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Not Just East Coast, West Coast — Chicago Has Hip-Hop Cred

Often overlooked in the national conversation about the history of hip-hop, Chicago’s hip-hop roots go almost all the way back to the birth of the genre. 

The home of Kanye, Common, Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco, and Chance the Rapper, there’s something about Chicago that pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. 

We talk to Che “Rhymefest” Smith and Ryan Brockmeier, director of the documentary Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop.

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