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Local Music Notebook: DJ Rashad Died Of Drugs, Lil Durk's 'N' Word & Hasidic Rocker Chicks

"DJ Rashad, a pioneer in the footwork genre of music who was found dead in April at a West Side apartment, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to autopsy results released [Wednesday]," the Tribune reports.

According to the Sun-Times, "Toxicological tests found that Rashad died of heroin, cocaine and alprazolam intoxication, and his death was ruled an accident, according to a spokesman for the medical examiner's office.

"Police said at the time that both narcotics and drug paraphernalia were discovered near the body. There were no visible signs of injury."

See also: Remembering DJ Rashad.

Durk Work
"Rapper Lil Durk vowed Tuesday this would be his last visit to Cook County criminal court after pleading guilty to gun possession charges in exchange for probation," the Tribune reports.

"The key word is I'll be staying out of trouble," Lil Durk, whose real name is Durk Banks, told a Tribune reporter after the hearing. "You can put a capital 'N' - for never."

"Banks, 21, faced up to five years in prison after Chicago police saw him toss a loaded Glock handgun into a car parked in the Englewood neighborhood last year. He was on parole at the time for another gun charge."

Hasidic Rocker Chicks
"On Thursday, the Lower East Side rock venue Arlene's Grocery closes its doors - to men," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"Its act that night, Bulletproof Stockings, is a Hasidic, all-female band, and while its members follow the rules of Orthodox Judaism - covering their hair, knees and elbows, and only performing for women - it aims to rock, and fill, the room."

Yeah, that sounds kinda lame. Anyway:

"The two lead members of Bulletproof Stockings (a reference to the opaque hosiery that some Hasidic women wear) are drummer Dalia Shusterman, originally from Maryland, and vocalist/keyboardist Perl Wolfe, from Chicago."

Chuck D Feat. Mavis Staples

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