After touring with Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, 107.5 WGCI DJ Timbuck2 passed away unexpected a few years ago, but the free DJ night he used to headline lives on at the Chicago outpost of Beauty Bar. Timbuck2uesdays brings together hip-hop DJs from all across the city and has been known to welcome some famous guests, including rappers like A$AP Rocky and Freddie Gibbs.
Want to hear hip-hop in the city that gave the world Kayne West, Chance the Rapper, Twista and Chief Keef? Chicago currently fosters a healthy scene of rising rap artists, which makes sense when you consider how closely the city's culture has been cultivated and expanded upon by hip-hop. Footwork and bopping were created in Chicago dance clubs and you can hear echoes of the homegrown electronic sounds of house music in modern hip-hop production. Whether you prefer throwback, soul-sampling beats or modern drill production, here are the top Chicago clubs and music venues where you can get your hip-hop fix.