Vic Mensa, the Election of Donald Trump, & Moving Forward in 2017
A month after the controversial presidential election, Rap Chronicle returns with impassioned words of advice from rapper/activist Vic Mensa.
"Campaign Speech" by Eminem (Official Audio)
Eminem's lampooning of Donald Trump and his supporters is the latest example of a hip-hop artist joining the conversation around the contentious upcoming presidential election.
Thoughts with Haiti: When Tragedy Strikes Again
Chronicle founder Jessie Smith pens another impassioned op-ed, calling for donations to local-run relief efforts in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, and investigating Red Cross' previous fraudulent misuse of funds from six years ago.
Nobody's Smiling: The Dark Antithesis to Common's Be
This piece is the first in a four-part series of articles that unpacks how soaring crime rates in Chicago prompted Common to devote an entire album to his city's situation, and how that album differed from a decade-old classic.
Reflections on 9/11 & the Loss of a Loved One
Chronicle founder Jessie Smith shares another revealing op-ed, illuminating the trauma of the 9/11 tragedy on his generation and how the loss of his mother a decade later affected him.
Drake's current feud with Joe Budden compelled the Chronicle's founder Jessie Smith to finally offer his own views on Drake's fourth album---and why it fails.
The AgSway artist talks trap music, EDM, the art of freestyling, and his belief in how The Illuminati played a part in the deaths of 2Pac and B.I.G.
When Silence Isn't Always Golden...
Chronicle founder Jessie Smith shares a revealing op-ed, shining a light upon how the Orlando massacre affected him and what two other hip-hop artists had to say about it.