William Balfour has been found guilty on all counts in the murder of  Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. Jurors in Chicago reached the verdict after three days of deliberation. Balfour was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, residential burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and home invasion. The verdict carries […]

As the trial in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s family continues, the evidence is stacking up against William Balfour, Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia’s ex-husband and the man allegedly responsible for the murders of her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew. Balfour has pleaded not guilty, but Balfour’s girlfriend, Shonta Cathey testified against him last week, claiming […]

While in Kanye West‘s hometown of Chicago, ‘Ye took the opportunity to show Jay-Z some of his city. They hit Kanye’s childhood home, and he reflects on his early inclination towards art. Spike Lee compliments Kanye on elements of Watch The Throne backstage after a show in this clip, and Kanye almost seems humble! RELATED […]

Common has released another visual from his up-coming album, The Dreamer, The Believer. Things take a more relaxed turn from the more intense  “Ghetto Dreams.” How blue is the sky in Chicago? This time out Mr. Lynn pretty much raps the entire time laid out in bed with ballerinas and whiskey as his supporting cast. […]

R.Kelly may be facing foreclosure but he has even bigger problems to worry about. The R&B soul singer reportedly underwent throat surgery to drain an abcess on one of his tonsils on Tuesday. Kelly will be “laid up indefinitely” at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Click here for the full story. RELATED: R. Kelly Remixes Travis […]

Former G.O.O.D Music MC Consequence borrows Kanye West’s “My Way Home” instrumental from 2005′s Late Registration and appears to be sending a subliminal message to his old label exec. The song samples the late Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.”  (spotted @Nahright) Cons aired his grievances with Kanye West and his cousin Q-Tip […]

Rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith was defeated in his run for alderman of Chicago’s 20th ward. Rhymefest got 46% of the votes, but ultimately lost to incumbent Willie Cochran.

Lil Wayne was booed by fans in Chicago during a recent show after performing his ode to the Green Bay Packers, “Green & Yellow.” Weezy must have forgotten he was in Bears territory. Check out the video below. Fast forward to 2:20 if you’re impatient. “Y’all some real football lovin’ motherf***ers!” WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT RELATED:  […]

Deejay Casper is claiming that alleged Chicago Black Disciples leader, Marvel Thompson and his company M.O.B. Music Incorporated stole the rights to the “Cha-Cha Slide” from him. AllHipHop reports: The men claim they collectively own the songwriting, performance and publishing rights to “Cha Cha Slide” and “Casper Slide Pt. 2.” The lawsuit is filed against […]

Che “Rhymefest” Smith has made it to a run-off election for a Chicago City Council seat.  The Chicago-based rapper received 20 percent of the votes in yesterday’s election.

Dwyane Wade's heated divorce battle with ex-wife Siohvaughn may have cooled down earlier this year, but the custody battle is still being played out in court.

ATL's own Ludacris hit the Midwest hard for his 33rd birthday recently. Our affiliate station, Detroit's Hot 102.7, was along for the wild ride with Luda.