Slug outs Lucy
articles, the new cover story inUrb
(currently on newstands that haven't run out of copies) is remarkable mainly for its placement (hey, cover of Urb) and the latestDan Monick
photos ofAnt and Slug
in Minneapolis. But the man known to former roommates as Sean Daley kicks off his typically freewheeling phone interview by identifying "Lucy," the object of so much lyrical obsession, as follows: "Everybody's like 'Who is she?' I [usually] say she's not a real girl, that Lucy is really hip-hop or that she's my cat. No, Lucy runs fuckingMuddy Waters
." Which confirms what I always thought, but never broached with either Slug or Lucy, because in the end, does it really matter? Go watch either version ofSolaris
if you think your image of a loved one is the whole person. The correct answer is that Lucy is Slug. (And if she sings songs abouthim
in her new band, then that character is her, too.)Update Friday:
Listen to Atmosphere'sstudio appearance
on the Current. Read theStar Tribune report
on Rhymesayers' sales boom and expansion.
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