Low Class Conspiracy

Rap blog.

Killer Mike: Life Advice

Just be the best ‘you’ you can be, and the best ‘you’ you can be is probably about average - so learn to celebrate average more.

Buy better beer. Don’t try to be a better human being.

The Field: Violence, hip hop & hope for Chicago

World Star’s first foray into documentary-making focusses on Chicago’s drill scene and the violence which plagues the surrounding neighbourhoods. The situation in ‘Chiraq’ has by now been widely reported in the international media, but “The Field...” is uniquely placed in allowing the artists themselves to tell the story - featuring Lil Durk, Tink, Lil Mouse, Young Chop and Katie Got Bandz among others (including Lil Durk’s grandma). 

This isn’t exactly new - they’ve been telling us their story for the past few years over blaring synths and hi hat rolls - but through a series of intimate interviews the documentary traces the lines between person, artist and environment. The film isn’t without its flaws - at just 40 minutes it feels a little rushed and skips between subjects too readily without fully exploring any one of its stories. But still, it’s refreshing to hear first-hand accounts of Chicago, and the results will always be more powerful than those from an outsider looking in.

Shouts to Meaghan Garvey for writing this great piece on the film for Pitchfork. Go read that if you haven’t already.