Chicago

Premiere: Veteran Chicago Rapper Psalm One Preps New Album With “Cristalle Jr.”

Veteran Chicago rapper and author Cristalle Bowen aka Psalm One readies her tenth studio album Bigg Perrm with new single "Cristalle… Read More

September 23, 2022

Ravyn Lenae Just Wants To Make Honest R&B

On her debut album Hypnos, Ravyn Lenae steps into the most confident and sensual version of herself. We discuss collaborating… Read More

May 20, 2022

Jussie Smollett Is Released From Jail During Court Appeal

After six nights of being in Cook County Jail, on Wednesday, Jussie Smollett was released pending the appeal of his… Read More

March 17, 2022

Jussie Smollett Sentenced to 150 Days in Jail For Hate Crime Hoax

Jussie Smollett will spend the next 150 days in Cook County jail after being found guilty of lying to police… Read More

March 10, 2022

Saba Comes Into Realization On ‘A Few Good Things’

Four years after his sobering 2018 album Care For Me, Saba returns to the Chicago's West Side on A Few Good Things.… Read More

February 4, 2022

How Pastor T.L. Barrett Melded The Secular and The Sacred to Forge a Singular Gospel Sound

We spoke with Chicago legend Pastor T.L. Barrett about his musical legacy, his relationship with Earth, Wind & Fire, and… Read More

September 27, 2021

Stream Common’s New Album ‘A Beautiful Revolution (Pt. 2),’ Feat. Black Thought, PJ & More

Common has released the follow up to his 2020 album, A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 1). Common has released his 14th… Read More

September 10, 2021

Lupe Fiasco Gave Himself 24 Hours to Record a New Album “From Scratch” — Here’s What Happened

Lupe Fiasco tried to do something widely ambitious — record a new album in a 24 hour span of time.… Read More

August 10, 2021

Lupe Fiasco is Performing ‘The Cool’ Album in its Entirety at Riot Fest

Lupe Fiasco returns to the festival stage to do his entire sophomore album. Back in November 2019, Lupe Fiasco gave… Read More

May 20, 2021

13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Complied With Cop But Was Still Killed, Bodycam Footage Shows

The bodycam footage shows that Adam Toledo was still fatally shot by a police officer despite complying and putting his… Read More

April 15, 2021

In His Own Words: How 2020 Became the Year Everyone Started to Love Chris Crack

We talked to Chris Crack about why 2020 was his most successful year, his recording style, and getting co-signed by… Read More

December 30, 2020

Bodycam Video Of A Woman Handcuffed Naked In Failed Police Raid Is Released

Anjanette Young, the woman at the center of the incident, had reportedly told police officers at least 43 times that… Read More

December 15, 2020

Polo G Enters the Next Stage of His Career With ‘THE GOAT’

Over the last year, Polo G has crafted dozens of songs grappling with the trauma of growing up in an… Read More

May 15, 2020

A White Entrepreneur Is Trying to Gentrify Chicago’s “Mild Sauce”

Chicago chef Clayton Weber is bottling up and selling "That Mild Sauce," he says he was inspired by native Chicagoans… Read More

March 6, 2020

“The Real Magic Is In Person:” Noname’s Book Club Is Building Community Across The Country

We sat down with Noname to talk about her book club, capitalism, celebrity culture, and the importance of building community.… Read More

February 4, 2020

In His Own Words: How MC Tree Quietly Reigned In 2019

Following the strongest year of his career, we connected with MC Tree to talk about his impetus for art, dealings… Read More

January 2, 2020