A One-Man Blend of Hip-Hop Artist, Provocateur and, No Joke, Lawyer

January 7, 2011  |  

(New York Times) — In “PolyMath,” the latest album by the Chicago hip-hopper Capital D, United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is heard on one track announcing the indictment of the former Chicago police commander Jon Burge on charges related to torture and physical abuse of criminal suspects.  Capital D then denounces “living in the belly of the beast where they feast on the weak,” acerbically alluding to cattle prods used on testicles and knees jammed into throats. Hailing the release as a landmark, Greg Kot, music critic of The Chicago Tribune, called the artist “as ominous as a shiv in a back alley, exposing the brutal politics of race relations.”

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