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REAL TOUGH ON CRIME AREN'T YOU MAYOR EMANUEL....
Except whent he offender is a NEGRO
Day 2 is done at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, and what a day Saturday was: It was sandwiched by much-anticipated sets by Chief Keef and Frank Ocean, and in between came the first evacuation in the festival’s Chicago history. Here’s how it went down, with reporting from yours truly (GK) and the tireless Bob Gendron (BG):Ads by Google
12:15 p.m.: Chief Keef, the South Side teen rapper with the Interscope record deal, is a late addition to Lolla, and he invites what seems like every friend and hanger-on he ever met to his party. There are about 20 rappers, or would-be rappers, or hype men on stage with him. And that doesn’t include a half-dozen more wielding cameras and cellphones for the inevitable YouTube breakdown. Keef doesn’t exactly seize the moment. Instead, he melts into the crowd on stage, serving as cheerleader and towel-waver while joining in on a few choruses. The chant-like songs celebrate the size of his gun, drug stash, bank roll and manhood. The sound of gun shots booms through the speakers at regular intervals, a jarring reminder not just of Keef’s gangbanger rhymes, but of one of the most violent summers in Chicago history. In blurring the line between life and music, Keef speaks from first-hand knowledge; he was recently under house arrest on a gun charge. The set concludes with his huge digital hit, “I Don’t Like,” a menacing litany of complaints that is one of the catchiest sneers in gangsta-rap annals. Those hoping for a more focused look at Keef’s skills as a hip-hop craftsman and MC may leave wondering what all the fuss is about. But Keef undoubtedly couldn’t care less. He speaks to an audience with a different standard of relevance. In a festival with largely safe, predictable choices, Keef is a disturbing exception. (GK)