WGCI’s Big Jam returned for another great year of music at the sold-out United Center, bringing the biggest names in rap and R&B to the Windy City to end 2017 in the best way possible.
From Chicago natives like G Herbo and Phor kicking the show off, to heavyweights like Chris Brown and Rick Ross closing things out, and of course a wild and energetic performance from Lil Uzi Vert, fans in Chicago got their money’s worth last night.
Year after year, WGCI not only fills the airwaves with the best names rap has to offer, but they bring the talent directly to Chicago, and last night was evidence of that.
Check out photos from last night’s show stopping Big Jam below!
As the holidays begin, so do the amazing variety of holiday concerts and more. From WGCI’s Big Jam with Rick Ross and Chris Brown to B96 Jingle Bash with Taylor Swift and the Backstreet Boys, Christmas is coming early for a lot of music fans in Chicago next month.
Check out our list of our 8 can’t miss concerts in Chicago next month!
Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI FM has delivered yet again, with another stellar lineup for its Big Jam concert. This year, WGCI will bring Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Playboi Carti, Jacquees, Yo Gotti, G Herbo and more to be announced, to the United Center on December 30th.
What better way to close out your year than with some great music? So be sure to get your tickets when they go on-sale this weekend, at Ticketmaster.com. $1 of all ticket sales will be used to help fund a Music Program at a CPS’ Scott Joplin Elementary, on Chicago’s south side.
Check out the lineup for WGCI’s 2017 Big Jam below.
Talib Kweli has recruited Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham for his new single and music video, for ‘Heads Up Eyes Open’. With visuals directed by SMITHHOUSE, Kweli’s new track is off his forthcoming Radio Silence project, which drops on November 17th on Kweli’s Javotti Media label.
Both the video and track touch on issues of media misrepresentation, police brutality and spirituality, which should come as no surprise as Kweli has always been one of the more vocal and political artists in rap. And in anticipation of Radio Silence, Talib is hitting the road this month and the next for a number of tour dates throughout the U.S. (dates below).
Watch Talib Kweli’s new music video for ‘Heads Up Eyes Open’ below.
This new track from French Montana bangs and it is definitely not short in terms of its star power. With Kanye West (and The Mekanics) handling the trap production, and Rick Ross and Lil Wayne contributing to French’s track as well, ‘Lose It’ a can’t miss record. The marquee alone is reason enough to check this one out.
These are the highlights of this past week in music! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings, and to stay up-to-date on today’s music.
This week we have a track from Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment’s new free album Surf, a new song from singer Mike Posner, a ‘Commas’ remix with Big Sean and Rick Ross, and a Jhene Aiko/Hudson Mohawke collaboration.
Future’s ‘F*ck Up Some Commas’ remix is here, and it’s stacked! With guest appearances from Big Sean and Rick Ross, Sean Don definitely stills the track with his verse (are you surprised?). And if you want to catch a ‘Commas’ performance live, check out Drake’s “Jungle Tour” with Future in a city near you. Also be sure to check our photos of Big Sean’s recent Milwaukee concert here.
Check out Rick Ross’ remix of the Big Sean hit ‘I Don’t F*ck with You’. ‘IDFWU’ which was originally released by Sean in 2014, is the first single for Big Sean’s upcoming junior album Dark Sky Paradise. Peep Dark Sky Paradise’s tracklist and Rick Ross’ remix below, and watch out for the album this month (February 24th), which will have features from Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne,Ariana Grande and more.
For our Hate It or Love It series we take a current hot topic in music news that polarizes reasonable minds in the music and entertainment world, and we have one of our writers advocate for one side of the argument and have another one of our writers advocate for the other side (trying our best to always stay fair and balanced). One debatable topic in music has resurfaced with today’s release of Rick Ross’ Hood Billionairealbum, Ross’ second album release in 2014. While artists like Ross do not let long periods pass before releasing new projects, other artists take noticeable hiatuses between releases, but which model is better for the musician?
With seven albums in just eight years, Rick Ross has another banger in his catalog with Hood Billionaire. Released through Def Jam, Slip-n-Slide Records, and his label Maybach Music Group, Hood Billionaire doesn’t reinvent the wheel or show us anything that we haven’t seen from Ross since his debut in 2006, but he certainly isn’t slacking. If you love Rick Ross than you will love this album. If you haven’t been a fan in the past however, don’t expect Hood Billionaire to win you over. Just because Ross has changed on the outside (having lost over 100 lbs.), he hasn’t changed on the inside, musically at least. Depending on who you are, Hood Billionaire either brilliantly sticks with a theme and a certain sound or it is too repetitive and everything sounds the same (it is all about perception for this one). Fortunately for myself however, I can always go for some more music from the “Teflon Don”.