November 30, 2011 |
We already know Kanye West and Jay-Z, whose Watch the Throne tour hit the United Center this week, can drop serious rhymes. Our question: Who is the best entertainer? Kanye West Rap shows used to be pretty dull from a sheer spectacle perspective. You'd have the MC, his hype man, his DJ, various crew members, bodyguards and the occasional groupie (or six). Kanye West didn't re-invent what a rap show could be, but he sure did put his stamp on it. The second he got the level of fame he desired, he put on a certified rock show (The Glow in the Dark Tour)
May 8, 2012 |
Local mashup craftsmen (BTW: I literally just sat here for two minutes and tried to think of a way to make that opening sound as journo as possible ) The Hood Internet have a new tape out . It's their usual blend of unexpected "collabs" and straight-up grooves and should help you get through the rest of the week with a smile on your face. Tracklist under this: The Mixtape Volume Six : 1. Wiz Khalifa x Phantogram | Move Up 2. Mayer Hawthorne x M83 | One Midnight With You 3. Ma$e x Notorious B.I.G.
June 14, 2013 |
Yeezus, we have a leak. Along with the (conveniently timed?) illegal availability of Kanye West's album “Yeezus” Friday, the Chicago-raised rapper announced a round of new “projections” slated for locations across the country Saturday. Previously, West had projected video on buildings around the world for his release of “New Slaves,” including Wrigley Field, a Belgian castle and an empty Pennsylvania prison. The contents of the videos remain a mystery, but West's website lists the venues where the projections will be playing locally.
November 13, 2013 |
For 30 local aspiring artists, they'll be getting their chance to share their craft Nov. 21, with a little help from Yeezus. Donda's House's Got Bars program takes 30 15-24 year olds interested in writing and performing music for a 12-week arts training, housed at The Ark of St. Sabina. Students take a creative writing, health and wellness and studio recording classes during the training period, culminating in a performance of their original songs at the Lacuna Artist Lofts, 2150 S. Canalport.
January 21, 2013 |
Justin Bieber has made some questionable choices lately, but the pop star got it right when he decided to give a little sartorial shoutout to the Windy City. Bieber was spotted wearing a black satin hat recently with the word “treated” emblazoned across its brim in white lettering. It turns out the hat is only available at one place--and that place happens to be in Chicago. The store is called Jugrnaut, and brothers Manny and Roger Rodriguez started it in 2007. Manny Rodriguez describes it as a place to get “stuff you can't really find at a place like Macy's.” He said the store is often regarded as a “street wear” destination, but he described it as a place that caters to a niche market, stocked with items that rappers and athletes favor.
October 4, 2012 |
EAT Think Pink I Dream of Falafel 555 W. Monroe St. 312-559-3333 In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the restaurant puts the spotlight on its new pink protein - steak kebabs cooked medium-rare - which you can try in a wrap ($7.90) or platter ($9). Either way, $1 of your purchase benefits local organization Bright Pink. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Additional locations: idreamoffalafel.com. DRINK One Bourbon, One Beer Small Bar 2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727 As part of Chicago Craft Spirits Week, the Wicker Park bar partners with New Holland Brewing for the debut of its Beer Barrel bourbon aged in Dragon's Milk stout barrels.
June 2, 2013 |
While every TV in Chicago was tuned to the Blackhawks on Sunday night, a little network called E! aired the season premiere of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians. " The main event: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby shower, at which it was revealed they're having a girl! You can start buying your baby gifts now. We took a look in our crystal ball to predict the future for little Kimyette. email@example.com | @redeyedana 2013 Happy birthday to you! Baby Kimyette is born on a sizzling hot July afternoon.
April 28, 2012 |
UPDATE: Listen to Keef's collaboration with Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and Jadakiss on the "I Don't Like" remix here. Over the last four months, 16-year-old Chief Keef has come from almost complete obscurity as a kid on house arrest to being one of Chicago's most buzzed-about artists. Last week, Kanye West announced a remix of Chief Keef's song “I Don't Like” with rappers Pusha T, Big Sean, and Jadakiss, helping to expand Keef's national profile. On Thursday, Chief Keef flew to New York to meet with labels and press outlets.
November 19, 2013 |
Kanye West professes his love for Kim Kardashian to Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, but avoids the "jump-up-on-the-couch moment. " "I don't know if I can express it enough," he says of his love for his fiancé after referencing Tom Cruise's infamous appearance on "Oprah. " "It's almost like people make fun of me for like how in love I actually am it just sounds. " The Chicago native also debuts his "Bound 2" music video, in which Kardashian appears. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airs at 3 p.m. Tuesday on WMAQ-Ch.
November 5, 2013 |
UPDATE: Kanye West's Yeezus tour dates have been officially rescheduled for Chicago as well as other tour stops. The Nov. 7 and 9 dates have been moved to Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Ticketholders should hold onto their tickets; Nov. 7 tickets will be honored Dec. 17, Nov. 9 tickets Dec. 18. Detroit and Toronto stops on the tour have been rescheduled as well as Chicago. Yeezus will go to Detroit on Dec. 19 and Toronto on Dec. 22-23. Fake Shore Drive was first to report the postponed shows Monday afternoon.