10th ward in the hizzouse: Southeast Side architecture goes hip-hop

January 14, 2011

My neighbor, architect Jim Gorski, turned me on to this video via his Facebook page. The rap video features some sharp black-and-white cinematography of far Southeast Side of Chicago; and the rapper himself only appears briefly--I think--as a hooded figure at what I am guessing is the pier at 63rd Street Beach. The rest of the clip is composed entirely of images of places and spaces on the Southeast Side, most of shot from a passing vehicle.

The underside of the Skyway. St. Francis DeSales. Ewing. Avenue M. Power lines. "Southeast as you can before you reach the state line," as the rap goes.

Nicely done. As is this one from the same artist, Cojack:

 

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