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Today It All Makes Sense: A Retrospective on the Chicago Hip-Hop Sound (Food For Thought)

Published by: Bandini “This the city of Chicago, the state of confusion The style I'm using is free or at least it would be if my mind was…” – Malik Yusef, “My City” (One Day It’ll All Make Sense) Since the 1990s, Common Sense has always been among my favorite... Read more

Ab-Soul Explains His Pete Rock Tattoo & Talks His Favorite LPs. Chicagoans Will Appreciate (Video)

Ab-Soul is soulful. Soulo, who calls himself Soul Brother #2 recently broke down to Bootleg Kev why he's got Pete Rock (Soul Brother #1) on his arm. In an age where rappers are big on tattooing deceased influences on their bodies, it's incredibly cool that Ab honors the living. Last... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid – Hay

Here's yet another dope track from BJ The Chicago Kid. This time he flips up Crucial Conflict's Hay and takes it from hip-hop to soul. Check both BJ's take and the original Hay below. Related: BJ The Chicago Kid - Dream II (Video) Here's the Crucial Conflict original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyp7E4Lj74... Read more