Tag: Chicago Hip Hop

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Prime’s Top 5 Chicago Battle Emcees

Last week I was on a panel and Greg Corner of Kill Hannah and he asked me about the Chicago battle scene.  I haven’t really kept up with it in a minute, but it got thinking about Chicago’s strong history of battle emcees.  I decided to reach out to Prime, ne of our city’s resident battle historians for an update, as well as a top 5 list of Chicago’s best battle emcees.  Prime runs down the list, which contains a couple locks as well as a surprise nod.

Check out Prime’s List.

Lupe Fiasco

[The New Classics] Lupe Fiasco: “Superstar”

Hip Hop music and culture is at an interesting place, in an interesting time.  It’s perhaps more diverse than it’s

[Interview] The Tao of Mic Terror

I’m sitting next to Mic Terror, both of us are looking straight ahead at a giant cube that sits just

GLC and RTC similar to the letters mixtape

GLC and DJ RTC: Similar To The Letters Mixtape

I am very happy to present GLC and RTC: Similar To The Letters.  The mixtape features unreleased GLC material, live

Similar To The Letters Mixtape Release Party


On Friday night we hosted a release party for GLC X RTC’s Similar To The Letters Mixtape @ The NV Penthouse. The night included dope DJ sets by Rock City, Million $ Mano, and Hollywood Holt, and a good time was had by all. If you don’t believe us or weren’t there to experience it yourself, Benny Rocs was on his A Game and has the pics to prove it. Check them out below, you might just see yourself…The mixtape drops for DL on Weds, and Imeem hooked up an exclusive first listen. Check it out below.


First Look: Fooch

Brainiac Society member Fooch AKA Nick Stylz was recently introduced to the world at large via Kidz In The Hall’s