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Local Music Notebook: Chicagoland!

1. C.H.I.C.A.G.O.

The latest in a series of drill videos about Chicago is pretty fucking fantastic.


2. The Godfather Of Chicago Hip-Hop.

"When considering his scene-stealing verses on Earl Sweatshirt's Doris LP, it's no shocker that Vince Staples' just released mixtape, Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, is drenched with cleverly worded gangland tales and the street pathos of his native Long Beach," MTV reports.

"What's surprising, though, is that the Def Jam signee was able to get famed producer No I.D. to provide the bulk of the beats on the a 10-track feast. The Godfather of Chicago hip-hop doesn't just work with anyone."

No I.D. is Dion Wilson.


Here's the opening track to Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 (in which Staples calls out Barack Obama):


3. Chief Keef Alert.

"Days after telling the Tribune that he "ain't coming back" to court after completing a stint in rehab, rapper Chief Keef was arrested and charged with DUI in Highland Park, authorities said," the paper reports.

"Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was pulled over by police around 12:35 p.m. on March 5 in the 2600 block of Skokie Valley Road for an expired registration, Highland Park Deputy Police Chief George Pfutzenreuter said."

Someone's personal assistant is getting fired!


"During the traffic stop, he showed signs of impairment from drugs," Pfutzenreuter said. "There was an odor of burnt cannabis about his presence and in his vehicle and some admission of his use."

Dude. What did your attorney tell you? Don't ever talk to the cops - and don't ever admit anything. Oh, and don't ever take a field sobriety test. Better yet, learn your fucking lesson.


"After field sobriety tests, Cozart was charged with DUI, as well as driving with a suspended license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and expired registration, the deputy chief said.

"Cozart appeared in Cook County Court in Skokie on Feb. 28, where a judge released him from court supervision after he completed a 90-day rehab program in California. During a December court hearing, Judge Earl Hoffenberg told Cozart's three lawyers during a hearing at the Skokie courthouse that he would send the rapper to jail if he were to fail another drug test."


TMZ broke the story this way:

"Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Keef was pulled over in Highland Park, IL early in the AM on March 5th for having expired tags on his 2010 Jeep Cherokee. When officers approached the vehicle, we're told it reeked of pot and, according to our sources, Keef openly admitted to smoking before driving.

"We're told police administered a field sobriety test and Keef choked. He was placed under arrest at the scene. In addition to DUI, Keef was also charged with driving on a suspended license and cited for having no proof of insurance."


It's actually not funny. It's sad.


* South Side 16-Year-Old Gets Shot, Blows Up.

* Rhymefest Vs. Chief Keef.

* Chief Keef's Deadly Rap War.

* More Shit Chief Keef Don't Like.

* Chief Keef Loves Soda, Ain't White.

* Chief Keef: Baller Of Confusion.

* Free Chief Keef!

* Save Chief Keef.

* Chief Keef: Psychedrillic.


Comments welcome.


Posted on March 18, 2014

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