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Music Review Of Warner Bros Songwriter Scotty Music Listening Session

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last month Warner Brothers recording artist Scotty Music had a exclusive silent party listening session in order to preview some of his new music. The Joliet, Illinois native is a singer, songwriter, producer and rapper.  I was curious about the protocol, vibe and experience of going to a silent party. I been invited to a couple but never went to one before. My first encounter came with my attendance of Scotty Music silent party listening session in downtown Chicago. Although it was a listening session and not a party per se; I got the gist of how the silent things operate. I got my headphones and was impressed with what I was hearing. Continue reading

Directors At Best Of Black Harvest Film Festival Showcase Untold Stories Of Chicago People

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last week the Chicago Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance showcased movies that had previously played at the Black Harvest Film Festival from years past. The event was in conjunction with The Gene Siskel Film center and the two entities will team together again in May to highlight movies from this year’s film festival as well. Continue reading

Rotimi Talks About His Music Career and His Role on the Hit Show Power

By: Jarrod Horton

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New Jersey native Rotimi has a lot going for him right now. The 27 year old is one of the main characters on Starz hit show Power. In addition to that, he is quickly becoming a popular R&B singer on 50 Cent’s G-Unit label. The Northwestern University graduate came back to Chicago to promote his music and perform for his Chicago fans. I caught up with him during his media session at Iridium 77 clothing store in Chicago to ask him some questions. Continue reading

New Era Chicago Striving to Make a Change in the Hood

By: Jarrod Horton

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On a Thursday evening at Union Missionary Baptist Church, a small church located on Chicago’s West Side, you could see a black man and woman standing in front of the door with a clipboard. Their greeting to the people that walk towards the door were “Peace King and Peace Queen.” Both individuals had a welcoming smile while politely asking for a quick search of your belongings and a signature of your name on the clipboard. Continue reading

Sydney Jay Interview

You might have already heard the sounds of vocalist Sydney Jay and didn’t even know it. She has done background vocals for Chance the Rapper, Towkio, and other major recording artists. Stepping from the background, the 21 year old Illinois native is dropping a new single and putting her name in the spotlight. Check out our interview with Sydney Jay below

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

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