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The Pawns Drop Rhymes Re: Lincoln Square, AKA "The Two-Five"

By Karl Klockars in Miscellaneous on Jun 18, 2010 9:10PM

Via our hyperlocal homepieces at the Center Square Journal comes this similarly specific yup-hop jam by The Pawns about the neighborhood some of us call home. In the tradition of "Straight Outta Compton," "Empire State of Mind," Wesley Willis' "Rock and Roll McDonalds"* and other seminal jams about locations comes "Rollin' in the 2-5." The 2-5 refers to the 60625 area code of the Lincoln Square neighborhood and is apparently known for strollers, yuppies, German bars and being the home of the Blagojevich family, all of which are referenced in this instant classic for the Rockwell Gardens set.

Two points of contention: 1) We've always had pretty good service at the Grafton, and 2) we tend to dodge more designer pug/lab/poodle/beagle mixes than strollers outside the yoga place, but it's probably harder to find a rhyme for "labradoodle."** Otherwise? Pretty spot-on.

*Really more of a state of mind.
**Streudel might have worked.