Born from the ashes of Rapper Chicks, one of the city’s best and most slept-on rap groups of the past decade, Big Silky reintroduces two members of that crew, Psalm One and Angel Davanport. On their debut EP, Big Silky Vol. 1, written in tribute of former bandmate Henny B (she passed away in 2018, […]
Cristalle Bowen, best known as Psalm One, has a creative stamina and drive matched by few Chicago rappers. She began carving out a career as a solo artist in the early 2000s, and it became her main focus after her promising underground crew the Nacrobats broke up in 2003. And aside from a brief stint […]
In the middle of P.O.S’s “Gravedigger,” which is tucked into the back of his 2017 album Chill, Dummy, the track opens up to make way for a verse from Angel Davanport. Credited as Angelenah, the Chicago MC and singer lets loose as if her lines were pent-up in her stomach, just waiting to spring out. […]
For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp the value of community.
Local rappers who deserved more attention this year include Angel Davanport, Ric Wilson, and Shorty K.