This week's edition of the Bin is proof positive that current and former Madison musicians are making an impact on the national music scene. DJ Pain 1 is our overachieving local hip-hop producer who landed a track on the new album by Young Jeezy.
In case you forgot that $4 per gallon gas prices and job losses are affecting the poor more than anyone else, Young Jeezy is here to remind you. His raspy raps and orchestral beats are the sound of anguish and doom. But there's catharsis to be had in his anger, and that's a point not lost on Young Jeezy ("It's a recession; everybody broke; so I just came back to give everybody hope").
The Recession brims with the kind of authenticity that may well turn hip-hop back into a bull market.