[Video] DJ Straxger – Gang Active | @djstraxger

DJ Straxger is a producer, rapper and DJ based in Rockford, Illinois. He’s influenced by legends like DJ Quik, Guru and Rakim. However, his biggest influence is channeled from funk bands such as Parliament-Funkadelic. Aside from this, the Midwest talent owns his own label, Brain Washed Records. He’s currently campaigning his latest video, the street-influenced, “Gang Active”. The song is strongly rooted in the nineties era of gangster music. He is using the release to … Continue reading

Illinois Honors Barack Obama With His Own Holiday

Illinois Honors Barack Obama With His Own Holiday

Former President Barack Obama has been honored with his very own holiday in the state of Illinois. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday a measure to designate August 4th as “Barack Obama Day.” The holiday will be celebrated on President Obama’s birthday, beginning in 2018. Gov. Rauner praised the commemorative holiday but stopped short of making it a legal holiday. “It’s incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think … Continue reading

Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Kevin Jerome Gilyard, 31, known by his stage name of Kevin Gates, of Baton Rouge, La., pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a 2013 arrest, according to court records. Police records show Gilyard originally was arrested on an unlawful possession of a handgun charge about 8:10 p.m. Oct. 29, 2013, in the 7200 block of South Stony Island Avenue. Bridgeview Branch Court Judge Neil Linehan gave Gilyard … Continue reading

[Video] The Last Wordbender – Fast Food & No Sleep @DjustinMcFly

Rockford’s The Last Wordbender is gearing up to debut his next, full length album this summer entitled “Rumble In The Rock”. We got a slight taste of what to expect from the project when Wordbender delivered the lead off single, “Fast Food & No Sleep”, at the start of 2017. During that time, the Illinois emcee and spoken word poet promised a video to back the DJ BrickRock-produced anthem for the starving artist. Well, that … Continue reading

[Single] The Last Wordbender – “Fast Food & No Sleep” | @DjustinMcFly @DJBrickRock

“Fast Food & No Sleep” is the brand new single from Hip Hop emcee The Last Wordbender and producer DJ BrickRock. With his debut album and it’s Trap influenced remix project under his belt, Wordbender focuses his sights on his sophomore effort entitled “Rumble In The Rock”. Hailing from the third largest city in Illinois, Rockford, The Last Wordbender and DJ BrickRock present a song with topics ranging from their hometown, the plights of the … Continue reading

[Single] The Dirty 6 Thirty – “Shawty Duwop” | @TheDirty6Thirty

The Dirty 6 Thirty follow up their prior release “100” with the synth heavy sounds of “Shawty Duwop”. The release is also the lead off single to their forthcoming “BUCK” album. For this production, Chris Hasty and Damien Prophet are all work and no play over the club friendly instrumental crafted by in house producer, 905 Productions. The pair of cousins flex some tough bars, offering up a “get lit” hit sure to have you … Continue reading