Monday, November 07, 2005

Blacklist #8 is out now

Blacklist Magazine, The greatest thing since huffing white out has just dropped a new issue.This one is packed with goodies like video interviews with DJ / Producer Jesse De La Peña and performance footage of Seu Jorge during the World Music Festival, book reviews of Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" & "The Tipping Point", Banksy's "Cut it Out", and an interview and MP3s from Chicago's own hip-hop originals,Qualo. Also check for Seattles own Sara Jayne Crow busting two interviews with Robert Henke (Monolake) and Portland's Ohmega Watts.
All in all a bonus thing to spend a day at work checking out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whom it may concern,

I don't care who puts out a record or how good they are. "Qualo: Here to Make You Forget about Pac and Big." is a devastatingly disrespectful slogan.

Bounty Killer would never say, "I'm here to make you forget about Bob Marley."
Jimmy Buffett would never say, "I'm here to make you forget about Johnny Cash."
John Legend would never say, "I'm here to make you forget about Stevie Wonder."

They would all honor the memory of the ones who paved the way.

I'm sure that all the members of Qualo would agree they are here to make a new name in Chicago hip hop but aren't here to spit on the memory and accomplishments of its forefathers. I'm not writing as an attack in anyway. I'm writing only in respect to the ones who laid the foundation for an astounding amount of this culture and deserve their respect.

Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, The Notorious BIG, should never be forgotten.

No rap artist, no matter how talented or important to the movement, will ever make me forget the two groundbreaking pioneers 2Pac and Biggie. If anything, groups like Qualo should help us deal with the pain of loss and pay homage to the ones who carried the message before us.

I implore you to remove the slogan from your ads and replace it with words that honor the importance of what Qualo is doing now but doesn't diminish the memory of two of the most important figures in our culture's history.

Love, respect, and support for local Chicago underground art,
Dan Sully

1:35 AM  

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