Lil Herb released his long awaited mixtape Ballin Like I'm Kobe today. Of course Chicago went ham on the entire project, featuring Lil Bibby, Lil Durk, and production from musical geniuses C-Sick & Southside just to name a few. Listen to the full mixtape below!
Woke up to some heat on my line. It's great when great music is waiting in your messages! Brought to you by Good Deeds Crew and produced by Bobby Gore, I give you If This World Were Mine by westside native, Solomon; just a teenage kid trying to be heard!
This week for Throwback Thursday, I share my theory on how Tyler, the Creator represents the unique voice of our young people and how it's filtered through the media with the Chicago Public School system as an segue. Seeing is believing!
After debuting his EP in Aurora, IL This past Saturday, Sept 19th, Howie Stackz drops his sophomore release named Humidity.
Keeping up with this Beyoncé Themed Throwback Thursday, I'd like to share with y'all my initial reaction to the release and backlash of the original Flawless, her Bow Down/I Been On single, which received heavy criticisms after the queen's album, 4. Read through the full article below.
Remember when Butch & Quinn met up with Jane (a.k.a. Thug Scholar) to discuss the infallible Beyoncé and the BeyHive? Listen to our response to Bey's well deserved, albeit unwavering worship from her millions of fans.
Anyone who knows me know that I am a huge fan of Rick & Morty, a cartoon on Adult Swim detailing the outrageous adventures of an alcoholic, mad scientist, Rick Sanchez, and his grandson Morty Smith, throughout time and the universe. Every now and then they bring the family along, but the series is essentially Dr. Who meets Super Jail. Crass & vulgarity aside, the show is almost like South Park in the way that it challenges current events and social issues. That is, the social commentary is unapologetically real and provocative, touching on subjects from masculinity, religion, and even race. But it's so subtle, you might overlook the commentary. Therefore, below, I give you 5 times (even though there are plenty more) Rick & Morty successfully kept it real.
I had a date with KMOON, creator of Good Deeds Crew, at Fleetwood Restaurant, to discuss her impact in the Chicago community and her unique, rap infused fundraising events. Click read more to hear the full interview and to read the story on
Take a look at an article I wrote in 2013 for grad school regarding the politics and authentic representations of rap & hip hop shown in Kanye West's hit Mercy.1 featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2Chainz. I still think I might go back and get my Ph.D in this. Read more below!
These days, most people do their work in a coffee shop. Most people venture to Starbucks to abuse their free Google Wifi with a Venti Caramel Machiatto. I, on the other hand, like to give my money to local coffeehouses close to where I live. For one thing, I don't think Starbucks' products are worth their price points. Plus, I think my money should be invested into my community. Therefore, below are a list of some shops on the Southside I think are worth exploring!
Here's a list of some things (sh!t) to do in the Chicagoland area during the remaining days of September. If there is something I may have missed, please let me know. To make sure your event is featured in October, email me. If you ain't got nothing else better, without further adieu, some sh!t to do...
On the way out from watching Straight Outta Compton (finally) DRXQUINNX & I spotted Add-2 after his performance at The Promontory w/ Robert Glasper. The next thing you know, I sat in front of the best cypher ever! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did recording!
#LykeHim & go support #PreyForThePoor which dropped yesterday!
(Hyde Park) Over the weekend R&B vocalist Audrey Valentine blessed us with a listening party at The Silver Room to celebrate the release of her first album, Love Hangover.