The city of Chicago is well known for its hot dogs, polishes & pork chop sandwiches; but only few places cook ’em like the guys at Jim’s. Indeed there are various locations on just about every side of Chicago, but the original location near Maxwell Street is the truly great one. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year; the original Jim’s is a mecca for drunken bar goers of all ages, wasted college kids and pretty much anyone looking for good food at too cheap of a price (yes too cheap). That other place down the street (Maxwell’s) might have the best dogs on the block but Jims’ polishes & pork chops blow theirs out of the water. We’ve made many a drunken stops at Jim’s and I can’t remember an occasion when anyone was unsatisfied upon leaving, if you can’t find 1 thing on their menu that you like; you might not be human (or just vegetarian). If you’re ever near U.I.C’s campus or heading south on 94 from downtown, make the stop; it’ll be worth every penny.
The Cool Kids seem to be wasting no time releasing records after the announcement that they are back together. About an hour ago they took to Twitter to release 2 more new songs (Chop & Computer School), one of which features The HBK Gang. You can definitely hear that ol’Cool Kids style under Chuck Inglish’s production, peep the records below and stay tuned for more from The Cool Kids as they mark their return.
Location: 1375 West Lake Street, Chicago
Chicago’s annual North Coast Festival is nearly upon us, and that means there will be another round of dope after parties to hit up. Kicking off things early after the festivals’ first day, Just Blaze & Young Chop will be throwing down DJ Sets at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. Sasha Go Hard & Intel will be opening the show so Chicago will definitely be in the building, the show is 18+ also so make sure to get your tickets now before it sells out.
Earlier in the day, we posted about how Complex Mag recognized Minneapolis as #14 on their list of the “15 Best Cities for Hip Hop Fans Right Now”; again we’ve made the list this time around at #4 with Chicago. Complex acknowledged the young guns of the current drill scene (Lil Reese, Young Chop, Durk), but surprised us by also mentioning up and comers like Vic Mensa & Tree. Chicago is truly on fire at the moment with crews like Save Money, 300 and Pivot Gang all making major noise, it’s only a matter of time before the CHI is fighting for that #1 spot. Check out the full article below.