Get to know Chicago upcoming talent Brittney Carter.Female emcee Brittney Carter is quiet but deadly, and in our recent chat via iLLANOiZE Radio. Brittney discussed how she's only been on the music scene for 3 years, but has been writing material all of her life.
As you watch you'll hear us converse about our recent Artist Meet Artist series, in which she broke down her experience with meeting upcoming multi-talent Bianca Shaw, and how it's time for her to work harder, after her visual freestyle on twitter reached Top Dawg Ent's president Punch.
Hit the play button below, and after watching leave feedback within our comment section. Lastly. Don't forget to spread the NOiZE.
By: Jimmie Sykes
GM Ryan Pace made a big decision to bring back the Monsters of The Midway, welcome to Chicago Khalil Mack.
The Monsters of the Midway are calling back home again!
The Chicago Bears had a nice offseason. With the eighth pick, the drafted Roquan Smithout of the University of Georgia (paid him), acquired former Jacksonville wide receiver Allen Robinson, Superbowl winning TE Trey Burton, and speedy receiver from the Falcons Taylor Gabriel. On top of that, the Bears took what may be one of the biggest threats at WR in the draft, which is Anthony Miller.
Now, Chicago went full out to bring in the Oakland Raiders star Khalil Mack. Welcome to the Bears Khalil Mack.
If Bears fans are doing cartwheels down the street, just let them. It's been a very tough decade of football in the Midway. Coaching and injury woes, the Jay Cutler era, coming up short in the NFC Championship game, retirement, and the list just goes on. Chicago is looking legitimacy right in the face. Ryan Pace, what an bold move. The next step is to pay Mack and hope the move pays off.
When you add a player like Khalil Mack, it just changes everything for a team like the Chicago Bears. First things first, this guy is a future HOF no doubt. Too big, too fast, and just too strong for opposing lineman. Adding him to an already solid front seven is just calling for an overkill. This secondary just got a lot more comfortable as well. More pressure on opposing QBs is coming. The Bears finished top 10 in sacks with no super standout pass rusher last season. That is changing with Mack coming into town. Chicago just made the move that narrowed the gap between their defense and Minnesota's defense.
Mack is the 2016 AP Defensive Player of the Year, a 3-time Pro Bowler, 2-time 1st-team All-Pro, 40.5 career sacks in 4 seasons. Plus you know availability is the best ability. He started all 64 games in 4 seasons with Oakland.
This team still has to bank on Trubisky tremendously this season, but he seems ready to take the role. It's more than enough weapons around him to connect with. You will never catch Mitch shying away from his young leadership role. Plus, the thunder and lightning strike, Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, will take a load off of Mitch in the backfield. Just watch out for this Chicago team. As for the Raiders, all I can say is good luck for now without your best player.
The Bears open up the season Sept. 9 on NBC's Sunday Night Football against their division rivals, the Green Bay Packers.
Legendary Detroit rapper Eminem released a surprise album called "Kamikaze" overnight.
There were reports that Eminem was unhappy with response to his Revival album and hence back in the studio to record new music. This was after Marshall himself mentioned back in January that he was still in “writer mode.” Well, a whole new album with 13 songs featuring Jessie Reyez (on two songs), Royce 5’9′ and Joyner Lucas is out now.
You can listen to the stream below.
Welcome to Episode 13 of BlvdAve Radio!!! We start this episode off with some social talk, as we had recently here in Chicago a "Bait Truck" placed in an Urban community and it set off quite a stir in the city. We also break down how one's perception of a situation can change depending on both one's race, as well as occupation. From there we got into some Movie talk, "The Flash" season 5, Aaron Rodgers statement about NFL Anthem protest, Gas station P givin' up on Kanye, and the Queen Nicki Minaj dropping her album a week early and coming for her "Throne." As always check out BlvdAve Radio every Tuesday at 7 PM on Logik Radio (www.wlgkradio.com).
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By Sonshine Wiley
An opportunity to step away from your career and get some much needed inspiration is always major. Through attending conferences and retreats this is possible for various industries. Very few of these industries are led by legends in the field. For the music industry, Dj Jazzy Jeff has taken the ranks as a reachable legend who cares to secure the current of music and its creators.
His three year old retreat, The Playlist Retreat, serves as a place where creatives can fall off the grid and into the world of living and breathing their creative super powers. This retreat includes music creation, collaboration, industry expert representation, as well as sessions geared toward checking in with the creates on a mental and emotional level.
This all around recharging atmosphere is said to leave attendees with the feeling of understanding exactly how to conquer their creative universe.
By: Everyday Jay
Check out this week's Hidden Gem from Kiana Ledé "Show Love"
Everything not hardcore, you have to keep showing love word to Kiana Ledé. I vow to keep presenting the dopest music that comes across my ears and this week I have "Show Love"
Check out the Gem of The Week below
BLVDAVE First interview featuring Marissa Golliday of the LFL's Chicago Bliss. We talk about her start in sports with running track, how she got into the LFL, more specifically how she got on the Chicago Bliss , rituals before the game, etc.
Rejection is the Silent Killer
Rejection is scientifically proven to be linked to feelings of physical pain. Those of us who do not handle rejection well often tend to bury the feelings associated in order to avoid that pain. Although this is ineffective, it is a continued habit for many.
Creating a plan of action to combat those moments can literally save your life. Rejection is one of the leading causes of depression. Some are not able to recover from this and end their lives. Don't wait until you've been backed into a corner to start preparing your home within for challenging times. Prepare now by finding things that create an atmosphere of gratitude in your life.
This episode speaks to that very thing. Take a listen, and join me as I prepare my house for storms. As we all know, eventually they will come, but we will do all we can to be prepared to love our way through them.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue was slapped with a $13,369 fine by the NFL for invoking an infamous comedy sketch while celebrating a sack in a preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Inspired by Hingle McCringleberry, a fictitious receiver made famous in a "Key & Peele" comedy sketch, Ngakoue gave three pelvic thrusts after making the sack and was hit with an excessive celebration penalty on the field.
In the comedy sketch, McCringleberry is penalized for doing the same thing, despite the rule book dictating that two pelvic thrusts was the maximum allowed.
Following the game, Ngakoue said he didn't realize he would draw a penalty or that it was considered an obscene gesture.
"I did not know that would be a penalty, but you know, it is what it is," said Ngakoue. "You learn from it, and you got to move forward."
Ngakoue, 23, is in the third year of a four-year, $3.48 million deal and will make $735,101 this season ... assuming he can keep his celebrations under control.
A third-round pick by the Jaguars in 2016, Ngakoue has 20 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 53 tackles in 32 games (31 starts) as a pro.