Archive for October, 2009

Video: eLO – Dude Got Bars

| October 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

DGB.

“Something Is Wrong” Community Rally Postponed Until Mid-November

| October 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, the festivities scheduled for tomorrow at George’s Music Room have been postponed until Mid-November.  The estimated turnout exceeded expectations, and now various parties have to go back to the drawing board.  It’s really too bad we couldn’t make this happen, but it’s good to know there was so much interest and possible participation.

October 19th, 2009 (Chicago, IL) Due to the overwhelming response, safety issues and the unexpected anticipated number of attendance, “Something’s Wrong,” community rally has been postponed to mid-November.

The event was expected to attract 500-700 attendees but superseded the expectation in such a short time frame. Other issues that involved certain people within community organizations and activists sparked major open dialogue among the participating Chicago celebrities and artists including Twista, Malik Yusef, Naledge, Tiffany of Bad Girls Club, J-Niice (B-96), to go back to the drawing board and gather a greater support through out the City of Chicago, major corporations and as well as major community influences.

Founder of Heal The Hood Foundation David Banner, responded saying, “this is a movement not to condemn kids or any organizations but the safety of the kids is my biggest concern, we want to stay on task and continue what we’ve started, we want everyone to have the opportunity to contribute.”

The major influence of this event has ignited a call to action, in gathering suggestions in how to move forward. An email and website will be setup for input, ideas and linkages for organizations, activists, the city of Chicago, students and parents to get involved and create a greater perspective and unity within Chicago.

All suggestions, comments and concerns can be addressed and emailed to: supportsomethingiswrong@gmail.com 

Kanye Secretly Working in Chicago?

| October 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

illseed over at AllHipHop is my homie, but you never know what you can and can’t believe in his rumors section.   Today he had a blurb about Kanye returning to Chicago to work with an artist that he gave a “hit” to some time ago – and the person is NOT Common.  And apparently, this bit of knowledge came from a “reliable source”.  Hmmm.  Well, my bullshit detector is beeping in the corner now, but sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.  Who really knows?

I mean, it’s not Twista (sources in his camp confirmed), I doubt it’s Bump J (that would be a feat), probably wouldn’t be Rhymefest.  So who can it be now? Cue up the Men At Work.

Who am I forgetting?  Hmmm….Lupe?  I don’t know.  Where do you guys stand on this?

via AHH

People are wondering where Kanye is. Well, from what I understand, Kanye is not over in India taking a religious sabbatical as reported. From what I understand, Kanye is right in Illinois and making music with a rapper he’s been affiliated with for a long time. That rapper’s name is ______. From what I was told by a super credible source is that Kanye was “around the way” very recently and is working with this rapper again, because they are close friends. I was told not to divulge the name of the rapper, because it could cause problems for somebody. But just understand that the rapper is 1) from Chicago, 2) not Common and 3) Helped Kamye score a huge hit. Anyway, Kanye just strolled in and people were shocked. Good to see him laying low.

Twista To Embark On Stimulus Tour

| October 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Twista is set to embark on the ‘Stimulus Tour’, which will find T in various cities across the U.S. to reach out to the youth and perform affordable concerts at community centers around the country.  Also set to join him are Playaz Circle, Durrough and Moulange.  Pretty dope and noble of Cav if you ask me.  A Chicago date will be added, but hasn’t been secured at this time.

October 20, 2009 (Chicago, IL)- Chicago’s tongue twisting emcee, Twista, is hitting the road on what he calls the Stimulus Tour to help reach out to the youth in different cities. The stimulus tour will hit major US cities where Twista will be joined by Durrough, Playaz Circle, and Moulange for a series of affordable concerts and talks at youth centers.


“The economy isn’t the only thing hurting right now,” comments Twista. “The kids are going through some things right now, too, and so we need to get out there and talk to them so we can help them out. That’s what the point of the Stimulus tour is right now.”

In each city, Twista will visit youth centers and talk to the children about making wise lifestyle decisions and focus on the importance of education as a way to achieving success. “These kids just need someone to really sit down with them and explain to them how things really are,” says Twista. “And there’s no reason that person shouldn’t be me so I’m going to make sure I can do that for all the kids I possibly can.”



Children at the youth center will also be given complimentary tickets to the show in their city.

Dates for the tour have yet to be confirmed but anticipated dates and cities are as follows and ticket information will be available shortly. Below is a list of the dates confirmed so far but many more will be added.


