Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

DJ Slugo Juke Master

King of Ghetto House DJ Slugo

Chicago‘s King of Ghetto House, DJ Slugo starts the year off with a bang on this Juked out mix of the legendary Missy Elliot‘s Work It.


Global Mixx Music and Film Forum has begun announcing confirmed event panelists and co-chairs for their 8th annual event in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014. The Forum will include working entertainment professionals from the worlds of music, film, television and media. This year’s event is presented by ParentPowerChicago, an organization whose mission is to provide tools and resources for parents to regain or maintain their traditional position with the family structure.

Honorary Music Chair and Keynote Speaker: NO I.D. – Executive Vice President of DefJam Recordings and Grammy Award winning producer (Kanye West, Common, and Jay-Z).

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Cynthia Johnson – VP of Urban Promotion/Columbia Records/Sony Music

Maurice Johnson – Grammy Award Producer/Remixer (Destiny’s Child, Beyonce)

Regina Daniels – President/Daniels Entertainment

Homer Blow – Music Director/Program Director/WNOV and (Milwaukee, WI)

Malik Yusef – Grammy Award Songwriter/Poet (Kanye West, Common, John Legend)

Saturday, August 16th 

Global Mixx Film Forum at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios-Workshop Series

KILL YOUR TELEVISION??? : Content Creators & the New Distribution Models (Global Mixx Film Forum)

Aaliyah Williams, VP of Development & Production – All Def Digital

Sanicole Young, Writer/Director of web series “The City Hates Us”

Maurice Dortch, Filmmaker, Maxim 13:22 Productions

Kenneth Yoder, Writer/Director/Web Series Development Instructor

Nate Gilbert, Sales Director, Interactive One

Whiteboy James – Writer/Creator-“Block Diaries” Webisode Series

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ACT??? : Tips to Being a Successful Working Actor

Jaime Henderson, TV/Film/Theatrical Agent – BMG Talent

Kathy Byrne, Director, TV/Theatrical – SAG/AFTRA Chicago

Erica Hubbard, Actress – BET’s “Let’s Stay Together”; ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights”

Jamaal Buchanan, Manager – Buchanan Management & Consulting, LLC

THE REEL DEAL: Behind the Scenes – Careers in Film & Television Roundtable

Carlos King, Executive Producer – “Real Housewives of Atlanta”; “Hollywood Divas” – Kingdom Reign Entertainment

Robin Thede, Comedy Writer/Actress – “Queen Latifah Show”; “Real House Husbands of Hollywood”

Christopher Nolen, Director – “72 Hours”; “Four Seasons” – Nferno Productions

Delvin Molden, Producer – E.N.D. Productions

Emile Cambry -Filmmaker/Producer- Blue 1647 Productions

Read More: The Hype Magazine 8th Annual Global Mixx Music and Film Forum Announces Panelists and Honorary Co-chairs.


#GMIXX2014 Chicago Aug 15-17th 2014

ParentPowerChicago Presents 8th Global Mixx Music and Film Forum
“Generation Next” Aug 15 through Aug 17

(Chicago, IL) Eight years has seen the annual Global Mixx Forum grow to add a Film component to its yearly event. This years Music and Film forum will be held in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014.

Global Mixx has been the highlight of the summer and the go-to entertainment industry conference among both local and national attendees in the business as regards the entertainment industry in Chicago, and this year will expand its reach into the film and television section.  With the advancement of technology, has come more opportunity for Indie Filmmakers, music supervisors, media buyers and on-screen hopefuls, to enter the realm of film and television. Attendees will engage with working professionals from within the industry.

Past honorary co-chairs have included Grammy Award winners; Kanye West and Common, Illinois Congressional Representatives; Danny K. Davis and Bobby L. Rush, Producer Vincent Herbert, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, DJ Terry Hunter, among others.

City: Chicago, IL


Aug 15 VIP Reception at undisclosed location

Saturday, Aug 16
Film Forum
@ Cinespace Chicago Film Studios
9am – 5:30pm
Featuring panel discussions and workshops in Acting, Film Production and Screenwriting.

Global Mixx & ParentPowerChicago Presents ‘Celebrity DJ Softball Game’

North DJs vs. Dirty South DJs @ Garfield Park
In conjunction with the Chicago Westside Music Festival
1pm – 5pm

Sunday, Aug 17
Music Forum
@ Zhou B. Art Center
10am – 8:30pm

ParentPowerChicago partners with the Global Mixx Music Forum for one of two levels dedicated to Parents and Youth learning more about the business and available resources within the music, creative media and marketing community.

Workshops include:

“In the Lab” Production Workshops
Radio Programming and Record Promotions
Brand, Image and Public Relations
Social Media and Creative Media
Business Affairs, Publishing and Money Management
Stage Parents and Talented Kids
Speed Mentoring Sessions

Keynote Address Speaker (TBA)

A special Indie Music Showcase will wrap up the event.

We are currently accepting film submissions for the Film Forum Short Film Showcase. Deadline is July 22, 2014.

Music Submissions for the Indie Music showcase for the Music Forum is a ‘paid only’ entry process. Limited space provided for live performances.

To register and enter both showcases, visit:

About Parent Power Chicago

ParentPowerChicago, Inc., is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents help their children improve their learning skills, be successful in school and have a great future. We hope to inspire and support parents, engage and empower them to become more involved in their children’s education.

Access a wide range of support to help your child in school, from tutoring, homework help, on-line teaching, mentoring and more. If your child is interested in music and the arts, you can find a fabulous range of programs throughout Chicago. You can also find school options, available financial aid and scholarships. And if your child is planning for college, we can connect you to literally thousands of colleges, help you apply, find financial aid and more!

