When Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett was a teenager, one of his havens was Navy Pier. And this weekend, he’ll make himself at home onstage at Lollapalooza.
Louder Than a Bomb cofounder Kevin Coval in the words of people in Chicago’s poetry, spoken-word, and hip-hop scenes whose lives he’s touched
You don’t have to care about the Grammys to care about Chance’s nominations—you only need to care about the young people of color he mentors and inspires.
The rapper formerly known as Noname Gypsy released her debut mixtape as Lollapalooza ended, and her vision of Chicago will linger long after Grant Park is cleaned up.
Chatham superstar Chance the Rapper rhymes about family, religion, and Chicago throughout his brand-new mixtape, binding it all together with irrepressible love.
MTVghosts drop a free album of glammy, goofy ‘dreampunk,’ Parlour Tapes throws a party to benefit Snow City Arts, and more.
Mentor to a generation of local MCs that includes Chance the Rapper, Saba, and Mick Jenkins, poet and educator Mike Hawkins passed away at age 38.