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Lil Uzi Vert LIVE @ Metro

Uzi

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Thursday, April 28th @ 6PM

Lil Uzi Vert has been making a lot of waves over the last year or so, but the Atlanta artist has only recently begun to really cashing in on his new found stardom. The good people over at Lyrical Lemonade are bringing Uzi to the Metro in Chicago tonight. The lineup for this one is absolutely stacked and will also include performances from Martin $ky, Webster X, Logan Cage, Roy French, and Warhol.SS. This event is all ages and advance tickets are still available for $30 ($36 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now before they sell out.

Lil Uzi Vert Tickets

Towkio LIVE @ Metro

Tow

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Saturday, May 16th @ 7PM

Save Money artist Towkio will be live at the Metro tonight. Towkio has built up a decent following after having a solid campaign in 2014, this should be another good show filled with plenty of special guests. The event will also feature performances from Kehlani and DJ Spinn, rounding out what should be a good time. This one’s all ages and tickets are on sale for $17, click the link below to grab your now.

Towkio Tickets

ILoveMakonnen LIVE @ Metro

Makonnen

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Saturday, May 9th @ 9PM

OVO’s newest signee, ILoveMakonnen, is now on his national tour heading to a city near you. Among the many stops, Makonnen will be live at the Metro in Chicago this Saturday for what should be a great night. This one’s 18+ and tickets are currently available for $20 in advance ($23 @ Door). Makonnen will be bringing a few friends along for the tour with sets from Metro Boomin and Key! Click the link below to grab your tickets before they sell out.

ILoveMakonnen Tickets

ILoveMakonnen Ticket Contest

Makonnen

The Metro has announced a ticket giveaway contest for ILoveMakonnen’s upcoming show. No exact amount laid out but they’ve made it clear that it’s multiple tickets. The contest runs until 5PM on Monday, May 4th, click the link below and sign up if you’re interested.

ILoveMakonnen Ticket Giveaway

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def LIVE @ Metro

Mos

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Friday, May 1st @ 9PM

Less than a week after his show at Minneapolis’ Skyway Theatre, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) will be live at the Metro in Chicago. Mos has been known to put on a great show, any fan of good music (not just hip hop) can appreciate what he brings to the stage. The event is 18+ and general admission tickets are available for $35, you can purchase VIP balcony seats for $51. Take it from someone who attended the Minneapolis show, this WILL be a good time; click the link below to grab your tickets.

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Tickets

Curren$y LIVE @ Metro

Currensy

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Wednesday, April 8th @ 9PM

Curren$y will be stopping through the Windy City tonight for what looks like a great show. The Hot Spitta never misses Chicago while on tour and anyone that gets this man some Harold’s Chicken will be greatly rewarded. The event will also feature performances from Young Roddy, Corner Boy P, LE$, TY and more. This one’s 18+ and general admission tickets are available for $25, you can go the extra mile and grab VIP tickets for only $35. Considering the Metro and the price, the VIP option is very enticing; click the link below to grab yours now.

Curren$y Tickets

Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique LIVE @ Metro

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Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When:Sunday March 8th @ 8PM

Two legendary MCs will be gracing the stage at Metro on Sunday. Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique will embark on their, “The People’s Champions Tour”, which will also feature, Niko IS, CF, and Hasan Salaam. This is definitely a great chance to see two of hip hop’s true titans, the event is 18+ and tickets are $25, click the link below to buy yours.

Talib Kweli & Immortal Tickets

Winter Block Party

Block Party

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Saturday, January 31st // Noon-10PM

The good people at Vocalo have cooked up a pretty awesome event for Chicago’s hip hop heads. Tomorrow, Metro will host the Winter Block Party which will feature a B-Boy/Girl battle, a fashion show, various DJ sets and performances from Show You Suck, Mick Jenkins, Saba, and NoName Gypsy; rounding out what should be a great time. Students can cop tickets for only $6, while the general public can purchase them for $10, not bad considering the amount dope shit you’ll see throughout the day. The event is all ages, click the link below for tickets.

Winter Block Party Tickets

MGM And Paramount Pictures Preparing Remake Of 1959 Epic ‘Ben-Hur’

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A remake of director William Wyler‘s 1959 epic Ben-Hur is currently in the works at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Paramount Pictures, and the producer’s and director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) are working hard getting the pre-production check list in order. Thus far the cast includes actors Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and Nezanin Boniadi (Iron Man, The Next Three Days), with Rodrigo Santoro (Love Actually, 300: Rise of an Empire) making an appearance in the role of Jesus Christ. The story of Ben-Hur comes from the 19th-century book by Lew Wallace titled Ben Hur: A Tale of Christ, which tells the story of a Jewish prince who is betrayed by his Roman friend and sent into years of enslavement, only to regain his freedom and return to seek his vengeance. The original movie starred Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, and Stephen Boyd and won 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Heston), Best Director (Wyler), Best Cinematographer (Robert Surtees), and Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith). The new movie is expected to be in theaters sometime in 2016, so we’ll be following it for a while; in the meantime you should definitely check out the original; you can find it available on both DVD and Blu-Ray disc.

Early Draft Of Next Bond Installment ‘S.P.E.C.T.R.E.’ Leaked In Sony Pictures Hack

Bond

Earlier in the month we found out that private files, including film scripts, reels, and documents including emails between company employees and executives, were stolen from Sony Pictures by a group of computer hackers that call themselves the Guardians of Peace. The group has threatened to “ruin” the company if their upcoming James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy, The Interview, is not pulled from release this coming Christmas Day. The G.O.P. has already released a number of documents including emails between executives at the company covering everything from upcoming movie plans, celebrity secrets, medical records, racial slurs, and unbalanced pay between actors and their female counterparts. Sony discovered Monday that an early version of the screenplay for their next James Bond installment with Eon Productions Ltd., S.P.E.C.T.R.E., was among the material stolen and leaked in the cyberattack, and they were quick to give the public a friendly warning about copyright infringement. This statement was posted on the James Bond website Saturday, December 13th, by Eon Productions Ltd:

EON PRODUCTIONS, the producers of the James Bond films, learned this morning that an early version of the screenplay for the new Bond film SPECTRE is amongst the material stolen and illegally made public by hackers who infiltrated the Sony Pictures Entertainment computer system. Eon Productions is concerned that third parties who have received the stolen screenplay may seek to publish it or its contents. The screenplay for SPECTRE is the confidential information of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq, LLC, and is protected by the laws of copyright in the United Kingdom and around the world. It may not (in whole or in part) be published, reproduced, disseminated or otherwise utilised by anyone who obtains a copy of it. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC will take all necessary steps to protect their rights against the persons who stole the screenplay, and against anyone who makes infringing uses of it or attempts to take commercial advantage of confidential property it knows to be stolen.”

Pretty serious shit. Principle photography for the new movie began on December 8th with Daniel Craig returning as Bond, and the movie is scheduled for theatrical release this November 6, 2015. We’ll keep you updated on anymore leaked information.