Saturday, January 30, 2016
FILM: THE CULTURE (A CHICAGO BASED HIP HOP DOCUMENTARY)
Presented by Lyrical Lemonade Shot / Directed by Cole Bennett This film is to show you the versatility of Chicago as it is a city that truly cannot be pinpointed when it comes to genre of hip hop. You will se different perspectives of the city throughout The Culture, yet everyone is chasing the same dream. Although violence is an aspect of Chicago that you cannot be ignorant to, this city is way more than just that. This film intentionally has no narration for the reason that narrations are intended to mold a perspective - this is for you to form your own. I hope everyone enjoys it, I spent a lot of time putting this together!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
NEWS: CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY MAY CLOSE THIS MARCH
Chicago State University, a school once attended by Kanye West, who later dropped out for music, is a predominately black college located on the South Side of Chicago.The school may unfortunately close this March due to the state’s unresolved budget impasse. The school began experiencing financial trouble back in June of 2015 when the state of Illinois began operating without a budget due to Governor Bruce Rauner and the majority Democratic legislature being at odds over the allotment of funds. It is being estimated that Chicago State will run out of funds on March 1st unless there is a plan put into place. It’s reported that a Democratic Senator introduced a $25 million legislation that will prevent the school from closing. This morning student protesters shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway as March quickly approaches.
VIDEO: DLOW- "BE YOURSELF"
DLOW's "BE YOURSELF" is a reality rap song that he created to inspire and motivate youth around the world to do just as the title says, and #BeYourself (be themselves). DLOW's mission behind creating this song was to give the world more awareness of his life's story, and provide proof that it you stay TRUE to YOURSELF you can accomplish ANYTHING you set your mind to, despite a rough beginning or up bringing.
VIDEO: BJ THE CHICAGO KID- "LOVE INSIDE"
NEWS: QUINTONIO LEGRIER'S ESTATE TO BE SUED BY CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER WHO KILLED HIM
The police officer who shot and killed teenager Quintonio LeGrier on the day after Christmas will sue LeGrier’s estate. Officer Robert Rialmo answered a domestic disturbance call in West Garfield Park and wound up shooting LeGrier and a neighbor, he says, because LeGrier attacked him. Rialmo’s attorney Joel Brodsky confirmed for WGN-TV this morning that he’ll file a civil suit against LeGrier’s estate in a couple of weeks, citing emotional distress and assault. (link below) http://wgntv.com/2016/01/28/police-officer-will-sue-the-estate-of-the-teen-he-killed/
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
MIXTAPE: ROCKIE FRESH- "THE NIGHT I WENT TO..."
NEWS: CHICAGO POLICE HIRE CHARLES RAMSEY AS SENIOR ADVISOR
Charles Ramsey, a former police chief in both Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., is returning to his hometown to serve as a senior advisor to the Chicago Police Department to guide civil rights reforms, city officials announced Sunday. Ramsey, who is highly respected within CPD where he worked for 30 years, will help reform the department as they grapple with the aftermath of recent police shootings. Ramsey, who will earn $350 an hour as a senior advisor to CPD, is well known to the department. He came up through the ranks in Chicago, rising all the way up to deputy superintendent before moving on to Washington, D.C., and then Philadelphia. (link below) http://abc7chicago.com/news/ex-chicago-police-official-returns-to-advise-cpd-on-reforms/1172141/
VIDEO: TY MONEY- "JUMPMAN FREESTYLE"
Friday, January 22, 2016
SPORTS: MORGAN PARK VS SIMEON BACK AT MP HIGH SCHOOL
Last week the Morgan Park parents threatened that their children would boycott the second matchup, scheduled to be played at Brooks, unless the game was played at Morgan Park. Thursday their wishes were granted, as Morgan Park Principal Carolyn Epps and Chicago Public Schools agreed that the game would take place at Morgan Park on Jan. 28. (link below) http://suntimeshighschoolsports.com/2016/01/21/battle-vincennes-will-morgan-park/
NEWS: CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS BEGIN STAFF LAYOFFS
Chicago Public Schools began laying off employees from its bureaucratic ranks Friday in an effort to reduce costs while avoiding cuts to the classroom. A total of 227 employees were to get layoff notices Friday, district CEO Forrest Claypool said in a statement. About 60 of those employees were eligible to reapply for 35 available positions, he said. In addition, Claypool said 180 vacant positions have been eliminated. On top of that the district said it has cut 61 positions since August. Through those moves, the district said it has cut 433 jobs and would save about $32 million this fiscal year. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-public-schools-layoffs-met-0123-20160123-story.html
VIDEO: CASTRO- PICK THE GUNS UP"
MIXTAPE: BOSSMAN TR3NT- "RIICH HABBITT$"
After months of anticipation and intense promotion from company IFOM, which included heavy street team work, promo tours, and singles "Got It Back & Piled Up" on various radio rotations. Arkansas's Bossman Tr3nt delivers the street classic "Riich Habbitt$" 18 tracks strong with popular DJ collation "A Team" handling the hosting duties. Listen exclusively on soundcloud now as it spreads out over the viral mixtape sites these next few weeks.
