It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart for November 30. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s good people? Hope all had a good Thanksgiving and enjoyed the biggest party night of the year, the Wednesday before. I had a ball at the Ultimate Sports Bar, then over at Melange and the Alley Bar. Good times and good music. But now it’s time for a work vacation and when I left it was “36” and snow on the way. To 76 and sunny in LA and no need for coats. Ran into Mike Epps and Chris Spencer and a host of funny people at The Comedy Store. Encluding a sketch comedy group called “Slow Children Walking” Hilarious if show if there ever in your city check them out. Oh and shout to Tony Rock for the drink even though I don’t drink Lol. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.facebook.com/djchillwill734
Who: Troy Monaco, Brand Relations/Blogger
Why: Worked in PR for 10+ years and went on to create an internet space for those who enjoy life, style and pop culture commentary.
Where: Based in Toronto/New York/San Francisco
When: Since 2009 Read more…
Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn in Chicago on March 13, 1972, Common rose to prominence as one of hip-hop’s most poetic and respected lyricists, having garnered multiple Grammy Awards for his first eight albums. Common’s ninth, The Dreamer, The Believer, will be released in December by Warner Brothers Records.
In 2004, he partnered with fellow Chicago native and rap music mega-star Kanye West to produce the album BE, which went on to garner four Grammy Award nominations. Three years later, Common released his critically-acclaimed seventh album, Finding Forever, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Chart and went on to earn him another Grammy. His eighth album, Universal Mind Control, was released in 2008 and was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rap Album.
Common’s film credits include “Smokin’ Aces,” “American Gangster,” “Wanted,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Date Night” and “Just Wright.” In addition, he is set to co-star opposite Jennifer Garner next year in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”
On TV, Common enjoys a recurring role on the AMC Network series “Hell on Wheels.” He plays Elam, a freed slave who heads West in search of work on the Transcontinental Railroad in post-Civil War America. Read more…