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Chris Crack Drops ‘Good Cops Don’t Exist’ Project

The Chicago rapper's third album of the year.
Tags: Chicago, Albums, Jazz, Chris

Jamila Woods – “SULA (Paperback)”

Every song on Jamila Woods' last album, last year's great LEGACY! LEGACY!, was inspired by a different iconic artist of color: "Zora," "Eartha," "Baldwin." Today, the soulful Chicago R&B singer and poet is back with her first new song since then, "SULA (Paperback)," named after Toni Morrison's 1973 novel … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Toni Morrison, Jamila Woods, Zora Eartha Baldwin

Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Dead at 26, Killed in Drive-By Shooting

FBG Duck, a popular rapper out of Chicago, is dead at the age of 26 after he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. Details about the shooting are unknown, however, multiple sources confirmed via social media that the rapper had been shot Tuesday (Aug. 4) in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s Gold Coast area. Now sources have confirmed that Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekley, succumbed to his injuries. Popular rapper FBG Duck has just been pronounced dead after being...
Tags: Celebs, Guns, Shootings, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Gun Violence, Gold Coast, Drive-by Shootings, FBG Duck, FBG Duck Dead, Carlton Weekley, Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Dead

Whitney – “Strange Overtones” (David Byrne & Brian Eno Cover)

Almost a year ago, Chicago's Whitney released their most recent album, Forever Turned Around. A couple months ago, they began of big pop standards like John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." Then, just last month, we found out this was part of a whole new covers album called … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Brian Eno, Whitney, David Byrne, John Denver

Q&A With Rising Missoula, MT Based Hip Hop Artist Dougie Fir

Mad respect on your latest Album release “The Basement” . We checked it out and really enjoyed the new underground sound & perspective coming out of Missoula, MT. We rarely come across Hip Hop artists from there. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name Dougie Fir? I moved to Missoula in 2009 from Chicago. I was sick of the big city scene and it was honestly taking a toll on me both physically and mentally. I ended up working with The Montana C...
Tags: Usa, Montana, Chicago, Jazz, Seattle, BLM, Denver, Madlib, Missoula, Doug, USFS, United States Forest Service, Northern Rockies, Q&A Interviews, Rhymesayers, Montana Conservation Corps

Murda Beatz – “Doors Unlocked” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Polo G)

Canadian rap producer Murda Beatz has already worked on a number of releases this year, including Lil Wayne's Funeral, Lil Baby's My Turn, and PARTYNEXTDOOR's PARTYMOBILE. And now he's teaming up with longtime collaborator Ty Dolla $ign and melancholic young Chicago sing-rapper Polo G, who recently put out the album THE GOAT, for … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Ty Dolla $ign, Ty Dolla, Murda Beatz, Polo G

Watch The Makaya McCraven Documentary & Stream His New Album Universal Beings E&F Sides

Chicago drummer, producer, and all-around musical genius Makaya McCraven has been widely heralded as one of the leading lights in jazz today. Universal Beings, the 2018 album that cemented that reputation, is the subject of a new mini-documentary out today, and McCraven has shared a companion album of leftover material from the same … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Makaya McCraven, McCraven

Q&A With Chicago’s Rising Underground Artist Jai B

Congratulations on your latest Album release “After Party Hours”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of Chicago. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name Jai B? I felt this style of music was just different from what most Chicago rappers and hip/hop artist do. Most Chicago artist come real aggressive on songs and I just wanted to switch it up and make my own vibe. The name Jai B c...
Tags: Usa, Social Media, Chicago, Jazz, BLM, Jai, Q&A Interviews, Jai B, Drake Travis Scott Nav Future Kanye

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, July 30-Aug. 6

    Dance instructor Leslie Ferreira teaches how to perform the Cumbia dance style. The online event is part of the Music Center’s summertime Digital Dance DTLA series. (Photo courtesy of the Music Center)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, July 30-Aug. 6.   EVENTS   Drive ‘N Drag: Winners from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and more fan-favorite drag queens entertain, July 31- Aug. 2 (change from previous dates; show times vary). Check website for participating personalit...
Tags: Food, Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, New York, Movies, Congress, La, Restaurants, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago

Half Gringa – “Afraid Of Horses” (Feat. Gia Margaret)

Next month, the Chicago musician Isabel Olive will release a new album as Half Gringa, Force To Reckon, the follow-up to her 2017 debut Gruñona. A couple weeks ago, she shared lead single "1990" from it and today she's back with "Afraid Of Horses," a gorgeous and billowing song that features … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Half Gringa, Gia Margaret, Isabel Olive, Gruñona

Jai B – “Demonz”

