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Chicago Rappers

Kanye, Rhymefest Team Up For Youth Music Writing Program

Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

As Kanye West and Che "Rhymefest" Smith are teaming up for yet another project, this time it's Chicago youth who will be making the music. West an...

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Rapper Tree Talks Patience, Payoffs And Pitchfork Fest

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago

Tremaine "Tree" Johnson refuses to take anything for granted. The 29-year-old rapper is poised for a major breakthrough as he opens the third — ...

Rapper Lil' Reese Arrested For Theft

Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago

Like his pal Chief Keef, Chicago rapper Lil' Reese has had yet another run-in with the law. Reese, whose real name is Tavares Taylor, can add a mis...

Rapper Arrested In Connection To 2012 Beating Video

Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicago rapper Lil Reese was arrested Sunday on a downstate warrant stemming from a 2012 video (NSFW, posted here) that police say shows the Chief Kee...

Psalm One Talks Oprah, Hot Dogs & 'Child Support'

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 01.24.2013 | Chicago

For Chicago rapper Psalm One, a.k.a. Cristalle Bowen, 2013 has already gotten off to a smashing start. Last year saw the release of "Child Support,...

Big Dipper, Queer Rapper, Releases Raunchy Debut EP

Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-based queer rapper Big Dipper is ready for the big leagues -- and maybe, just maybe his big break. On Tuesday, Big Dipper, a HuffPost favor...

Chief Keef's Stepbrother Fatally Shot On South Side

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy of DNAinfo.com Chicago: CHICAGO — Rapper Chief Keef’s stepbrother, an aspiring rapper from the suburbs, took a f...