Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Man In Wheel Chair Crowd Surfs at Kanye Concert




 Following the accusation of berating a disabled concert goer for not standing up to dance during a concert last week, Kanye West had a man in a wheelchair crowd-surf during his performance at AAHH! Festival in Chicago. Watch the video above

Monday, September 22, 2014

Drea O Exclusive (Video) : Kanye West Surprise Performance at AAHH Fest 2014 @Common


 

I'm still in recovery mode from last nights AAHH Festival..It was the first of its kind ..EVER and it was a star-studded event with performances from.. Dave Chappelle, Common, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Electronica, Lil Herb, and Jennifer Hudson, plus a community showcase hosted by Rhymefest during the day. You know I was on scene to catch every moment!

                            Check out my video recap above and all the pictures below.
                                                       More videos on the way!!

 

@DreaOppan

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Interview: Montana of 300 Talks Chief Keef Beef, No Drugs Policy & Being The Best Rapper From Chicago W/ Drea O @MONTANAof300 @Dreaoppan @wearehockstar

@Montanaof300 @DreaOppan @WeareHockstar

I recently sat down with Chicago's own Montana 300 for a candid and very interesting interview.

Montana has been making waves with his aggressive punch lines and edgy word play since he dropped his remixed version of Nicki Minaj and Lil Herbs "Chiraq"..... (Which currently has over 3 million views on YouTube.) Montana stands out of the Chicago rapper pack to me, so I was excited to sit down and pick the brain of this lyrical MC.

Are Montana 300 and Chief Keef beefing?...What makes Montana 300 say he's the best rapper in the game since Lil Wayne???

Find out all that and more in this new interview!

           

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Interview: Dreezy Sits Down With Drea O For an Exclusive Interview (Sirius XM Studios-New York)




Directly after her interview on "Sway in the Morning" Chicago rapper Dreezy sat down with me at the Sirius XM studios in New York for an exclusive interview.

Dreezy talks about what it was like to be interviewed by the legendary Sway Calloway and how this is her first time in New York. Dreezy also talks about her future plans and the violence in her home town Chicago.

Dreezy who's Schizo mixtape dropped earlier this year, put her own personal spin on Nicki Minaj's "Chiraq" single and the world took notice.


Find out what inspired her to take the musical path that she has chosen.
Also included in this interview is live footage from Dreezy's first headlining show here in Chicago.


 




Interview by: Drea Oppan
Concert Footage By: Carlos Smith

@DreaOppan
@DreezyDreezy

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Pictures: Drea O's Search for "Who's Got Next" (Photos Round One and Two)

Check out all the photos from round one and two of Drea O's Search for "Who's Got Next"
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Friday, August 29, 2014

2Night: Showcase Event Series "Drea O's Search for Who's Got Next"

                                                   
                                                      IT'S GOING DOWN TONIGHT!! 
The second showcase in my event series is tonight at Bar 10 Door.. doors open at 9pm 
                                                                   See you tonight!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Chicago Music: 'Do What U Like' @waterr79



'Do What U Like' is the leading single off the upcoming mixtape from WateRR's "For the Streets and Scholars". The production has a soulful aura accompanied with a party feel.

Check it out!

Follow @WateRR79
For more go Here 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Video: Nicki Minaj Drops New Video For "Anaconda"

Nicki minaj drops super sexy video to her new single "Anaconda"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Diggy Simmons and Trevor Jackson Talk New Music, New TV Show, J.Cole Beef and More with Drea O



I got a chance to sit down with Diggy Simmons and Trevor Jackson during their recent stop in Chicago for their "Who Else But Us" promo tour.

These two gentleman are legends in the making and I had a blast interviewing them. They even taught me how to properly "Schmoney Dance"

Which young star has a TV show coming out with Teyanna Taylor?

What does Diggy think about J.Cole now after their short lived hip-hop beef?

How did Trevor Jackson and Diggy meet and why are they Shmurda dancing in Chicago?

Find out all that and more in this new interview!













 @Diggy_simmons
 @DreaOppan
 @trevorjackson5

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tonights Event: Drea O's Search For "Who's Got Next" Sub-T 9P

It all goes down tonight the first of a three showcase series.. meet me tonight at Sub-T Doors open at 9pm!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Contest Alert: Are You Chicago's Next BIG Artist? ( Chicago Artist )

I'm searching for Chicago's next BIG artist to tell the world about "Everywhere I Go"... I'm having a showcase contest.... Winner of the contest wins BIG GRAND PRIZE!!! You don't want to miss out! 

