Artist Spotlight By: Evan Mack
Chicago’s gun violence is a problem with national attention. Though the death statistics oscillate between high and low, they always tell the same story: Chicago’s south and west sides have been the home of relentless misfortune. The issue is often amplified by local and national media whose coverage adds fire to the misperceptions surrounding the “root cause” of Chicago’s problems. However, a more intimate depiction of Chicago is found in the stories told by the city’s musicians.