Over at Complex
magazine's website they have a surprisingly long and detailed "50 Greatest Chicago Rap Songs
" feature put together with the assistance of Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive
. As you might guess (especially if you like to rag on Chicago hip-hop), the bulk of the cuts are from Common, Kanye, Twista, and Lupe, making it more of a "50 Greatest Chicago Rap Songs That People Outside of Chicago Have Heard" feature. But local favorites like Mikkey Halsted, Bump J, and L.E.P. Bogus Boys get represented too, so I don't feel like complaining much. Getting through the entire list and listening to all the songs could easily fill your afternoon, so get cracking.