Qari’s new solo EP IGOTPROBLEMS emphasizes his soulful melodicism.
Keen-eyed rapper Qari hooks up with producer Green Sllime for Operation Hennessy—and opens the floodgates on his friend’s reservoir of irreverent old-school beats.
Beer & Bands for Comfort Station This fund-raiser for Logan Square arts hub Comfort Station features a diverse bill of live music (Dos Santos, Phoelix, Dim, and Campdogzz) plus beer […]
If you’re well-versed in Chicago hip-hop, then you should certainly know the name Hurt Everybody, a rare group that landed like an asteroid in 2014 and vanished just as quickly. […]
Supa Bwe brought pop-punk melodies to hip-hop years before the current crop of Soundcloud rappers, and he’s still evolving on the new Finally Dead.
By showing love to potential stars as well as certified sensations, hip-hop outlet Lyrical Lemonade has built a community alongside its brand.
Mulatto Beats and Qari began collaborating six years and two hip-hop groups ago, and they show how well they get each other on “Good to Lose.”
Beat maker Fess Grandiose talks about the Logan Square scene and his new self-titled instrumental debut for Chicago’s ETC Records.
Beach Jesus producer Jaro drops an ambitious solo EP that blurs the boundaries between rap and pop.
Supa is in peak form on the taut, minimal mixtape cut “Come Close (Get Away).”
Yung Stakks joins King Louie, Save Money, Katie Got Bandz, Hurt Everybody, and several other great locals at Thalia Hall this weekend for a mini festival celebrating DJ Oreo’s birthday.
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Hall celebrates her first studio material in four years, Electric Hawk play a release party for their long-awaited second album, and more.
The Second City Citizens member teams up with Hurt Everybody’s Supa Bwe on this smoky old school track.
Sunny Woodz assembles some bright Chicago rappers on one track.
There are three great local hip-hop shows on the horizon—but they’re all on the same night, so choose wisely.