G Herbo holds listening session for ‘Humble Beast’ at CRC Studios

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Chicago rapper G Herbo recently dropped his project “Humble Beast”. During a listening session at CRC studios G Herbo discussed the project and how his purpose is to help change the lives of the youth.

Under the tutelage of the legendary rapper Mikkey Halsted, Herbo has matured into a great story teller with a great level of intensity. The lead single “Everything”  is a high energy song that covers a wide array of , well everything. The album version features Lil Uzi Vert.

G Herbo is the voice of the youth and it’s going to be exciting to see his career grow.

Check out a few pictures from the listening session below.

 

 

-Precise

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G Herbo talks his new album ‘Humble Beast’ at private listening in Chicago

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Chicago rapper G Herbo recently dropped his latest project ‘Humble Beast’. He had a private listening at the famed CRC Studios and discussed the project and how he is here to change lives.

Listen to and share “Take Our Time” by Precise produced by Tye Hill from the release “Ladies Love Mixtapes”

Young Joc says his dress is ‘internet manipulation’

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Young Joc looking like somebody auntie asking for a loose square.

The latest person to break the internet is rapper Young Joc of “It’s Goin Down” fame. He was recently spotted standing beside a black SUV wearing a glamorous blue dress (with sequins). Joc is not new to surprising his fans with new looks in 2016 he sported a hairdo that would put Anita Baker to shame. (Ole You Bring Me Joy lookin azz).

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Whats really interesting about the most recent pic is that it provides little context. Joc provides some context via instagram and says what people see is “internet manipulation”. He then begins to speak on all the great things he has going on as if it provides the context we are all looking for.

What do you think about Young Joc’s latest stunt? Talk about it in the comments below.

-Precise

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Rolling Out presents the RIDE conference 2017 in Atlanta

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Rolling Out presents the Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment (RIDE) RIDE conference 2017 in Atlanta. The Black lifestyle publication is providing an opportunity for millennials and professionals to come and learn from industry leaders and disrupters. The 2 day conference runs from September 22nd to September 23rd at the Loudermilk Convention center.

Rolling Out has collaborated with digital technology brands to create a national Media and Business Technology Innovation Conference that delivers and reaches influencers, creatives and young professionals.

The list of speakers is serious, most notably Munson Steed of Steed Media and founder of Rolling Out, music mogul Master P and Grammy nominated artist Ryan Leslie. The event has been coined as a celebration of progressive thought leaders where the BLERDS, Afro-­Bohos, artists & artisans, moguls, authors and auteurs converge.

Hope to see you at this ground breaking experience. Click HERE for more information.

-Precise

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Lauryn Hill breaks the streak

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Lauryn Hill – Photo Credit: Eddy “Precise” Lamarre

originally posted on rollingout.com

LAURYN HILL SHOWED UP! The Powernomics tour featuring Lauryn Hill and Nas was launched in Chicago recently at Northerly Island outdoor concert venue. The cool late summer night brought out a sea of Gen X’ers excited to see two of the best lyricists hip hop has given the world. Scrolling social media the mention of the Nas show drew excitement; however the elimination of one obvious name did not go unnoticed. Lauryn has had her share of troubles. Tax issues, jail time and music industry woes have been a thorn in the side of the multi Grammy winning artist. Showing up late and sometimes not showing up at all for performances have affected fans to the point where it may feel like rolling dice to buy tickets to one of her shows.

Having Nas as a co-headliner can’t hurt your chances of selling tickets and if Lauryn doesn’t show at least you got a Nas performance. That was something the fans didn’t have to worry about this time. After an amazing reggae filled opening set by Chronixx Nas hit the stage with an excitement that drove the fans bezerk. He did a few songs and disappeared off the stage then the backdrop started to fill up with emotionally jarring photos from across the world. One of the photos was of Miss Hill. The anticipation was high. The band played at a feverish pitch until the moment Lauryn came out and the crowd erupted.

