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Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde film 'Drinking Buddies' in Chicago, Chief Keef talks Pitchfork, R. Kelly parties at UndergroundBefore shooting the independent film “Drinking Buddies” at Revolution Brewing's Kedzie Brewery Thursday, Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick ate lunch at Hot Doug's in the Avondale neighborhood. Specifically, the 26-year-old “Up in the...
3.5 stars (out of 4) Chance the Rapper opens “Acid Rap,” his second, self-released mix tape, with a boast: “Even better than I was the last time, baby.” It’s hard to argue with him. As a teen MC, Chancellor Bennett turned...
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The crowds at Rockie Fresh's shows haven't changed all that much since rapper Rick Ross signed the 21-year-old Homewood-Flossmoor High School alum to his Maybach Music Group record label in July. And Fresh (real name: Donald Pullen) still lives in the...
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Andrew Barber deals almost exclusively with young men who have come into money. Some are newly rich; some started poor and worked their way to comfortable; and others, arguably his bread and butter, are not wealthy yet but stand to make a chunk of change....
Tags: Music, Pilsen, Concerts, Eminem, Converse, Inc.
Kid Rock performs at Underground Wonder Bar, Vince Vaughn plays WhirlyBall, First Lady dines at Cafe SpiaggiaIs there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios? The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...
RedEye special contributorBritish singer Charli XCX tends to have a dark view of relationships. On her debut studio album, “True Romance,” she compares being in love to being trapped in a prison cell, getting poisoned and surviving a nuclear winter. “I don't...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticThis post has been updated. See below for details. An infinite jest, Chicago lyricist Chance the Rapper's stellar new mixtape "Acid Rap" begins with a woman's seductive voice -- chanteuse Lili K. -- uttering, "Even better than I was the last time, baby,...
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South Side rapper Lil Reese was caught sleeping in a car early Sunday and arrested on a warrant. The arrest warrant was issued Thursday in Champaign County for Lil Reese, 20, whose birth name is Tavares Taylor. He was arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday in...
Kanye West is reportedly “done” recording his sixth studio album, with an eye toward releasing the follow-up to his platinum-selling 2010 LP “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” this summer. Meanwhile, the Twitter firebrand has...
Tribune reporterSouth Side rapper Lil Reese's Sunday arrest on a felony warrant is tied to a 2012 videotaped incident in which he purportedly beat and stomped a woman in her Champaign home, police said Monday. Video of the attack went viral late last year, with...
RedEyeThe breakout success of the Chicago rap scene last year—headlined by the buzz and controversy of Chief Keef--;exposed America to new faces creating sounds unfamiliar to the current rap landscape. Played-out narratives of cars, women, and money...
Tags: Music, Beirut (Lebanon), Concerts, Bleep (euphemism), Theater
Tribune reporterA South Side rapper who had a highly publicized feud with slain aspiring rapper Lil Jojo is under fire again after video footage of him purportedly beating a young woman went viral. The grainy camera phone video that shows rapper Lil Reese attacking...
Tags: Shootings, Murder, Twitter, Inc., Social Media, Lil Reese
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