Azeez Alaka and Brandon Holmes run a music and video production company with a pipeline to the majors and a headquarters shaping up in Little Village.
Recent music by the Boy Illinois, Navarro, and Taylor Bennett proves that “big name” narratives of Chicago hip-hop can’t do justice to its many personalities.
Chicago hip-hop had such a great year that even avid fans probably missed some fantastic new music—and these five releases definitely got less love than they deserved.
“Go Home” is a highlight of Max Wonders’s new debut album, Hues to Blame.
The Chicago rapper’s new mixtape honors Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable in name, but its subject matter and sound is grounded in accessible contemporary rap.
The latest mixtape from Chicago rapper-slash-singer Tink is heavy on smooth, sinuous R&B that makes it easier to appreciate the snow.
The Save Money rapper-producer will convince you to check out nearly a dozen rap acts this evening with the latest video for a track off his recent mixtape, The Jones.
Bopping has already swept the Chicago hip-hop scene—all the dance needs to break nationwide is a crossover hit.
Rising local rapper Sasha Go Hard on staying away from violence, the roots in rap, and her new mixtape, Hip-Hop vs. Love
New songs from local hip-hop artists Tree, Vic Spencer, Kembe X, Sasha Go Hard, and M.I.C