Chicago native Johari Noelle has shaped her polished debut EP with years of choir and theater, half a season on reality TV, and nearly 18 months in the studio.
On “Goldmember’s Alchemy” Chicago rapper-singer L.A. VanGogh extols the value of labor, with lines arguing that the only way to attain riches yourself is to put in the work. And with his new Everything Is Subjective: Episode 2 (Private Stock), he makes sure to show you how. L.A. has long since proved himself to be […]
The classic Smoking Popes lineup releases its first full-length in nearly two decades, not-quite-retired Chicago rapper E.C. Illa reissues two old Kanye collabs, and more.
L.A. VanGosh teams up with his friends from the Private Stock collective for a new EP and a Thursday toy drive at Tonic Room.
Fast-growing Chicago hip-hop incubator Private Stock puts relationships first—and provides its rappers with beats, studio space, management, and more.
Chicago rapper L.A. VanGogh pulls in collaborators from different cliques, and it works to everyone’s benefit.