Dead Rider come home to push a queasy new single at the Hideout, Artie Do Good drops an EP of delicate indie pop and oddball boom-bap, and more.
Beginning in 2014, Chicago rapper-singer Supa Bwe made his name threading together powerful rapping, forcefully melodic singing influenced by third-wave emo, and intensely vulnerable lyrics that address depression with considerable weight. His work inadvertently blazed a trail for every SoundCloud rapper with more face tattoos than original ideas who’s gotten big over the past few […]
Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash has grown into Chicago’s biggest rap festival in just its second year, but it needed a nudge from the elements to get its act together.
Keen-eyed rapper Qari hooks up with producer Green Sllime for Operation Hennessy—and opens the floodgates on his friend’s reservoir of irreverent old-school beats.
The DJs of Windy City Soul Club celebrate ten years of getting asses moving, Sunny Woodz throws a release party with a bonkers bill in West Chicago, and more.
Supa Bwe brought pop-punk melodies to hip-hop years before the current crop of Soundcloud rappers, and he’s still evolving on the new Finally Dead.
Supa Bwe’s recent Saba-assisted single, “Down Comes the Spaceman,” demonstrates why he could break big with the new Finally Dead.
By showing love to potential stars as well as certified sensations, hip-hop outlet Lyrical Lemonade has built a community alongside its brand.
Since 2014, Chicago rapper-producer Supa Bwe has celebrated Independence Day by releasing new music. The first couple years he did it as a member of coulda-been-huge experimental rap group Hurt Everybody, and then last year he dropped his solo mixtape Dead Again 3. Supa planned to follow the tradition this year with Finally Dead, but […]
Dinner With John, born Walter Long Jr. and formerly known as John Walt, was stabbed to death yesterday at age 24.
Supa is in peak form on the taut, minimal mixtape cut “Come Close (Get Away).”
The Second City Citizens member teams up with Hurt Everybody’s Supa Bwe on this smoky old school track.
Sunny Woodz assembles some bright Chicago rappers on one track.
Both local MCs dropped new material the past week, and the new tunes exhibit some alluring strangeness.
The local hip-hop group can make some seriously strange and alluring songs while drawing inspiration from iPhone ringtones and video games.