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Chance The Rapper & Sway Help Raise $100,000 For Chicago Schools

Since Chance The Rapper started to make a name for himself in the mainstream he has been actively using his stature to help his hometown city of Chicago improve...

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Lil Bibby Hustles Hard In “Dead Or In Prison” Video

HBO recently announced that they would be digitally remastering The Wire; Lil Bibby may have beaten them to the punch. The Chicago rapper's Free Crack 2 was much like its predecessor: breathless, relentless, vicious...

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Lupe Fiasco Doesn’t Want To Be Relevant Anymore

Lupe Fiasco wants your attention, except he doesn't. The Chicago rapper has spent most of the last month jumping at every chance to court vitriol, engaging in wars of tweeted words with the likes of Freddie Gibbs, Azealia Banks, GrandeMarshall, Kid Cudi, and simply the world at large...

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A Bathing Ape Teams Up With RSVP Gallery For 2015 Capsule Collection

A Bathing Ape has been giving us a taste of what to expect from their 2015 spring collection, but before they release their branded collection the Japanese brand connects with Chicago retailer RSVP Gallery for a special capsule collection...

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Air Jordan 10 “Chicago” Remastered

As the Jordan Brand preps to release their first remastered silhouette with the Air Jordan IV "Legend Blue" this Saturday, MJ's brand unveils the following remastered retro that will drop in spring 2015...

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Photographer Raymond Boyd Tells The Stories Behind 9 Of His Classic Photos

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Jordan Brand To Bring Back Air Jordan 10 Retro “Chicago” In 2015

The Jordan Brand continues to give us a taste of the footwear we can expect in the spring of 2015. The iconic brand will be bringing back the Air Jordan 10 "Chicago" in its original colorways...

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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...

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"The Dreamer"

Artist: Common featuring Maya Angelou
Lyric: "Once you find your shoulders dropping/And your speech gets slow and hazy/You better change your way of being/Before you found your brain got lazy/You can build a better future when you join the winning team/If you desire a bright tomorrow, you must build a brighter dream" —Maya Angelou


8 Rappers Trying To Save Chicago

The violence that's happening in Chicago is well documented. There have been countless documentaries, music releases and reports of what's going in the area, but some hip-hop artists are thinking bigger by fighting back and campaigning against the violence...

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Chance The Rapper’s #SaveChicago Campaign Helps Stop Violence In His Hometown

XXL Freshman Chance The Rapper has been incredibly vocal about his desire to stop the violence in his hometown of Chicago. Whether it's through his lyrics, interviews, or social media outlets, Chance has been doing all he can to make people aware of the deaths in his hometown due to senseless violence while actively looking for solutions to help quell the seemingly endless shootings and murders...

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