October 25, 2018

Chance the Rapper has become one of the more prominent hip-hop artists to speak out about mental health. He has already donated millions of dollars to Chicago public schools and now he is pledging $1 million to mental health services in Chicago.

According to Rolling Sto...

October 23, 2018

After several years of releasing little more than collaborations, rapper Lil Wayne finally released his teased album, Tha Carter V. The album was five years in the making and has undergone many changes since 2014.

According to the Rolling Stones, Tha Carter V was in dee...

December 15, 2017

One year after her previous album, “More Issues Than Vogue” was released, the critically acclaimed R&B songstress K. Michelle, is back with her new music project titled “KIMBERLY: The People I Used To Know.” Prepare to be in your feelings, folks.

In a recent interview w...

November 18, 2017

The 31-year-old rapper/musician and former teen actor has come a long way since his “Degrassi” days as Jimmy Brooks. Four studio albums, five mixtapes (one collaboratively released with Atlanta-born rapper Future) and three Grammys later, Drake is planning to go back t...

November 15, 2017

This year shaped up to be in favor for former reality television star turned rapper, Cardi B. The self-crafter of “Bodak Yellow,” released by The KSR Group/Atlantic Records is now certified triple platinum. The single also landed Cardi B the #1 spot on the Billboard Ho...

October 24, 2017

Rapper, author, reality television star and businesswoman Hazel-E, is currently receiving internet backlash for going on a social media rant with boyfriend and rapper, Rose Burgundy, insulting the LGBTQ+ community and women in the black community that are dark-skinned.

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October 2, 2017

The wait is finally over, Fergie finally struts back with her long-awaited sophomore LP. Hungry, starving, thirsty and ambitious is what the 42-year-old, multi-genre artist describes herself throughout her new album, Double Dutchess.

With an array of major producers and...

September 13, 2017

Back in 2015, Kanye West declared that he was “The greatest living rockstar on the planet.” Now, this seems Ludacris at first. How can a rap/hip-hop artist declare that he is a “rockstar?” It’s not even the right genre. The reaction was swift and it was harsh for Mr. W...

March 28, 2017

For the last ten years, the beef between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma has been swept under the rug as a little friendly competition between two female MCs, but by March 2017, the beef would be well-done and served on a piping hot plate.

When Nicki was up-and-coming as a youn...

March 13, 2017

Downtown Joliet will soon be welcoming a new live music venue at what once was known as The Tree. Opening this April, The Forge, which will be located at 22 West Cass Street, will feature live music, food and spirits.

During a city council meeting on March 6, one of the...

February 26, 2017

A major staple in Black culture is hip-hop. Hip-Hop became an identity to the Black community and has since become a global phenomenon. You may be familiar with the Holy Trinity as the Father, the son and the holy spirit, but to some, hip-hop is a religion and it has i...

February 17, 2017

Check out staff writer Kamari Jordan's top picks in music for Black History Month!

1. Black is Gold | Wale

In this ode to Black women, Wale raps over D’Angelo’s “Lady.” The lyrics celebrate the melanin in every Black woman and mentions Black celebrities such as actresses...

February 6, 2017

On Monday, January 23, VenuWorks proposed a five-year contract to remain the management company at the Rialto Square Theatre. VenuWorks provides full-service venue management, food/beverage and programming solutions to arenas, theatres and convention centers throughout...

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