February 2011

Chicago

My Thoughts On The Lasers Leak

As I’m sure you’ve seen or heard by now, Lupe’s third album Lasers hit Leakville early this morning, despite innovative campaigns to thwart it.  Considering that his debut album, Food & Liquor, was the leak heard round the world, it always makes headlines whenever his work seeps out ahead of time.  This afternoon, Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with critics – some authentic, most not – sharing their feedback on the album.  The peanut gallery was in full peanut mode.  Reviews were mixed, and I’ve yet to actually hear the project myself, so I can’t offer up a review of my own at this time. I’m going into it with a clear head; unlike I did with Kanye’s MBDTF, which pretty much leaked in full way ahead of its intended release. The Lu project has been securely guarded up until this point, so I’m going to approach it with fresh ears.

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Chicago

Yung Berg – So Amazin

“I’m Southside ’til I die even though them n***** hate me”

Despite the ups and downs of Berg’s personal life, one thing that can always be said about dude is that he always keeps a positive attitude, and never lets the bullshit slow him down.  Less than a week after a groupie leaked d0ng shots of the Yung’in (pause!) to the internets, the rarely-phased Berg  unleashes this dedication to his hometown of Chicago.  He doesn’t open up as much as you’d like, but he does touch on the fact that he will always represent the City whether you like him or not. 

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