Noisey Presents: Welcome to Chiraq (Episode 1)


/ January 22, 2014

There’s no doubt that all eyes in hip-hop are on the Chicago rap scene. Rising stars like Lil’ Bibby, Herb and of course the originators, Chief Keef, Young Chop, Lil Reese, Fredo Santana, have turned the city into a hotpot of talent. In a multi-part documentary, Noisey explores the Windy City.

Noisey Says: In the first part of Noisey’s 8-part documentary Chiraq, we head to Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of Chicago, to meet Chief Keef, arguably one of the biggest rappers in the drill scene.

Unfortunately at the time, Chief was facing legal trouble, so we instead found Young Chop, a producer credited with shaping drill music, and he gives us an overview of the scene. Later, fellow 3Hunna members Lil Durk and Lil Reese expand on Chop’s thoughts, and we learn extensively about the violence surrounding the area, and the social and cultural challenges the city faces.