Track of the Day: 'Dennehy' by Serengeti

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A choice recommendation that’s already stuck in my head, from reader Lucy:

Hands down, my favorite Chicago song is the bouncy, over-the-top track “Dennehy” by local rapper/alternative hip-hop persona Serengeti. He’s singing in character here—the character of a blue-collar, thickly Chicago-accented local sports superfan “Kenny”—but the slapstick performance doesn’t poke fun. Rather, it’s a toast to working-class men in boring, off-the-tourist-map neighborhoods all over Chicago who love their wives, love their pickup softball games, and truly, truly, love the city of Chicago.

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