Brittney Carter thought she was just writing poems. Her classmates at Young Chicago Authors heard a great rapper in the making—and the rest of the city’s scene is starting to agree.
Bump J at the Promontory and more goings on 8/20-8/24.
At the end of “Crown,” on G Herbo’s debut album, Humble Beast, the Chicago rap star ad-libs an anecdote about walking home from school one day as a child and becoming starstruck at the sight of Terrance Boykin, aka Bump J. In the 2000s, few local rappers cast as big a shadow as Bump, leading […]
Reality TV star and tattoo artist Phor showcases his rap skills at 1st Ward, tape label Love Lion pays tribute to the Chicago underground, and more.
Fake Shore Drive has grown alongside Chicago rap, becoming an institution in its own right—and it celebrates its tenth anniversary by reuniting Big Tymers for a show at the Portage.
In the 2000s, Chicago hip-hop broke out via Kanye West, Rhymefest, Lupe Fiasco, and the Cool Kids, but no other local rapper was as emblematic of the city during that era as Terrance Boykin, better known as Bump J. With his unassuming intellect, everyman worldview, and easygoing poise, Bump J approaches rapping as if the […]
Ty Money’s new Cinco de Money 3 features the first appearance by Bump J since his release from prison last month.
A nightclub party starter, WGCI radio personality, and scene linchpin, DJ Timbuck2 died Saturday at age 34.
Caleb James grew up in his father’s studio, and now he’s ready to join his friends Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa in the spotlight.
Fifty of the best hip-hop cuts to come out of Chicago, compiled by Complex magazine with help from Fake Shore Drive’s Andrew Barber
Local rapper Bump J arrested for bank robbery.