Lupe Fiasco and Boy Illinois Kick Off “Tour For The Fans”, New Video “Day Goes” [Video]

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Back in November, Boy Illinois killed the stage with his performance, opening for Lupe Fiasco. And now Illinois is following that up by going on tour with Fiasco, hitting the road on Lupe’s “Tour For The Fans.”  The tour kicks off January 13th in Seattle and ends in Indianapolis Feb 14th.

And that’s not all Illinios is bringing in at the top of the year. Check out his latest video for his track Day Goes, from his latest EP Dusable. Directed by Jaymavaz and produced by Jmixx with cool visuals. Kinda cool, Illinois giving a tip of the hat to the OG Bill Cosby.

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Money Come To Me Now – Weasel Sims [Video]

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Chi city artist Weasel Sims comes through with hot new visuals for his track, Money Come To Me Now. The track carries features from Gittaa Thomas and Lacy West. Director Alexander King, holds it down on the visuals. MCTMN gives you a look at a hustler on the paper chase. Be sure to stay posted for more heat on the way from Weasel Sims.

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Branko Presents, 10 Years of Lisbon Sound [Music Stream]

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Yes, the weather outside is frightful… But that doesn’t mean you music has to be. Electronic Dance Music Producer/DJ, Branko comes through, with a little bit of old, mixed with a little bit of new with his latest mix, 10 Years of  Lisbon Sound.

Hear unreleased music with Buraka Som Sistema & Azealia Banks. Best of all you can get your hands on it for free! Branko decided to put this one out at no charge, and takes you on a fun trip down memory lane of his musical journey with 10 years of music. Check it out, and stay posted for more from Branko.

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Tae Brown – 4 Chi City Radio’s Featured Artist

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Poetry is often a place where Hip Hop artists start out in sharpening lyrical skills. Chi City artist Tae Brown found his place in poetry at the young age of 13. He went from competing and winning poetry slams, to finding his place in the world of Hip Hop. Taking his love for both Hip Hop and poetry, Tae Brown goes forward in reaching his dreams in music, and representing his hometown along the way. Continue reading “Tae Brown – 4 Chi City Radio’s Featured Artist”

Jeff Gibbs Quartet Live at Reggies Rock Club – 4 CHI CITY RADIO

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Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, and Soul can be found in the sounds of Jeff Gibbs Quartet. The band has opened for Grammy Award winning artist Robert Glasper and have performed at various venues such as The House of Blues, Double Door, The Shrine and Subterranean. And any time you have a live band with a Hip Hop soul fusion… it’s an experience not to be missed.

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Gibbs Quartet were the headlining act at Reggies Rock Club recently and had a packed out house! The room was filled with attendees, family, friends, and good vibes! Good food, good drinks, and awesome music brings it all together. The evening was hosted by Chicago hometown comedian T. Murph.

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Gibbs and his band take the stage, performing renditions of the people’s favorite Hip Hop classics. In true Chicago fashion, Gibbs paid homage to Kanye West, playing “Flashing Lights” and Jay Z and West collab “No Church In The Wild.” People in the crowd sang along and danced, as the band kept the jams coming.  Check out some cool sounds from the band below.

Stay posted for more info on upcoming shows and events for Jeff Gibbs Quartet, follow Gibbs via twitter JeffGibbsmusic

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Lupe Fiasco Rocks Chicago with Boy Illinois and Badd Tattoo – 4 Chi City Radio

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After dropping his latest mixtape Pharaoh Height this past summer, Lupe Fiasco is back! Heading off a tour beginning in 2016 and hitting up a few cities along the way. Lupe recently came through to Chicago with special guests Boy Illinois and Badd TattooLupe and his special guests hit the stage at Concord Music HallContinue reading “Lupe Fiasco Rocks Chicago with Boy Illinois and Badd Tattoo – 4 Chi City Radio”

[Interview] Ben Sommers Hits Right Now Tour x #HelloHipHop – 4 CHI CITY RADIO

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By way of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ben Sommers recently came through to the city of wind, to hit Chicago up with some fire! If you’re looking for bars… Sommers got em ova here!! He rocked the stage at Subterranean for the Right Now Tour and #HelloHipHopBen’s dis track to rapper Slim Jesus is making major waves and has gone viral, leaving the internet lit. I got a chance to chop it up with the young emcee Ben Sommers, check the interview below.