                                                        
Want to perform?

Email: DreaOShow@gmail.com ..Slots are limited ... Only a few available First show kicks off July 26th at Red Kiva

Monday, June 9, 2014

TONIGHT: I'm Your Host..::Source Magazine Unsigned Hype Talent Showcase ( H3 Entertainment )

Come support some of Chicago's hottest talent as they compete for a spot in Source Magazine!!! 

Presented by H 3 Entertainment

Hosted by: Drea O and Rob Lee

Location: 
2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-6600
  



Unsigned Hype is a monthly column in The Source magazine designed to showcase the hottest unsigned talent from around the country. Each month a different aspiring MC is awarded the honor of appearing in the column as the next possible Hip-Hop superstar. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stranger Danger Chicago Style:Woman Raped Outside Club After Taking What She Thought Was Cocaine From a Guy She Met At A Club



This is the craziest case of "Stranger Danger" I have seen in a while....
Please people learn from this sad crazy story...

According to DnaInfo.com

A man charged with sexual assault on an unconscious woman outside an Edgewater comedy club raped her after giving her what he said was cocaine, prosecutors said.

The drugs Stephane Edouard, 35, gave to the woman, as well as her male companion, turned out to be an opiate, possibly heroin, prosecutors said.

Both lost consciousness after snorting a line of the powdery substance Edouard allegedly arranged for them on a folded newspaper, prosecutors said. The woman, 28, woke up to Edouard raping her, and her companion, 31, was later found suffering from a heroin overdose in an alley.

Edouard and the two victims met at  The Frontier, a comedy club at 1106 W. Thorndale Ave., on Friday, prosecutors said.

The man and woman joined Edouard in his car to take what they believed to be cocaine, prosecutors said. Edouard prepared a line of white powder for the victims and held the newspaper while the man and woman took turns snorting the drug.

Both the man and woman passed out, prosecutors said. When the woman awoke, Edouard was having sex with her, and she couldn't move.

Edouard dropped the woman off at her male companion's apartment, where she told a witness what happened, prosecutors said. She was taken to a hospital and found to have opiates in her system rather than cocaine.

The man woke up in the emergency room after being found in an alley, prosecutors said. He was barely breathing.

Edouard, who was later identified by both the man and woman, appeared briefly in court Wednesday on charges of criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery and driving on a suspended license.
He is being held in jail on a $750,000 bond.

What a craazzzzyyyyy story!!


Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Rapper Twista’s Security Guard



It's so sad.. two lives lost.. for no reason... 
According to WBBM.COM A man has been charged with fatally shooting Chicago rapper Twista’s security guard, a man who was found dead in February after a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Matthew X. Jackson, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery for the Feb. 21 attack in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue, police News Affairs said in a statement.
Davy Easterling, 31, was found dead after crews responded about 6 a.m. to a fire at a 2 1/2-story, multi-unit building at that address, authorities said.
The fire started in the rear bedroom, where Easterling was found with gunshot wounds to the throat and chest, authorities said.
Easterling, of the 8100 block of South Vernon Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:41 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.
Authorities have identified Jackson as the alleged shooter, the statement said.
Two days before Easterling was found, the rapper had been posting on social media that “a close friend” and security guard was missing.
Jackson, of the 8000 block of South Champlain Avenue, will appear in court for a bond hearing Thursday.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I'm Your Host For This Dope Musical event Come Support! ..Check It Out! ("Midwest Blog Tour") @p1_rap @BabyFaceMonster @RoGizz @Misha_IAM @joveezy89 @beeyoutful1


Sat. May 24th, at Tiger O'Stylies is the "Official Tour Send-Off Party" come out and have drinks with local bloggers, listen the dopest talent from all around the Midwest, and see BFM and P1's last performance before they hit the road!!! 

"Midwest Blog Tour" is an ongoing celebration of the local hip-hop community... It is an event where different movements can come together ... writers, radio hosts, & artists can network & turnup together! 

