Noisey announces an upcoming eight-part documentary on the music, culture, politics, and youth behind Chicago’s rap music scene, titled Chiraq. The documentary is an all-access pass to the city’s most dangerous streets; examining the personalities, controversies, and social forces behind one of the most notorious music scenes in recent history. The documentary will feature Chief Keef, Young Chop, Lil Durk, Save Money, the Chicago Police Department, and the Nation of Islam.
The documentary will roll out in eight parts each Wednesday through March 12th exclusively on Noisey.
Watch the Trailer below:
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.