Nothing against “Monster Mash,” but Chicago has spawned lots of scary songs that sound good all year—these 13 tracks cover house, psych rock, techno, boogie, hip-hop, extreme metal, pop punk, and more.
Fake Shore Drive has grown alongside Chicago rap, becoming an institution in its own right—and it celebrates its tenth anniversary by reuniting Big Tymers for a show at the Portage.
The newest track from the the forthcoming Ahead Of My Time mixtape makes the MC’s rise seem like a lock.
The best shows to see on Thu 12/12 through Sun 12/15
Go uptown with Bilal, get sweaty with Die Kreuzen, take a trip with Chance the Rapper—the weekend’s full of great live music, as always.
Chance the Rapper’s ascendance continues at SXSW, and more.
Examining the rapper-producer as he prepares for fatherhood
Local studio to release its third compilation
Local release roundup, featuring Chief Keef, Fredo Santana, and more
The House of Blues gets #treated
Did the cops kick a rap group off the bill of an upcoming concert? UPDATE: No, they didn’t.
Fifty of the best hip-hop cuts to come out of Chicago, compiled by Complex magazine with help from Fake Shore Drive’s Andrew Barber