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Dr. Cornel West, Rhymefest Lead Chicago Urban Education Forum

(AllHipHop News) Rapper/intellect/professor Dr. Cornel West will join Che “Rhymefest” Smith and a number of respected educators during the Chicago Urban Education Forum. Dr. West and Rhymefest will be joined by Dr. Timuel Black (Professor Emeritus of City College Chicago), Dr. Joseph A. Strickland (Researcher, UIC, Jane Addams College of Social Work), Dina Everage (Principal… Read more »



President Obama Taps Rapper Common For Chicago Rally

( President Barack Obama continues to harness the power of Hip-Hop music before the General Elections, this time utilizing the drawing power of Chicago rapper Common. On Saturday (October 30th), Common will hit the stage in support of President Obama, who will host a massive rally in Hyde Park. Common is expected to perform at… Read more »



Rhymefest To Run In Chicago Alderman Election

(AllHipHop News) Sources have confirmed to that rap star Rhymefest is planning a run for office in the November General Election in Chicago. Rhymefest is planning a run for Alderman for the South Side of Chicago’s 20th Ward. The Grammy Award winning rapper will be running against Alderman Willie Cochran, who is seeking to… Read more »



Twista’s Documentary Explores Music, Violence In Chicago

Twista has released details behind a new bio-documentary, focusing on the chart-topping Chicago rapper’s rise to fame. The documentary was filmed in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Miami by The Vladar Company, the organization behind Big Pun: The Legacy.The film will be distributed to physical and digital retailers by EMI Label Services, which will… Read more »



David Banner Reschedules Chicago Rally Supporting Youth

Jackson, Mississippi Hip-Hop artist David Banner has announced that a planned community rally has been postponed due to safety issues related to the unanticipated number of people who will attend the event.   Banner’s Heal The Hood Foundation was to hold the Something’s Wrong Community Rally today (October 20) as a response to the growing… Read more »



Nas Speaks Out on Chicago Teen Slaying

Over the last two days the nation has been aghast at footage showing a 16 year old Chicago student being beaten to death in a gang-related mass brawl.   The student, Derrion Albert, was viciously attacked with board planks outside his school. While others fought around him, Albert went down and was repeatedly stomped in… Read more »



Chicago Rappers Unite; Remake ‘Self Destruction’

A group of Chicago rappers have come together to create the second modern take on the 1989 empowerment posse cut “Self-Destruction.”   The new version, released yesterday (Dec 19), features Syleena Johnson, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Phil G, Kenny Bogus, Straw, Pugs Atomz, and KRS-One, who’s Stop The Violence Movement inspired the original song.   “Self… Read more »



Chicago: The Coldest Winter

I moved to Chicago from the suburbs in December of 2005. I picked up my stuff and moved to the big city to follow my dreams. I even remember the small panic attack I had after I signed my lease to live in Hyde Park; an upscale neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside. This was a big… Read more »