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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

2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am

More Donnie Trumpet stories

Paul Simon – “Stranger” (Prod. Nico Segal & Nate Fox)

This song is appropriately titled on a couple of levels because this is certainly one of the stranger team-ups we've seen in a while, and…
Collin Robinson | November 29, 2016 - 1:08 pm

Nico Segal Drops “Donnie Trumpet” Stage Name To Distance Himself From Donald Trump

Nico Segal -- Social Experiment member and part of Chance The Rapper's inner circle -- has announced that he will no longer go by the…
James Rettig | November 11, 2016 - 11:41 am

Stream Malcolm London’s New Album Opia Feat. Vic Mensa, Jamila Woods, Donnie Trumpet, How To Dress Well

Malcolm London is a quadruple threat poet/activist/educator/musician from Chicago. Many people pad their resume with titles, but very few come with an endorsement from fellow…
Collin Robinson | October 17, 2016 - 12:26 pm

Raury – “Like A Star” (Prod. Donnie Trumpet)

ATLien wunderkind Raury spread himself a little thin on the very ambitious All We Need last year. It felt disjointed in many spots because he…
Collin Robinson | August 18, 2016 - 4:33 pm

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform A New Song In Tribute To Muhammad Ali At The ESPY Awards

The 2016 ESPY Awards were held in Los Angeles tonight, with professional wrestler/living meme John Cena presiding over this year's celebration of athletic achievement. The…
Peter Helman | July 13, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Share Surf Outtakes Feat. Chance The Rapper

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment released the fantastic Surf, one of the very best albums of last 2015, exactly one year ago yesterday. To…
Peter Helman | May 29, 2016 - 10:34 am

Joey Purp – “Cornerstore” (Feat. Saba & theMIND)

SaveMonian and Chicago representer Joey Purp has always impressed me when I hear him on features, but for some reason I've never delved into his…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Donnie Trumpet – “In Your Light” (Feat. Sima Cunningham)

Donnie Trumpet has popped up on a few songs over the course of the past year, but he hasn't put out any material of his…
Peter Helman | April 23, 2016 - 1:06 pm

D.R.A.M. – “Signals (Throw It Around)” Video

Virginia rapper D.R.A.M. is looking to keep the momentum going after some high-energy performances at SXSW that were sure to gain him some new fans.
Collin Robinson | March 22, 2016 - 2:32 pm

theMIND – “Mercury Rising” (Feat. Donnie Trumpet & Sylvie Grace) Video

With lines like "Whoever said the sky was the limit wasn't living where I was living," it's not easy to ignore the melancholy undertones in…
Michelle Laggan | February 24, 2016 - 1:23 pm

Hit-Boy – “TD Celebration” (Feat. Rich Tha Kid & Donnie Trumpet)

Hit-Boy came up off of some hard-hitting, negative-space beats that landed on some high-profile projects like Watch The Throne, but dude is hungry and has…
Collin Robinson | February 4, 2016 - 5:56 pm

theMIND – “Mercury Rising” (Feat. Donnie Trumpet & Sylvie Grace)

The artist known as theMIND is a member of Chicago's THEMpeople collective. On the drowsy space-R&B floater "Mercury Rising," he's assisted by Donnie Trumpet and…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2016 - 5:18 pm

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am