Hip-Hop's Magical Realism

A Closer Look at DIY Band Hurt Everybody

Words by Jake Krez  •  Photos by Katrina Tarzian  •  Videos by Chris Ramirez

For this month's feature story we decided to try out something new by teaming up with Genius.com to create a multi-functional story using their annotation software. As we ease into October, read about Hurt Everybody, one of Chicago's most exciting young acts. As you read, feel free to click on the grey highlighted sections of the story to get further context from the group themselves. You have the option to pause and watch or click on the annotation again and the video will disappear and you'll be left with just their voices, a sort of pseudo-audiobook. If you want the video to stop, just hit pause. We at These Days are committed to bringing Chicago and the country at large ideas and stories we all can be excited and proud about. Check out Hurt Everybody: Hip-Hop's Magical Realism, below.

Get to know hurt everybody even better...



  • a.k.a. Carl
  • Age: 19
  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park
  • Twitter: @LongLiveCarl

Supa Bwe

  • a.k.a. Freddy
  • Age: 26
  • Neighborhood: Oak Park
  • Twitter: @SupaBwe

Mulatto Beats

  • a.k.a. Devon
  • Age: 20
  • Neighborhood: Rogers Park
  • Twitter: @MulattoBeats