Thursday, December 20, 2007

Kanye x Daft Punk =

One of best examples of the greatness that happens when truly talented artists come together.

Kanye on The Cover of SPIN

A Real GoGetter: Nyasha Foy

Since belting out Lionel Richie’s famed “Sela” at the tender age of three, to performing in her own shows, Nyasha Shani has come a long way in her career. Since culminating her studies at the most prominent creative music University in the country with Honors, Nyasha Shani has returned to her notebook to begin work on her first album. As a songwriter, she has a strong command of the pen; with the ability to captivate real-life situations through genuine emotion and the cleverness of her lyrics.

Nayasha Shani on her craft:

“I have so many inspirations, musically. I love the jazz era for its musicality and innovation; and I love the birth of R&B for continuing the trend of black music, but I can’t deny that I was raised on the Quiet Storm.Nothing else can set the mood for me better than a good love song, so I use all those inspirations when I write and when I sing.I've always had a love affair with music and panache for attention. My first performances were from my car seat and on top of my living room table for my family. I was anointed the name Supernova and well, I live up to my moniker."

We applaud Nyasha for having the guts to pursue her dreams! For that, she's a real GoGetter. We look forward to seeing how she continues to grow. Check her out at:


TheChicaGoGetter Team

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

GoGetterMix: Hump Day!

ChicaGoGetters! We haven't posted a GoGetter mix in a couple weeks, but we've recieved a few requests for a soundtrack to help folks coast through this week. Check it out!


The ChicaGoGetterTeam

Chicas: Party with Urban Upscale This Thursday

Happy Hump Day ChicaGoGetters! If you're grinding out that last bit of work today and need some relief tomorrow, check out this event hosted by Urban Upscale Entertainment.


The ChicaGoGetter Team

Monday, December 17, 2007

GoGetterCertified - The Cool

The Cool is the second studio album by Lupe Fiasco. It will be dropping tomorrow, December 18, 2007 in the United States and January 14, 2008 in the United Kingdom (sorry for the delay to my Chicas in the UK). The Cool is Lupe's first concept album, based on a song from his debut album Food & Liquor of the same name. The album features production from Soundtrakk, Unkle, and Patrick Stump, among others. Guest appearances include, but are not limited to, GemStones, Snoop Dogg, and Matthew Santos.

I've had a private listen of the album and am definitely IMPRESSED. Not too many sophomores hit a home run, but Lupe stays true to his beliefs and convictions and does not disappoint. He also continues to proudly represent Chicago with witty mentions of the city of wind on several of the album's tracks.

ChicaGoGetter, RD

Winter Can't Stop Us!

Chicago was blessed with about a TON of snow this past weekend! It was the first big snow of the season, but it didn't stop Chica's from hitting up State Street and Michigan Ave. for some semi-last minute holiday shopping. I even found myself having some hot flashes in Macy's after coming in from the snow and getting a wee bit overheated while trying to fight the crowds in my goose down coat. After Macy's I headed down to H&M to pick up a few good trinkets for some folks who have made my "nice" list for the year. They had some fly gift boxes and bags, gratis, to take that sometimes arduous task of gift wrapping off your shoulders this year . What's even better is the comprehensive list that one of our favorite ChicaGoGetter's, Astin, pulled together. She has compiled the contact info and locations of area businesses that just may have the perfect gift for someone on your list (I personally reccomend checking out Solemates and Soul Salon Spa for great gifts and gift certificates!


ChicaGoGetter, RD

A Piece of Cake
9649 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643

Advantage Auto Group
9510 W. Joliet Rd
Hodgkins, IL 60525

Afri-Ware Inc.
948 Lake Str.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 524-8398

African American Images Inc
1909 W 95th St
Chicago, IL 60643-1105

Afrocentric Bookstore
4655 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653

Alpha II Omega
1838 W.95th St
Chicago, IL 60643

Black Ensemble Theater
4520 N Beacon Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Black Expression Book Source
9500 S Western Ave
Evergreen Park, IL 60805-2800

Books Ink
1835 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 606

COOP’s Records
1613 W 87th St
Chicago, IL 60620

Dr. Wax
5225 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl
Chicago, IL 60637

ETA Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S South Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60619

Flowers Unlimited & Gifts, Inc.
8621 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60617

Gallery Guichard
3521 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653

George’s Music Room
3915 W Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60624

69 E 16th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Honey Child
735 N LaSalle Ave
Chicago, IL

Island Furs, Inc.
1827 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60643-2816
Phone: 773-881-3877

Jokes and Notes, Comedy Club
4641 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: 773-373-3390 Fax: 312-296-3164

Khamryn B Shoes and Accessories
8301 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60620

Kreative Soul by Pilar
3744 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613

Leaders 1354
4351 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60653

Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653

Nubian Nation Greek Apparel
7525 S. Vincennes
Chicago, IL 60620

Nicole’s Art Gallery
230 W Huron
Chicago, IL 60610

Self Conscious
1021 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607

The Living Word Bookstore
3512 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653
(312) 225-7500

Lushena Bookstore
607 Country Club Drive, Unit E
Bensenville, IL 60106

5210 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

Reading Room Bookstore
112 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Soul Salon Spa
4256 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653

Sensual Steps

4518 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60653

Sole Lounge
1516 E. 63rd St
Chicago, IL 60637


2708 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

Sutton Ford Inc.
21315 Central Ave.
Matteson, IL 60443

Unique Greek
184 S Halsted
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Meditation Station

We've all had days when we've needed to center ourselves; block out the rest of the world and just breathe. For Chica's all over, from corporations to college, this time of year can get a little frantic (finals and fiscal year forcasts..yikes).

On my way into the j-o-b this morning, while thumbing through my crackberry and doing some random Googling of the word "meditative phrases" I ran across . It is a cool little site pulled together by the Meditation Society of America (they have a society for everything). On the site they have compiled an impressive list of "Words of Wisdom" . Check out some of them below. Something to think on during one of your crazy days.

"Empty your mind of negativity and the universe will fill it with love, wisdom, and bliss."

"If at first you don't succeed, that's what was supposed to happen."

"If you help less, you will be helpless."

"Your inner beauty is pure, luminous, and glorious. This real essence is yours eternally. Don't worry for a second about your external beauty. If you're in touch with your inner beauty, your outer beauty will be beautiful."

"The most serene person is the most selfless person. The saddest person is the most selfish person."

"There is consciousness everywhere; in, on, and between everything, and you are united with it infinitely, eternally."

"The tongue is the hardest sense instrument to tame. Our need to comment is obsessive and compulsive. Chasing after taste bud pleasure is slavery. Witness your inner silence and be free."


ChicaGoGetter - RD


According to TMZ . Ike Turner passed away at his home in San Marcos, CA. Ike was the well known ex-husband of Tina Turner, and was depicted as a woman beater in the hit film "What's Love Got To Do With It". Rest in Peace Ike.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

New Music - Lupe "Superstar"

The official new club banger...


We have to give a shout to our peeps at MyFashionation and $uzy, the head honcho and lead fashionista, on their 1-Year Anniversary! Go Chica and here's to many more years!


Friday, December 7, 2007

Whats Poppin Tonight Chicago?

Word on the street is that First Fridays at Dragon Fly on Randolph Street is the event of the evening! The ChicaGoGetter Team will definitly be in the building! We'll be bringing you the pictures tomorrow! You never just may see yourself on!