Check out this new single titled “Demonz“, by rising Chicago based Hip Hop artist Jai B. This track is off his new debut album “After Party Hours” which is a definite must listen.  Follow him on Instagram @jai.b1. 
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Singles, Jai, Jai B

Seven Ideas For The Chicago Symphony To Perform Again

Howard Reich: “Should the organization succeed in presenting live events, it will deliver us from the current deluge of online performances by every musician who happens to own a smart phone. These musical snippets are better than nothing, of course, but bear scant relation to what happens when listeners hear music in a concert hall in real time.” – Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago, Howard Reich, 07.20.20

Smino, J.I.D, & Kenny Beats – “Baguetti”

A few months ago, Smino, the melodic and quick-tongued Chicago-via-St. Louis rapper, came out with his Already Decided mixtape. Today, he's followed up that mixtape by packing a whole lot of exciting young starpower onto one single. On the new song "Baguetti," Smino teams up with his fast-rapping Atlanta peer J.I.D and with … More »
Tags: Music, Atlanta, Chicago, St Louis, Kenny, Smino, J.i.d, Kenny Beats, Baguetti Smino

Stream The Lawrence Arms’ Extremely Satisfying New Album Skeleton Coast

Chicago punks the Lawrence Arms have been making beefy, melodic, catchy ragers for more than 20 years. They are very, very good at it. Today, the Lawrence Arms have released the new LP Skeleton Coast. It's their first album since 2014's Metropole and their seventh overall. (It's also their first since frontman Brendan Kelly revealed … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Brendan Kelly, The Lawrence Arms

Sen Morimoto – “Woof”

Sen Morimoto got his start in the underground western Massachusetts hip-hop scene, but since relocating to Chicago, he's become a regular collaborator to a constellation of the city's future-stars, including Kaina, NNAMDÏ, and Lala Lala. Back in 2018, he released his debut album, Cannonball!, a smooth and intriguing fusion of pop and jazz, … More »
Tags: Music, Massachusetts, Chicago, Sen Morimoto, Lala Lala Back

Whitney – “Hammond Song” (The Roches Cover)

Back in May, the gently sighing Chicago retro rockers Whitney released , renditions of John Denver's soft '70s folk-rock hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (with Waxahatchee in tow!) and SWV's '90s R&B jam "Rain." Turns out those are part of a whole album of covers the band … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Whitney, John Denver, Waxahatchee, The Roches

Makaya McCraven – “Mak Attack”

Upon its release two years ago, the expansive, globetrotting collection Universal Beings was a breakout album for Chicago jazz drummer, beat-maker, and all-around musical wizard Makaya McCraven. Editing together recordings from four separate live shows he played with various collaborators around the US and England, McCraven created a work so compelling that our … More »
Tags: Music, England, US, Chicago, Makaya McCraven, McCraven, Mark Pallman

“Empire” Star Bryshere Gray Arrested After Wife Tells Police He Beat Her for Hours & Strangled Her

Empire star Bryshere Gray has been arrested on domestic violence charges after his wife ran to a gan station for help and told police that he beat her for hours and at one point strangled her. Police in Goodyear, Arizona said they arrived at the scene of a Circle K gas station near McDowell Road and Pebble Creek Parkway Sunday night around 10:15 p.m. local time to help a woman in distress. According to the police report: “The woman had flagged down a citizen for help moments earlier at another n...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Chicago, Domestic Violence, Arizona, Pop Culture, Jazz, Gray, Phoenix, Goodyear, McDowell Road, Goodyear Arizona, Maricopa county jail, Bryshere Gray

Q&A With Chicago Based Hip Hop Artist El Stacko

Congratulations on your latest album release “Based On A True Story”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of Chicago. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your emcee name El Stacko? Thank you for having me on here. This style of rap, is like a pain rap, I liked to call it reality music, I came up with it from the pain and struggles in my life. My name was A.R Stackz at first, I’m on a diffe...
Tags: Facebook, Chicago, Kanye West, Jazz, BLM, Q&A Interviews, El Stacko, Stacko, R Stackz, Facebook EL Stacko, AMG LSB

Into It. Over It. – “Living Up To Let You Down”

Evan Thomas Weiss will return this fall with his first new Into It. Over It. album in four years. The Chicago emo mainstay has not been entirely quiet lately, releasing music with projects like Pet Symmetry, but the upcoming Figures will be his main project's first proper LP since 2016's Standards. More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Into It. Over It, Evan Thomas Weiss

Alter – “Good Day’s Work”

Exhaustion, the grind of survival in America, and the cynicism it engenders, check out the new single by N.Y.C. native Alter. The son features sampling of a 1969 meeting between the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots, a group of redneck transplants in Chicago who decided to work with the Panthers after realizing their common struggles for decent housing, an end to police brutality, and self-determination. Together with the Puerto Rican organization the Young Lords, they formed the first...
Tags: America, Chicago, Jazz, Singles, Black Panthers, Alter, Panthers, Young Patriots