MUSIC: JD- "FROM THE STREETZ TO THE PEN"
With the viral video already circulating, JD drops "From The Streetz To The Pen" the single version for fans listening pleasures. The Return Of JD By Demand out now on Livemixtapes. Follow The Come Up @jdigtent54
Monday, January 18, 2016
VIDEO: BILLIONAIRE BLACK- "TWO FACED"
MIXTAPE: KING LOUIE- "FEATURING TONY"
Sunday, January 17, 2016
NEWS: WGCI PROGRAM DIRECTOR KRIS KELLEY FOUND DEAD
Radio programming veteran, Kris Kelley was found dead in her Philadelphia apartment late last week. A former Program Director and on-air personality at Clear Channel Chicago, Kelley was released in December, 2013. Kris Kelley was a 15-year employee of Clear Channel. Kelley first came to Chicago in March 2007, joining WGCI-FM as Program Director and part-time on-air personality. Early on in her time here, Kelley was the Program Director that fired top-rated morning show host Crazy Howard McGee, replacing him with syndicated programming, which ended up with far lower ratings and revenue. Two years later, her role was reduced to Assistant Program Director at WGCI-FM and she was given an on-air role at WVAZ-FM/V103, taking over the popular midday shift. At the end of October of last year, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago announced that Kris Kelley had been given the role of double Program Director, overseeing both WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM. Those roles ended this afternoon.
VIDEO: G HERBO- "L'S"
Directed by Nathan R. Smith and Sebastian Sdaigui. Cinematography by Conor Murphy. Lil Herb aka G Herbo drops the video for his single L's from his most recent mixtape release 'Ballin' Like I'm Kobe.
MIXTAPE: STUNT TAYLOR- " MAISON MARGIELA MUSIC"
Stunt’s long-awaited Mason Margiela Music mixtape is finally here, 12 brand new tracks, with work alongside C-Sick, Lil Mouse and Yung Stakks.
FOOD NEWS: HALAL GUYS GETTING SECOND LOCATION
Chicago's getting a second Halal Guys soon. The franchisee, which owns the Gold Coast spot on 49 W. Division St., wouldn't disclose the second location, but they posted an announcement on Facebook for rabid fans.
SPORTS: JOAKIM NOAH LOST FOR SEASON
This season likely is over for Noah after he suffered a dislocated shoulder Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls disclosed Saturday Noah was evaluated at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, where it was determined that he will undergo surgery. His recovery time is estimated at four to six months.
MUSIC: JD- "WHATCHA DRANKIN ON" PT.2
The Florida indie artist is back to kick off the New Year in full fledged form. After making fans do the clean walk this summer, JD wants to know the preferred drank of choice for listeners when out hitting the club.
