R.I.P. Chris Hunter (1984-2006)

4 09 2008

It’s been two years since my boy Chris’ passing. Still very unfortunate and devastating till this day. Here’s an excerpt from his memorial page on myspace:

Los Angeles Times… what happen to Chris Hunter Officers Kill Man in Santa Monica Police say he was armed; his father questions that. It’s the third fatal shooting involving law enforcement in two days in the L.A. area. By Marla Cone and Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writers September 5, 2006 Santa Monica police shot and killed a 21-year-old man early Monday near a nightclub after he fled from officers and then turned toward them while reportedly carrying a handgun, police said. It was the third fatal officer-involved shooting in Los Angeles County over the Labor Day holiday. Shortly after midnight, Santa Monica officers were sent to Club Twenty Twenty at 2020 Wilshire Blvd. to deal with complaints of a “large fight,” said Lt. Frank Fabrega. When they arrived, Fabrega said, a witness told them that a man was armed with a handgun, and when the officers tried to detain the man, he fled on foot. The officers chased the man, identified by the county coroner’s office as Christopher Lamont Hunter of Los Angeles, and when he began to turn toward them, they could see he was carrying a handgun, Fabrega said. “Officers, fearing for their safety, shot the suspect,” he said. A gun was found nearby, he said. Paramedics pronounced Hunter dead at the scene. Hunter’s father, Milton, said he went to the scene Monday morning and witnesses told him that his son raised his hands before being shot and that they did not see a gun in his son’s hands. He said his son was on probation for breaking into a car but would not have confronted police. “When he saw trouble, he started getting out,” Milton Hunter said. “He didn’t hang around.” The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is investigating, said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. She declined comment on the investigation. Police officials did not name the officers involved in the incident. An autopsy was expected to be conducted Monday…

Rest In Peace Chris Hunter, gone but never forgotten.

Album Review: Young Jeezy – The Recession

4 09 2008

In 2005, Young Jeezy was introduced to the world via Def Jam records. His breakthrough album “Thug Motivation 101” had rap fans curious to see what happens after “And Then What”, had them vibing to “Soul Survivor”, and eventually made them “Go Crazy”; resulting in over 1.7 million units sold. While Thug Motivation was Jeezy’s first album, he branded himself as a “real street nigga” with his raps about drug trafficking, the trap, and his snowman logo, where he derived his alias. After the success of his first album, Jeezy released his second album “The Inspiration” which achieved platinum status as well. While the second album shared the same content as the first, Young Jeezy decided to take a different approach with his latest effort.
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