Update: dec. 29th-hey all- you can download the song free by clicking here!
what if you got to replay the greatest game, day, moment.. of your life? Well, Gatorade teamed up w/ chicago’s own Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and No I.D. to create a new song “We Can Do It” in honor of Season 3 of Gatorade’s “REPLAY” series- check out the video above for a behind-the-scenes of the making of the song!
The REPLAY documentary will reunite two South Side Chicago basketball teams, Bloom Township High School & Brother Rice High School, to finally settle a playoff game that happened 10 years ago. This game was one of the most talked about games in 2000. With a few seconds left on the clock, the game was tied 40-40, and Bloom standout, Joe Chapman, tipped the ball in- the only problem was the shot clock buzzer could not be heard over the roaring of the crowd. The question of if the ball was actually in before the buzzer is the controversy that has been fought about for years- both teams truly believe that their respective teams should have won the game.
Tune in November 7th on FSN when the two teams are matched up against each other again to see how the game is finally settled & to declare a winner once and for all! For a free download of the song & more info visit: www.replaytheseries.com and big shoutout to all the good people at Gatorade, not only love your stuff, but think this is an amazing idea & I’d love to see more!
As everyone knows, Chicago’s Hip-Hop talent, like Common, Kanye West, Twista, The Cool Kids, Rhymefest, Kid Sister, Lupe Fiasco,.. are all celebrated as world class! And I am sure as they will tell you, it all starts with our support on a grassroots level. So today, giving a shout out to one of the biggest supporters of Midwest hip-hop over the years… DJ & Producer Naki the Beatman. (thanks to a suggestion on twitter!)
As a DJ at two of Chicago’s biggest rap and R&B stations, WGCI and Power 92; Naki championed artists before they were accepted by the mainstream. After stints on radio & MTV, where he hosted events like NBA All-Star Weekend & MTV2′s Hip Hop Countdown, Naki become the CEO of Life Music Group, where he recently dug through his archives to create “The Chicago Vault” (dropping 5/11) compiling unreleased tracks from some of the biggest names in Hip Hop. A two minute preview of the album is available for download now at http://bln.kr/CSV .. enjoy!
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I was flipping thru channels last night and saw jessica biel on cnn w/ larry king talking about how millions of children around the world don’t have access to clean water, and thought about how when I was in 3rd grade at st clements, a speaker came in to teach us the same, and passed on many ways we can help conserve from as simple as turning the water off when brushing our teeth. That talk has actually stayed with me forever since couldn’t fathom that water could ever be scarce anywhere, but realized although I was trying to follow the speaker’s advice all these years, I never did any work to try and help share the message, so trying to help do that now.
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If follow me on twitter (click here if you don’t), you were in nyc w/me for the actual live Victoria’s Secret show! Thought I would show you a small video I took after the show from my flipcam above… the look on my face is pretty stupid I know, and I really had nothing to say, but that’s just how good the show was! (and as you can tell, the girls were just shockingly stunning all out there at once strutting so close to me)
On the home front, Victoria secret angel alessandra ambrosio flew out to host the private vip tv launch of the fashion show right here in chicago a couple days ago at my club “the underground” handing out awards to “chicago’s sexiest” winners from their online contest! Here are the results below… and having won for “sexiest club” the underground & “sexiest restaurant” sunda… my super hard working team of 500 & I humbly thank all of you who allow us to serve you!
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