Chicago

Interviews

BJ the Chicago Kid's '1123' Magnifies the Soul of the Black Experience

The singer's follow-up album is an ode to the Chicago upbringing that shaped how he approaches love and life.
Kristin Corry
7.31.19
Essays

Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore

His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Josh Terry
7.30.19
Policing

Cops Arrested a Black Hospital Patient Who Was Taking a Walk Outside with an IV. They Thought He Was Stealing It.

"Come to Freeport on Vacation and leave on Probation" his Facebook post said
Emma Ockerman
7.2.19
murder

Chicago Police Are Finally Investigating Whether a Serial Killer Murdered 51 Women Since 2001

Many were found on the south and west sides of Chicago, and almost all were black.
Emma Ockerman
4.14.19
hate crimes

"How Dare Him": Chicago Officials Are Livid About Jussie Smollett

Chicago officials were blindsided — and infuriated — by the news that all the charges were being dropped against him.
Tess Owen
3.26.19
sexual assault

R. Kelly Officially Charged With 10 Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

The musician had been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse of young girls for decades.
Rex Santus
2.24.19
Chicago

Here Are the Wildest Photos of the Polar Vortex Ravaging Chicago

Temperatures have dropped below -28 Celsius.
Beckett Mufson
1.31.19
Noisey News

The 6 Most Startling Takeaways From Lifetime's 'Surviving R. Kelly'

The Lifetime docuseries is the most comprehensive look at the sexual assault allegations made against the singer over the past two decades. Here's what we learned.
Kristin Corry
1.10.19
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" Is a Window into a Less Shitty America

The Christmassy, slowed-down, gospel-heavy version Chance debuted on 'SNL' three years ago today—and reprised at the White House a year later—became a small, but important, moment in American history.
Alex Robert Ross
12.13.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Kanye West's "Christmas in Harlem" Squashed Some Beef and Became a Classic

Teyana Taylor, CyHi the Prince, Vado, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, and Big Sean each took a turn on the twinkly, lengthy original. But appearances from Cam'ron and Jim Jones added another layer of peace and love.
Alex Robert Ross
12.11.18
Noisey News

Noname's First Video Ever Is Right Out of the 1970s

The Chicago rapper is no longer hiding. "Blaxploitation" is a history lesson in black film for one of 'Room 25's' most daring cuts.
Kristin Corry
12.4.18
New music

Listen to Two Highly Enjoyable New Chance The Rapper Songs

Generous Chance has released "The Man Who Has Everything" and "My Own Thing" feat. Joey Purp just in time for the weekend!
Shaad D’Souza
11.30.18
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