The Chicago Hip-Hop Summit took place Saturday (March 27) at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion.Kanye West and Common hosted the event and Twista, Shawnna, Layzie Bone, Crooked I and others took part in a variety of discussions, ranging from police brutality, the surveillance of rap artists, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other issues.”This was… Read more »
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Chicago native Bumpy Johnson has inked a deal with Free 4 All, a new label distributed by Atlantic and headed up by industry veteran, Free Maiden. According to Maiden, the rapper was the subject of an intense bidding war after hitting the mixtape circuit and getting airplay on both of Chicago’s commercial and Hip-Hop and… Read more »
A Chicago, Illinois business man, a Principal of a local elementary school and members of the Chicago Police Department will protest an appearance by Bow Wow at a radio station.Harold “Noonie” Ward said he hired Bow Wow to visit, pass out toys, and raise the spirits of poor youth on Friday December 19, the last… Read more »
Mos Def and Talib Kweli will deliver a joint keynote lecture at The Field Museum’s Center for Cultural Understanding and Change (CCUC) international Hip Hop and Social Change Conference. The conference, which is being held at the Museum on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3, 4, and 5, will discuss the significance of artistic and… Read more »
Today was not a good day for Ice Cube, as The Chicago Police Department issued the rapper/director a public apology for issuing alerts that described the alleged suspect of sexual assaults in the area as resembling the former N.W.A member. The police released the alert Sunday, only to have Chicago broadcast stations simultaneously run clips… Read more »
Feeling that America is in a state of emergency and needs new and innovative leadership, Chicago rapper Brother El is running for President of the United States. Brother El’s campaign headquarters, also known as his very own independent record label, has proclaimed five reasons as to why he should be elected to office. They are:… Read more »
Chicago producer NoID has inked a deal with Def Jam for his label, Face The Music. NoID has produced tracks for Common, Method Man, new Def Jam artist Diego & tracks for Jay-Z, which NoID said would be featured on Jigga’s album, or on an upcoming Roc-A-Fella Allstar album that is being recorded. The first… Read more »
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