After many years in the shadows, the violent world of 'Drill' rap has finally put Chicago on the map.
Curated by Nick Maher
Total Runtime: 0:47:07
Since hip hop's inception Chicago has struggled to find a cohesive scene, a unified expression of what Chicago rap actually is.
Spending over 30 years in the shadow of cities like New York, LA and Atlanta, Chi-town has never had a strong presence and identity in the all-consuming world of Hip Hop, with the exception of a couple of big names like Kanye and Common.
But now a group of very young rappers, producers and video makers from the poorest, most violent areas of the city are rising up. Letting their voices and stories be heard via no-budget DIY videos on youtube, they are putting their city on the map, on their own terms. In the last 2 to 3 years a rap movement, volatile as it is, has finally emerged from one of the USA's most dangerous places.
Sasha Go Hard | "Why They Mad"
FREDO SANTANA: WAR FT. SD & GINO MARLEY
Lil Durk - L's Anthem
King Louie - Chiraq Drillinois
Living in Chicago's Gang Occupied Neighborhoods
Lil Reese - Letz Do A Drill
Spenzo - "Ova"
@KatieGotBandz - "Ridin' Round and We Drillin"
Chicago: Gangs, Guns & Drugs
Chin Chilla Meek - Feels Good To Be Great
Chief Keef - Love Sosa
Lil Herb - GangWay
M.I.C (I.L Will) - Go In
LIL MISTER x RICO RECKLEZZ "I NEED A FLAT"