Tag: Chicago Steppin

GDI + DJ Shorty Smooth

ChiStepper saw this photo of GDI’s Heritage Ball advertised in Upscale Mag yesterday on Facebook and I had to share it with you guys.  Among an esteemed group of Host Committee representatives is Ambassador Andrew Young.  Ambassador Young is sort…

Old vs New: Minnie Riperton vs Chante Moore

Two of my all time favorites, Minnie Riperton and Chante Moore go head to head this week on Minnie’s classic track “Inside My Love,” for Old vs New.  Minnie’s original version came out in 1975, while Chante’s version dropped 20 years…

Steppers Featured In Ebony

Ebony Magazine showed the Steppin’ community major love in their February 2012 Black Love issue, as they feature a 6-page spread from the World’s Largest Steppers Contest.  A number of Steppers (Dave Maxx, Rhonda Freeman, Westside Mike Bush, Tosha Downey and…

Gallery: Steppin Ladies Who Rock It Low

I have to admit, if I don’t recognize your face, I’m going to lie and say it’s because you changed your hair.  It’s a convenient story for Black women, because they flip the style up from week to week.  The…

Press Release: K’Jon Is MOVING ON

“…even though “On The Ocean” did well. I was very disappointed. I felt a lot of people knew the song but didn’t know me. There wasn’t an effort to associate or connect me with the ‘Ocean’ song.”

When They Were Beginners: Frank and Sanora

In this episode of “When They Were Beginners” we feature Frank Whyte and Sanora Hutcherson in the 2005 World’s Largest Steppers Contest.  Both Frank and Sanora went on to compete and place in future contests, but neither of them are…

Old vs New: The Stylistics, Eloise Laws, and Maysa

For this edition of Old vs New, we have a trio of songs for you.  Love Comes Easy is a classic record with Steppers versions coming from Eloise Laws (1977) and Maysa Leak (2006), but what most people don’t know is…

Love Notes: Shaun Lee

Next up on “Love Notes” we chat with Chicago’s sexy diva Shaun Lee.  For those of you unfamiliar with the game it’s simple, ChiStepper plays a Steppers love song and we chop it up about how the song relates to…

Andre Blackwell Celebrates His Birthday

I left Ken Bedford’s set at the Alhambra Palace and drove to The Press Box for my homie Andre Blackwell’s (Dre and Company) birthday/Christmas party.  Andre was surprised at the turnout for the party, as a ton of Heavy Hitters…

Ken Bedford Celebrates In Style

Last night I stopped by the Alhambra Palace to hang out with my buddy Ken Bedford for his Birthday/Christmas party.  The first person I see on the way in is Reverend Jesse Jackson, who was getting in place to cut…