MORE INFO: WWW.MIDWESTBLOGTOUR.COM 

SPINNING: BLOCK CLUB DJ CHOSEN 

HOSTING: DREA O www.andreaoppan.wix.com/dreao @Dreaoshow CARONA BRONE http://www.reverbnation.com/caronabronetgc @CBrone360 

PERFORMANCES BY: 

PHENOMENAL 1 
www.P1rap.com @p1_rap 

BABYFACE MONSTER 
www.BabyFaceMonster.com @BabyFaceMonster 

RO GIZZ 
www.rogizz.com 
@RoGizz MISHA G 
www.facebook.com/MishaIAM @Misha_IAM 

JODY V 
https://www.facebook.com/joveezy89 
@joveezy89 PK

COMMUNITY SERVICE FURY THE FRONT RUNNERS 

 LOCATION: TIGER O'STYLIES 6300 W Ogden Ave, Berwyn, IL

Friday, May 9, 2014

Drea O Sits Down With Chicago Rap Stars Oncore and P.Rico ( Sex, Drugs and Hip-Hop) @Oncore929 @6775rico @WeAreHockstar


I had a blast chilling out with Chicago rappers Oncore And P. Rico  during our candid sit down interview view... I love interviewing and learning about various artist from all walks of life here in Chicago. It was a pleasure to learn more about these two and how they view the world.

Watch this interview below where we talk about their rising careers.. current situations in Chicago and future plans for success.




This interview can't get anymore open and honest..  watch and take a peek inside the minds of two rising Chicago rap stars

Interview by: Drea O   

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Music: FamSquad "Surfs Up" Remix + Interview





In this new single, Famsquad teams up with Jimmi Stone on this Mistah Fab assisted “Surfs Up” remix. Produced by Cam Julkes and Keeynote, this release will be featured as a bonus track on Famsquad member Slick Da Capo’s “Blow” EP arriving this summer.

 

Check this out on Chirbit







I got a chance to catch up with Famsquad member Omekka to get the exclusive details on the new track and find out what else Famsquad has in store for us. Check out the interview below!






Interview by:@DreaOppan

Follow: @Famsquadilliana @SlickDaCapo @Ether_L_Banks
@MistahFab @RealJimmiStone

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Chicago Music: JODY V LEANING (REMIX) @Joveezy89






Chicago News: Man Angry Over Tax On Soda Pulls Out Submachine Gun


When keeping it real goes wrong....Chicago style 
According to WBBM.com Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon.
So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun out of his Gucci satchel inside the convenience store in the 4000 block of West Madison Street where they tried to make him pay it — and he threatened to kill everyone there, a prosecutor said.
This “is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt!” he would later allegedly tell the cops, the Sun-Times is reporting. “Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”
Shelton, 36, of the 4200 block of West Carroll, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and having an invalid FOID card.
Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Shelton held without bail Sunday for the incident that allegedly took place around 1:45 p.m.
Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio said police saw Shelton yelling at the victims when they answered a report of a man with a gun there.
“I’m going to shoot you in the head three times,” Shelton allegedly told one person.
“I’m going to smoke your ass,” he allegedly told another.

Monday, April 7, 2014

New Music: Taylor Mallory EP [DOWNLOAD] @TaylorMallory #TaylorMade @LevelNextMusic




Taylor Mallory - TaylorMade EP [DOWNLOAD]


Level Next Recording artist Taylor Mallory releases his debut project TaylorMade!

"At some point in your life you desire to be in love, you desire to have a relationship.  I want a woman who is specially made for me, TaylorMade" -  Taylor Mallory

DOWNLOADhttp://www.levelnextmusic.com/the-artists/taylor-mallory/

 

NEW MUSIC: Nicki Minaj Ft Lil Herb- Chi-Raq #Chicago

Chicago is winning on the music side...here's a new one..

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Drea O Takes SXSW: Rick Ross w/ Surprise Guest Erykah Badu Live (Fader Fort) Episode 1 (Drea O Chicago)





What's it really like at SXSW you ask?.... For all the people that have never been.. Come with me...I'll take you through a day in my shoes.


I had so much fun at SXSW this year, but I would have to say one of the best nights at the festival was spent at the Fader Fort designing my own exclusive pair of Converse sneakers and jamming out to Rick Ross live.

