A lot of theories about how Chicago hip-hop was supposed to operate have been shattered by the events of the past decade—the idea that only one local rapper in a generation could make it big, for instance, or the insistence that the city had a singular sound. While drill became the dominant underground wave, proving […]
Four long years after her last mixtape, drill queen Katie Got Bandz drops Rebirth—and revisits the site of the Bronzeville projects that taught her to persevere.
This year Pitchfork booked enough acts from in and around Chicago to fill one side of a 90-minute cassette.
Every set listed in order, from the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble on Friday afternoon to Robyn on Sunday night
Headliners Robyn, Haim, and the Isley Brothers are joined on the bill by the likes of Pusha T, Stereolab, and Mavis Staples.
Also, the number of homicides in Chicago in 2017 is now on pace to exceed 2016 levels.
DJ Chip made the ghetto-house cut “Aw Shit” with his neighbor in 1999, and last week it soundtracked a downtown inauguration protest.
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.
Yesterday Adamn Killa and Ryan Hemsworth dropped a colorful, glistening collaboration called “Commas.”
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.
Portraits of the crowd at Union Park on July 17
Who else should fans of hip-hop, R&B, and soul see at Pitchfork?
Pitchfork booked a record-breaking nine Chicago acts this year.
Chicago rapper-singer Dreezy released this single in January, and it’s becoming a bona fide hit as the weather warms up.
The local R&B star celebrated the unexpected release of his new album with a last-minute show at Double Door.