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PTSD Tour

by Eric Hendrix
We’ve reached a point where you can’t have any significant conversations about Chicago rap or Drill music without mentioning G Herbo. G Herbo, or “Lil’ Herb,” is a Southeast Chicago Native and one of the most talented and recognized rappers from the city. He has risen to fame due to his exceptional rapping skill and […]

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy in Music

by Eric Hendrix
The world is still mourning for the famed basketball player Kobe Bryant. On January 26, a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 other people crashed in Calabasas, California ending the lives of everyone on board. Kobe Bryant was many things to several different people. He was an excellent basketball player, he was […]

Valee: A New Wave of Music

by Eric Hendrix
Music is not limited to a specific area or region, but it does frequently show up in certain places. Right now, the R&B world is using Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and LA as models in the making of music. One of the most unique sounds I’ve heard in rap comes from local Chicago rapper, Valee. […]

Family Business (SiR & D Smoke)

by Eric Hendrix
The new year has ushered in a season of music and with awards shows being just around the corner, it gets a little easier to overlook 2019. Two people that shouldn’t be overlooked when reviewing 2019 music are SiR and his older brother D Smoke. SiR is an Inglewood, CA based singer-songwriter, and producer signed […]

Breaking Out ‘The Box’

by Eric Hendrix
Music is constantly evolving. Most of the genres of music we listen to have been around for quite some time, but probably differ in sound greatly from earlier music classified in the same categories. This is a result of artist’s looking different places for influences. One artist that comes to mind is the up and […]

The Rise of Gibbs

by Eric Hendrix
There has been an argument around the state of Hip Hop and Rap recently. Concerns with where the importance of the genre is being placed right now have been raised. Is the focus on the lyrics and subject matter or is the focus on the sound and production quality? This is an argument I see […]