Vice’s Noisey: Chicago is supposedly about the local hip-hop scene, but it barely addresses what’s actually happening. Here are a handful of new Chicago rap releases to bring you up to speed.
Local rappers who deserved more attention this year include Angel Davanport, Ric Wilson, and Shorty K.
East-side rapper Giftz has plenty of great rhymes about street life on his new mixtape.
The esteemed LA rapper-producer headlines this month’s Closed Sessions Live hip-hop showcase.