And, join our Power Parents. Parents like yourself who are dedicated to finding the best education for their children. You can share experiences, help organize events and more.

About Global Mixx

Global Mixx Music Forum was created in 2005 and headquartered in Chicago. Past Honorary Co-Chairs have included Vincent Herbert, DJ Terry Hunter, Chris Lighty, Kelly Griffin and Grammy Award Winning artists, Kanye West, Common and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, DJ Timbuck 2, Congressman Danny K. Davis, and Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.

Past Sponsors have included Smirnoff “Masters of Mix”, The Recording Academy (NARAS), Def Jam, Interscope/Geffen/A&M, Jive Records, Courvoisier, Bad Boy, Atlantic Records, Zone 4, Capitol Records, DigiWaxx and eOne Ent.

Past National DJ Coalitions participants: Heavy Hitters, Turntable Assassins, Blok Club DJs, Violator All Star DJs, The Core DJs, Bum Squad, Murda Mamis, Soul Selectors, Hitt Menn, TJ DJs, Super Friends, Club Bangers and More!

All press inquiries regarding Global Mixx Music and Film Forum 14’ please contact:, 301.579.4973 x9

For More Information on Global Mixx Music and Film Forum or Sponsorship please contact:

Mary Datcher at




Chicago rapper Big City

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago rapper Big City releases his newest single “Star Status Anthem” Big City is known throughout the Midwest & Atlanta for his memorable lyrics, as well as being a prominent CEO and self-proclaimed “street mogul”. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Big City is now making a name nationwide, collaborating with the best DJ’s and tastemakers in the game.  This new single is sure to be nothing less than what we have come to expect from Big City—a smash hit!

@BigCityTheBoss @djslugomusic

Source: DJ Slugo Blok Club DJs

via #NewMusic Chicago Rapper Big City releases his newest single “Star Status Anthem”.


“Sunday Morning Sh%t” was made to capture the vibe of the “Morning After”. Recollecting thoughts of the positive, negative and everything in between. PROF. MIC delivers lyric-rich perspective over soulful tracks providing a nice balance of lyricism and flow for an easy listen. Visuals for “Sunday Morning Sh%t” will be dropping all summer, starting off with singles “Dawn”, “Gold Brick”, “Ms. Universe” and “Big Bang Theory”. Please stay tuned in because the #WeWiNNiN collective has been working.


Please follow PROF. MIC on twitter {@ProfessorMic} for future updates! 


IG: @SeeProfessorMic 


Chicago’s own Prof. Mic & Sin Cordell of the WWNNN {WeWinnin} collective get real smooth and instrumental with their new single “The Breakdown”. The two south siders trade verses over dope instrumentation than transitions from a really cool and subtle sound then breaks down until a slight turn up. The Young Prophets are currently working on their mixtape titled “The Redline Project” which is set to release late this year. 

Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz - Miltickit

Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz – Miltickit

Your favorite rapper’s producer drops 27/9 from his new album “Street Money” in stores now!!!

Miltickit is part of the Grammy Award winning production team Track Kingz and has stepped out of the lab to grace the industry with his new album “Street Money” which is going ham across the music industry spectrum…well done Mil!!!


The Hype Magazine

K. Michell covers premier issue of The Hype Magazine

Get a behind-the-scenes look at K. Michelle‘s REBELLIOUS SOUL TOUR presented by BET MUSIC MATTERS in episode one of her exclusive tour diary. Stay tuned for more episodes following the R&B songstress as she performs for sold out crowds across the US!

Get your tickets now!

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Tragedy tha Beast {@TragedythaBeast} is a 27 year old Chicago MC representing an up and coming music collective called Tha IntaVention. A witty, passionate and lyrical MC, Tragedy’s ultimate goal with his music is to relate all the while producing exceptional product. Infinite rhyme styles, an aggressive tone and lyrical agility make Tragedy’s music unique and definitely worth listening to. Here he presents his best project to date, The Manifestation LP.

The Manifestation LP is truly Tragedy tha Beast best body of work thus far. Everything from the title, to the album cover, to the music is meant to symbolize Tragedy tha Beast transition from a young boy sitting in front of his computer writing rhymes to becoming a man and respected artist in the city of Chicago and eventually FURTHER BEYOND. The Manifestation LP is an exhibition of Tragedy tha Beast artistic growth. Storytelling, passion, aggression, lyrical technique, flow, concepts – all are present throughout this project. I am very proud to present to you… The Manifestation LP.

DOWNLOAD LINK: The Manifestat​ion LP


Pinqy Ring

Chicago rapper Pinqy Ring is fresh off of her Hype Magazine cover and back with her second installment of #TheComeback music. This time, she teams up with R&B singer Derty Harry and songwriter/B96 morning show producer Gabriel Ramírez to bring you a love song right on Cupid’s target for Valentines Day.

The Hype Magazine cover: Pinqy Ring

Pinqy Ring covers The Hype Magazine


“U + Me” takes us back to concept songwriting, where a metaphor about the chemistry between two people and the actual science becomes fully fleshed out in both hook and verses. Listen closely for the creative and carefully planned Chemistry references that Pinqy Ring spits, and vibe out to the smooth and melodic chorus crooning that brings the song full circle and can get anyone invested – Even the single folk.

“U + Me” will be included in Pinqy Ring’s EP, entitled “Herstory“, which will be dropping on June 18th. Happy Valentines (or Single Awareness) Day. 

U+Me Cover Art

Pinqy Ring U+ME