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2020 was a great year for Chicago artists. G Herbo released the critically acclaimed PTSD, which centered on the conversation about mental health in Black communities. Lil Durk had a blockbuster year with features on Nas’ album King’s Disease, a feature on Drakes’s single “Laugh Now Cry Later” and the release of his two projects,…

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R. Kelly is finally about to have his day in court, albeit the pandemic may sway the date due to the unpredictable nature of the virus and people who have blatantly ignored existing protocol. The judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, said the date, Sept. 13, 2021, is “not set in stone,”…

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Baha Bank$ is brash, upfront and unapologetically sexy. Her music is full of life and speaks the language of her peers. No stranger to the nightlife, the Chicago native has the ability to make people move. Rolling out spoke with Bank$ about her music, her influences, her collaboration with Chance The Rapper and the motto…

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Atlanta police are denying any involvement in the death of up-and-coming rapper King Von, 26, who was shot fatally Friday morning, Nov. 6, according to TMZ. Von was reportedly involved in an altercation that led to open gunfire between two groups. Off-duty, plainclothed cops were there working in a security capacity, while another on-duty officer…

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R. Kelly’s federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn will be heard by an anonymous jury, a judge has ruled. The “Ignition” hitmaker has been charged with sex trafficking and racketeering in Brooklyn, New York, and in a newly unsealed decision, it has been revealed the jurors on his case will be anonymous. U.S. District Judge…

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Brittney Carter’s style is a combination of golden age rap intertwined with modern-day sensibility and language. Lyrically, her rhymes are like well-crafted poetry taken from a journal of her personal thoughts. Her delivery is meticulous. The native of Chicago’s South Side recently went viral when music legend Missy Elliott retweeted a freestyle video of Carter…

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Chicago is a real city with neighborhoods that divide themselves and showcase their independence like individual states inside of a united union. Culturally diverse and powerful, it’s a city filled with love and contradictions. National Geographic has captured the entire city, one neighborhood at a time, through the characters and their love for Chicago. Rolling…

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Christopher LeMark’s life experiences have shaped him into an individual who has found his purpose in serving other people. LeMark is the founder of Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health, an advocacy organization that creates safe spaces to discuss mental illness and shares resources with communities where they are not readily available. Rolling out spoke with LeMark…

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