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To understand how Seandrea Sledge became Dreezy, most would recognize April 8, 2014, as the day her life changed forever. It was a day that followed the release of Nicki Minaj’s ode to urban Chicago, “Chiraq.” Inspired by Minaj’s take on Chicago, Dreezy recorded a remix and offered a more textured version of what it…

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It’s always unfortunate to hear news about a young person losing their life — but when it comes to rappers, specifically Chicago rappers, are these slayings life imitating art or art imitating life? The violent lyrical content all too often becomes actual unfortunate life events. Chicago hip-hop is currently on a national stage — due…

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King Louie is back to do what he does best: drop that hard s–t! On the second installment of his Drilluminati series, Louie keeps it pretty simple and gangsta. With production from Paris Beuller and Jay Storm among others, the sonic make up of the mixtape is, as it’s title suggests, the finest of drill…

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Common continues to serve as an inspiring voice in hip-hop while also working diligently in the community. Common and his Common Ground Foundation recently teamed up with Magic Johnson and his Bridgescape Academy. Located in the heart of Chicago’s inner city, the school helps to give high school dropouts a second chance. During a recent…

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