R. Kelly’s request for release on bail due to the coronavirus pandemic has been denied. “While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established compelling reasons warranting his release,” Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Ann M. Donnelly wrote in her four-page decision, released on Tuesday. The Chicago federal jail Kelly is […]

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King Von, who is signed to Lil Durk’s Only The Family imprint, has released a new album titled LeVon James. The Chicago-bred rapper’s latest work is executive produced by Chopsquad DJ. The 16-track LP features collaborations with Durk, G Herbo, Tee Grizzley, NLE Choppa, YNW Melly, Yungeen Ace and Booka600. related news King Von Shares […]

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More than seven million people tuned in to peep the breakout visual, “ROXANNE,” when it premiered last week. In an effort to keep the flames hot and burning, the incomparable Swae Lee has hopped on the official remix. View this post on Instagram roxanne remix drops toniteeee who’s ready? 🐩🐩🐩 A post shared by Arizona […]

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Chicago, IL – Disgraced Empire actor Jussie Smollett has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury on six disorderly conduct charges. According to NBC News, the office of Special Prosecutor Dan Webb confirmed the charges were handed down on Tuesday (February 11). “A Cook County grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Jussie Smollett with […]

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Chicago-based label Closed Sessions has dropped a new project titled Our Latest Compilation. The eight-track release is produced entirely by the imprint’s in-house producer Boathouse. Contributors to the project include label signees such as Ajani Jones and Mother Nature. Other notable artists featured include Kemba, Open Mike Eagle and Dave B. Check out Closed Sessions’ […]

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Glendale, CA – Vic Mensa learned the hard way that brass knuckles are illegal in California. According to TMZ, the Roc Nation artist was arrested earlier this month in Glendale after police found a pair of brass knucks on him during a pat-down. Mensa was reportedly stopped by police for making an unsafe turn while […]

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RealStreetRadio – Chicago’s Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) and Ghana MC Recognize Ali have joined lyrical forces to form Dueling Experts. To introduce their latest venture, the duo has dropped an appropriately titled single called “The Dueling Experts,” which is taken from their forthcoming self-titled album produced by Lord Beatjitzu. “Dueling Experts is that raw unadulterated hardcore […]

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Mick Jenkins has started off his 2020 campaign by dropping a new solo release titled The Circus. The Cinematic Music Group artist’s seven-track set is his first project since the Pieces Of A Man album, which dropped in October 2018. The Chicago-based MC’s EP-sized project includes production by Black Milk, Hit-Boy, Bizness Boi, DJ FU, […]

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Isola, MS – Hannibal Buress is staging a last-minute festival before the year comes to an end. The Chicago-bred comedian has announced his inaugural Isola Fest, which he promises won’t be “Fyre Festival type nonsense bullshit.” Buress’ festival is scheduled to take place at Playaz Palace in Isola, Mississippi on December 13-15. Artists booked for […]

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Evidence has dropped an instrumental tape on the heels of his surprise album Secrets & Escapes with Brother Ali. The 26-track Squirrel Tape Instrumentals Vol. 1 is a collection of previously unreleased beats crafted by the Dilated Peoples member. The veteran rapper/producer’s latest release continues a series of beat tapes that began with 2003’s Yellow […]

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Kembe X is back with a new album titled I Was Depressed Until I Made This. The LP is the follow-up to the Top Dawg Entertainment affiliate’s debut LP Talk Back, which dropped in 2016. The Chicago-bred rapper’s sophomore album is a 13-track effort featuring IDK, Zacari and Trent The Hooligan. Production is handled by […]

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Supa Bwe is celebrating his birthday by sharing his Jaguar EP. The Chicago-bred rapper’s eight-track project serves as the official follow-up to April’s Just Say Thank You EP, although fans who pre-ordered his latest work were given access to a “secret” release titled Big Cat earlier this week. “As a Black American male, I’m seen […]

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Freddie Gibbs is declaring he has the best LP of 2019. The veteran MC has unveiled the dates for his appropriately named Album Of The Year Tour in support of his Madlib-produced Bandana, which RealStreetRadio gave a perfect rating. Gibbs is scheduled to begin his travels in Minneapolis on November 11. He’ll wrap up his […]

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King Von, who’s signed to Lil Durk’s Only The Family imprint, has released his debut mixtape Grandson Vol. 1. The Chicago-bred rapper’s project is a 13-track tape featuring Durk and Booka600. “When I was in jail, I got the name ‘Grandson’ because I reminded people of King David,” Von says in a press release. “The […]

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Following the release of 2018’s IDK & Friends project, IDK has shared his debut album Is He Real? “Here’s my gift to Beyoncé,” he wrote on Instagram. “My Debut album Is He Real OUT NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS.” The 14-track project arrives courtesy of Warner Records and IDK’s own Clue imprint. In addition to the […]

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New York, NY – R. Kelly was reportedly moved into the general prison population on Tuesday (September 3). The embattled R&B singer had previously been in solitary confinement. According to TMZ, Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg said the singer was only in solitary as a form of punishment because of not only his celebrity but also […]

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Chicago’s Lil Reese has released a new mixtape titled GetBackGang 2. The project is the sequel to last year’s GetBackGang, which dropped in May 2018. The drill rapper’s latest tape is relatively brief, containing nine songs with a total runtime of just over 20 minutes. Longtime collaborator Chief Keef and the late Fredo Santana make […]

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Chicago, IL – The Jussie Smollett saga continues. Chicago police have reportedly released nearly 70 hours of video related to his case, including a clip of the disgraced Empire actor wearing the infamous noose around his neck. According to ABC7 Chicago, police bodycam video shows officers arriving at Smollett’s apartment in January when the alleged […]

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