Friday, June 24, 2005

Forget Oreos, Eat Cool J Cookies...

A warning to all Chicago residents going out this weekend: Be on the lookout for a tall light-skinned brother with dimples...wearing a black kangol, sweatsuit, gold chain, and sneakers. Use extreme caution, he is notorious and can crush you like a jelly bean. Yes, that's right, kicking off this year's Taste of Chicago music line-up is none other than ol' skool hip-hopper LL Cool J. Apparently taking some time off in-between roller derby and mechanical shark movies, Cool J will be gracing the Petrillo Band Shell stage tonight with opening act Faith Evans. Don't call it a comeback though, he's just filling in as a last-minute replacement for Lauryn Hill. Since this a free event, part of me wants to walk over to Grant Park after work, grab a giant turkey leg and see if Cool J busts out some old school bangers from Bigger and Deffer. Then again, trying to navigate through a concrete jungle of smoky grills, vast amounts of garbage, screaming kids and about ten thousand people filling their pie holes with the greasiest food they can find on a day that is literally 95 degrees in the shade isn't exactly my idea of good time. On second thought, I think I'll just go to Reckless instead and see if I can find some old Cool J in the dollar bin.


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