TALsounds and Matchess braid their music together on the debut of Damiana, Chi-ROCK Nation celebrate hip-hop heritage with a monthlong exhibit, and more.
New Canyons return after eight years with a third album of gloomy dream pop, hip-hop historian Darrell “Artistic” Roberts interviews 1980s MC Mello D, and more.
Hip-hop activist Jamie “J. Milla” Sevier dies at 47, and Well Yells drops a new darkwave album that trafficks in the sonics of isolation.
Darrell “Artistic” Roberts of Chi-ROCK Nation has worked to document Chicago hip-hop culture for more than three decades—and now he’s finally publishing a book.
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.
The local hip-hop organization continues to usher in its 30th year, and does so by throwing a fund-raiser for its annual back-to-school extravaganza.