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Grime Pioneer Wiley Has Nothing Left To Prove

The veteran grime MC/producer Wiley and I are the same age: 37. Old enough to be old as fuck but young enough to feel like…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

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Can You Say Chi City? Chance The Rapper & Family Turning Chi-Raq Back Into Chicago

The first time anyone heard the term "Chiraq" was when Chicago drill rapper King L (then King Louie) dubbed his hometown Chiraq, Drillinois in 2009.
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:05 am

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Fat Joe, Remy Ma, & The Dream Of A New York Goon-Rap Renaissance

Most rappers never get a Billboard #1. Jay Z didn't get one until "Empire State Of Mind." Drake still doesn't have one, though that seems…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2016 - 10:40 am

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Vic Mensa & Lil Durk Discuss Social Issues In Chicago For CNN’s United Shades Of America

Chicago natives Vic Mensa and Lil Durk shed light on their hometown on CNN's United Shades Of America on Sunday night. Joined by…
Carl Lamarre / Billboard | May 8, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Download Lil Durk Love Songs For The Streets Mixtape

Chicago rapper Lil Durk has always been as tough and nihilistic as everyone else from his city's drill scene, but he's also shown real gifts…
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2017 - 10:29 am

Lil Bibby – “You Ain’t Gang (Remix)” (Feat. Lil Durk, Dej Loaf, & Kevin Gates)

The young, gravelly-voiced Chicago hardass Lil Bibby has himself a street hit with the forbidding banger "You Ain't Gang," and he's now rounded out some…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2017 - 10:41 am

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Fat Joe, Remy Ma, & The Dream Of A New York Goon-Rap Renaissance

Most rappers never get a Billboard #1. Jay Z didn't get one until "Empire State Of Mind." Drake still doesn't have one, though that seems…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2016 - 10:40 am

Lil Durk – “Trap House” (Feat. Young Thug & Young Dolph)

The hard-as-fuck Chicago sing-rapper Lil Durk showed up a few times on I'm Up, the recent Young Thug mixtape, and Durk's queasy sense of melody…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2016 - 8:57 am

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Rap Grammys Matter, Except Not Really

In one of the more fascinating moments during Kanye West's recent erratic Twitter spree, he mentioned next year's Grammy Awards, saying that he wouldn't show…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2016 - 12:33 pm

Lil Durk – “My Beyoncé” (Feat. DeJ Loaf) Video

Lil Durk released his romantic ballad "My Beyoncé" last November, which featured a cameo from his girlfriend DeJ Loaf (who we named one of the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 11, 2016 - 12:39 pm

Download Lil Durk 300 Days 300 Nights Mixtape

Chicago drill rapper Lil Durk released his debut album Remember My Name back in June, and now he's followed it up with a new mixtape…
Peter Helman | December 15, 2015 - 8:14 pm

This Topical Ballad Suggests Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq Will Be Very, Very Bad

We've been hearing rumblings for a while about Spike Lee's upcoming movie Chi-Raq -- mainly that Lee wanted to cast Kanye West, that Kanye wasn't
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2015 - 11:59 am

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Puff Daddy Does Not Care If You Like Him

Maybe five years ago, I was at the FADER Fort at SXSW, waiting for Lil B to play one of his first big solo shows…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 10:14 am

Lil Durk – “My Beyoncé” (Feat. DeJ Loaf)

Lil Durk came up doing granite-hard Chicago drill music, but he's fully capable of making a romantic ballad. And "My Beyoncé," Durk's new duet with…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Chief Keef & Lil Durk – “Young & Reckless”

Chief Keef may not be able to set foot in Chicago, but he's still one of the most vital figures in Chicago's drill scene. Another…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 11:23 am

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Status Ain’t Hood: The Developing Drake/Meek Mill Soap Opera

Drake is rap's biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He's effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2015 - 8:54 am
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