Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Kanye West Is In Chicago Working On A New Chance The Rapper Album

In 2016, Chance the Rapper let it be known that, “I met Kanye West, I’m never going to fail,” during his scene-stealing verse on Kanye’s “Ultralight Beam.” Over two years later, Chance and Kanye are now collaborating again on a potential album. On Wednesday (August 29), West revealed to Fox 32 News the reason he’s in Chicago: ”I came by here with Chance to work on his album.”

Then early this morning (August 30), Kanye posted a video of him chopping up a Michael Jackson sample in honor of the legendary pop singer’s birthday. The only other person in the visual is Chance bobbing along to the beat. Prolific Atlanta producer Zaytoven also posted an Instagram photo of the two Chicago artists in the studio captioned “YETOVEN THE RAPPER.”

In June, Chano revealed to Peter Rosenberg that ‘Ye was producing a seven-song album for him.

“I’m 30 percent on everything that I’m working on, at least 30 percent,” Chance shared. “Supposed to be working on [the Kanye album] in July. So I don’t know. … We got six songs that are all fire, but I think the album’s going to be more than 14 songs. I think it’s going to be a full thing.”

Between the rumored Chance and Childish project and a Kanye-produced album, the young Chicago activist might steal our attention for the remainder of 2018.

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Chicago Law Enforcement Reportedly Attempts to Bait Local Youth Into Stealing Nike Sneakers

Chicago law enforcement officials are being accused of placing bait trunks filled with Nike sneakers in the underprivileged neighborhood of Englewood on the city’s southwest side. Its alleged intent was to invite would-be thieves — all inner city youth — to steal its contents. Accusations were reported earlier this week when videos of a partially opened truck filled with sneakers was located near a basketball court inhabited by kids. The large majority of them being black.

The truck was said to be overflowing with Nike Air Force 1s and Christian Louboutin sneakers of all sorts. After being recorded by Charles Mckenzie near the basketball court in the largely black community, the unmarked truck was again seen at another nearby location by another local activist, Martin G. Johnson. Community members are accusing Chicago PD of not protecting and serving its community, but praying on vulnerable youth in lieu of chasing down career criminals.

When they ask you why arrest and crime is so highly in black communities. Remind them they do set ups and baits in white communities. They don’t try and criminalize the people in white communities. ————————————————–@realnegus_wakenup3 ??? August 2, 2018 The Chicago Police parked a truck filled with boxes of Nike Shoes in front of kids in a predominantly Black Community, opened it and when they hop in, the Police jump out on them and arrest them (The same way they give us unequal opportunities, put guns & and drugs in our communities but lock us up for it)…thoughts? “Dirty Muthafuckaz”! ————————————————–#therealremyredd #Blackmedia #BotherVex #blackinamerica #BlackLivesMatter #blackhistoryiseveryday #BlackHistory #blackhistorymonth #StephCurry #Lebron #Nas #Beyonce #beyoncé #KimKardashian #cardib #nickiminaj #justiceforchikeshaclemons #MarkeisMcGlockton #JusticeForMarkeisMcGlockton #JusticeForDesmond #NFL #justiceforjunior #JusticeforAntwonRose #getthestrap #inmyfeelingschalleng #ThisisAmerical

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The correlation of baiting black kids with “basketball sneakers” as they play basketball in a city that praises both sneaker and hoops culture isn’t lost on Chicagoans or anyone else intimately informed or intertwined with black culture. The racial element of these alleged activities are vastly apparent. In part, such enforcement practices in any community are wrong. Yet, from a wider lens, enacting such deeds in an underprivileged community where means are lesser thus desperation greater, registers as an even weightier offense.

As Vox reports, the poverty rate in Englewood is at least 40 percent, with varying reports that indicate it could be even higher, tallying upwards to 60 percent. Given the staggering poverty rates, and the fact that Illinois is a state where theft crimes in excess of $ 500 are charged as a felony, this alleged honey trap for youths who’d immediately be thrust into a criminal justice system that has long been slanted against blacks, is emphatically predatory.

Chicago PD has a history of bait operations. In plain view of Americans in 2008 when they used bait cars to cut down on auto-theft in high-crime areas, Chicago was the foremost city when others like Dallas and Philadelphia followed with sting operations of a similar volition. San Francisco even implemented bait bikes to slash theft activity.

In most circles, bait operations raise huge civil liberties red flags as they can create crime where it otherwise wouldn’t be. Again, terms like predatory and entrapment come to mind. This, too, could have lifelong ramifications on someone without a criminal record. As in Chicago, even at the age of 18, stealing a pair of Louboutins valued at $ 500 or more would be considered a felony. The offender could face upwards to five years in prison.

Chicago PD and FBI officials would not comment on the alleged Englewood bait truck. Community members are demanding answers, emphatic that such an act would add further strife to an already tense relationship between Chicago’s inner city and local law enforcement.

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Fear of God Basketball High-Top Goes “Chicago”

Fear of God‘s latest Basketball High-Top Sneaker draws inspiration from the classic “Chicago” Air Jordan 1, featuring the classic red and white color blocking on the upper with a black panel on the quarter to mirror the Swoosh accent.

This silhouette is handmade in Italy from a combination of premium leathers, while the midsole is blocked with an off-white hue that mirrors a retro look.

The Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker is now available at select retailers like MR. PORTER.

Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker

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Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker
Fear of God Basketball High-Top Sneaker

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Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Reportedly Dead At 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has reportedly died, according to several of his friends and collaborators. He was 27.

The tragic news was first shared early Saturday morning (January 20) by Santana’s good friend Maxo Kream. “I’m lost for words right now,” he wrote on Instagram. “RIP a real Savage.”

Santana, born Derrick Coleman, helped usher in Chicago’s drill music scene back in 2012, alongside his younger cousin Chief Keef. He also founded his own record label, Savage Squad, where he released his debut album, Trappin’ Ain’t Dead, in 2013. Over the past five years, he churned out nearly a dozen mixtapes and albums, the last being 2017′s Fredo Kruger 2.

Santana had his share of struggles as well, suffering health issues ranging from liver and kidney failure to seizures. In October, he posted on Instagram that he was hospitalized with liver failure, writing, “I wouldn’t wish this on my [worst] enemy.”

Santana is survived by one son who was born in 2017. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Below, see tributes from Drake, Travis Scott, Action Bronson, and more of Santana’s friends, peers, and collaborators.

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Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago” // Release Date

After months of scarcity that left many unsure just how available the Zoom Fly SP would be when they did release, Nike is putting thoughts of super limited releases to bed with multiple drops this month and next. This pair in honor of the Chicago Marathon is due to drop early next month.

Dressed in Taupe Grey and Obsidian, the shoe is set to release on October 5 with a retail price of $ 150. Grab a better look below and check out the custom pair Virgil made for marathoner Eluid Kipchoge.

Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”

Colorway: Taupe/Obsidian
Release Date: October 5, 2017
Price: $ 150

Nike Zoom Fly SP "Chicago"
Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”
Nike Zoom Fly SP "Chicago"
Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”
Nike Zoom Fly SP "Chicago"
Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”

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Video // Notre Chicago Presents “The Game Will Take You Places” for adidas x Reigning Champ

Today, the Reigning Champ x adidas Ultra Boost launches at select shops across the country. To celebrate the release, Notre Chicago presents “The Game Will Take You Places” video, depicting the shoe on photographer Matt Marzahl. Check it out below.

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“Chicago” Air Jordan 1 Lows Drop During All Star Weekend

The history surrounding “Chicago” colorways of any Air Jordan model is depth filled, closely tied to the lineage of the brands namesake figure. That said, the Air Jordan 1 Low “Chicago” isn’t just your typical retro release.

A unique variation of the shoe that started it all for Jordan Brand, OG blocking is in place while a low-cut frame exaggerates pops of Varsity Red alongside traditional black accents that distinctly define the legendary colorway.

Give this Air Jordan 1 Low a closer look below, and make sure you plan to pick up a pair  during NBA All-Star weekend madness on February 14 at retailers like Livestock.

Air Jordan 1 Low “Chicago”

Colorway: Varsity Red/Black-White
Style #:705329-600
Release Date: February 14, 2016
Price: $ 130

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Air Jordan 1 Low Chicago

Air Jordan 1 Low Chicago

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The Air Jordan 2 Low “Chicago” Returns This Spring

First debuted back in 1987, and then re-released in the very first Air Jordan retro collection in 1994, the Air Jordan 2 Low is on the comeback trail this spring. On hiatus for the past 11 years as it was last seen in 2005, the OG Air Jordan 2 Low “Chicago” is slated to return this May.

Scheduled for a Jordan Release Date of May 21, this drop comes roughly a month before the start of summer, which is perfect. We also hope the construction and accompanying details are perfect, too, as the shoe comes in the midst of the retro remaster initiative.

Priced at $ 160, give the Air Jordan 2 Low “Chicago” a look and keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more details.

Air Jordan 2 Low “Chicago”

Colorway: White/Black-Varsity Red
Style #: 832819-101
Release Date: May 21, 2016
Price: $ 160

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The adidas Originals Yeezy Boost May Be Coming to Chicago & Los Angeles

Kanye West’s adidas kicks may be making their way to a couple more cities. adidas’ long dormant Confirmed app was recently updated — for the first time since its prominence in this February’s Big Apple-exclusive launch of the Yeezy Boost — with the tagline “adidas Confirmed Has Taken Flight. Stay tuned for more information on where adidas Confirmed will be heading to next.” Given the app’s previous use, the portrayed flight patterns, and the rumors of an imminent release for the low-top Yeezy Boost, West’s signature kicks could very well be set for a debut in both his original and adoptive home cities. Stay tuned for more info in the days and weeks ahead.


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Where to Buy The “Chicago” Air Jordan 1s Online

It was announced late yesterday that the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” and the Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle would not be releasing on Nike.com due to a postponed release, but the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1s are still going to be available online for sale at a couple of stores.  Below are the links to get your pair this morning for the Chicago Jordan 1s.

Good luck to everyone trying to get their pair of the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1s online this morning!

Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” For Sale

Mens Size:

Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Foot Locker
Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Foot Action
Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Champs Sports
Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Eastbay
Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Finishline

GS Size:

Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Foot Locker
Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Foot Action
Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Champs Sports
Air Jordan 1 Chicago for sale at Eastbay

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Chicago”

Colorway: White/Varsity Red-Black
Style #: 555088-101
Release Date: May 30, 2015
Price: $ 160

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