           Watch my recap of everything that went down below






@DreaOppan
@RickRoss

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chicago #LastNight: Ty Dolla $ign Performs LIVE in Chicago (Very First Time) @Tydollasign

Ty Dolla $ign performed for the very first time in Chicago last night, at "Reggie's Rock Club." Ty showed Chicago so much love by bringing out Lupe Fiasco, Spenzo, Fredo Santana and more to perform with him! It was a pack house..to capacity!  Presented by @FakeShoreDrive.

Check out the video!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tomorrow: Chicago's Own "Dreezy" Takes Over "The Drea O Show" @dreezydreezy @DBrooksDZP

               
     Tomorrow night on the "Drea O Show" it's "Dreezy Day" 

I will be chopping it up with  Dreezy  about her new projects...SXSW and more!  We will also be playing all her new music. 
                                                    

                                                     Call into the show LIVE :312-564-7370
                                                Don't miss it 9p on WindyCityUnderground.com 


Check out here music:









Watch Live here tomorrow 9pm

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Security Guard for Chicago rapper Twista found shot to death, burned in South Side home



According to ChicagoTribune.Com
A man who did security work for Chicago rapper Twista was found shot to death and lit on fire in a South Side home Friday.
The man was identified as Davy Easterling by the Cook County medical examiner’s office Sunday.
Easterling was found in an apartment about 6 a.m. Friday in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue. That same day, Twista had put out messages on Twitter and Instagram, saying that Easterling, who acted as a bodyguard for Twista and who he described as “A close friend of mine,” had been missing for three days.
Twista has represented Chicago in his music for two decades and his name is a nod to his ability to rap fast in a clear and concise manner – he previously was known as Tung Twista
On Saturday, Twista sent out “#RIP Davy Easterling aka 6'9 I have lost too many good friends to these streets.”

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Drea O Exclusive" : Tomorrow I Will Be Speaking at The University of Wisconsin-Platteville For Ebony Weekend, Guess What My Topic Will Be????!

This weekend, I have been invited to speak at the University of Wisconsin. I will be holding a seminar on a topic that is widely discussed here in Chicago and all over the world.

 I have been working on my presentation for the last few weeks and I have been interviewing various Chicago-land citizens on the topic.

 I have turned the interviews into a short documentary video that I will air for the class.

For all those that I interviewed for the short documentary.. it will be up in a few on my new YouTube channel  

What is the topic I will be discussing during my seminar?

 Check it out below!



Drea O Tonight: Tonight I have an #Exclusive Sit Down Interview With @Oncore929 and @6775rico ... Next It Will Be You!

There is so much great talent out there and I want to sit down with all of you!

Starting next month, I will be scheduling sit down interviews outside of the "Drea O Show"  and they will be posted on my new YouTube Channel and aired on my new show coming soon!

More details coming soon! 

Tonight I will be filming the first sit down interview with these two artist 
 
 Check out their music below!










Follow them on Twitter:



 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Chicago Police Illegal Strip Search Caught On Video? Lawsuit Filed Over Open-Air Searches



Watch the video.. what do you think?



WBBM.COM Reports

Eight Chicago police officers conducted illegal, open-air strip searches without probable cause, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims.

The controversial searches, partially seen in video footage picked up by all the city's TV news stations this week, reportedly took place on May 23, 2013 in the 9000 block of South Laflin Street, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The lawsuit claims police in an unmarked squad car pulled over the three plaintiffs -- two men and one women -- after the officers drove the wrong way down a one-way street, the Sun-Times reports.
The group of three -- 26-year-old Caprice Halley, 20-year-old Tevin Ford and 19-year-old Robert Douglas, who was since killed in a shooting -- were subsequently searched for drugs and one of the men was forced to strip naked in a nearby gangway, the lawsuit claims. The woman, Halley, was allegedly forced to remove her pants and a tampon by the only female officer at the scene while other officers at the scene commented about her body in an incident not seen on the video.


The female officer said she found heroin in Holley's pants, but Michael Oppenheimer, the plaintiffs' attorney, claims the drugs were planted there by the officer herself, NBC Chicago reports. Two of the three were then charged with drug possession.

Chicago Motorist Arrested After Posting Threatening YouTube Rant Against Hearing Officer




More and more people are getting in trouble for things they do on social networking site...smh be careful people!

