The Vic screens the Wax Trax! Records documentary before it’s even finished, Chicago expat Alex Wiley returns to headline a hip-hop party at the Promontory, and more.
For years Monster Mike has been contributing to Chicago hip-hop as part of two promising young crews, but he comes into his own on his new mixtape.
Scion AV drops a five-song release from the Village collective member, which features Alex Wiley and Ab-Soul.
Just a couple months after Village affiliate Isaiah Rashad signed a deal with Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment local rapper-singer and Village member Jean Deaux appears on a tune from UK pop-rock band Glass Animals and makes the track her own.
The Closed Sessions marquee rapper dropped his debut yesterday, and its experimental, maximalist pop sound is part of what makes it so endearing.
M. Night Shyamalan’s big-budget sci-fi adventure features some of the year’s best cinematography . . . and some of the worst acting, writing, and philosophy.
The Village rapper celebrates his forthcoming Club Wiley mixtape with a listening party
Reconsidering The Village, M. Night Shyamalan’s maligned 2004 feature
Kembe X, high school dropout turned rising rapper, drops a video for “Sawbuck”
Joe Henry talks to Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden, Kembe X and his crew go from high school dropouts to hashtag hip-hop hustlers, and more
A raging anthem for pissed-off suspended kids everywhere
Kembe X and the Village have gone high school dropouts to hashtag hip-hop hustlers
In Food & Drink for the Reader’s 40th-anniversary issue: a chefs’ family tree revisited after five years, 16 longtime restaurants still alive and kicking