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Towkio is officially Chicago’s highest rapper
Towkio’s balloon trip to the stratosphere wasn’t just to promote his first album for Rick Rubin—the Chicago rapper also wants to talk about inspiration, perspective, and togetherness.
Noname’s quiet strength won out over the din of Lollapalooza
Chicago rapper Noname expresses her humanity through intimacy, and despite the crowds at Lollapalooza, she hit the right notes—when you could hear her.
Ben Burden blends hip-hop, R&B, and pushback against toxic masculinity
After an injury ended Ben Burden’s soccer career, he came to Chicago and found his true self in a distinctive, open-hearted fusion of hip-hop and R&B.
The year Chicago hip-hop beat the haters
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.
Chance the Rapper’s Grammy nominations are a win for his community
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.
Chance the Rapper led a crowd of thousands from his Grant Park party to the polls
Monday’s Parade to the Polls outgrew its planned location before it even began, and Chance the Rapper ended up leading a crowd of thousands from Grant Park to an early-voting site.
Eryn Allen Kane won’t quit fighting on ‘How Many Times’
Young Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane, who’s helped elevate so many local rap songs—not to mention a tune by Prince—comes into her own.