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Teyana Taylor Curses Out Jeremih…Are Chicago Artists Arrogant or Misunderstood?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

In light of Teyana Taylor’s recent Twitter rant about the mistreatment she received on Jeremih’s Later That Night Tour; it had me thinking about something. It seems that some of the most notable artists from Chicago are difficult to work with. Teyana’s discontent with Jeremih is not the first time an artist has got into a fallout with him on tour. In 2016 Partynextdoor kicked Jeremih off tour after the two wasn’t able to coexist on the road together. Continue reading

Up to 600 Police Officers Will Be Sent On Chicago Streets…Will this Help Decrease the Violence in the City?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to address the high rate of violence in Chicago. Johnson stated that he will deployed 430 additional officers this week. He also added that number will increase to 600 people by this weekend. The announcement was made after 74 people were shot and 12 people were killed from 6 p.m. last Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. City officials have been scrambling for answers to help decrease the violence, the question is will the additional police officers help? To read more about this story click here.

Exclusive BTN Interview: Cee-Lo Green Talks About New Music and the 25th Anniversary of Goodie Mob Second Album

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Throughout his musical career, Cee-Lo Green has been many thing to many people. Some people know him as one fourth member of his group Goodie Mob. Some people know him remember him as part of the duo group Gnarls Barkley that has dropped smash hits like “Crazy.” A lot of people know him as a great emcee who has been featured on several songs with Outkast and his crew the Dungeon Family. More people may know him as a dynamic singer who has dropped timeless songs like “Fuck You.” Continue reading

Travis Scott Apologize to the LGBT Community For Deleting Transgender Model From His Album Cover

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Travis Scott got some backlash from the LGBT community after removing a transgender model from his album cover. Amanda Lepore was on the people that took photos to appear on Travis new album Astroworld. Scott deleted his poto and fans went to social media and accussed the Texas artist of being transphobic. Scott went on Instagram and wrote a lengthy explanation about his decision. Continue reading

Even Donald Trump’s Wife Disagrees with his Criticism of LeBron James

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Once again, President Trump was back on Twitter being obnoxious and throwing insults at people. This time it was LeBron James and CNN reporter Don Lemon after their interview to discuss the opening of LeBron’s I Promise school in Akron. During the interview, Lemon asked LeBron what would say if he was sitting across from Trump? James replied by saying “I would never sit across from him.”  Continue reading

Which Side Has the Most Violence in Chicago: The South Side or the West Side?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Earlier this year I wrote about Lupe Fiasco and his reasoning behind making a song on Harold’s Chicken. I briefly talked about the division that exists in the Windy City in that article. Those lines are drawn by various things like food, sports and upbringing. The truth is even though Chicago is one big city, it is defined by its neighborhoods. Even though the Black people predominately reside on either the West and South Side. There is still a divide about which side is the best or in this case; the worst.  It doesn’t matter that on each side of the city, Blacks are in a bind of a  common thread of neglect, poverty and crime; some seem to feel one side is better than the other.  Continue reading

Interview with Legendary Atlanta Graffiti Artist Dr. Dax

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

We briefly caught up with graffiti artist Dr. Dax to talk about the celebration of in PBS Music Voyager appearance. Dr. Dax is part of the Dungeon Family crew that also includes Outkast and Goodie Mob. Through his graffiti art, he became part of the collective of people that was responsible for bringing Southern Hip Hop to the mainstream. We saw him chillin at a event and asked him about his Music Voyager episode. Check it out below.

The NBA is Giving Isaiah Thomas the Short End of the Stick

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I didn’t want to use the word blackballed when dealing with the contract situation and the lack of NBA teams that were willing to sign point guard Isaiah Thomas. Especially in light of the ordeal that occurred to former NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick. Colin’s scenario is an isolated injustice, that occurs once in a blue moon to very few sports athletes. The Isaiah Thomas matter is a shady business practice that a lot of athletes across the sports world has gone through. Continue reading