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BJ the Chicago Kid: Soul Brother
1 year ago

BJ the Chicago Kid: Soul Brother

The dark, intimate space of Toronto’s Velvet Underground fills rapidly as fans draped in their finest Topshop-esque, grunge-chic apparel arrive for a performance from BJ the Chicago Kid. From the minimalistic …
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We Are Chicago: Their Stories, Our Experience
2 years ago

We Are Chicago: Their Stories, Our Experience

“We hear gunshots quite often in our neighbourhood,” says Tony Thornton, almost casually. “If we freaked out every time we heard them, we’d never get anything done.”

The 61-year-old, long-time …
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Lil Bibby: For the Streets
2 years ago

Lil Bibby: For the Streets

Miles away from his hometown Chicago, rapper Lil Bibby sits as one of three on the celebrity judging panel at the 10th annual Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM) producer …
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Why Nobody’s Smiling might just be album of the year
3 years ago

Why Nobody’s Smiling might just be album of the year

Hidden behind a dark title and an even darker album cover are true gems from one of Chicago’s finest emcees. Common and No I.D. reunite for Nobody’s Smiling and deliver …
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Vic Mensa says he’s the best in Chicago right now
4 years ago

Vic Mensa says he’s the best in Chicago right now

Most 20 year olds are still contemplating what they want to do with their lives, but Chicago rapper Vic Mensa is far from simply figuring things out. Already having released …
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