When people think of the stars of Chicago rap, they immediately think about Kanye and Chance. However, when people think of the “homegrown Chicago sound,” they immediately think of drill music. Artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, and G Herbo come to mind as the most popular rappers in that lane, and despite the fact that all of these artists are dope, Chicago has a lot more to offer than just drill.
However, Chicago’s underground scene is booming at the moment, and is brimming with artists who draw influences from a diverse range of musicians, genres and ideas. With this (hopefully) recurring feature, I want to bring attention to these artists and find out about the different influences on their lyrics, sounds, and personalities. With this first feature, I talked to Supa Bwe about his favorite artists and albums, ranging from Prince (R.I.P.) to Kid A.FSD STAFF 0