The MC born Jarad Higgins became a commercial juggernaut in less than two years, and passed away just days after turning 21.
After years away from the game, Chicago rapper and producer Omen returns to Dreamville Records’ active list—and to the south-side park where he learned to play.
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.
Juice Wrld has only played a couple shows and has at best two Soundcloud hits—but he just signed a deal with Interscope reportedly worth $3 million.
Dreezy doesn’t always win her fight with the major-label bloat of her debut studio album, but Sharkula knows how to rock a too-long song.
The song has become a cult hit since Keef dropped it in early October.
The south-side rapper performs with Cam’ron and ShowYouSuck after dropping his Life of a Savage 4 mixtape.
Nearly two years since Keef’s major-label debut Interscope drops the local drill rapper.
Ten Reader writers review 15 new records, including Pallbearer’s stately, mournful doom, Willis Earl Beal’s raw, mystical antipop, and Jack Ruby’s staggeringly savage no wave.
This month’s release roundup includes White Lung’s witchy two-minute mantras, Monarch’s crawling tectonic doom, and Sir Michael Rocks’s bleakly sunny party rap.
Gangsta rap is in decline on the charts, but Freddie Gibbs could keep it alive single-handedly.
Some decided to love or hate Chief Keef’s Interscope debut prior to its release, but the album shouldn’t inspire such strong feelings
Talking about money, desperation, and creativity with Ninja of Die Antwoord
How Freddie Gibbs went from pimp to Pitchfork
The fate of Wale’s debut album for Interscope says a lot about what’s happening to hip-hop during the fall of the record industry.