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Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett wants everywhere to be a place black people can be themselves Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett wants everywhere to be a place black people can be themselves When he was a teenager, one of his havens was Navy Pier. And this weekend, he’ll make himself at home onstage at Lollapalooza. July 31, 2018
Vic Mensa revisits his vanishing Hyde Park Vic Mensa revisits his vanishing Hyde Park The rising rapper considers his teenage stomping grounds home, even though gentrification has killed his favorite hangouts. February 14, 2018
Tink remembers the trial by fire that launched her career Tink remembers the trial by fire that launched her career The crowds at Adrianna’s wouldn’t rock for just anybody, but as a Calumet City teenager she won them over with a mix of drill rap and R&B. April 12, 2018
The Vixen revisits the starting line of her personal drag race The Vixen revisits the starting line of her personal drag race She didn’t win over RuPaul, but she’s carrying on the fight for inclusivity that she began at the south side’s venerable Jeffery Pub. May 17, 2018
How a south-side church taught rapper and activist Ric Wilson to fight back How a south-side church taught rapper and activist Ric Wilson to fight back He grew up attending Fellowship Missionary Baptist, one of the black congregations that nurtured the civil rights movement. March 22, 2018
Reality TV star Phor leads a tour through the cradle of his creativity Reality TV star Phor leads a tour through the cradle of his creativity He’s gone from painting on Nikes and writing verses in his grandma’s Marynook basement to tattooing on Black Ink Crew: Chicago and working with superproducer London on da Track. June 27, 2018

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