Monday, August 10, 2009

The Shrine Pulling in Big Time Hip-Hop Talent

We still haven't been to The Shrine (2109 S. Wabash) yet, but have heard that it's a good spot from a couple different people. Judging by this blurb in the Trib, it sounds like the club/lounge is pulling solid, big name hip-hop acts:
The Shrine's big week: No other club is pulling in big name hip-hop artists like The Shrine. In its first three months, the South Loop venue has brought in Slick Rick, Rakim, Ne-Yo and Talib Kweli. This past week, Ludacris and Sean Paul stopped by.

I'm a fan of Ludacris' song "Undisputed," so I asked him why he had boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. make a cameo on the track

"Rap is real competitive just the same way boxing is," said Ludacris. "We always talk about taking other rappers out. That being said, I feel like I'm the best rapper. I wanted to get the best boxer in the game [for the song]."
If you're like us and have never been, maybe this video will help you get a sense of what a live concert at The Shrine is like:

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