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Look Out America, Here Comes Lewis Capaldi

"I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved." The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the…
Chris DeVille | August 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm

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Polo G And The New Chicago Blues

It sounds like a mantra, a Zen koan: "We pop out at your party, I'm with the gang / And it's gon' be a robbery,…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2019 - 11:49 am

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Denzel Curry Is Already A Florida Rap Legend

"Home" is a complicated concept for just about anyone. For Denzel Curry, it has to be an absolute mental labyrinth. Curry is a native of…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2019 - 12:35 pm

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Status Ain't Hood

Polo G And The New Chicago Blues

It sounds like a mantra, a Zen koan: "We pop out at your party, I'm with the gang / And it's gon' be a robbery,…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2019 - 11:49 am

Lil Durk & Future – “Spin The Block”

Once upon a time, Lil Durk was among the hardest, hungriest voices in that initial wave of Chicago drill stars. But like his occasional collaborator…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2018 - 10:10 am

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Nicki Minaj, A Titan Stuck On Autopilot

Back in 2007, around the time she joined Lil Wayne on Young Money Records, Nicki Minaj released the mixtape track "Dreams (2007)." The concept was…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2018 - 12:32 pm

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Shmu – “All Will Be Erased” & “All Will Be Erased (Jlin Remix)”

Chopping, sampling, glitching, recycling, and renewing sounds is what Shmu does best. The Austin-based experimental artist pulls from a wide range of styles, chewing them…
Sara Nuta | August 6, 2018 - 9:14 am

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Common’s August Greene Project Is A Blissful Middle-Aged Jazz-Rap Jam Session

If you wanted to argue that Common was a corny motherfucker -- an argument that you could make without stretching any bounds of credulity --…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2018 - 11:20 am

Stream Tee Grizzley & Lil Durk Bloodas

We are currently living through a new boom in collaborative rap albums, but very few of those albums show the the kind of chemistry that…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 11:03 am

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Chief Keef Thrives In Exile

Chief Keef can't go back to Chicago. The rapper has outstanding warrants in his hometown, but the authorities in Chicago have enmities against Keef that…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Tee Grizzly & Lil Durk – “What Yo City Like”

Tee Grizzley is a young Detroit rapper with a bracing, forceful style; he broke out earlier this year with the My Moment mixtape. Lil Durk,…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2017 - 10:11 am

Lil Durk – “Goofy” (Feat. Future & Jeezy)

Let's all celebrate the fact that "goofy" is now a part of the rap slang lexicon. As in: "You a goofy, you a opp." Lil…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm

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

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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

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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