The Chicago Drill scene is responsible for some of the most explosive music in rap today. On one hand, it's produced stars like Chief Keef, and street anthems like Keef's "I Don't Like" as well as lesser known hits like Katie Got Bandz' "I Need A Hitta."
On the other, the scene is marred by the inner-city violence that is currently plaguing Chicago. Recently, the violence on the streets spilled into the music, blurring the distinction between art and life, leaving us all to make sense of it.
Despite the rise of a new, street-oriented scene, Chicago has always produced rap stars, and has a very rich hip-hop history. Although it's home to some of the toughest 'hoods in America, the most famous rappers from Chi-Town (Common, Lupe Fiasco, and of course, Kanye West) aren't known for street anthems.
That's why we figured it would be interesting to see what an up-and-coming rapper like Lil Durk has to say about songs from rappers that repped the Chicago in the past along with the ones repping it today. Read on to find out why Lil Durk rocks with Lupe Fiasco, doesn't rock with Common, and whose video had him fighting with his mother for the remote.
As told to Ernest Baker (@newbornrodeo)