Jabari “Naledge” Evans of Kidz in the Hall talks about his doctoral dissertation, incorporating hip-hop into education, the drill scene hacking the industry, and more.
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.
Wiley is one of seven Chicagoans up for the coveted final spot on XXL‘s forthcoming eighth annual “Freshman class” issue.
The newest track from the the forthcoming Ahead Of My Time mixtape makes the MC’s rise seem like a lock.
Now’s a good time to catch up on the latest releases from S.B.E., M.B.E., Breezy Montana, Dlow, and King Kemo.
Four of the rising rappers XXL put on its seventh-annual “Freshman cover” are from Chicago—and they’ve been in the Reader before.
Five honors students from Chicago rap’s freshman class: Alex Wiley, Saba, Spenzo, Taylor Bennett, and ZMoney
Chance the Rapper’s ascendance continues at SXSW, and more.