KAMI & Smoko Ono-Reboot

It seems like every week a new crop of Chicago rappers get a little buzz. Sometimes it sticks and sometimes it fades with the same abruptness that brought it. Having seen KAMI perform live twice I can tell you he’s one to stay. It doesn’t hurt that this single features another great Chicago artist, Joey Purp. And oh yeah, that guy Chance The Rapper. “Reboot” … Continue reading KAMI & Smoko Ono-Reboot

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