Harlem Renaissance man by way of Chicago in the 1970s, Melvin Van Peebles adds another tome to his illustrious résumé.
Chris Catania files a report from the Chicago stop of the hip-hoptastic Bounce Tour, featuring N.W.A. alumni and pop culture junkies-turned-rappers- like Madlib- alike. And of course, tour headliner and organizer, dj Peanut Butter Wolf.
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