How David Foster, hit producer for Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and more, opened up in Netflix documentary

Superstar producer David Foster likes to be in control, which is usually fine for the pop star or rock band looking for a hit record, but not so great for the director of a documentary on Foster’s life. “It was important to me that David had to be open,” says Barry Avrich, whose film “David Foster: Off The Record” arrives on Netflix this month. “I have no interest in exploiting him. But at the same point, I needed him to be candid. “So he knew the rules, and that’s how it began.” Betty Hamme...
Tags: Music, Movies, New York City, NFL, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, David, Netflix, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Whitney Houston, New York Jets, David Foster

Slow Pulp – “Idaho”

We lauded Slow Pulp's poppy spin on shoegaze and slowcore with Band To Watch honors last year, and now they're ready to properly show us what they can do. The Chicago-via-Madison indie quartet's debut album Moveys is coming this fall on Winspear, label home to such talents as Barrie, Majetic, and … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Idaho, Slow Pulp, Barrie Majetic

El Stacko – “Based On A True Story” (Album Review)

El Stacko is an up and coming rapper from Chicago, Illinois. After years of work, the mc has released his anticipated debut album, “Based On A True Story“. The record captures the hardships Stack faced growing up on the Westside of the Chi. While it is not always beautiful, the project is a gritty and unfiltered perspective into a life not everyone can make it out of. El Stacko’s moving lyricism and delivery make the album feel super genuine and thought-provoking. The intro track “Honest” se...
Tags: Reviews, Chicago, Albums, Jazz, Chicago Illinois, Needlz, Vamonos, El Stacko, Stacko

Q&A With Rising Hip Hop Duo Young Black And Gifted

Hey Young Black And Gifted! Please tell us how many years have you guys been making music? Where are you guys from? Most importantly, how did you guys meet? Kidd Called Quest We’ve been working together for almost 15 years now. I started out producing back in 2000 when I was in the 7/8th grade. I grew up in the suburb Webster that was like 15/20 minutes outside of the inner city of Rochester NY. I was always back and forth. I had cousins that lived in the inner city, I met Azariah through our b...
Tags: Europe, US, America, Chicago, Jazz, Rochester, Wu Tang Clan, Rza, Def Jam, Upstate Ny, Webster, Kidd, Pete Rock, Rochester NY, Quest, Q&A Interviews

Tobi Lou Drops ‘Lingo Starr’ EP

Three new songs from the Chicago talent.
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Songs, Tobi Lou, Tobi Lou Drops ` Lingo Starr

El Stacko – “Realer Than You” (Video)

Representing the West Side of Chicago, rising Hip Hop artist El Stacko recently dropped his latest music video titled “Realer Than You“, off his upcoming album “Based On A True Story“.  Follow him on Instagram @elstacko4.
Tags: Videos, Chicago, Jazz, West Side, El Stacko

Lilly From “Black Ink Crew Chicago” Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend After Catching Her in Bed With Another Woman

Liliana “Lilly” Barrios from Black Ink Crew Chicago was arrested last month after she allegedly attacked her girlfriend after catching her in bed with another woman. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Lilly got into a verbal altercation with her girlfriend at their apartment on June 3rd. After the verbal altercation turned violent, Lilly left for the night. But when she returned the next day to pick up clothes, police say Lilly caught her 22-year-old girlfriend in bed with another wom...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Chicago, Domestic Violence, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Arrested, Lilly, Mugshot Madness, Black Ink Crew Chicago, Lilly From, Liliana Lilly Barrios, TMZ Lilly

Jet Lee Houdini – “Drill Bill” EP

Chicago native Jet Lee Houdini who had a career as a D1 football player at Indiana University and stopped to pursue music full time. He is rapidly growing on Spotify since releasing his first song last year. Today, he premieres his highly anticipated EP, “Drill Bill“.
Tags: Chicago, Albums, Jazz, Indiana University, Jet Lee Houdini

Q&A With Rising Hip Hop Artist Jaysin the Sin God

Where are you from? I lived in a trailer park that was right outside of Chicago in Melrose Park for the first 10 years of my life. I kept getting into trouble. Kicked out of schools & shit so my mom moved me to Alabama with my grandma as punishment basically. I lived there for the next 15 years.   What is the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? One that pops straight in my head right now is when I stayed at my dads one summer & he showed me how to make these mixtapes on actual casset...
Tags: California, Alabama, Chicago, Jazz, Michigan, Detroit, Jason, Clay, Wal Mart, Melrose Park, DMX, Graff, Q&A Interviews, DJ Clay, Jaysin, Jaysin the Sin God

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