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Chano The Philanthropist: Chance The Rapper Set To Produce A Special Olympics Anniversary Concert

By: rebecah jacobs

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Chance The Rapper is continuing on with his constant philanthropic efforts by establishing a new partnership with the Special Olympics. The rapper and his brand new production company are set to produce a celebration concert honoring the organization’s 50th anniversary in his hometown of Chicago.

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Anthony Anderson To Star In New Film About Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene

By: MsJennyb

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A new Netflix original movie has begun production, and it’s starring Anthony Anderson.

The entertainment company announced that “Beats” had begun filming in locations across Chicago.

The movie will actually be based on the city’s hip-hop scene. Anthony is set to star as a former popular artist manager who “fell from grace.” Anthony’s co-star will be 17-year-old Khalil Everage, who is a native of Chicago’s historic Southside.

According to producers, filmmakers chose to go with “authenticity over experience” when it came to bringing on the young actor.⠀
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The movie is set to be a reflection of Chicago’s hip-hop scene and the members of its society. “Beats” is set to be released next year.

Article Appeared @http://balleralert.com/profiles/blogs/anthony-anderson-star-new-film-chicagos-hip-hop-scene/

Hear Queen Key’s Audacious Pop-Rap on “Am I Wrong”

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Queen Key knows exactly who she is and what she wants. The 21-year-old Chicago rapper already asserted her playful, no-fucks-given attitude in the banger “My Way,” in which she turned a cheeky phrase—“My way or the highway”—into a shout-along anthem. But on “Am I Wrong,” the opening track from her new mixtape Eat My Pussy, Queen Key proves that she’s more than just a fun personality with catchy hooks—she can spit straight bars, too.

A more vicious Queen emerges on “Am I Wrong,” firing off cocky rhymes, bragging about extorting men, being an “intelligent bad bitch,” and comparing herself to both Cleopatra and Lauryn Hill. Her venomous lines are complemented by a weighty Mike Larry-produced beat driven by beefy 808 drums and menacing synths. Queen’s audacious sense of humor shines through it all: “My pussy, my palace/My shit get ate up like salad.” But what really powers the song is her urgent energy, especially when she chants her hook: “Am I wrong if I know that you damaged?/Am I wrong if I’m kinda imbalanced?/Am I wrong if I accept the challenge?” Queen Key is self-aware and self-assured enough to know the answer already: She’s not “wrong.” She’s just daring you to dispute her.

Article Appeared @https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/queen-key-am-i-wrong/

Cause Of Death Revealed For ‘Chicago Fire’ Actress Dushon Monique Brown

By: CHERIE SAUNDERS

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*Two months after the sudden death of “Chicago Fire” actress DuShon Monique Brown, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed Thursday that the cause was sepsis of unknown etiology, which is as an infection of the blood of unknown origin. Continue reading

The Pettiness Between Rhymefest and Kim Kardashian Only Hurts The People Who Need Help

By: Jarrod Horton

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Let’s start this from the beginning. Pusha T, who is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label dropped his album called Daytona. One of those songs on the album was called Infared and contained lyrics that dissed Drake. One of the accusations made by Pusha T was that Drake used Ghostwriters. Less than 24 hours later, Drake dropped a response diss song called Duppy. Drake not only aimed shots at Pusha T, but also  at Kanye West. At the end of Drake song, he suggested that he was going to send an invoice to Kanye for helping Pusha T sell records. In true Drake fashion, he actually sent an invoice to Kanye and G.O.OD Music. Continue reading

Judge upholds Chicago’s ‘Netflix tax’

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The city imposes a 9 percent tax on internet streaming services, covering not only Netflix, but also Spotify and Hulu, among others.

Lawyers for the nonprofit Liberty Justice Center filed a lawsuit challenging the city’s authority to impose such a tax.

They plan to appeal Thursday’s ruling.

Article Appeared @http://abc7chicago.com/finance/judge-upholds-chicagos-netflix-tax/3519018/