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 era as Terrance Boykin, better known as Bump J. With his unassuming intellect, everyman worldview, and easygoing poise, Bump J approaches rapping as if the […]
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.