January 15, 2014 |
After multiple video leaks being set to "private" or deleted, the clip for "The Worst Guys" from "Because the internet... " has finally been released into the wild. Watch Troy and Channo (...in the morrrrrning?) kick it and hit some waves below. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
May 31, 2014 |
What CAN'T this kid do? Chance the Rapper threw out the first pitch at last night's White Sox game and unlike 50 Cent, he actually managed to keep it in the same area code. Chance will be performing at Northwestern's Dillo Day student concert on Saturday. Watch video of the pitch below: Your browser does not support iframes. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
December 8, 2013 |
Channo's domination of 2013 continues with arguably his biggest look so far. None other than Justin Motherfriggin' Bieber calls on the Chicago MC to trade tales of girls they dig on the latest installment of Bieber's #MusicMondays series in "Confident. " Listen below and let us know what you think. Stream “Confident” below. If you dig it, it'll be available on iTunes Monday morning. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
May 5, 2014 |
Four Chicago rappers have landed spots on the XXL Magazine "Freshmen" list and cover for 2014. Chance the Rapper, Lil' Bibby, Lil' Durk and Vic Mensa are representing for Chicago this year. They are the first Chicago acts to appear since Lupe Fiasco did back in 2008. (Chief Keef was technically on last year's cover but was included as a "bonus pick. ") The "Freshmen" tradition began in 2008 as a way to spotlight up-and-coming rap acts. Criticism of the cover is expected. You can...
January 24, 2013 |
It's a Wednesday night at the Tonic Room in Lincoln Park, and a crowd of about 25 people is standing around sipping beers, waiting for the night's hip-hop show to begin. There's no DJ, no hype man, no cries of “hands in the air.” In fact, the stage is vacant, and the room is subdued. Enter Big Dipper, the husky, rattail-rocking rapper who is the night's opening act. Wearing glasses and a tie-dye T-shirt reading “Save the Whales,” he spits raunchy verses over a Backstreet Boys sample while one of his male backup dancers peels down...
January 24, 2012 |
*** (out of four) Rockie Fresh really isn't worried about much, folks. At least, that's what his demeanor on his new mixtape "Driving 88" would have you believe. The Chicago rapper seems to coast through the tracks produced by The Gift, who helms a majority of this release. It can be refreshing when a rapper stands alone on a project and short of guest spots from up-and-comers King Louie, Casey Veggies and Phil Ade, "Driving 88" is all Rockie everything. The tracks are catchy and it wouldn't be hard to imagine some of his choruses being sung by...