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Chicago’s Bad Ambassadors use hip-hop as the glue for their genre-jumping debut

You might mistake Chicago duo Bad Ambassadors for a new group, since they’re just now dropping their debut—a self-titled EP of easygoing hip-hop filtered through sophisticated boogie, energetic yacht rock, and sleepy psych. But if you’ve been to even one local hip-hop show in the past five years, you’ll immediately recognize the silver voice on […]

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Chicago rap group Hurt Everybody reunites as its members build bright solo careers

If you’re well-versed in Chicago hip-hop, then you should certainly know the name Hurt Everybody, a rare group that landed like an asteroid in 2014 and vanished just as quickly. While outsiders positioned the city’s scene as a binary, dividing Chicago rappers into drill and poetry-bred alternative hip-hop (while ignoring, say, the joyful sound of […]