Preview: Lolla 2012

Stage diving should be an Olympic sport

Album Review: Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music

The entire album will make you think you’re listening to a new-millennium version of Straight Outta…

Album Review: The Archives

When my editor asked me to review the debut album by DC-based group The Archives, I…

A Native Chicagoan from Another Country

“‘You don’t have a Social Security number?’ ‘You don’t have any papers.’ I didn’t know what…

Album Review: Bigg Jus’ Machines That Make Civilization Fun

This is rebel nerd music

Interview: David E. Beats

Is this future of hip-hop music?

Album Review: Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer

Chicago’s most venerated rapper tries to refocus hip hop’s purpose

Too Black to be Latino

How the Haitians got kicked out of Latin America

The Dangers of Latino Individualism

How Latinos have strayed so far from each other