Today Nasim Williams drops “Want It All,” a collaboration with L’s, Ly-key on the Beat, and Cam’ron.
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.
Sharp-tongued veteran rapper Vic Spencer is at his best when he eases back on the swagger.
Chicago rapper Chris Crack, from off his Who the Fuck Is Chris Spencer? collaboration, rolls out a colorful new video.
Chicago hip-hop veterans Chris Crack and Vic Spencer collaborate on a full-length as Chris Spencer.
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 […]
Chicago rapper Vic Spencer is an open book on “Know You,” one of the best songs on his new Tree-produced EP.
Alex Barnett’s latest vaguely creepy drone, Black Friday music to get you off the couch, and more
Chance the Rapper’s ascendance continues at SXSW, and more.
Teith drops a posthumous debut LP, Tree and Danny Brown talk collaboration, and more.
New songs from local hip-hop artists Tree, Vic Spencer, Kembe X, Sasha Go Hard, and M.I.C
Tremaine “Tree” Johnson proves there’s more to the new generation of Chicago hip-hop than Chief Keef and the drill scene
A Chicago rapper goes in on a Tyler the Creator song that isn’t even out yet.