Skip to Content. Fourteen years ago, Lupe Fiasco got his first break. By Andrew Barber. The word "industry" is a loaded term, especially when discussing the Chicago music industry. A lack of resources? A lack of major labels? A lack of radio support?
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Play it anywhere in Chicago and the crowd will still lose it. Truly a moment. This almost nine-minute showcase does exactly that. Lupe predicted the current state of the world on this song in The streets continue to be on fire in In the lyrics, housing-project buildings turn into robots. In a single year, the Cool went from being the subject of one song to having an entire album named after him. One connected to this track proves especially informative. The sound might be a throwback, but the subject matter is modern.
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Fiasco kicks off a tour Nov. A World Alone , Lorde Against a fierce dance beat, the teen singer keenly delivers her world view on Pure Heroine 's lengthy, gripping closer. Too Much , Drake Sampha lends soothing but forceful vocals to Drake's emotional song about fame's toll on family bonds, from Nothing Was the Same. Afraid , Neko Case Vulnerable vocals and a spare arrangement yield this mesmerizing Nico cover, one of many rewards on Case's superlative new album. Langley's Requiem , Declan O'Rourke The Irish balladeer's storytelling skills shine in a true yarn of the Collyer brothers, found dead at home amid piles of trash, on U. Magdalene , Califone The Chicago roots-rock outfit known for taking wild sonic leaps pulls back for a charming waltz that Paul McCartney would admire, from Stitches. Scentless Apprentice , Nirvana Patrick Suskind's historical Perfume novel inspired this ferocious stomper, a highlight of the newly reissued In Utero. Facebook Twitter Email.
Play it anywhere in Chicago and the crowd will still lose it. Truly a moment. This almost nine-minute showcase does exactly that. Lupe predicted the current state of the world on this song in The streets continue to be on fire in