Vic Mensa at House Of Vans 5/31/18

Last night Vic Mensa brought his politically charged raps to House Of Vans for a free show. It was 90 degrees in Chicago, and the venue had the doors open with some weak fans blowing from above, making the place a sweat lodge by the time a few hundred people showed up. The place was ready to blow, just waiting for someone to light the … Continue reading Vic Mensa at House Of Vans 5/31/18

Mad Clown and San E “We Want You” Tour at Park West 04/29/18

My experience with KPop is fairly limited. When I lived in Iowa the college radio station had a show on some afternoons where they would play that style of music for an hour or two, and I would listen if I was driving around the city. It was interesting, but nothing I followed up with or would check out on my own time. Recently, I’ve … Continue reading Mad Clown and San E “We Want You” Tour at Park West 04/29/18

Ric Wilson-Split ft. Sen Morimoto

The Chicago rap scene has gone through a lot of changes over the last decade. From the rise of Kanye, the beginnings of soul-trap, and the war over Chi-raq. Coming out on the other side, we’ve been fortunate to find the city has no shortage of talent. So much so that it’s hard for anyone new to get heard under the omnipresent shadow of Chance. … Continue reading Ric Wilson-Split ft. Sen Morimoto

Girl Talk & Erick The Architect-Trouble In Paradise

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything by Girl Talk. Like a lot of people, I spent a lot of hours bobbing my head to his sample-heavy beats. I didn’t get a chance to catch Silicon Valley last night, as I’m still out of town, but a new song from Girl Talk and Erick The Architect Of Flatbush Zombies closed the episode. To say … Continue reading Girl Talk & Erick The Architect-Trouble In Paradise