What is in the water in Chicago? People out there are getting extra violent and going crazy faster than I can type a sentence.…

From The Sound Live NBA star Point Guard and youth role model, Derrick Rose has been the center of attention as his city is slowly being submerged in a pool of violence. Youth in the disturbed city of Chicago are looking to idols such as Derrick Rose to provide answers to the violence that has […]

Instead of taking a page from New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and slut-shaming teen girls into abstinence, the Chicago Department of Public Health has reframed…

From The Sound Live:  The young, talented and driven Brick Squad Monopoly front man, Waka Flocka, is taking an entirely different approach to a violence stricken community. We are all aware of the turmoil that Chicago has been facing over the past 5 years, as  youth are blessed to even make it past their teenage years. […]

 Apparently Chief Keef is a changed man, and the prison bars have led him to follow the Lord.The young rapper met with Chicago Reverend Corey Brooks to discuss plans to get baptized as soon as he steps foot out of prison. HipHopWired.com Brooks leads the New Beginnings Church in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood, and came to […]


Though the violence in Chicago often makes front page news, the circumstances that potentially influence it are often not discussed; chiefly among them, education —…

A Maryland rap duo may become famous for all of the wrong reasons. NBC Washington reports that a pair of rappers robbed Copy Catz Recording Studio in Laurel, MD after recording a song called “Larry Hoover” on Thursday. Via NBC Washington: Maryland cops are searching for a pair of wannabe rappers who robbed a recording […]

Our President is a ‘Baller’ for real!!!   SB Nation reports: “President Barack Obama played some Election Day basketball with former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen on Tuesday. “Along with Pippen, other notables playing with the Commander-in-Chief  Tuesday included former Bulls guard and current director of player development Randy Brown, Oregon State coach Craig Robinson (Obama’s brother-in-law), … and one-time Blue […]

Mya Musician Hometown: Washington, DC Links: twitter.com/MISSMYA http://www.myamya.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mýa Click Here For Latest News On Mya Bio: Grammy Award Winning Artist Mýa, is celebrating 13 years in the entertainment industry as an internationally known, respected singer, songwriter, producer, dancer/choreographer, actress, designer, model, activist and philanthropist. In Fall 2009 Mýa entertained the world and impressed millions as […]


What does a World War II vet get after serving his country? Smashed glasses, broken dentures and a stolen wallet, that’s what. And this was…

Chicago emcee, Add-2 has a video for his song “Cotton Fields.” The song deals with slavery, the civil rights movement and the struggles of Black people toady. Add-2 is 26-years-old and has worked with acts such as Kendrick Lamar and The Roots.

While in Kanye West‘s hometown of Chicago, ‘Ye took the opportunity to show Jay-Z some of his city. They hit Kanye’s childhood home, and he reflects on his early inclination towards art. Spike Lee compliments Kanye on elements of Watch The Throne backstage after a show in this clip, and Kanye almost seems humble! RELATED […]