RhymSter: An Up-And-Coming Chicago MC With An Entrepreneurial Spirit

RhymSter: An Up-And-Coming Chicago MC With An Entrepreneurial Spirit
If you had asked local MC RhymSter 5 years ago that he would be where he is today, he more than likely would laugh you out of the room. After quitting a dead end job at a liquor store, RhymSter was kicked out of his house after a fight with his stepdad. After a short... Read more »

The Perfect Recipe For Delicious Thanksgiving Stuffing

The Perfect Recipe For Delicious Thanksgiving Stuffing
Ahhh, The Holidays. My favorite time of year! For me, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years are a time of celebration, and appreciating the people around me.  Out of the three, though, Thanksgiving has got to be my favorite. It is the one day of the year where I carelessly eat to my hearts’ content without... Read more »

Columbia College Student Brings Magic To Life Through Her Work

Columbia College Student Brings Magic To Life Through Her Work
Columbia College student Tricia-Rae Parent loves magic, and she loves bringing it to life through her work. This makes quite a bit of sense considering she’s had a life long obsession with everything Disney related. A quick viewing of the work on her website should have no problem convincing you of that. Her illustration work... Read more »
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How To Write A Successful Album Review

How To Write A Successful Album Review
1. Pick an album you are interested in reviewing This seems pretty self explanatory, but it’s important to mention nonetheless. If you are writing for a certain publication, your options may be limited. However, if you’re freelancing, or are otherwise in a situation where you can write about whatever album you want, pick an album... Read more »

Chicago MC Mugen The Human Loves Wearing His Heart On His Sleeve

Chicago MC Mugen The Human Loves Wearing His Heart On His Sleeve
Chicago MC Mugen The Human is a prime example of why we distinguish the artist from the art. An hour spent listening to his music on Spotify or Soundcloud could leave you feeling down, depressed or even hopeless. Some might even throw him into the “sad boy” bucket, due to his lo-fi, nocturnal beats coupled... Read more »

Just How Good of a Year Has It Been For Chicago Hip-Hop?

Just How Good of a Year Has It Been For Chicago Hip-Hop?
2018 has been a very eventful year if you’re a Chicago Hip-Hop fan. Chance The Rapper dropped 4 new songs back in July. Chief Keef dropped his highly anticipated album entitled “The Cozart,” which has been in the works since 2015. Mick Jenkins and Noname both dropped highly anticipated records as well, as did Joey Purp,... Read more »
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Osa North: A Chicago Musician Who Is Constantly Evolving

Osa North: A Chicago Musician Who Is Constantly Evolving
Chicago musician Osa North is an artist who is constantly evolving in all facets of his life. As a child living in southern Nigeria, he used to attend St. Francis Church with his Uncle, who helped instill within Osa a deep faith in God. His faith, which remains a fundamental part of his life to... Read more »

Mick Jenkins "Pieces of a Man" Album Review

Mick Jenkins "Pieces of a Man" Album Review
Mick Jenkins is a thinker among thinkers. Ever since releasing his first full-length entitled “The Mickstape” in early 2012, he has slowly built up a reputation as being a super-conscious MC, putting out projects infused with super jazzy beats and food-for-thought rhymes which culminate into a tightly formed concept. His big break came with his... Read more »

8 Upcoming Hip-Hop Shows That You Should Know About

8 Upcoming Hip-Hop Shows That You Should Know About
As the weather continues to get colder and the days grow shorter, I have come to realize that there are just 2 short months left in 2018. Oh man, how time flies! Most people are looking forward to the holidays, or are even looking further in anticipation of 2019 being just around the corner. However,... Read more »
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The Diversity Of Chicago's Music Scene In 9 Pictures

The Diversity Of Chicago's Music Scene In 9 Pictures
Something that never ceases to amaze me about Chicago’s music scene is how diverse it is. There is truly something for everyone. This diversity manifests itself not only in the artists who call Chicago their home, but it also shows up in the types of venues that these musicians play at. If you’re looking to... Read more »