PRESS RELEASE: TONE P PREPS THE RELEASE OF "PASSION FOR MONEY" VOL 2
After the critical & viral success of volume one the Aurora, IL. recording artist by way of Chicago is back with another volume in this profound series. Tone describes Passion For Money Volume 2 as Creative, Classic & Pure Entertainment for listeners.
Friday, January 15, 2016
MIXTAPE: CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE VOL.6
6th Installment Of The Chicago Event Music Series Turned Mixtape Series Catered To The Top Rising Unsigned Acts Out Of The Windy City. @ChicagoEst1837
Thursday, January 14, 2016
UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ BOSSMAN TR3NT
Chicago Est.1837 Recently Caught Up With Arkansas Rising Hip Hop Star "Bossman Tr3nt" 1. Can you introduce yourself to the people? My name is Bossman Tr3nt and I’m from Conway, AR. I’m 28 years old and I’m new to the rap scene. 2. When did you decide to make a career of music, and what inspired that? I’ve always been a fan of rap and a few years ago I had actually started writing verses Then a few months ago I started going to the studio with IFOM and I guess you could say that inspired me again. Since then everything has went kind of fast…. Promo tour…shows…. Putting my mixtape together…. I just love everything about writing my own music and hearing it come to life. 3. Whats been the most memorable moment of your grind thus far? Every experience I have had while doing this promo tour/shows has taught me a lot about the business and has been very memorable. I’m just blessed to be in this position right now. I also have a great manager, Claude, who has helped me put all this into motion. 4. How do you deal with writers-block? I take a break, light up a blunt, and let my mind GO! 5. Dead Or alive if you could feature with one artist, who & why? Bryson Tiller. He’s a new artist like myself and I see him being around for a long time. His sound/style is on another level. 6. What are you currently promoting or working on? My mixtape, Riich Habbitt$, drops Jan 18th. I put a lot of hard work into it and I want the people to feel that when they listen. 7. Where do you see yourself the next 3-5 years? I see myself and iFOM at the top of music scene because we truly have some talented artists. Yall just stay tuned this is only the beginning. Follow His Progress.. www.soundcloud.com/IFOM www.facebook.com/Bossmantr3nt
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
MIXTAPE: LIL REESE- "300 DEGREES"
VIDEO: JD- "FROM THE STREETS TO THE PEN"
JD offers up a visual & single from his mixtape The Return Of JD By Demand out now on Livemixtapes. Here is "From The Streets To The Pen", the streets will relate.
VIDEO: BOSSMAN TR3NT- "READY"
As Bossman preps the release of his highly anticipated mixtape "Riich Habbit$" he gets fans pumped with the high energy record & visual "Ready"
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
NEWS: CHANCE THE RAPPER RAISES OVER 100,000 FOR THE HOMELESS
Chance The Rapper and The Empowerment Plan Detroit have raised over $100,000 in their "Warmest Winter" initiative to provide Chicago homeless with winter coats. The campaign which started on December 16 hit the targeted milestone last Friday, enabling over 1,000 of the water-resistant coats that double as sleeping bags to be produced and distributed to needy people. Fundraising doesn't close until January 13.
VIDEO: MONTANA OF 300- "WHITE IVERSON/MILLY ROCK" (REMIX)
VIDEO: THE BOY ILLINOIS- "DAY GOES"
Official Music Video for "Day Goes" off of the Album DuSable Presented by The Ambulance Factory and Fake Shore Drive. Directed by: Jay Mavaz
Monday, January 11, 2016
GET TO KNOW A CEO- "MOE PECHI" OF COP HEVY INC.
