Billy Dec

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Check this info out!!!

"check out my avatar coming to life in this video to make fun of me! haha.. just trying to get engage people in new ways to not only enjoy our 2 year anniversary party for myart, culture, trends & entertainment blog but more importantly, to help a really good cause!

it will be an awesome event, cool people, great music, signature food, specialty drinks & more! do not miss this! full press release below- its only a small $20 donation (or more) to help the 36% increase in poor people simply needing food due to the recession, from the greater chicago food depository. limited space- click here to reserve your spot!

special shoutout to all the local artists who helped create this amazing video! director/editor: catherine lynch, cinematographer: adam dick, sound: sam fell, avatar lead: james pawula, animation: ian beckman & ari flesch, texturing: arwa dabbakeh, modeling: whit alexander, music: don meyer, underground music: dj kane, make-up:brenda arelano, equipment: zacuto, invites: m13 graphics

press release: january 19, 2011

2 years, 20,000 followers, 678,000 chicagoans in need:

local restaurateur billy dec hosts a social media anniversary party to benefit the greater chicago food depository’s efforts to fight hunger

chicago, il— after two years of writing his popular chicago entertainment, arts & culture blog achicagothing.com, with a rapidly growing number of friends & followers onfacebook & twitter (about 20,000 combined), rockit ranch productions ceo billy dec is not only throwing a huge two year anniversary bash for all who have supported him online thus far, but he is recruiting this dynamic and dedicated social media network to help him feed the dramatically increasing numbers of poor & hungry, by making his blog anniversary party benefit the greater chicago food depository.

guests of the “achicagothing.com anniversary party” to benefit the greater chicago food depository will enjoy signature food items from dec’s award winning restaurants sunda& rockit, and creative cocktails by underground & grey goose vodka. in typical fashion, dec’s guest list is sure to be a who’s who party mix of the most dynamic personalities in the city’s arts, entertainment, social media & philanthropic scene.

dec explains the idea behind his event: “during the last couple years of our brutal recession, a 36% increase of an additional 178,000 people have gone hungry and needed food desperately from the greater chicago food depository alone. in my yearly effort to support them, post holidays when donations are at their lowest, i’m excited to bring my new social network together to make a bigger impact.”

the event will take place on thursday, february 3rd from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at dec’s restaurant rockit bar & grill (22 w. hubbard). a limited number of advanced tickets will be available online at achicagothing.com for $20, and available at the door for $40. there will also be a limited number of “vip supporter” tickets which includes access to a reserved area at the party & achicagothing.com tshirt, these tickets can be purchased for $100 in advance online at achicagothing.com or at the door for $200. 100% of ticket proceeds go towards benefiting the greater chicago food depository. (http://bit.ly/h36sik)"

Happy Birthday Aaliyah

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Today would have marked the 32nd birthday of the late, great Aaliyah. She died in a plane crash in Aug. of 2001. Her music and legacy lives on. Word has it that a biopic has been in production for a few years now and will see a release this year in theaters.

Rest in peace Aaliyah.

Fresh Music: Britney Spears - "Hold It Against Me"

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The reigning pop queen Britney Spears made her triumphant return to radio and blogs yesterday with the release of her record breaking single "Hold It Against Me", which was produced by duo Dr. Luke & Max Martin. The song shot to the number one spot on itunes in only 8 hours in 10 different countries. The tune also had over 700 spins on radio stations across America in just one day. The seventh album from her is set to drop on March 15th. Listen to the song below.


The song is different and catchy. You can always expect that from Britney Spears. Something fresh and no trend following. This is proof that music still sell due to die hard fans and support. Britt has a lot to celebrate and be excited for.

Fresh Music: Lil Kim - "Clap Clap"(feat. I.R.S.)

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Lil Kim is riding high and pushing forward with the release of her album due to the Nicki Minaj disses. This newly track is said to be the official first single (I don't believe it) from the queen bee called "Clap Clap" featuring I.R.S. Check it out below.


This isn't my cup of tea. For a first single, she should have came harder. This hott ass of a mess doesn't have what it takes to chart on ANY of the Billboard charts. Come on Kimmy!!! You think this will give you a platinum selling album..NOTT!!


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"The Game" Returns!! Watch Episode 1

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Yesterday saw the epic return of "The Game". Back for it's 4th season after being canceled by The CW. The show was picked up by the BET Network and it made history last night by generating over 7 MILLION viewers. If you missed it, catch it right here as more drama unfolds between Melanie, Derwin, Tasha, Malik, Jason, Brittany and T-T!



Tune in next week for episode 2! Share your thoughts below!
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