Local rapper Valee may be too idiosyncratic to sound specifically Chicagoan, but he couldn’t have made the concise, open-ended songs on his new 1988 mixtape anywhere else.
Save Money rapper Sterling Hayes gets bleak on his debut mixtape, but his music isn’t without its highs.
Five honors students from Chicago rap’s freshman class: Alex Wiley, Saba, Spenzo, Taylor Bennett, and ZMoney
Vice’s music site just wrapped up its eight-part “documentary” series on Chicago’s hip-hop, so a couple Reader writers hopped on Gchat to discuss it.
Two Reader writers talk about a new documentary on Chicago violence and the city’s rap scene.