Chicago’s hip-hop scene overflows with such variety and abundance that it’s impossible to show enough love to every great release—but that’s no reason not to try.
Electronic musician Angel Marcloid drops a new collage barrage as Fire-Toolz, Groove Cafe releases a compilation to benefit rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico, and more.
Beloved underground rapper Mic One passes on too soon, Donnie Biggins of Harmonica Dunn takes over as booker at FitzGerald’s, and more.
A nightclub party starter, WGCI radio personality, and scene linchpin, DJ Timbuck2 died Saturday at age 34.
The veteran local rap producer recruits a bevy of Chicago MCs to record “Put the Guns Down.”
Two great Chicago rappers take on the runaway hit from Drake and Future’s recent collaborative album, What a Time to Be Alive.
Stargazing in the mud at Pitchfork, plus new records on the way from RLYR and the duo of Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay
Teklife and Treated Crew bring their collaboration to the stage, Hausu Mountain erupts again with three oddball tapes, and more.
Treated Crew rapper Mic Terror leads the charge on this collaborative EP, a blend of hip-hop and footwork that can be traced back to his coming-of-age in Chicago’s south suburbs.
A look at the maze that will host You Are Here Festival
The best shows to see through the weekend include Mic Terror, Ty Dolla $ign, Classixx, George Strait, and Vattnet Viskar.
Local studio to release its third compilation
Bitchpork comes back for 2012, Engine merges with Soma Studios, and more
Million Dollar Mano assembles an all-star team of trash talkers
The industrial legend recruits some hard hitters for his new album. Plus: J2K racks up some credits outside Flosstradamus, Alex White quits her day job, and Royal Pines shuffle their lineup