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 […]
Let’s be unequivocal: there is no way to top “Love Sosa.” No matter whether you love or hate Chief Keef, it invalidates every argument you can have against his rise. Yes, most of his raps sound like he’s speaking drillvish. Yes, he’s about as lyrical as a Bazooka Joe comic. But he is as efficient […]
Slava P is Toronto’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I present to you Roney, Toronto’s Chief Keef. Before we get into the music, let’s just clear up any misconceptions whether or not Toronto even has any rough areas. Public housing is scattered throughout the Greater Toronto Area and it contains a majority of the bad apples in the […]
Jordan Pedersen briefly considered going by the handle “URL Sweatshirt.” If you’re like me, the first thing you thought when you heard Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” for the first time was, “This shit is from Chicago?” I grew up in Chicago – the suburbs actually, to keep it one hundred – and it didn’t […]
Deen is trippy by prescription. Whenever you read this, I can guarantee that I’ll be woozy as fuck off high-powered prescription painkillers, given that I just underwent fairly major surgery (yes, I’m good and thanks for asking.) Boring side note; yes, this pill is making me sweat. WOO! I wrote that to write this: for […]
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If you’re only going to listen to one “Love Sosa” freestyle, make it this one by KVN Gates. When I went down to Louisiana in the spring, Gates already owned the region in a way that hadn’t happened since Boosie and Wayne were at their peak. Over the last six months, he’s only been getting […]
Slava P ordered the Kobe beef like Shaq. When Chief Keef wrote and shot the video for “Kobe,” he probably didn’t imagine the Lakers’ season going quite like this. Then again, if the rumors about Keef’s underlying Aspergers affliction are to be believed, he probably wasn’t thinking about much, save for how to stay away […]
Deen doesn’t care what you don’t like. Given recent events (which we won’t link to), it’s nice to hear some fire ass Chicago music that one can enjoy guilt-free. Even better is the fact that it doesn’t sound like Memphis revivalist shit masquerading under whatever new moniker the industry (or whoever is in charge of […]
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Slava P still gets Lil Jojo confused with the other Lil Jojo. If you’ve been paying attention to the Interwebs over the last few days, you’ve probably seen the infectiously ridiculous video for “Gangnam Style,” a song performed by the 34-year-old-wonder of K-Pop known as PSY. The song has exploded out of South Korea and […]