Nov 26th : Minn, Mn

27th : Cincy. Oh


28th : Charolttle, Nc

Dec 3rd :Detroit. Mi

4th : Indy, In

5th : Saginaw, Mi

11th : Sioux Iowa

12th : Columbus, Mo

13th: Kansas City, Mo

Ten Things That Actually Happened at Friday’s R. Kelly Concert

| October 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Kells could quite possibly be the greatest entertainer working right now.  His recent shenanigans have induced plenty of “spit my drink on my screen” moments over the past few weeks.  This past weekend he had a blowout show at Madison Square Garden in NYC, and Vulture was on hand to report the 10 Greatest Things that happened during Robert’s show.  All 10 are pretty hilarious, but I’ve decided to include a few of my favorites up top.  Expand the post to read them all.

Oh, and best believe the next time Robert has a show in the Chi, I’m going to be there

2. At concert’s beginning, the curtain opened on a set made to look like the outside of a club — velvet ropes on both sides of the stage, people in line, a red carpet, etc. Following a medley of club-set jams like “Thoia Thoing,” “Hotel,” “I’m a Flirt,” and “Freaky in the Club,” Kellz ordered a roadie, “Can you move that carpet, please? I almost tripped three goddamn times.” Then he repeated himself, singing his demand. “You laugh, but I can make a song out of anything,” he told the crowd. “That shit will be on the radio and you’ll all be back here next year.” He’s totally right; we’re still humming it.

4. For “I Can’t Sleep Baby (If I),” the stage was made to look like the inside of a log cabin, with Kellz sitting in a rocking chair atop a bearskin rug in front of a projected video of a fireplace. Fake snow fell from the ceiling.

9. A pair of panties was tossed onstage. Stagehands brought out a changing screen, which Kelly disappeared behind, returning minutes later wearing the same clothes. Then he tossed a pair of his own underwear into the crowd, instructing security guards, “Let her keep those.”

Spotted via Bol


1. In the lobby before the show, there was a stand at which lucky fans could have their photos taken in front of a giant airbrushed portrait of R. Kelly for the low price of $20.

2. At concert’s beginning, the curtain opened on a set made to look like the outside of a club — velvet ropes on both sides of the stage, people in line, a red carpet, etc. Following a medley of club-set jams like “Thoia Thoing,” “Hotel,” “I’m a Flirt,” and “Freaky in the Club,” Kellz ordered a roadie, “Can you move that carpet, please? I almost tripped three goddamn times.” Then he repeated himself, singing his demand. “You laugh, but I can make a song out of anything,” he told the crowd. “That shit will be on the radio and you’ll all be back here next year.” He’s totally right; we’re still humming it.

3. The last time he performed in New York, Kelly said, he did a song for girls with big booties. So Friday, to be fair, he did one for girls with small booties: “Little-booty girls, would you stand and turn around? Slap it and ask the big-booty girls, ‘How you like me now?'” (Girls with flat booties will have to come back next year for their song, he said.)

4. For “I Can’t Sleep Baby (If I),” the stage was made to look like the inside of a log cabin, with Kellz sitting in a rocking chair atop a bearskin rug in front of a projected video of a fireplace. Fake snow fell from the ceiling.

5. “Everybody told me not to bring this up,” he told us during a break. “But this is my first tour since my court case. They said ‘Don’t bring it up, they don’t want to hear that shit’ … Fuck that! This is the first tour since my court case! [Singing] And I’m still here! Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus! You ever felt like that for some reason? It ain’t got to be court!” Then he sang “Heaven I Need a Hug.”

6. Kellz performed “Number One” sitting in a movie-theater seat while wearing the shiniest, most retina-scorching silver lamé trench coat we’ve ever seen. This may look like just a bad iPhone photo, but it actually gives you a pretty accurate idea of what fans saw as they were being blinded.

7. During a set change, audience members who still had their vision watched a video of Kelly recalling the time he spent working with Michael Jackson on “You Are Not Alone.” Among Michael’s talents was his excellent taste in others’ music, noted Kellz before showing the famous clip of MJ dancing in the backseat of a car to “Ignition (Remix).”

8. The Jackson tribute segued into one for Sam Cooke, during which a tuxedoed, bowtied Kelly capably took on “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Bring It on Home to Me.”

9. A pair of panties was tossed onstage. Stagehands brought out a changing screen, which Kelly disappeared behind, returning minutes later wearing the same clothes. Then he tossed a pair of his own underwear into the crowd, instructing security guards, “Let her keep those.”

10. Because he’d sang “Ignition (Remix),” his biggest hit of the past decade, only a half hour into his set, he closed with awesome, confetti-cannon-enhanced versions of “Step in the Name of Love” and “Happy People.” No encore was necessary.