Chicago’s hip-hop scene overflows with such variety and abundance that it’s impossible to show enough love to every great release—but that’s no reason not to try.
Towkio’s balloon trip to the stratosphere wasn’t just to promote his first album for Rick Rubin—the Chicago rapper also wants to talk about inspiration, perspective, and togetherness.
For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp the value of community.
At Magnificent Coloring Day, not even the frenzy provoked by Kanye West’s surprise appearance could take the focus off Chance the Rapper’s message of love and blessing.
Current musical obsessions of producer Peter Cottontale, Sima Cunningham of Homme, and Reader critic Peter Margasak
Raury speaks the language of hip-hop, though his music surpasses the genre’s confines.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is the new single is off Probcause’s next album, Drifters, which comes out Friday.
The Reader followed four intrepid teenage journalists while they interviewed musicians during the final day of this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
The rapper and Save Money leader teams up with Smoko Ono to DJ the Wicker Park arcade bar.
No, really. It’s good—partially because of Chance the Rapper and one of his producers, Peter Cottontale.