ShowYouSuck builds on his omnivorous hip-hop with the Hood Internet collaboration Air Credits and the JBTV show Good Luck Hunting.
These modest Chicago imprints have gotten so good at what they do that they’re shaping music scenes far and wide.
FeelTrip launches a cold-blooded dance-music label, Ryan Ensley of Shiloh returns with the twangy new Sonny Falls, and more.
DJ Rude One, formerly of Single Minded Pros, returns after a decade away from music making with Closed Sessions’ release of the full-length Onederful.
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.
Jamila Woods’s stunning solo debut, Heavn, offers a healing elixir of “black girl magic” to help us imagine a path through troubled times.
Thoughtful young Evanston rapper and producer Kweku Collins celebrates a great freshman year at Closed Sessions with the release of his first album.
There’s a link between Hibernation, the new EP by Closed Sessions producer Boathouse, and Kanye West’s seventh album.
Current musical obsessions of hip-hop songwriter Kweku Collins, Alex Fruchter of Closed Sessions, and the Reader’s Kevin Warwick
The new “Blk Girl Soldier” is the first single from Jamila Woods’s debut solo mixtape.
A nightclub party starter, WGCI radio personality, and scene linchpin, DJ Timbuck2 died Saturday at age 34.
The young Evanston MC follows a string of thoughtful, promising tracks with a show at Subterranean.
Plus: Troubled Hubble reunite after a ten-year hiatus, and Varsity and Lord Snow release new music.
The soul-heavy single “Me Time” is one of the finer moments from the producer’s new debut full-length.
Sundays With the Tigers at East Room 2828 W. Medill 773-276-9603 eastroomchicago.com In the past year, Logan Square’s cash-only speakeasy lite emerged as a Chicago hip-hop hotbed, hosting DJ nights by Grammy-nominated flattop Stefan Ponce, rising Adult Swim affiliate Thelonious Martin, and Closed Sessions cofounder RTC; Vic Mensa premiered “U Mad” there during a set […]