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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Media Blast

As many of you know, Kanye West's mom died. I'm not going into the who, how, and what here because that's not my job. All I can say is that we at The Bank offer our sincerest condolences to Mr. West and his family for such a tragic loss. Period.

Now if I can shift gears for a minute, I would like to know why this news is on the front page of today's Chicago Sun Times? Why? The front page?! I mean really, there's no other news going on in Chicago or the world at large, perfect time to put someone's personal crisis on the front page of a major metropolitan publication. Makes sense to me! Feh!

Celebrity obsession is ubiquitous these days, to the point where major networks fill in the gaps of everyday accounts between nightmares and crime with whatever celebri-drama scoop people are feeding on. Essentially, the public at large is becoming the equivalent of a fourth grade class. Must be or there wouldn't be such a high demand for this nonsense. Seriously, I'm done with it. Recess!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What's Really Hood?

You know you're in the 'hood when the corner store has to constantly remind people of basic manners.
Why hustle crack to your community, if you are still struggling to get that lighter with your newports?
Is this the fault of our music?NO WAY
To quote Jigga "Scarface the movie did more than Scarface the rapper to me, so that aint to blame for all the shit that happened to me"

Friday, October 26, 2007

Who is the most underrated talent in Chicago?

I was just thinking about the local scene and what it would take to elevate it to the status of Atlanta or the old NYC. I am thinking about how much our scene has grown, and how it has stayed the same. How Ringtone Rap has become the source of biting and envy across the country. And how are Nas, Wu Tang, Ghostface, Jigga, and these other 90's artists going to do in late 2007-2008? It should be interesting to watch.
Let me know who you think has some skills ready to show off. LINKS PLEASE.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


I am going to start a forum / group for chicago producers to meet and greet and talk tools of the trade, techniques, and tools. All are invited to join, but please be serious and be prepared to bring your skills.
More information forthcoming.


Can anyone explain what is so important about Pro Tools outside of the post world?
Besides compatibility?