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INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

'The Chi' Soundtracks Hope and Beautiful Flaws on Chicago's South Side

Barry Cole, music supervisor on films like 'Belly' and 'Brown Sugar,' captures the spirit of Chicago in Lena Waithe's 'The Chi.'
Kristin Corry
2.4.18
Essays
Essays

Fredo Santana's Influence Is Immeasurable

Calling Fredo a "rapper" sells him short, not because the title can't be a worthy honorific in the right hands, but because Fredo's notoriety came as much from the character he played as the music itself.
David Drake
1.26.18
In Memoriam
In Memoriam

Long Live Fredo Santana, a Rapper More Genuine Than Anyone Realized

Following the rapper's tragic death at the age of 27, his close collaborator and friend DJ Kenn remembers him: "RIP Fredo Santana!"
DJ Kenn
1.26.18
RIP
RIP

Fredo Santana, Raucous Chicago Rapper, Dead at 27

The news was confirmed Saturday by the rapper's family and the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Alex Robert Ross
1.20.18
Premieres
Premieres

Joseph Chilliams Is Chicago's Most Charming Rapper

The West Side-raised artist debuts his Napoleon Dynamite-inspired video for “Fergie” and talks to Noisey about his hilarious and heartwarming project Henry Church.
Josh Terry
1.10.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and All of Chicago Star in KAMI's "Payload"

KAMI of SaveMoney's visual for "Payload" is really just a star-studded party.
Kristin Corry
1.5.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Open Mike Eagle's Tiny Desk Performance Is Wildly Inspiring

Open Mike Eagle performs three songs from his latest release, 'Brick Body Kids Still Daydream.'
Kristin Corry
1.3.18
blind spots
blind spots

Twin Peaks Listen to Billy Joel's ‘The Stranger’ for the First Time

Welcome to Blind Spots, in which we force some of our favorite artists to finally check out the most famous albums they've never heard.
Josh Terry
12.21.17
Premieres
Premieres

The Atlas Moth's Noirish New Video Flies in the Face of Metal Conventions

Check out the title track from the Chicago psychedelic doom metal outfit's unexpectedly brutal new album, 'Coma Noir.'
Jamie Ludwig
12.15.17
Q&A
Q&A

Skyping With House Music Legend Larry Heard​

Skype drops out even on the guy responsible for one of dance music's biggest tracks.
Tim Scott
12.12.17
New music
New music

Mick Jenkins's New Mixtape Is a Tense, Pointed Gift

'or more; the anxious' came out late last night.
Alex Robert Ross
11.22.17
The 2017 Music Issue
The 2017 Music Issue

CupcakKe Is the Coolest Rapper in Chicago

The 20-year-old went viral with an over-the-top, insatiably horny persona, but reducing her to a sheer X-rated spectacle is ignoring what makes her remarkable.
Meaghan Garvey
11.7.17