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Why? Records Brings Chicago DIY Rap to the People

Why? Records is a Chicago-based independent label and collective, born from when rapper Davis Blackwell and rapper/producer Alex Singleton, aka Joshua Virtue, began hosting recording sessions called Drunken Bars in the fall of 2018. Rappers from Chicago’s DIY scenes got on beats and competed to deliver the best verse written in the least amount of time, sometimes as quick as 10 minutes. “I was like ‘Damn, I gotta work quick just to get these bars off!,” says Malcolm Atkinson, aka Malci, who was a regular at these sessions along with fellow rapper/producer Sam Keefe, aka Ruby Watson…


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