Release Date: Jun 25, 2002
Record label: Universal
A few years ago, I worked for a company where one of my tasks was to monitor the nation’s African-American newspapers (no, it wasn’t the CIA). By far, my favorite publication to read was the St. Louis Whirl-Examiner, a weekly broadsheet that covered local crime in what might charitably be called a highly unconventional manner. Although based on actual police reports, the Whirl’s stories blended fact and fancy in a way they don’t teach in J school.