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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Mark Romanek is one of the great directors in music-video history. He did Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" and Beck's "Devil's Haircut" and Fiona Apple's "Criminal"
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm

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Joey Purp And Jamila Woods Show How Deep Chicago Rolls At Pitchfork Fest

"We still alive, Chicago?" Joey Purp came back to that refrain over and over again throughout his set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival's Blue Stage.
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2017 - 12:35 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is one of those weeks so stuffed with good music videos that I felt bad limiting the list to just five. So please allow…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 1:09 pm

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Towkio – “Symphony” (Feat. Teddy Jackson) Video

After a couple years on the scene, one mixtape (2015's .Wav Theory), and a couple EPs, Chicago rapper Tokio has announced that his debut album,…
James Rettig | January 11, 2018 - 12:45 pm

Towkio – “Swim”

The energetic Chicago rapper Towkio, a big part of that whole Chance The Rapper/Vic Mensa wave, has lately been working on his official debut, and…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2017 - 12:15 pm

Towkio – “Hot Shit” Video

Chicago rapper Towkio is working on his debut full-length album -- which he's recording with Rick Rubin and is being released via Rubin's American Recordings…
James Rettig | August 24, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is one of those weeks so stuffed with good music videos that I felt bad limiting the list to just five. So please allow…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Towkio – “Drift” Video

Towkio - "Drift" -- get it? The Chicago rapper is back with a Fast And The Furious-repping single and a car-centric video to match. Todd…
Chris DeVille | June 30, 2017 - 10:05 am

Towkio – “GWM” (Feat. Vic Mensa) Video

Chicago rapper Towkio put out his Community Service 2 EP back in July. Now, he's released a new video for squad anthem "GWM," featuring his…
Peter Helman | November 3, 2016 - 10:04 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I'm on vacation this week. And yet I'm still taking time away from throwing my kids into waves so that I can watch way too…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Towkio – “Playin Fair” (Feat. Joey Purp) Video (Feat. Vic Mensa)

Towkio dropped his most eclectic and expansive project yet with the Community Service 2 EP. One of the standout tracks was the Joey Purp-assisted "Playin
Collin Robinson | August 9, 2016 - 2:28 pm

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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

Status Ain't Hood

Schoolboy Q Made A Classic Album

On the Black Hippy remix of "THat Part" -- a remix that isn't on Schoolboy Q's album Blank Face LP, even as a bonus track,…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2016 - 10:40 am

Stream Towkio Community Service 2 EP

Towkio is part of Chicago's Savemoney crew, the collective of young rappers that also includes Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, and Joey Purp. All of…
Peter Helman | July 8, 2016 - 8:56 am

Towkio – “Tear Drop”

Savemoney is a versatile Chicago clique still steadily on the rise with the undeniable, jubilant ascension of Chance The Rapper, a maturing Vic Mensa, and…
Collin Robinson | June 30, 2016 - 2:01 pm

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YG Made A Paranoid Street-Rap Masterpiece

Two years ago, YG made a better album than anyone thought possible. Before My Krazy Life, YG was a solid, unexceptional Compton street-rapper who was…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2016 - 10:31 am
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