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Local Music Notebook: Sasha Goes Harder

1. "Off the heels of her latest mixtape, Nutty World, Sasha Go Hard keeps the momentum going with 'Gimme Mo,'" Eric Diep writes for XXL.

"Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, Sasha tackles a duet with a tough and aggressive attitude. There are plenty of sexually-charged lyrics here, showing a different side of Sasha that we haven't seen yet."



At the same time, n an interview with Vibe, Sasha complains about getting hit on by her peers. She also says she'd love to work with R. Kelly.


* Originals And Aborigines (Item 2).

* Live From The Chi (Item 2).

* Sasha Go Hard Bombs In New York (Item 8).

* Sasha Go Hard On Sway's Chicago Week.

* Sasha Go Hard's Nutty World.


2. In "Want To Know When Your Favorite Rapper Gets Out Of Jail?", Gregg Whitt of Uproxx writes that "The site also lists lost talents on the verge like Bump J, who was primed to ride the Kanye and Twista led emergence of the Chicago rap scene into stardom, before a robbery conviction stopped his momentum before it started."

Likewise, Marcus Moody, formerly known as Paypa, just told Global Grind that Bump J was one of his biggest influences.

Jay Z, Nas, and Scarface are all in there. The original Kanye West. Being from Chicago, Bump J was like the biggest underground rapper from Chicago. He was on the way to the mainstream, but then had to go do some time. I was out there when he was poppin' in like 2004 and it was crazy watching that, I was a huge fan.

Bump, whose real name is Terrance Boykin, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2009 for his role in the armed robbery of a Chase bank at 800 Madison Street.

He certainly hasn't been forgotten by the music world, though. Two weeks ago, Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive posted about an unearthed "crown jewel" from his early days featuring Bump "in rare form."

Last year, as Fake Shore Drive noted, Chicago rappers talked to MTV2 about Bump's influence on the scence.

The Free Bump J Facebook page has 6,754 likes.

Kanye West name-checked Bump J on his remix of Chief Keef's "I Don't Like."

Now Lil Durk has paid homage.

Here's Durk, from KollegeKidd:


3. "There isn't much that can't be made into an electric guitar - from car mufflers to cigar boxes, according to local luthier Robby Bakes," Janelle Walker writes for the Elgin Courier-News.

"Bakes, owner of Bakes Guitar here, has experimented with just about any combination to make the instrument. He has been either making or repairing guitars for 30 years after first discovering the occupation in high school.

"He has owned the shop on Main Street in Carpentersville for the past three years but is preparing to return to his Genoa home to focus less on repair and more on the building of custom guitars.

"His Carpentersville shop hosts a display of his ideas that later became guitars - two Chicago Blackhawks guitars marking the hockey team's 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cup wins, a Chicago Bears guitar, even one that notes the violence the city of Chicago has seen in recent years."

Click through for the rest - and the photo gallery.


4. Chicago State Grad Has Patent Pending On His Drum Kits.


5. Alejandro Escovedo Is Touring With Shelby Lynne.

He spoke to Seven Days ahead of his show in Vermont his weekend.


Comments welcome.


Posted on September 26, 2013

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