Tag Archives: Chicago

K’Valentine: Here For A Reason

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Chicago: The City of Broad Shoulders. Its inhabitants are inherently tough. Since the days of prohibition the city has been rife with crime. In the inner-city poverty, segregation, poor public education, and blistering winters make survival in Chicago all the more … Continue reading

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The Ol’ Days: Crepes & Mild Sauce

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Ki’ of NC and Rookie Chi are The Ol’ Days. Both men wear different hats for the group, Ki’ is a producer and Rookie is a videographer, but both play the role of emcee. Their music is lighthearted and fun … Continue reading

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Vic Spencer: The Ghost of Living

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One of the best lyricists in Hip-Hop currently is Chicago’s own Vic Spencer. His music is not reminiscent of Chicago’s drill scene or its conscious movement — Vic has his own lane. His rhymes are full of wit and depth, … Continue reading

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Intelligenz: Feature, Don’t Follow

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With a name like “Intelligenz” you know before you hear one lyric that you’re going to hear something of substance. Intelligenz is an emcee from Chicago, now residing in the DMV, who takes pride in delivering conscious content. Don’t mistake … Continue reading

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War Church: Gunship Diplomacy

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SKECH185 & Analog(ue) Tape Dispenser are War Church. From Chicago, Illinois and Houston, Texas respectively, the group released their debut album New Age Middle Finger in 2011. SKECH’s unorthodox rhyme style meshes perfectly with ATD’s electronic-influenced production to create for … Continue reading

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Ric Wilson: Soul Bounce

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Ric Wilson is a 21-year old emcee from the south side of Chicago. His music is classic Chicago as his lyrics shift from fun loving Hip-Hop to thought-provoking messages. Wilson is also a prison abolitionist and an activist. In 2014 … Continue reading

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Jyroscope: On the House

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I.B. Fokuz, Collasoul Structure, and DJ Seanile are Jyroscope. The Chicago trio came onto the scene five years ago with their debut album, Ragtime. Soon after Jyroscope released a mixtape paying homage to their favorite rock tunes titled, “On the … Continue reading

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Gilead7: Peaces of War

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Tomorrow Kings emcee, Gilead7 and Echoes of Oratory Musik producer, Subtrax have joined forces for an album titled “Peaces of War.” The 9-track album meshes Gilead’s abstract lyrics with Sub’s boom bap beats. Peaces of War is a modern piece … Continue reading

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Pugs Atomz: For the Future of Hip-Hop

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Chicago producer Bryan Ford is a one man band. He plays drums, bass, keys, and guitar on his various compositions. Ford’s forte is electronic music but he’s now ventured into the world of Hip-Hop. Hoping to push the boundaries of … Continue reading

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Live from Soundset: Jesse De La Pena

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The first element of Hip-Hop is deejaying and it is without question essential for the culture. From the day that DJ Kool Herc created Hip-Hop until today the DJ has consistently been the backbone of the culture. DJ’s break new … Continue reading

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