I’m thankful for the first full-length collaboration between Chicago rappers SD and Brian Fresco, the new Muddbruddas (Empire). Its mere existence takes a wrecking ball to the tired cliche that […]
Four years ago, Save Money rapper Sterling Hayes dropped his debut mixtape, Antidepressant, which foreshadowed the wave of Soundcloud rappers who’ve peppered their rhymes with intimate disclosures of their struggles […]
Rising rapper Vic Mensa considers his old Hyde Park neighborhood home, even though gentrification has killed his favorite hangouts.
Stereogum’s recent survey of Chicago hip-hop gets a lot of things wrong, but it also serves as a reminder of how much there is to discover here.
Save Money Summer continues with the release of Brian Fresco’s Casanova, whose best moments don’t come from the collective’s best-known members.
Joey Purp’s new iiiDrops comes from a perspective shaped by neighborhoods on both sides of Chicago’s racial and economic divides.
When local rapper-producer Tree and Save Money member Brian Fresco team up the results are unsurprisingly great.