Even as Illinois reopens, artists and labels remain cut off from major sources of income—so Bandcamp is again waiving its cut of sales.
Minneapolis-via-Chicago rapper Longshot takes his protests against police brutality to the mike
In a recent interview with Minnesota Public Radio host Andrea Swensson, rapper Chad Heslup (aka Longshot) talked about his history of involvement in protest movements since moving from Chicago to Minneapolis 11 years ago. He was inspired to join his first march after Minneapolis police shot and killed 24-year-old Jamar Clark in November 2015, and […]
First-wave drill producer LeekeLeek dies at 27
First-wave drill producer LeekeLeek dies at 27, veteran Chicago rapper Longshot celebrates his collaboration with Lazerbeak, and more.
Beloved underground rapper Mic One passes on too soon
Beloved underground rapper Mic One passes on too soon, Donnie Biggins of Harmonica Dunn takes over as booker at FitzGerald’s, and more.
A homegrown party puts Emo Nite LA to shame
A homegrown party puts Emo Nite LA to shame, Subterranean hosts a hip-hop show to help the ACLU fight Trump, and more.
The year Chicago hip-hop beat the haters
For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp the value of community.
Saba, Longshot, Beach Jesus, and plenty of other Chicago rappers will keep you busy Friday
There are three great local hip-hop shows on the horizon—but they’re all on the same night, so choose wisely.
Chicago Hip-Hop on Derrion Albert
Hip-hop responds to the Derrion Albert killing.
He might have to consider a name change
Longshot comes out on top in a Rhymesayers contest.