 According to CBS.COM A man's advice of “Don’t get mad — get even” is really not what you should do.

A suburban man didn't like the outcome after he contested a parking ticket with the city, so he posted a violent screed to YouTube threatening the life of a city hearing officer, county prosecutors said.
Michael Dixon, 40, of Country Club Hills, posted the 11-minute video to YouTube on Jan. 14, then mailed his hearing officer a letter directing him to the video, prosecutors said Thursday.

The video, posted by an account called Voice from Chicago, features a man with his face obscured talking about the details of a $50 ticket he received after parking on Milwaukee Avenue.
The speech, attributed to Dixon in court records, contains racist and homophobic language and is riddled with profanity. The man in the video asks viewers to blow up the city's administrative hearings building, affix an explosive to the man's car, and also to attack other hearing officers and parking meter enforcement aides, prosecutors said.

"You better check your car every time you come out," the man in the video says, naming the hearing officer.
"The victim is rightfully frightened for his safety," county prosecutor Lorraine Scaduto said in bond court Thursday afternoon.

Dixon was arrested at home on Wednesday and charged with threatening a public official. He was brought to the Cook County Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Thursday afternoon and ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bond.


Sad.

 Full story here 

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This Is CRAZY!!: WARNING!! If You Take Photos With Your Cell Phone You Need To Watch This.. NOW!

WARNING! If you take pictures of your kids, grand kids, or anyone else and post them online YOU MUST WATCH THIS NOW!


This is getting out of hand! There is WAYYY  too much technology out there these days... and you need to be aware of what exactly your doing. Please take time to watch this video, take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family ..then pass this info along..this is just crazy!!

Source

Craigslist Ad Sells ‘Dibs’ Chairs Collected From Chicago Parking Spots




Ive always wanted to get out my car and toss those chairs "saving" parking spots... finally somebody did! 

According to K-HITS Chicago someone has been going from neighborhood to neighborhood and taking “dibs” chairs — chairs saving parking spots for people — from saved spots.



This guy took his thievery one step further by posting a Craigslist ad (UPDATE: Craigslist has deleted the post) in an attempt to sell the many, many chairs they’ve collected (they claim to have collected about 350 chairs).
“In driving around the Northside these past few days I’m seeing hundreds of chairs being abandoned on the streets. I’ve collected about 350 various chairs… I’m selling each chair for $5, regardless of condition or smell.”
Calling dibs on parking spots with lawn chairs and other items is a tradition unique to Chicago that goes back decade

Chicago News: Cops Assigned To High-Crime Area Watch Bears Game....For Nearly Two Hours While on Duty





According to CBS A CBS 2 viewer was startled to see large groups of Chicago police officers watching Bears games at a suburban bar, so he contacted the 2 Investigators to see what was going on. In an email to reporter Pam Zekman, the viewer expressed concern about what he had witnessed at 115 Bourbon Street in southwest suburban Merrionette Park. According to his email, “When the Chicago Bears play, the restaurant fills up with plain cloths [sic] tactical officers … no wonder why people are being shot, 25 officers in restaurant for 3 hours.

  Full story Here

Monday, January 13, 2014

NEW VIDEO: Drake Live In Chicago "Would You Like a Tour" Video Recap

Did you miss Drake live in Chicago? If so... check out my video recap of everything that went down at Drake's " Would You Like a Tour" concert.



@DreaOppan

Monday, January 6, 2014

New #Chicago Video: Chella H " UGG BOOTS" @ChellaChicago



Shouts out to Chella H love the video

Watch Video: Drea O Brings In The New Year At One Of The BIGGEST Parties In Chicago! (The Drake Hotel 2014) @ChicagoSCENE @Dreaoppan


Check out my video recap of everything that went down at The Drake Hotel on NYE 2014!







I partied like it was 1999 for this New Years Eve at The Drake Hotel here in Chicago IL.

It was so much fun! Over 2,000 people showed up for what I like to call the BIGGEST New Years Eve party in Chicago. I haven't had this much fun since I brought in the New Year with Lil Jon in 2012 (See Here)


Special thanks to: Chicago Scene Magazine!

Pictures and video by: Mike Pearson and Drea O



 

                           
 


















                                                      Check out all the pictures here!