Ahead of the release of his new album, the 49-year-old rapper talks mixing his art with politics, and working alongside music’s greats.
For Mensa, artistry and activism are interlinked: he won’t stop until he’s changed his hometown for the better.
A new book celebrates the power of the DIY party flyer – homemade designs which helped transform the city’s dance scene.
On her latest record, the alt-country singer confronts the problems of her past, and takes her sound in a bold new direction.
Used in the 1960s and ’70s, these discreet slips of paper served as the ultimate status symbol for gang members across the city.
Fresh from making his live TV debut alongside RZA, we speak to the 25-year-old artist about building on that success, creating a legacy and opening doors for fellow underdogs.
Over the last year, the Chicago artist has gone from spoken word poet to critically acclaimed musician, collaborating with Chance the Rapper, NoName and Ryan Lewis. She shares the lessons she’s learned so far.
Artist Aram Han Sifuentes is challenging right-wing extremism with her design-led, community-based project The Protest Banner Lending Library.
Between London and Chicago, street artists Dont Fret and Edwin are turning their Whatsapp exchanges into pointed political displays scrawled across each other's cities.
Deep inside airport terminals across the United States, immigration attorneys have been working tirelessly to fight for those worst hit by Trump's Muslim #travelban. Fiona McEntee is one of them.
Obama might have delivered his symbolic farewell speech in Chicago, a city steeped in Civil Rights history, but photographer Ozier Muhammad mourns his failure to deliver for the communities of colour and the poor.
Chicago band Twin Peaks may be known as party bros who make chill sounds but, off record, they pack some serious political bite about a country in flux.