1. Introduce yourself and the Brands you run. I'M THE CEO OF COP-HEVY INC. [CHI] & CO-CEO OF ALL ABOUT BANDS [AABMG]. COP-HEVY IS AN ALL PURPOSE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY WITH SPECIALTIES IN TALENT MANAGEMENT, EVENT PLANNING, PROMOTION & MUSIC PRODUCTION. WE TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR ENTERTAINMENT RELATED NEEDS. QUALITY SERVICE AT AFFORDABLE RATES. 2. Tell us how you got started & the inspiration behind it. I'M A CAPITALIST SO THE PURSUIT OF WEALTH IS MY MAIN MOTIVATION. I WANT MY TO HAVE STRONG FINANCIAL STABILITY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. HOWEVER, I STARTED OUT IN THIS GAME A RAPPER AND TRANSITIONED INTO A CEO. I'M A NATURAL LEADER, AND I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE SOME YOUNG TALENT THAT ALLOWED ME TO BE THAT AND THEY TAKE CARE OF THE MUSIC. I TAKE CARE OF THE BUSINESS. 3. Whats in your current playlist? EWOL SAMO (REAL NIGGA TAKEOVER #RELOADED) KP MONTANA (WELCOME BACK), NIPPSY HUSSLE (MARATHON) & G HERBO (BLIK). 4. What advice do you have for other hustlers like yourself? IF THEY LIKE ME THEY ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT TAKES. BE SELF MOTIVATED, BE CONSISTENT, REFUSE TO ACCEPT "NO", BUILD STRONG, DURABLE RELATIONSHIPS & MOST IMPORTANTLY BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. WHEN YOUR IN THE PROCESS OF BRAND ESTABLISHMENT, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU WORK WITH YOUR PEERS AND SEEK COUNSEL FROM THE ONES WHO SUCCEEDED BEFORE YOU. BEING TOO PRIDEFUL TO REACH OUT TO OTHER PEOPLE GONE KEEP YOU IN A BUBBLE. YOU CAN NOT RUN A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IF YOU NOT NETWORKING & EXPANDING SO REGARDLESS OF WHAT AMOUNT OF SUCCESS YOU ACHIEVE ON YOUR OWN ALWAYS KNOW YOU CAN EXPAND YOUR BRAND & MARKET BY USING OTHER BRANDS AND ALLOWING THEM TO USE YOURS. 5. What can we expect from you the rest of this year going into 2016? I'M EXECUTIVE PRODUCING ALBUMS FROM KP MONTANA, QT HOOLIE & EWOL SAMO. I'M DOING SEVERAL MIXTAPE SERIES, THROWING LOTS OF PARTIES & OTHER EVENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. MY TRAVEL GAME GONE BE CRAZY. IM WORKING,MIF YOU WORKING I'M LOOKING FOR YOU TO WORK WITH YOU. 6. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? FATHER OF A COLLEGE STUDENT, SOME WHERE WITH WARM WEATHER ALL YEAR AROUND LIVING MY DREAM WITH MY TEAM. NO DOUBT IN MY MIND I'LL HAVE GREAT SUCCESS IN THAT TIME FRAME. I'M GONE ACQUIRE WHAT I'M OUT FOR. Follow His Progress... FACEBOOK.COM/COPHEVYINC INSTAGRAM.COM/COPHEVYINC TWITTER.COM/COPHEVYINC FACEBOOK.COM/MOEPECHI
VIDEO: LIL DURK F/ DEJ LOAF- "MY BEYONCE"
Sunday, January 10, 2016
EVENT LINEUP: LOLLAPALOOZA 2016 LINE UP
Friday, January 8, 2016
EVENT RECAP: CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE GRAND FINALE SHOW 2015
H3 Entertainment Presents Unsigned Hype Grand Finale 2015 Show WWW.GOSITYENT.COM Filmed/Edited By @ChicagoEBK Media
Thursday, January 7, 2016
CHICAGO UNSIGNED HYPE INTERVIEW W/ MADE2BMANNISSH
Chicago EST.1837 recently caught up with young rising Hiphop artist 'Made2BMannissh' 1. Introduce yourself & what you stand for as an artist. My name is money mannish and I put my records out under the name made2bmannissh which is describing why and what my music is made for. my personal mission is to bring grooves back to the music and express myself freely with no filter and entertain with my sonically sexual sounds. 2. What inspired you to become a serious about your craft? What inspired me to make music is its the one thing that's consistently been around me all my life .even as a kid I would always have my own melodies in my head I used to hum and sing and as I began writing poems it wasn't long before I started crafting actual songs .I started rapping at 14 on the strength of my partners I grew up with started doing it and I wanted to show that I can hold my own too with the words. rick james is my all time favorite artist. I dug his vocal inflections and how free and open he was with his writing. 3. Rather dead or alive what artist would be a dream collaboration for you? Rick James or Eazy e. I think that would be a wild and dope ass song to collaborate on. 4. How do you deal with writers block? I deal with writers block by leaving an idea alone and coming back to it later you got to make sure all the lines connect when crafting a song. 5. Any projects, singles or videos we should be on the lookout for this year? I'll be releasing my project entitled audio porn on soundcloud,reverbnation and all other music sites. also im getting started working on a new project I plan to release late 2016 early 2017. ill be releasing videos and blog footage as well. 6. Where do you see yourself within this industry 3-5 years from now? Hopefully ill be producing and breaking acts and ill throw out an occasional record here and there but my main focus as of now is building a fan base and secure a touring situation. Follow His Progress..
