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  1. Update: Due to a tragic shooting at the venue early this morning, The Shrine will close permanently effective immediately. Very sad. Thanks to The Shrine for many years of great service to the hip-hop community and its fans in the Chicagoland area. I personally had many great times there, and they will truly be missed. We regret to inform you that The Shrine, a South Loop music staple, will close its doors at the end of the month. After a strong seven-year run, the venue will shutter to make way for retail and residential spaces. Today, in a press release, Joe Russo relayed that he plans to reopen the venue in another location, which we hope to be the case. They did a lot of great things for local and national artists over the years. Salute to them, and we hope they find a new home soon. Their last event is February 28th. Find the press release below. To the fans of The Shrine: We regret to tell you that The Shrine will be closing soon. The property where The Shrine is located was recently purchased by a local real estate development firm. They have introduced plans to demolish the building, build a hotel and apartment complex in its place, and lease over 30,000 sq. feet of retail space at street level. Located at 2109 S. Wabash in the South Loop, The Shrine was founded in 2009 by Chicago native Joe Russo. Mr. Russo has been a force in hospitality industry since the early 90’s. He has created, opened and owned various venues over the years, including Thyme Restaurant, Sinibar, and Funky Buddha Lounge. The Shrine’s location was specifically chosen for its historical significance to Chicago’s black music history. The area was the epicenter for local and national Blues, Soul and R&B record labels beginning in the early 1950s, and a logical location for a venue specializing in great black music. The Shrine has provided state-of- the-art live performance and nightclub space for lovers of Soul, R&B, House, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Reggae music for nearly seven years. The Shrine was open to all, but set out from its inception to cater to the underserved Caribbean, African & African American clientele. The Shrine is both nationally and internationally regarded as a unique (and often imitated) entertainment venue that will be greatly missed upon shutting its doors. The Shrine can boast of hundreds of shows and events it has produced over the years. The venue presented the best in black entertainment, from Grammy and Oscar winners to old and new school artists. There was nothing like it in the city of Chicago, or anywhere in the U.S., for that matter. Here are some notable and memorable artists: 50 Cent, Roy Ayers, Erykah Badu, Eric Benet, Bilal, BJ the Chicago Kid, Brand New Heavies, Common, Mos Def, De La Soul, Dwele, Lupe Fiasco, Floetry, Future, Ginuwine, Robert Glasper, Goapele, Beres Hammond, Lalah Hathaway, Talib Kweli, Kem, KRS-ONE, Kendrick Lamar, Amel Larrieux, Les Nubians, Ryan Leslie, Mali Music, Ky-Mani Marley, Chrisette Michelle, Miguel, Monica, Sean Paul, Rakim, The Roots, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Eric Roberson, Jill Scott, SWV, Tank, and many more. To those of you who enjoyed The Shrine, we say thank you for rocking with us for nearly seven years! We look forward to reopening in another location – where you and others will appreciate how we get down! Stay tuned.
  2. As promised, Ray Jr. drops off his latest project — Gold Packs, hosted by DJ Scream. The latest offering from the 216 native is twelve tracks deep and includes guest contributions from Bankroll Fresh, Kirko Bangz, Young Dolph, Lil Cray and many more. Ray never disappoints, so this new project is definitely a must-listen.
  3. IG. For Sosa, it’s life. He puts his money, his cars, his jewels and houses on there. Today, he gives us his official anthem for his social media service of choice. Heart this one now, and be sure to repost.
  4. Directed by JD Films / Forman James ManeMane and Fat Trel give us a fresh video for “Runaway,” which is another look from their Finesse Gang project. If you slept on their collabo outing which dropped a few weeks ago, I suggest you check that out now. Rip the runway below.
  5. Directed byParker Foster of Visual SZN I admittedly don’t know much about $tevie Adam$ (yet.) But after watching this “Shaolin Son (Rising)” music video that Chris Crack just put me on to, I’m sold. I’m going back to do my math on him now. This video is probably the most entertaining thing you’ll see all night — and it’s funny as hell. I highly suggest you press play on it below, and keep that roll of quarters handy. *bows*
  6. Produced by Chromatik Beats Ill Legit kicks off his 2016 output with “Make It Work,” featuring Tony Benefit of Earatik Statik. Tony Benefit is a great rap name if I’ve never said that publicly. Make it happen with “Make It Work” below.
  7. Produced by Blck Mrkt Time waits for no man, however, slow it down a bit this eve with “Slow Me Down” from Nate, Walt and Krave.
  8. Directed by Jerry Production For the music industry at large to continue to keep ignoring the music coming out of Detroit is very ignorant. So when Payroll decided to start his own record label, aptly titled BYLUG Entertainment, I thought to myself: “here’s a guy with vision.” Today, FSD introduces you to BYLUG’s Entertainment’s debut artist, Tay B, and his new video “Ignant” featuring the boss Payroll Giovanni.
  9. California rapper Niko G4 unleashes a 13 track project called “Worth The Risk.” Features from Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, Kurupt, Ricky Hil and Kool John. Listen to the project below. Buy the album on itunes HERE. The post Niko G4 – “Worth The Risk” [Album Stream] appeared first on The Daily Loud | Hip-Hop News.
  10. Curren$y releases a new track titled “Mo Money” produced by Henry Daher and Sly Drexler. At the moment Curren$y and The Alchemist are getting ready to bring us their new project “The Carrollton Heist” which is set to drop on February 14th. For now stream this new Curren$y record below and let us know your thoughts. The post Curren$y – “Mo Money” [Audio] appeared first on The Daily Loud | Hip-Hop News.
  11. OVO’s Roy Woods dropped a new remix tonight over Kodak Black’s single “SKRT” which premiered earlier today on OVO Sound Radio. Stream this new remix below and be sure to keep an eye on Roy Woods in 2016. The post Roy Woods – “SKRT” [Remix] appeared first on The Daily Loud | Hip-Hop News.
  12. Nas drops a new remix over Future’s “March Madness.” Listen to the track below and check out the alternate version of Nas’s recent release “Last Nigga Alive” HERE. The post Nas – “March Madness” [Remix] appeared first on The Daily Loud | Hip-Hop News.
  13. Drake unleashes a dope new record called “Summer Sixteen.” His “Views From The 6” project is coming April 2016.. Listen to Drake’s new single below and listen to Rihanna and Drake’s recent collaboration HERE. Follow our Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/dailyloudsounds The post Drake – “Summer Sixteen” [Audio] appeared first on The Daily Loud | Hip-Hop News.
  14. Meek Mill releases part 2 of his “4/4” mixtape series. Listen to the new project below ans check out “4/4” part 1 HERE. The post Meek Mill – “4/4” (Part 2) [Mixtape] appeared first on The Daily Loud | Hip-Hop News.
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