In the 90s Andre Vasquez rapped as Prime and joined underground collective the Molemen. Now he’s a socialist candidate for 40th Ward alderman, hoping to unseat entrenched incumbent Patrick O’Connor.
A people’s history of Kevin Coval
Louder Than a Bomb cofounder Kevin Coval in the words of people in Chicago’s poetry, spoken-word, and hip-hop scenes whose lives he’s touched
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Poetry in the age of hip-hop
The new anthology Breakbeat Poets showcases poetry by and for the hip-hop generation.
Best shows to see: Zomes, Sweet Talk, Clinic, and Maria de Buenos Aires
The highlights from this week’s Soundboard
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Best Jukebox to Play Ride the Lightning in Its Entirety Just Because
Best of Chicago 2012: Best Jukebox to Play Ride the Lightning in Its Entirety Just Because
It’s not about the bling
Sonali Aggarwal champions the music’s activist potential in her documentary “Whatever Happened to Hip Hop?” screening Saturday in the Humboldt Park Art Fair Film Festival.
KRS-One and Pugslee Atomz: Stop the Violence
KRS-One comes to town with his Stop the Violence project and plays the Cubby Bear with Pugslee Atomz on Sunday.