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The Rant and The Rave


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The #1 Online Indie Radio Show in Chicago! Welcome to "The Rant and The Rave" where real people talk about real life. Great content, great host, great guests and great listeners!

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Our guest this week is Grammy Award Winning Artist Mýa, is celebrating 13 years in the entertainment industry as an internationally known, respected singer, songwriter, producer, dancer/choreographer, actress, designer, model,... more

Our guest this week is R&B Soul Singer Carl Thomas. His debut album introduced the world to one of the great modern voices. Now a member of the Verve Records family carl is poised deliver even more great music with his... more

We welcome 2 time Tony Award nominee and legendary comedic actor David Alan Grier to the show to discuss his colorful career and his often overlooked comedic genius.

We welcome Grammy nominated Ledisi. She is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter, record producer, CEO and actress. Her first name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" inYoruba. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced... more

This week we welcome smooth R&B singer RL who is best known as a member of theR&B group ?Next?. RL joins us to discuss new music and his passions in life.

One of the largest industries of the entertainment sector is Adult Films. These films have been stoked in controversy and stigma for years often bleeding off onto the actors and actresses themselves. Today we take a more intimate look... more

Today we have with us one of the most talented and well rounded people in all of broadcasting. The celebrated and often debated author and socially conscious ToureX. We are talking about his new book"Who's Afraid of Post Blackness".

Welcome to the #1 Online Indie Chicago radio program. Hosted by Platinum selling songwriter, author, producer and motivational speaker Nelson B. Smith II.

Today our guest is Kalima Lewis of Lady in the Shoe Productions. Lady in the Shoe Productions mission is to prove that we know what to do with all God's talented people of the world and that is to~ Inspire, Lead, Teach, and to... more
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