Jill Hopkins is a Chicago broadcaster, DJ, writer, musician, and storyteller. After an eight-year stint at Vocalo Radio, Hopkins kicked off 2022 by joining the Metro family of venues (which […]
Between the All-Star Weekend’s Big Jam and the Summer Jam, the pandemic arrived to shut down arena concerts.
With this summer’s Eat My Pussy, Chicago rapper Queen Key proves herself a star in the making, ready to carve out a larger role for women in the city’s hip-hop scene.
Dance-music fiend Jerome Derradji Still is restoring dozens of decaying reel-to-reel tapes featuring unissued tracks and mixes from the genre’s early giants.
The crowds at Adrianna’s wouldn’t rock for just anybody, but as a Calumet City teenager Tink won them over with a mix of drill rap and R&B.
In the 2000s, Chicago hip-hop broke out via Kanye West, Rhymefest, Lupe Fiasco, and the Cool Kids, but no other local rapper was as emblematic of the city during that […]
Mike Love and the Dizz launched Bad Boy Radio on WGCI in 1997, and their show’s decade-long run created cultural touchstones that still bring black Chicagoans together.
Little rappers still believe in big radio thanks to DJs like Nehpets at Power 92.
This morning west-side rap veteran Twista uploaded “I Can Make You Say,” which samples Prince’s “Do Me, Baby.”
A nightclub party starter, WGCI radio personality, and scene linchpin, DJ Timbuck2 died Saturday at age 34.
The Chicago rapper brought his band and a few friends to the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to debut “Angels.”
Five honors students from Chicago rap’s freshman class: Alex Wiley, Saba, Spenzo, Taylor Bennett, and ZMoney
WGCI on-air personality DJ MoonDawg just dropped a compilation mixtape of some of the best local rap songs to bop to, and you can watch a dude dressed as Elmo dancing to one of the tracks.