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Chance the Rapper Was Never Going to Run for Mayor of Chicago

Inside the press conference during which the Chicago rapper endorsed progressive activist Amara Enyia for mayor.
Josh Terry
a day ago
Interviews

Hardcore Legends Racetraitor Are on a Mission to Defeat White Supremacy

Stream the reunited, militantly anti-racist Chicago metallic hardcore partisans' new album, '2042,' and read our in-depth interview with vocalist Mani Mostofi.
Kim Kelly
10.12.18
Essays

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry
9.14.18
Premieres

Finally, Tink Can Do What She Wants

“M.I.A.” is the first video Tink has released since breaking away from her joint deal with Timbaland, and this time she’s exactly where she wants to be.
Kristin Corry
7.31.18
Noisey News

Chance The Rapper Says He'll Release a New Project This Week [UPDATE: No He Won't]

A new album with Kanye West, which Chance alluded to last week, is a little further off.
Alex Robert Ross
7.17.18
Holy Shit

Chief Keef's 'Mansion Musick' Is Out Now, and It Has Ballads

The Chicagoan's sixth (!) project of 2018 came out this morning.
Alex Robert Ross
7.13.18
To Hell And Back

Chicago Is For Doom Lovers

Some thoughts on doom and friendship in Chicago, Indian's return, and new tunes from Cliterati, Dispirit, Infernal Coil, and lots more.
Kim Kelly
7.12.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform With Common at Mamby On The Beach

The Chicago icons performed "The Food," a Kanye West-produced track from Common's 2005 record 'Be.'
Shaad D’Souza
6.25.18
Premieres

Stream the Intimate Debut Solo Album From Melkbelly’s Miranda Winters

The Chicago DIY mainstay trades visceral post-punk rippers for understated gems on Sooper Records debut solo album. We're streaming 'Xobeci' ahead of its June 15 release.
Josh Terry
6.12.18
Internet videos of paticular importance

Chance the Rapper Brought Donald Glover to Open Mike Chicago

Donald Glover was a surprise guest at last night's event, performing "This Is America" to a room full of dumbfounded teens.
Alex Robert Ross
6.12.18
noisey beats 1

The Get Up Kids Talk About Aging Gracefully

Tune into episode 149 this Sunday at 11 AM EST/8AM PST and 11 PM EST/8 PM PST when YFN Lucci and Joan of Arc join Noisey Radio on Beats 1.
Noisey Staff
6.7.18
Premieres

Grapetooth Dole Out New Wave Bliss on "Violent"

Introduce yourself to the bonkers Chicago collaboration between Twin Peaks’ Clay Frankel and producer Chris Bailoni, via their new single, "Violent."
Josh Terry
5.24.18