Chicago hip-hop

A Guide To Chicago’s Hip-Hop Scene
When XXL released its 2014 Freshmen Cover last month, one of the biggest talking points among hip-hop fans was the strong presence of Chicago rappers. With Chance The Rapper, Lil Bibby, Lil Durk and Vic Mensa all making our list this year, it marked the first time in the cover's seven-year history t…
Common Releases “War” Produced By No I.D.
News broke today that Common's upcoming album, titled Nobody Smiling, will be produced entirely by No I.D., and it didn't take long for the duo to unveil their first collaboration from the project. The track tackles "Chiraq," the new stylization of Chicago that compares the violence-riddle…
Common Reveals Title Of New Album With No I.D.
Common has been gearing up for a busy year, announcing in September that he'd be working on an EP and an album in 2014. In a recent interview with Revolt TV, it looks like that EP may have morphed into a full-on album, as Common's studio sessions with No I...
Alex Wiley Unveils New Video For “The Woods”
A trippy picnic in a forest provides the visual backdrop for Alex Wiley's new video for "The Woods," off his Club Wiley mixtape. The Chicago up and comer released his debut project this June, and has dropped a handful of videos over the past few months...
Lil Bibby Says Drake Scared Him
19-year-old Lil Bibby doesn’t exactly want to be in the spotlight yet. The Chicago rapper finished up a vigorous press run earlier this month promoting his debut mixtape, Free Crack. As part of the city’s new class of MCs bubbling from the region, Bibby&CloseCurlyQuot…
Lil Durk Drops “52 Bars Part 3″ Video
Lil Durk dropped the video for "52 Bars Part 3" today, featuring him and his Chicago cohorts mobbing while Durk goes in. The track is the followup to "52 Bars Part 2," which can be found on his most recent mixtape, Signed To The Streets, which you need to go …

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