Saturday, November 19, 2005

Mac Dre On The Cover Of The San Francisco Bay Guardian

I'm glad people liked that last post I did with that rare Mac Dre feature. I've even seen the track I posted pop up on a few other sites so it's cool to know that people are (a) checking my site out and (b) are spreading pieces of it out there into the matrix.

I'm on a Dre theme right now so I figured people should know about this as well...

There's a very good article written in the new issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian by Garrett Caples about the aftermath of Dre's murder. Dre even made the cover, which you can see above, via a nice painting of him done by Eustinove P. Smith. The article delves into Dre's past as well as the newfound popularity he had just prior to, and after, his murder. The point of the article though is really to open people up to the idea that just because Dre had a criminal past it didn't define him and that he should also be remembered for the positive things he did during his much too short life. You can read the article here: http://www.sfbg.com/40/07/news_dre.html, but I would also recommend trying to find yourself a copy of the issue if you can. It's a real nice piece of memorabilia for a Bay Area collector. I grabbed two of 'em for my own archives.

Also, there is an accompanying piece about Dre's label, Thizz Entertainment, also written by Garrett Caples that you can read here: http://www.sfbg.com/40/07/news_dre2.html.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP

really interesting article.

why would somebody in KC want to kill andre tho? it doesnt make sense that somebody would want to kill him just to get a rep.

RIP andre hicks

November 19, 2005 4:09 PM  
Blogger seen510 said...

Well there doesn't have to be a rhyme or reason for killin' somebody...but in the Black community self-hate is the main reasoning being killing & violence...

November 20, 2005 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Aurich said...

There is a long history with the Bay to Kansas City connection. Bay artists have been doing shows and moving units there for years. If you don't know about it then it seems like a random spot for Mac Dre to have beef, but it's really not strange at all once you know how the two spots got down.

November 21, 2005 9:48 AM  

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