Violence, hip hop, and hope are the three main words that are prompted in the title in the WSHH documentary of Chicago. Called #TheField it highlights those three words thru the streets of Chiraq. I honestly don’t use the term but I felt for this reading it would be necessary. Various artist like Katie got bands, King L, and lil durk highlight the grimy streets they grew up in with mild emphasis on the art of music. The documentary definitely up the beat on the violence out in Chicago’s drill scene, but is that is what we are all about? I clearly paid attention to the mini doc and observe the way they wanted it done. By the end of the film I felt like I was watching a 30 for 30 on mainly Chicago violence and the death count. With little hope from Rhymefest running the Donda program, I still felt like there were more to the city they left out. I don’t know maybe its me and maybe its the simple fact that I live in Chicago that I really didn’t find anything informative besides the artist personal life. Chicago is more than drill we are gumbo and the violence doesn’t just resonate “drill” music. We’re a city that’s running the game but our realness might be too much of a crutch that we can’t lean on forever. Its obvious that this is a outside looking in depiction of the city, it felt like I wanted more clarity and less bang bang kill kill.

Written by: Isaiah “Chill” Hawkins/USD2R


 

Written by: Isaiah “Chill” Hawkins/USD2R