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It’s BADU Friday! Erykah Badu’s New Mixtape, Host of 2015 Soul Train Awards, and Breakfast Club Interview

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This year has been a pretty awesome year of great music and album releases from artists who’s music we just can’t do without. And Erykah Badu couldn’t let the year end without dropping her latest mixtape “But You Caint Use My Phone” available via iTunes/Apple MusicBYCUMP also carries a feature from Mr. Hotline Bling himself, Drake. For those of you who have yet to get your hands on mixtape, check out her single “Hello” featuring Andre 3000 below. 3000 is member of Hip Hop duo Outkast, Badu’s former boo, and father of their son Seven. The mixtape dropped today… November 27th, Black Friday. But let’s dub today a Badu Friday.

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The Baduizm doesn’t end there!! This Sunday, Centric presents The 2015 Soul Train Awards, hosted by the one and only Erykah Badu. Honorees are Jill Scott for Lady Of Soul Award, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonnds for The Legend Award. Performances by Jill Scott, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Boys II Men, Fantasia, Chicago’s own Jeremih and R. Kelly and a host of others. The Soul Train Awards air November 29th on BET and Centric.

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Badu recently did an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlemagne Tha God. During the interview, she laid many rumors and myths to rest. I was happy to see this interview for several reasons. And I won’t give away details, for those who may have yet to see it… but I will take a minute to take notice to one moment in the interview that stood out to me.

We all know, just how well known Charlemagne is for all of his antics and shenanigans during interviews with artists. During the last half of the interview, Jay Electronica made a surprise visit to studio. He had already sent a message from Envy to Charlemange to keep the interview free of foolery and on a respectful note. Out of respect for his best friend and mother of his daughter Mars, Badu. Though his unannounced appearance was gangsta as hell… I thought it was not only adorable, but honorable to see Jay… the man, the super producer, the artist, take a stand for Erykah, as a man and artist, in defense for her reputation as an artist. We also know that mama Badu can hold her own in the game of clap back. But to visibly see them there, on the same accord of FTBS, was just one of the many highlights in the interview for me personally. Shouts out to Jay Electronica, for showing them how a father holds it down. STAND UP!!

“But You Caint Use My Phone” available via iTunes/Apple Music now, and other music streaming sources December 4th.

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Joe Budden’s All Love Lost Tour In Chicago, with Emanny, D2G, and Super Fresh Bros [Interview]

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Slaughterhouse member, and Jersey City’s own Joe Budden is coming through with new heat off his latest album “All Love Lost.” Whether you are a new or old fan of Joe, “All Love Lost” is reason enough to make you understand the hype behind the music of BuddenContinue reading “Joe Budden’s All Love Lost Tour In Chicago, with Emanny, D2G, and Super Fresh Bros [Interview]”

Adam K – The Word Is Love Remix [Interview + Music Stream]

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We all have songs… blast from the past, that we know and love. A remix is always a dope way to breathe new life in to a song that holds meaning, and help to carry on. Electronic dance music DJ/Producer Adam K, by way of Toronto, Canada, has done just that! Bringing you a new remix to a track that he himself personally loves, and does it justice! Chicago’s own Steve “Silk” Hurley’s house music classic “The Word Is Love” is back, with a fresh sound and sure to be in rotation, and keeping you on the dance floor!

I got a chance to catch up with Adam K, check the interview below.

B Roc -What made you choose to remix the single “The Word Is Love”?
Adam K – I remixed “The Word is Love” because it’s my all time favorite house record as I’ve been listening to that song since I was a kid.  When my manager told me he knew Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley and the S&S guys and could get me the vocals, I  was like…. ummmm yaaa set it up!!!

B Roc – How did you get started in music?
Adam K – My brother taught me to how to play drums right before junior high school as he didn’t want me to get stuck playing the flute. (laughs)

B Roc – Tell us something about you as a DJ/Producer, that you want us to know. 
Adam K – I had to think about that for a second.  Everything you see about me is 100% real… no fake followers, friends, fake plays, fake likes. All real, what you see is what you get. Organic Adam. Oh!… and I like rock music too!

B Roc – Who are some of your musical influences, and why?  
Adam K – Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, and deadmau5. Neil because he’s Canadian and such a brilliant lyricist. Pink Floyd literally taught me what a synthesizer was. Hendrix … well just because. And deadmau5 because he doesn’t give a fuck, even if he is a total douche bag sometimes.

B Roc – What do you hope the fans get from your music?
Adam K – Well, that’s a pretty broad question as I do a lot of music. I’ll say for this song specifically, I hope they see the magic in that vocal. It’s special and needs to be heard and perhaps for an audience that’s not familiar with the timeless original.

Here’s the music video to a version of the original track by Steve “Silk” Hurley’s “The Word Is Love.”

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