On Watch My Back and Days Be4 Storm, Lucki tightens up his drowsy flow to fit his more succinct songs.
Onetime Chicagoan Frank Leone revisits “Cocaine for Kids,” an instrumental he initially made for rapper-producer Lucki Ecks.
For years Monster Mike has been contributing to Chicago hip-hop as part of two promising young crews, but he comes into his own on his new mixtape.
Vice’s Noisey: Chicago is supposedly about the local hip-hop scene, but it barely addresses what’s actually happening. Here are a handful of new Chicago rap releases to bring you up to speed.
Chow down on today’s 12 O’Clock Track, from the local rapper-producer’s X (Vol. 1).
Nearly two years since Keef’s major-label debut Interscope drops the local drill rapper.
Other Sunday favorites at the festival included Patti Smith, Billy Bragg, the Cure, Chumped, and Cheap Trick.
Chicago makes a good showing at Riot Fest—at least if you don’t count Ur Lineup Sux, Bro. Because they sux.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, July 10.
This member of Lucki Ecks’s Outsider Clique crew has released only a handful of songs in the past year, but every one of them slays.
Five honors students from Chicago rap’s freshman class: Alex Wiley, Saba, Spenzo, Taylor Bennett, and ZMoney
The local rapper’s colorful new mixtape just might be the thing you need to get through the winter.
Lucki Ecks isn’t the only member of Outsiders Clique pushing rap in strange and fascinating directions.
Tonight Fake Shore Drive hosts a listening party for the rising 17-year-old rapper; get to know a little more about him.
The latest from the Evanston-reared rapper with the Flubber-like flow is packed with local talent.