Common brings home MVP from Celebrity game at All Star 2020

Common represented for the home team by winning MVP at this year’s All Star Celebrity Game. Chicago showed love on February 14, 2020 at the Wintrust Arena. Common’s team coached by Michael Wilbon crushed Chance the Rapper’s team coached by  Stephen A. Smith 62-47. 

Common wore number 25 as a tribute to Ben Wilson a high school basketball star who was gunned down as a teenager in Chicago. Common is no stranger to the game. As a child he was a ball-boy for the Chicago Bulls. In 2010 he played an NBA athlete who was injured during the 2009 All Star game in the movie Just Wright alongside Queen Latifah.

Lil Rel, Hannibal Burress, Spice Adams and NBA legends Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson were all there on behalf of their hometown Chicago. Former Chicago Bulls’s Horace Grant and Nate Robinson were unlocked as secret players during the course of the event. Arnie Duncan the former secretary of education showcased his exceptional skills during the night’s festivities. Ultimately the night belonged to Common and his team. 

Team Wilbon (Home)
Captain: Common 
(rapper, actor)
Bad Bunny (recording artist)
Hannibal Buress (actor, comedian)
Kane Brown (four-time AMA Award-winning artist)
Jon Batiste (musician, bandleader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”)
Alex Moffat (actor and comedian, “Saturday Night Live”)
Chef José Andrés (chef and humanitarian)
Famous Los (comedian, social media influencer)
Jidenna (recording artist)
Chelsea Gray (WNBA)
Quentin Richardson (NBA legend)

Team Stephen A. (Away)
Captain: Chance The Rapper (rapper)
Quavo (rapper)
Taylor Bennett (rapper)
LaRoyce Hawkins (actor, “Chicago PD”)
Anthony “Spice” Adams (Aka, Cream E. Biggums, actor, comedian, former NFL defensive tackle)
Marc Lasry (co-owner, Milwaukee Bucks)
Ronnie 2K (marketing director at 2K Sports)
Katelyn Ohashi (gymnast)
Lil Rel Howery (actor-comedian)
A’ja Wilson (WNBA)
Darius Miles (NBA legend)

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Megan Thee Stallion, G Herbo and DaBaby bring fire to WGCI Big Jam 2019

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WGCI brought out all of 2019 heavy hitters in the world of urban music for Big Jam. The Migos, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Jacquees, Wale, and hometown favorite G Herbo made up the major lineup. The Heavy Steppers, Tink… Continue reading

Lupe feeds Chicago “Food and Liquor” at The Riviera

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On November 21, 2019 Lupe Fiasco came back home to Chicago to celebrate his classic debut Food and Liquor. The celebration was held at The Riviera Theatre courtesy of The Red Bull Music Festival. Take a look at a few … Continue reading

Lupe Fiasco brings home “Food and Liquor” for Red Bull Music Festival

Lupe Fiasco is one of Chicago’s elite emcees and the celebration of his debut album Food and Liquor is well deserved. Last night he blessed his hometown Chicago at The Riviera during The Red Bull Music Festival with a full performance of his project. The excitement was electric and the city was more than happy to support their native son.

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Precise is set to host Bantu Fest in Chicago on July 28th

I am so excited to join all of you as a host of Bantu Fest on July 28, 2019.

Bantu Fest is a summer festival in Chicago that includes food, music and all this African. The festival runs from July 27th to July 28th on the campus of the University of Chicago.

The African diaspora is represented with countries from all over the globe. You can grab some Haitian grio and a roti from Trinidad all in the same day. Prepare for the culture.

I look forward to seeing you for this 2 day festival. 

-Precise

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Caught a vibe at the lake – We♥Soul

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!

-Precise

Jill Scott and The Roots light up Ravinia night sky

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Summer and Chicago are having a hard time finding each other right now, but Jill Scott and The Roots were able to bring some heat with them to Ravinia Friday, June 22.

I think I’ve seen The Legendary Roots Crew more than 10 times over the years, and it feels like their show gets stronger with every performance. Black Thought commands the stage with a presence that is all hip-hop. Every solo — from the Jeremy Ellis on the beat box, to guitarist Kirk Douglas blacking out during “You Got Me” — garnered standing ovations. It was easy to forget that The Roots were the opening act and the thought of anyone following The Roots after such a masterful display of showmanship didn’t seem likely.

Jill Scott proved she is more than capable to bring the house down in her own right. Chandeliers hung from the ceiling as Jill sashayed onto the stage and launched into a rendition of “Watching Me” that seemed more timely now than it was when it was originally released. She seemed to have been overcome by emotion as a tear streamed down her face. She gathered herself and preceded to bless her fans with a vocal presence that sounds like honey.

Her voice seems stronger, and she does not shy away from sharing her personal experiences, which pulls her fans in. In the midst of all of her emotion, her smile shined brighter than any light in the pavilion. Watching her perform is like watching a greatness in action.

We spoke to concert-goer A. Jason Lloyd and asked him what he thought of the show.

“The Roots were incredible,” Llyod said. “I think they showed why they are who they are. They are a supergroup. Each solo from their individual members showed they are all superstars, but they can pull together, play together and rock a crowd like no other. Black Thought is the glue that makes everything stick, but I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t see a drum solo from Questlove.

“Jilly from Philly was very powerful and emotional. She took us on a ride that she was in herself,” Lloyd added. “It’s incredible to think that she performs with that same emotion and passion every time she touches the stage. You walk with her on her emotional journey — the highs and lows. At one point, I could see the tears from her eyes. It was really, really a true representation of artistry.”

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