JEREMIH THROWS 1ST CHICAGO WHITE SOX PITCH AFTER BEATING COVID-19

 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Hip Hop community joined together to wish Jeremih a speedy recovery following his scary COVID-19 diagnosis in 2020. Fortunately, Jeremih fought back and was back on his feet. To show he was back to his regular self, Jeremih hit up the Chicago White Sox game with his sons Pharoah and Canyon. The Chicago White Sox invited Jeremih last Friday (August 27) to throw the ceremonial first pitch, and unlike his close friend 50 Cent’s sad display of an arm, he got the ball down the strike zone. The multi-platinum R&B singer…

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Kanye West proudly presents Fivio Foreign’s ‘The Bible’

  Last night was the third album listening party for Kanye West’s upcoming album ‘DONDA,’ and it was lit, literally. The event took place in his hometown of Chicago at Soldier Field stadium, and it had the Internet going crazy. Not only were folks talking about his antics on stage, but they discussed the other artists featured on the album, like Fivio Foreign. Fivio started trending on Twitter for his feature on the song, ‘Off The Grid,’ which also features Playboi Carti. Fans were so impressed with Fivio’s verse that one tweeted…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson & His Wife Jacqueline Remain Hospitalized Due To COVID-19

  New information has become available about the status of iconic civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson health. If you recall, last week, we reported via  AP  that Jesse and his wife Jacqueline were hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. Today Rev. Jackson’s son, Jonathan released a statement through his father’s Instagram page. In the statement, he shared that his father has been transferred to The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago, a rehabilitation facility, where he will begin therapy to treat his Parkinson’s disease immediately.   Rev. Jackson was…

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Kanye West Announces ‘Donda’ Listening Event in Chicago

  After hosting two album listening events in Atlanta’s Mercedes- Benz Arena, Kanye West has just announced that he will do a third Donda listening session, but this time at Soldier Field in his hometown of Chicago. Kanye’s latest Donda event is set for Aug. 26. Tickets go on sale Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET. ’Ye posted the flyer to his Instagram and remained silent with no caption. His manager Abou “Bu” Thiam gave fans hope that this event will also herald the official release of the record. Posting the announcement on his own account, Bu took to the comments to answer a…

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R. Kelly jury to hear how he illegally wed underage Aaliyah at his sex-trafficking trial

The last pre-trial hearing before R. Kelly’s federal sex-trafficking trial begins next week featured a laundry list of what will and won’t be heard by the jury, including his secret marriage to then- teenage singer Aaliyah.   The outline of the story of Kelly and Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash, has long been known although Kelly has never admitted to wrongdoing. They secretly married in 1994, when she was 15 and he was 27 – allegedly after he bribed a government official to obtain a fake ID for her showing her age as 18, according…

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LIL DURK & GIRLFRIEND INDIA COX FORCED TO SHOOT BACK DURING VIOLENT HOME INVASION

ATLANTA, GA – Lil Durk was reportedly the target of a violent home invasion on Sunday (July 11). According to sources, multiple people broke into Durk’s home in the Chateau Elan neighborhood of Braselton — about an hour outside of Atlanta — and exchanged gunfire with The Voice rapper and his girlfriend India Cox who was also at the house.   The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed they were both victims of a home invasion and aggravated assault. Durk and Cox apparently fired back, but neither was injured. No further details are available at…

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POLO G : 1ST BILLBOARD 200 NO. 1 ALBUM WITH ‘HALL OF FAME’

Polo G’s Hall Of Fame continues the city of Chicago rap’s run at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Billboard, the Chi-Town rapper’s third effort earned over 143,000 total album-equivalent units in its first week of availability, besting his previous two albums — 2019’s Die A Legend (No. 6) and 2020’s The GOAT (No. 2). Opposed to simply celebrating his first No. 1 with an album post on social media, Polo G took to Instagram on Father’s Day (June 20) to show off his reason for improving — his son. “@officialbabycap Thank you fa…

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LIL BABY & LIL DURK’S ‘THE VOICE OF THE HEROES’ ALBUM NABS NO. 1 BILLBOARD 200 CHART DEBUT

Lil Baby and Lil Durk promised a classic with their The Voice of the Heroes collaboration album and now, it’s garnered some history for both rappers. According to Billboard, the joint effort debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with an estimated 150,000 total album-equivalent units earned, most of which earned by on-demand streams. Fans racked up 197.71 million on-demand streams of the album’s 18 tracks since its release, making it one of the largest first-week streaming numbers for a Hip Hop album in 2021. The project marks Lil Baby’s second No. 1 effort…

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Chicago Woman Says Rappers Made Song Admitting to Husband’s Murder

  Last year in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, a man named Aaron Carter was killed when bullets entered the back of his home in August. Now, Carter’s wife—Asiah Carter, has come out to say she believes a song that surfaced from the alleged killers amounts to a confession. While speaking to CBS Chicago, Asiah talked about a song that surfaced that she feels is related to Aaron’s death, saying, “It was so disturbing because nobody in the entire state of Illinois had claimed Aaron’s death until these guys did.” She…

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JEREMIH JOINS 50 CENT’S ‘POWER BOOK IV’ CAST

50 Cent’s Power universe just made another superstar addition to the cast from the music world. ThePlugup.com revealed on Friday (May 21) that Jeremih is set to have a role in Power Book IV: Force. Force is the spin-off led by Joseph Sikora playing Tommy Egan and is currently in production shooting in Chicago. It’s expected to follow the second season of Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which is centered around 50 Cent’s character’s roots. Jeremih will be playing the role of Elijah, who reportedly is a high-ranking member of the CBI,…

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