The plan for the day was to hit the dealership, return some shoes and catch a vibe at the lake. Ran into the homie Kevin ‘KMax’ Maxey and he told me about the We❤️Soul’s event at the pier. Definitely caught a vibe at the lake. S/O to Kwest_on, Sean Alvarez, Joe Kollege, JayToo and Duane E Powell.
Chicago is so dope!
Jill Scott was in Chicago recently by way of Ravinia and brought the heat on a cold night. Check out this video of her performing and emotional rendition of “Golden”
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Ye has dropped and after 2 days of taking it in I can honestly say its a great release. An in depth review is coming soon. Big Boy was fortunate enough to be in Wyoming for the official listening party and interviewed Kanye. We find a very happy and lucid Kanye in this setting. Check it out.
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Drake pretty much Kanye’d Cardi B ala Taylor Swift at the VMA’s with the surprise release of his song and video “Nice For What’. It’s like he said “Yo Cardi, I’m really happy for you Imma let you finish but right now I’m dropping one of the best videos of all time.” I have no idea who is on the OVO marketing team but they deserve a raise. Just one month ago Drake was lamenting “God’s Plan” and passing out One million Dollars. Today he did what he does best. He cakes for the ladies and they love him for it.
The video for “Nice For What” directed by Karena Evans is star studded and a nod to the #MeToo movement showcasing powerful women in the entertainment industry. Olivia Wilde, Misty Copeland, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Lejonhjärta, Victoria Lejonhjärta, Letitia Wright, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, Syd and Michelle Rodriguez all make cameos. The most visible woman in the video is Lauryn Hill who doesn’t make a cameo but is the voice you hear consistently during the song.
So Drake breaks the internet once again. Check out the video below. Tell us what you think.
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Chicago Artist United the brainchild of Mbombock “Lambe” Songo came together to produce this inspiring and motivational project called “I Dream. I Manifest!” The song features Precise, Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, John The Author, Black Ice, Asielah, B1 Black Swagga, Limitless Soundz, Bambaye, Toiné, Bakar, and Lambe.
The message of the video is to bring your dreams to life. The music video/documentary speaks to creating this reality. Check it out below.
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Chicago emcee Dreezy, 6lack and Kodak Black deliver a word to us via some amazing lyrics and visuals. This is officially the most WOKE song of 2017.
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Jay-Z wraps up the year with yet another amazing visual from 4:44. ‘Family Feud’ directed and filmed by Ava Duvernay showcases a different world some hundreds of years in the future. The Founding Mother’s led by Blue Ivy has changed the world and years later there is a shift.
The video is visually stunning and features many of Hollywoods finest. Take a look for yourself and tell me what you think.
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The 3rd Annual Timbuck2Forever Tribute was held at the House of Blues in Chicago.
Timothy “DJ Timbuck2” Jones died in 2015 due to complications from cancer. The Timothy Francis Jones Foundation was created in his name. The foundation focuses on men being more diligent about their health. The night featured a host of notable Dj’s. Pete Rock, Dj Scratch, Rich Medina and Terry Hunter lent their skills to the evening. The night was capped off with a surprise performance by Raekwon the Chef from the legendary Wu Tang Clan.
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This is me, Precise rocking the mic at an Olive Harvey talent show 25 years ago. This show is the day I decided I could do this rap thing and consequently was the same day I met one of my best friends and producer Chris Rice, May he Rest In Peace. As I watched the video I felt myself being reenergized as if I was being reminded that it is time to claim my spot and do what I was sent here to do, Live in My Purpose.
What does it mean for one to “Live in their purpose?” How does that benefit the individual and the universe as a whole? All of us have been given tools and talents that are provided to us to open up doors and add value to this world. When we neglect these talents our growth is stagnated and we never fully realize why we are here and what we are here for.
We waste time in fear and doubt. It is a disservice to the creator when we don’t honor our gifts.
We find ourselves at the time of the year when we take an assessment of our lives and look to catapult ourselves into a better circumstance. We must understand that the better circumstance is waiting for us.
I recently received word from two people very close to me that they have accepted their purpose and hearing that from them paired with the surfacing of this video is a message that I hear loud and clear. GO FOR IT! God got you and you will not be forsaken.
Let this message serve as a reminder not to bury your talents. Allow these talents to grow to make a way for you and live in the fullness of your purpose.
God is Awesome and so are YOU!
Now what you gonna do?
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If you are anything like me you probably though Waka was buggin on Sway in the Morning the other day. He mentioned he was not Black and it caused a frenzy on the internet. Well on the Chicago stop of the Wild N Out tour where Waka was a musical guest he took a moment to clear the air.
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