If you are expecting Ms Hill to perform any of her songs from “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” you will get that, the only difference is that the songs will not sound like anything you have heard from the album. There is speculation that the songs are not performed with their original production because of legal issues. Instead Hill has opted for rapid fire production laced with African rhythms. The background singers and the band deliver amazing performances as Lauryn blazes the microphone mercilessly. My only suggestion to Ms. Hill is that she do the verse to “Many Mic’s” acapella.

Nas returned to the stage to perform “The World is Yours” and “Hate Me Now” then Lauryn joined him to perform “If I  Ruled The World”. Nas was engaged with the audience while Ms Hill found some issue with the sound while they sang. With that being said it was great to see these two legends perform some of the greatest songs ever written and it was even greater that Lauryn Hill showed up and showed out.

Take a look at a few pics from the show below.

Sway talks Toyota’s Music Mix and Kanye rant

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Sway's Universe broadcast live from the Chop Shop in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago during Lalapalooza weekend. Sway has partnered with Toyota to bring about "The Music Mix". We spoke to him about his partnership with Toyota, his thoughts on the industry and Kanye West. Check out what he had to say.

-Precise

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Kaepernick should never play for the NFL again

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Originally posted on rollingout.com

It has been about a year since former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick started his silent protest of the national anthem due to the oppression of Black people and police brutality. The protest went unnoticed in the beginning and it didn't gain notice until the third preseason game. Since then, Kaepernick's protest has become a national conversation about racism and has ultimately cost him a job in the NFL. Players and owners alike are having conversations about whether his presence would be a major distraction to a team. In the meantime, admitted woman beaters and drunkards continue to play.

Last year, Kaepernick donated $1 million of his NFL salary. He also donated all the royalties he received from his jersey sales. One hundred thousand dollars has been donated each month for the past 10 months. He also donated 100K to Meals on Wheels and Somalia Famine Charities. In January, he donated 25K to the Center for Reproductive Rights and 25K to the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. One look at Kaepernick's website and you will see that this year he has benefited many organizations around the country with his most recent donation of 25K going to a group out of Chicago called Assata's Daughters. Kaepernick has also started the Know Your Rights Camp, a free campaign for youth fully funded by him to help raise awareness of higher education, self-empowerment, and for training on to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.

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The fact that no team has picked up Kaepernick is not only ridiculous but gives credence to the racism that is embedded in the fabric of our country. Kaepernick is not a bum when it comes to his skill. In 2012, he stepped into a starting position with the 49ers and led them to a Super Bowl that they lost to the Ravens. He has missed the playoffs for the past three years but is fully capable of being an NFL quarterback. The backlash is unwarranted but has proven beneficial to those on the receiving end of Kaepernick's philanthropy. His protest is due to the oppression of Black people and police brutality. He is directly affecting change with his actions and for this reason, I hope he never plays in the NFL ever again. The work is with the people. This is where he should be.

In recent news, Mike Vick, a convicted felon, said Colin should cut his hair to get back in the NFL. Ray Lewis who was once charged with two counts of murder had this to say to Kaepernick "The football field is our sanctuary," Lewis posted on his Twitter account. "If you do nothing else, young man, get back on the football field and let your play speak for itself. And what you do off the field, don't let too many people know, because they gonna judge you anyway, no matter what you do, no matter if it's good or bad."

Kaepernick met with the press early on during his protest to provide an explanation for his actions:

"I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me, this is something that has to change. When there's [a] significant change and I feel that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand. This stand wasn't for me. This is because I'm seeing things happen to people that don't have a voice, people that don't have a platform to talk and have their voices heard, and effect change. So I'm in the position where I can do that and I'm going to do that for people that can't.It's something that can unify this team. It's something that can unify this country. If we have these real conversations that are uncomfortable for a lot of people. If we have these conversations, there's a better understanding of where both sides are coming from. I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family [members], I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. That's not happening. People are dying in vain because this country isn't holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody. That's something that's not happening. I've seen videos, I've seen circumstances where men and women that have been in the military have come back and been treated unjustly by the country they fought for, and have been murdered by the country they fought for, on our land. That's not right," said Kaepernick, addressing reporters at a 49ers preseason press conference.

-Precise

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