VIDEO: FRU- "A MILLION DOLLARZ'
"A Million Dollarz" is a song off of Fru's upcoming Album "Hopeless Options Positive Energy". This Single will be available on itunes and Google Play on Jan 15th 2016 but you can stream it now and purchase it on www.voiceofthestruggle.com.
VIDEO: EWOL F/ RICO RECKLEZZ- "GANGBANG"
Monday, January 4, 2016
VIDEO: 600 BREEZY- "24 BARS PT.3"
Directed by Open World Films. 600 Breezy has released the official visual for his single, 24 Bars Pt. 3.
SPORTS: JIMMY BUTLER BREAKS MICHAEL JORDANS RECORD
If you were watching the Sunday afternoon game between the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls, you were treated to an unbelievable second half. If you happened to miss it, you'll want to see the unreal scoring binge by Bulls' wing Jimmy Butler. After scoring just two points and getting a busted lip on a defensive play in the first half, Butler was a bit possessed in the second half. He put down 21 points in the third quarter alone on his way to 40 points in the second half to lead the Bulls to the victory.
MUSIC: RICKY LANCE- "STUCK"
If you've ever had a dream, then you know what it's like to feel the fear of failure. You then should also know that greatness happens once you keep moving forward past that feeling of anxiety. In his first song of the new year, Arizona based R&B artist Ricky Lance tells a tale of two mindsets. The first of which painting a picture of feeling stuck and the second a picture of optimism. The smooth beat produced by Ontario, Canada producer OMITO, combined with Lance's positive message will get you in the right mindset to take on 2016!
VIDEO: KING LOUIE- "I MIGHT"
VIDEO: DGAINZ- "ANYWAY"
VIDEO: G HERBO F/ LIL BIBBY- "DON'T WORRY"
MIXTAPE: FAMOUS DEX- "DRIPPY"
NEWS: CITY LAWYER HIDES EVIDENCE IN POLICE SHOOTING TRIAL
A top city attorney intentionally concealed crucial evidence in a civil trial over a fatal Chicago police shooting and then lied about his reasons for doing so, a federal judge ruled Monday in a scathing opinion. Chang's ruling reverses a decision last April in which a federal jury found in favor of Officers Raoul Mosqueda and Gildardo Sierra, concluding they were justified in killing Darius Pinex during a January 2011 traffic stop on Chicago's South Side. Both officers testified at the trial that they had pulled Pinex's Oldsmobile over because it matched a description they had heard over their police radios of a car wanted in an earlier shooting.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
VIDEO: HYPNO CARLITO- "MY LIFE"
VIDEO: TONE P- "NEVA HAD S**T"
Tone P keeps the new material dropping. This time "Neva Had Shit" ths visual is on deck for viewers to check out.
MIXTAPE: YOU C- "DO YOU C ME"
Chicago rising hype "You C" drops a 17 track mixtae project exclusively on soundcloud for listening pleasure. Don't sleep on this young new Emcee as we can tell by this diverse body of work he is here to stay.
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