Smino is simultaneously experimental and intentional—it’s a trip. His music feels better with each listen. The midwest breeds multitalented artists, including rappers who love to sing, but Smino (born in […]
The average music fest can live and die based the strength of its lineup, but North Coast Music Festival is no average festival. Now in its ninth year, North Coast […]
Rising Chicago rap star Smino grew up in Saint Louis, but the idiosyncratic sound on his new debut album can’t be pinpointed on any map.
Eighteen-year-old Ravyn Lenae is more spellbinding on the new Midnight Moonlight than some of Mamby’s headliners have been in years.
The rapper formerly known as Noname Gypsy released her debut mixtape as Lollapalooza ended, and her vision of Chicago will linger long after Grant Park is cleaned up.
Smino performs at Schubas on Sunday to support his brand-new EP, Blk Juptr.
On the local singer auspicious new EP, Moon Shoes