G Herbo raps on “Don’t Forget It,” one of the best tracks on Harry Fraud’s new Rogues Vol. 2.
West-side native DJ Oreo throws himself a birthday party at East Room on Sunday that doubles as an informal turntable battle with his best friend—and then he hits the road with Lil Yachty.
The veteran local rap producer recruits a bevy of Chicago MCs to record “Put the Guns Down.”
The east-side rapper formerly known as Lil Herb gets even better on his brand-new second mixtape.
The MC’s latest is one of the best local hip-hop releases of the year.
The song has become a cult hit since Keef dropped it in early October.
Wiley is one of seven Chicagoans up for the coveted final spot on XXL‘s forthcoming eighth annual “Freshman class” issue.
Chicago produced so much great hip-hop this year that some of it got through the cracks—here are some releases you might have missed that deserve your attention.
Six Reader music writers share their favorites from 2014 with year-end lists that do more than just put the same records in a different order.
The thread connecting grief, Facebook, and end-of-the-year lists
His version of Lil Wayne’s newish “Grindin'” is one of many reasons to do so.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, September 21
On his tenth album the MC who helped put Chicago’s scene on the map delivers a grim, uneven, and occasionally compelling portrait of inner-city violence.
The Save Money duo dropped an EP on April Fool’s Day and, despite the look of the cover, Porno Music Vol. II: This Shit Fucking Raw is no joke.
Lil Herb offers up some complex, engrossing street rap with Welcome to Fazoland.