Brittney Carter thought she was just writing poems. Her classmates at Young Chicago Authors heard a great rapper in the making—and the rest of the city’s scene is starting to agree.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, May 2
Mobb Deep and Super Mario Bros. make an odd but enjoyable pairing.
Six reasons to stay away from the hustle
Psychedelic dance music, a tip on uncynical music writing, local news and gossip, and more
“Khalas Mixtape Volume One” includes the influential “President, Your People Are Dying” from Tunisia’s El General and similarly politicized rap from Egypt, Libya, and Algeria.
Metaphor + YouTube = less work
A handy guide to all who would denounce, renounce, disapprove, and reject: the Chicagoland spectrum of political castigation.
Computers make Prodigy fluent in nearly 1,500 languages.