Posted in Celebrities, Chicago Events, Chicago Gossip, concerts, events, fashion, music, nightlife, Word On The Street, Youth, tagged Devin Hester, Donte Whitner, Fred Carter, Hennessy Black, Hustle Simmons, Jay – Z, jerry azumah, LaShonda Matlock, LeBron James, Leon Rogers, Mark Anderson, Memphis Bleek, Michael Jordan, Necole Bitchie, Rich Paul, Shaquille O’Neal, Ted Ginn Jr., The Blackout, The Shrine, Trey Songz, WGCI, Young Jeezy on March 4, 2010|
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LaShonda Matlock, NBC Chicago Street Team
Jay-Z may be performing at the United Center but the after-party is definitely at The Shrine!
Hennessy Black & Rich Paul Presents THE BLACKOUT Thursday March 18th, at The Shrine (2109 South Wabash). Celebrities expected to attend THE BLACKOUT including LeBron James will be Jay – Z, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Michael Jordan, Memphis Bleek, Shaquille O’Neal, Donte Whitner (Buffalo Bills), Ted Ginn Jr. (Miami Dolphins), Jerry Azumah, Hustle Simmons, Mark Anderson, Fred Carter (Minnesota Vikings), Devin Hester and WGCI’s Leon Rogers.
This is don’t miss party people so come and enjoy The Blackout!
The Blackout Teaser from MCM on Vimeo.
2109 South Wabash
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Posted in Celebrities, Chicago, Chicago Events, events, movies, parties, politics, street style, things to do, Word On The Street, Youth, tagged 247hh Cooler, 247hh.com, Bun B, Chuck Inglish, Common, Election, Fulton Market, Hip Hop, Itika Oldwine, obama, The Cool Kids, The Game, Twilight Tone, Young Jeezy on November 3, 2008|
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Itika Oldwine, NBC Chicago Street Team
An interesting thing happened the other day. A locally based multi-media website dedicated to the Hip-Hop lifestyle called 247hh.com launched an Election ’08 PSA that was meaningful, insightful and even tear jerking at times. And to garner more exposure for the video, as well as bring local Chicagoans from the world of hip-hop together, they hosted a screening of the film at a lounge in the West Loop’s meat packing district.
Now, of course, the purpose of the screening was to get exposure for their video and motivate people to vote on 11/4 but I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to acknowledge the amazing venue where the event was held. The 247hh Cooler makes you feel like you’ve been transported to the artsier side of the meat packing district. The walls are covered with paintings by local artist Chad “Wick” Christian, there are two projectors that bounce images off of the exposed brick walls and the hand painted floors in the bathroom, yes I said it… the bathroom, are truly beautiful.
But I digress, because hands down, the show stealer that evening was the remarkable video featuring popular artists from the world of hip-hop such as rappers, The Game, Young Jeezy and Chicago’s own Common, as well as folks from the world of hip hop that are not as recognizable but still have something powerful to say about politics in America.
These types of screening events are something that will be on-going for 247hh.com. Their goal is to regularly and frequently launch and screen videos with purpose and relevancy to give folks from the world of Hip Hop a platform and invite people from Chicago and beyond to come and view their vids in a group setting.
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