Jimmy Ness speaks with the Chicago duo about incarceration, originality in rap music, and lawyers in prison.
Will Hagle takes a look at the new school/old school relationship between Chris Crack and Vic Spencer.
Saba catches up with Max Bell about growing up on the edge of the 'hood and the 'burbs, how he got started in rap, and about learning to play the piano with "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
Evan Nabavian is familiar.  Whatever the circumstances, Chief Keef’s dismissal from Interscope signals the end of Chicago drill rap’s dalliance with the mainstream. The scene failed to capture America’s imagination the way trap did. Local legends will likely stay local and talent unearthed by DJ Bandz will have limited appeal outside of Chicago and astute rap […]
Dan Adu-Gyamfi is now on Twitter.  On Halloween, the favorite holiday of all goons, Chiraq native Chief Keef dropped the sequel to the project that made him a star and helped propel the drill movement. Back from the Dead 2 finds Sosa slowly returning to form after dropping two horrendous mixtapes last year. In the 2008 […]
Tosten Burks doesn’t really like potato salad. And now, this week’s friendly reminder that whether or not you dig what fame and Los Angeles hath wrought Chance the Rapper, the rest of SAVEMONEY continues to kill it. Eschewing the Social Experiment’s analog pop blues that recall the early teen melodicism of Kids These Days (surprise, […]
Max Bell never listened to Wilco   Occasionally I fear the canonical line has been replaced by the quotable. The former resurfaces as reverent homage in future rappers’s rhymes. The latter usually fits neatly into your tweet and quickly moves to the bottom of the timeline. That said, it’s always comforting to know some still believe […]
Kyle Ellison needs Cigarillos from the corner store. It’s sometimes hard to tell whether Atlanta’s latest crop of eccentrics are bored or exhilarated by rap. Half of the time it sounds as though the city’s young rappers might actually pass out from excitement, either buzzing off of some loopy synth beat or a lean-induced sugar […]
Deen drinks with Scarface every weekend. Messrs Herb & Bibby first came to my attention circa 2012 when I came across their remake of Project Pat’s classic, “My Hood.” A remake isn’t necessarily the most efficient way to gain attention in 2014 and the same was true back in 2012 when we all thought the […]
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