Chicago hip-hop

A Guide To Chicago’s Hip-Hop Scene
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 that a single city was rewarded with four XXL Freshmen, and brought Chicago's total Freshmen tally up
Chief Keef’s Manager Peeda Pan Calls Keef An Icon In Culture
Chief Keef’s Manager Peeda Pan Calls Keef An Icon In Culture
Idris “Peeda Pan” Abdul Wahid has worn many hats since managing Chicago’s recent success story Chief Keef. Peeda got into the music industry as a rapper who participated in cyphers in the streets of Philadelphia and Chicago. Later on in his career, the 32-year-old hung up his mic for good and moved out to Miami to take advantage of the nightlife by hosting exclusive parties...
Lil Bibby Says Drake Scared Him
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’s name has been ringing loud thanks to the overwhelming response to the tape...
King Louie Breaks Down Chi-Town Influences, Says Common “Was Going Over Our Heads”
King Louie Breaks Down Chi-Town Influences, Says Common “Was Going Over Our Heads”
Lately it seems like you could stop on any corner in Chicago and find a talented rapper within earshot. From Chance The Rapper and his Save Money Crew to Chief Keef and the GBE boys, there's a lot going on in the Chi. Still, one of the city's sons, King Louie, might be having the best year of  all...