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.
Seven years ago, the rap world’s spotlight affixed itself on the first wave of drill with such intensity I wouldn’t have blamed anyone for thinking it’d be permanent. But the attention began to move on sometime between when Keef dropped Finally Rich in December 2012 and when he started serving 60 days for violating his […]
Sasha Go Hard’s new mixtape displays the fighting spirit that’s made her a force to be reckoned with—and gifts it to her young daughter.
Seven Reader writers drill down into rap, jazz, punk, metal, and more—instead of just rearranging the same records on everyone else’s best-of list.
Rappers like to remind you where they’re from, often by peppering their lyrics with mentions of the spots they know best. Here are five of my favorite references to Chicago locations in local rap songs this year. Vic Spencer, “Sony Walkman,” The Cost of Victory Vic Spencer lets his familiarity with his gritty city surroundings […]
“Let’s Get It On,” the new single from Lil Chris, shares a title with Marvin Gaye’s knockout 1973 track, but west-side MC makes a version all his own.
Four Chicago rappers form a supergroup that pays homage to N.W.A as the iconic LA group’s biopic rolls into theaters.
The duo just closed out Tomorrow Never Knows and will release their debut EP later this week; watch their new video for “Might Not” (ft. Sasha Go Hard).
The local rapper slips into a pixelated power trip in her new video for “Bricks.”
Pitchfork afterparties: There’s no Bitchpork this year, but there is Rotted Tooth, plus plenty more.
Real rappers. Real reviews.
Eccentric neosoul, endearingly obnoxious EDM, and two very different but very good singer-songwriters
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, February 7, 2013.
DJ and producer Bill Salas used to make noise music, but now he just wants to make people dance.
Sasha Go Hard keeps the mixtapes coming, Fig Dish reissue their debut, and more