. Ticketholders may request a full refund at point of purchase, which will forfeit access to the entire show. No partial refunds will be issued.
President-elect Donald Trump recently said that he had chosen Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and the son of one of his top donors during the campaign, to serve as deputy secretary of commerce. Mr. Ricketts, who previously worked for his billionaire family’s financial firms and has more recently managed his family’s political spending, will serve under Wilbur Ross Jr., whom Trump said he had chosen to serve as commerce secretary. Mr. Ross, a billionaire businessman, was also a top fundraiser for Mr. Trump during the campaign. In a statement, Mr. Trump called Mr. Ricketts an “immensely successful businessman” and praised his family’s management of the Chicago Cubs as “one perfect step after another.” Mr. Ricketts’s father, Joe, is the founder of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. The family purchased the Cubs in 2009. Earlier this month, the team won Major League Baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1908.
Brown, 25, was out with a 19-year-old female cousin early Saturday when someone drove by and shot him near Kedzie Avenue and Warren Boulevard, fatally wounding a prospect who was 20-0 with 16 knockouts and eyeing a breakout 2017. Brown had trained for years at the nearby Garfield Park Golden Dome Fieldhouse.
Foxx hopes to tackle the city's rising gun-violence and murder rates by taking a page from New York City. In recent years, Foxx said, the New York City state's attorney's office has worked with law enforcement to target the 150 people there who were responsible for the highest number of violent crimes. By sharing information across agencies, studying data and spotting trends, Foxx said, New York city was able to "drive down that small faction." "The data has borne out that going after those folks drove the violence down," Foxx said. "And the state's attorney's office owned it. They said: We have a proactive responsibility to deal with gun violence, and not simply react to guns we find in the aftermath. I'm very intrigued by that model." Foxx said that by sharing information with the Chicago Police Department and other city agencies, the state's attorney's office could effectively track and prosecute some of the city's worst offenders.
The Tribune filed a lawsuit Monday against the Chicago Police Department, complaining that it had not received public records it requested nearly a year ago related to the police shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald. The lawsuit said the Tribune filed a Freedom of Information Act request Dec. 17, 2015, seeking police employees' emails connected to the death of McDonald, who was shot 16 times in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder in the case, which inspired widespread protests a year ago when video of the shooting was released. According to the lawsuit, the Police Department said the initial request by reporter Stacy St. Clair was "unduly burdensome." The Tribune scaled back its request twice and was told March 21 that it would receive 375 emails the next day, according to the suit. But they never arrived, the suit said.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Jeremy Nixon's father said his 27-year-old son was found dead by Riverdale police inside a recording studio. Nixon was reported missing by his father in November following a shooting. Jonathan Armstrong said his son, who recorded under the name Boss Status Duke, was last seen on Nov. 16 at a home recording studio in the 14000-block of Eggleston in south suburban Riverdale. There was a shooting at that location and Armstrong said police searched the building, but initially didn't find anything. He said Monday his son's body was found inside a room on the studio. There is no official word yet on how Nixon died.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Bandman Kevo gives one of the realest interviews to date coming from a Chicago artist with some success in recent years.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Ayo Dosunmu is considered Chicago's top high school player right now. Just a junior, the 6'4 PG spent last season playing under Mr. Basketball Charlie Moore at Morgan Park, a powerhouse on the city's South Side. Primarily a role player last school season, Ayo had a breakout spring and summer playing AAU with Mac Irvin Fire on the Nike circuit including a productive stint in the EYBL. This caused Ayo's recruiting stock to soar. Currently ranked 21st (Rivals), 20th (Scout), 26th (247) and 33rd in the ESPN60 overall in the Class of 2018, Ayo is the top ranked player in the Chicago area, regardless of class. Heading into his junior year, Ayo's offers include Butler, Oklahoma State, Tulane, Missouri, UTEP, Cincinnati, Xavier, Iowa State, Marquette, Creighton, St. John's, Florida State, Northwestern, UNLV, Texas A&M, UIC, Illinois, and SMU. Expect that list to keep growing.