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After a good night of grabbing some musica excelente I’m wrapping up with some fiyah by a Chi-town emcee named Just Jay:

My fave producer of late Tall Black Guy produces the above track and it’s something that’ll be in heavy rotation for the duration. If you like what you hear grab the brother’s free album, Living on Borrowed Beats.

…keep up the peace.

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You said peace bluntly
from lips speaking burnt carnage
Empty words yield nil

Walking through dense meat
Pretending life not processed
Fertilizing dusk

Be who you is, not what they tell you to be.

I know this isn’t necessarily music-related (unless you count CPS forcing schools to cut art and music programs…hurm), but I’ve been following this Tax Increment Financing (TIF) fiasco for awhile and it continues to amaze me how more folks aren’t up in arms. I know it might seem a little complicated at first but there’s been a number of good articles breaking it down. Anyways, here’s the latest piece I’ve seen about TIFs being essentially corporate giveaways at the expense of Chicago neighborhoods and schools (CPS seems to be looking at a deficit of over 700 million) – “Chicago TIF Money, Records Show Given to Corporate Giants