| May 19, 2014
| 2:44 PM
What do Chance the Rapper, Rockie Fresh and Vic Mensa have in common, other than being Chicago rappers garnering national attention?
They've all worked with Closed Sessions, meaning that Michael Kolar and Alex Fruchter, the team behind the Humboldt...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The good folks over at Fake Shore Drive just announced the latest lineup for its Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Chicago concert series. The event will take place Sept. 19. The series has showcased artists like Gunplay, Master P, Freddie Gibbs, Chance The...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Rap videos can be tricky to understand as an art form. If you aren't in tune with the culture, you might just dismiss them all as a cavalcade of ginormous butts, bottles, cars and one tough guy in the back row counting a large wad of money. (People in...
| Aug 20, 2012
DJ Drama may have the most famous shout in hip-hop, if not all of music.
The Atlanta DJ, whose Gangsta Grillz mixtape releases with artists like T.I., Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne helped define the modern hip-hop distribution model, has shouted his boasts...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:36 AM
The Carolina Chocolate Drops performed at Royce Hall on Friday night. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there....