In recognition of Valee’s Pitchfork debut, the Reader attempts to quantify the Chicago rapper’s braggadociousness.
A hyper-colored, Afrofuturistic graphic novel captures how white privilege feeds on Black neighborhoods.
Psalm One, Akenya, Sisi Dior, Chimeka, and Mother Nature talk about sisterhood, mutual support, and the pernicious notion that hip-hop has room for only one female star at a time.
Don’t even think about going as a “bad hombre.”
Local singer-rapper Tink drops a cover version of the hot single “Ooouuu” to help push her new mixtape, Winter’s Diary 4.
The awards show celebrates music videos as a pretense, and in the process it insults the medium.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, April 24
Current musical obsessions of the Reader’s Tal Rosenberg, “free-floating pop critic” Jonathan Bogart, and writer Britt Julious.
“Hall of Fame” sticks to the script
A long-in-the-making jazz career, experimental music at the MCA, obscure radio-friendly rock, and more
Soundboard recommends Nicki Minaj, Hunters, and Hammers of Misfortune
Let’s get festive
The widely hyped NYC rapper who just happens to be a drag queen
Your raunchy rap cure for the Februaries
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: the Julian Lage Group, the Ben Allison Band, Lil Wayne, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Death and the Powers, Off!, and more