Chicago rapper Lil Durk dropped his debut mixtape nearly nine years ago, and he’s since matured into one of drill’s most consistent, influential, and successful artists. His four previous major-label […]
Sharp songwriting and bombastic delivery have made King Von one of fastest-rising stars in drill, the pummeling hip-hop subgenre born in Chicago. Born Dayvon Bennett, the 25-year-old rapper grew up […]
Young Thug doesn’t need to prove himself to anyone anymore. In the early 2010s he emerged from the hotbed of Atlanta, the city that’s largely set hip-hop’s tone this decade, […]
As Atlanta trio Omni have readied their Sub Pop debut and third LP overall, Networker, I’ve had as much fun parsing the lineage of their sparse, anxiously playful postpunk as […]
Twenty-two-year-old Atlanta singer and multi-instrumentalist Sequoyah Murray grew up in a musical family, and you can tell. He makes music the way a dolphin swims—effortlessly, playfully, and with supreme confidence. […]
Rising rapper Lil Keed grew up along Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta’s Zone 3 neighborhood, which has also been home to one of the most colorful and creative forces in the […]
Four long years after her last mixtape, drill queen Katie Got Bandz drops Rebirth—and revisits the site of the Bronzeville projects that taught her to persevere.
In the very crowded landscape of Atlanta rap, J.I.D is instantly recognizable. His stage moniker comes from a childhood nickname that was short for “jittery.” That word is also a […]
An interview with the Chicago native, an artist and activist, about the politics of his sci-fi comedy with radical left and anti-capitalist messages.
Also, Chicago is one of Amazon’s 20 finalists for its second North American headquarters.
Also, New York native David Axelrod reminds the mayor that he’s not from Chicago either.
Also, West Town’s Green Zebra restaurant is closing after 13 years of business.
Survive’s retro horror-synth score for Stranger Things means they benefit from Pitchfork’s courtship of the prestige-television audience.
Willam Bell’s 2016 album This Is Where I Live has attracted new generations of fans to his classic southern soul.
Also, the Chicago Blues Experience museum is set to open near Millennium Park in 2019.