Monday, May 10, 2010

Daily Top 5 >>> 5/10/10

  • "Nerd Hop" Jordan Looney's latest mixtape - Nerd Hop Vol. 3 - drops tonight tomorrow. Check back here for your free download, or hit Pwelbs and Hold My Coat. Support good music and get used to hearing about Jordan Looney. He's here to stay.
  • "Bars"

    The homie Jarred Garcia has 'em for days. Even back in the Payton days, dude was rapping his ass off. He sent me this TwitVid last night, and Jarred goes in over a Dilla beat. 2 minutes straight. Fuck with him. B4L.
  • "Lena Horne" Rest in peace to one of the most talented, beautiful, courageous artists we've ever seen. Ms. Horne passed today at age 92. Not only was she fine like wine, she was one of the 20th century's most versatile entertainers. She sang, acted, and was deeply committed to issues of civil rights. We lost one of the greats today. A truly strong black woman.
  • "Public Opinion"

    Props to Darrius on the link. I don't know why, but it seems like local Chicago media is doing their best to get people around the world - including Chicagoans - to believe that the city is like a stage on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I understand that 120 or so murders in just over 4 months is a terrible stat, but why is this year any different from the past? Back in the 90s, during the height of the crack era and before gentrification erased the projects, the murder rate was OD. Nearly 1000 people a year. Vietnam numbers. We're on pace for about a 40% of that in 2010. And we haven't even gotten to to summer yet. If we're living in hell right now, I can't imagine what things will be like in July and August. Might have to stay in Evanston. The worst thing about all the violence and ensuing bad press is that people are starting to really believe that The Go is like Beirut. A commenter on this video from WSHH: "Chicago = the new Detroit". Damn....

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