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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 »



Lil Wayne’s Rep Denies Hostage Reports; Chicago Promoter Speaks

Both Lil Wayne’s management team and a Chicago-based promotions company have denied rumors that Wayne and his manager Cortez Bryant were held hostage in Chicago.Reports claimed that the alleged assaulted took place following a Dec. 29th performance by the rapper at the Premier Entertainment Center, which was organized by Ming’s Dynasty Records and The Ark… Read more »



Local Chicago Rapper Shot To Death By Police

Police in Chicago are investigating the death of an aspiring rapper who was shot and killed by police officers during a traffic stop last night (November 13).   According to Chicago‘s NBC 5, police stopped Chicago Rapper Freddie “The Saint” Latee Wilson around 10:30 PM last night and minutes later, opened fire on his beige… Read more »



Chicago Church Billboards Target Ten “Trash” Rappers; Snoop, Lil Wayne, Nelly, Others Named

A variety of popular rappers have come under attack in Chicago, where a Southside church has erected twenty billboards throughout the city, denouncing rappers they claim “demean women and perpetuate violence.”   The billboards were placed by the Faith Community of Saint Sabina church and urges community members to “stop listening to trash.”   Snoop… Read more »



Chicago Producer Files $10 Million CounterClaim Against Kanye West

Chicago, Illinois producer Eric “E-Smoove” Miller and his label, Focus Music Group, have filed a $10 million dollar counterclaim against superstar rapper Kanye West regarding several recordings West allegedly produced when he was younger. In August, West filed a suit alleging that Miller and Focus Music Group created fake documents, forged his signature and tried… Read more »



Chicago Industry Vets Help Noonie Ward With Label

Harold “Noonie” Ward, currently on the cover of the newest F.E.D.S. magazine has started a record company to show love back to the streets of Chicago. Chicago native and music industry vet John Monopoly has lent support in helping Noonie cultivate relationships. Noonie has also been in talks with former Def Jam executives Russell Simmons… Read more »



Common, Kanye Host Chicago Hip-Hop Summit

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 »



Chicago Police Apologize To Ice Cube

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 »



Chicago Rapper Running For President

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’s NoID Inks Label Deal

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 »