The MC born Jarad Higgins became a commercial juggernaut in less than two years, and passed away just days after turning 21.
Chicago’s hip-hop scene overflows with such variety and abundance that it’s impossible to show enough love to every great release—but that’s no reason not to try.
The crowds at Adrianna’s wouldn’t rock for just anybody, but as a Calumet City teenager Tink won them over with a mix of drill rap and R&B.
Teklife affiliate DJ Big Hank improves a cut from Future’s February data dump by sampling it on his own “Fresher.”
The Reader cherry-picks some favorite music stories from the past week of the Internet.
Current musical obsessions of Resonance Series cocurator Ben Baker Billington, Angel Marcloid of Fire-Toolz, and the Reader’s Luca Cimarusti
Current musical obsessions of stand-up comics Nicholas Rouley and Stephanie Hasz and Reader music staffer Luca Cimarusti
A predictable lineup might make celebrating Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary less than thrilling.
Gossip Wolf guesses about the Lolla lineup, the Hideout throws its annual party for local acts heading to SXSW, and more.
Two great Chicago rappers take on the runaway hit from Drake and Future’s recent collaborative album, What a Time to Be Alive.
Future’s conscience-stricken coke rap and 15 more reviews of recent releases
Kids movies and worship music are taking over the pop charts
Local trap duo previews their upcoming NYE gig via live stream.
Local wordsmith moves beyond language altogether.
The sappy, corny flipside to Miley Cyrus