El train rapper Albert Griffith gets star treatment in a Trib profile today.
While there are plenty of bus stop and platform performers, this guy takes his rap to the riders on the Green Line. And he's been at it for 14 years.
Even a CTA worker acknowledges "he's got talent. I don't know why he's wasting his time on the train."
Maybe because he makes anywhere from $80 to almost $700 in a (long) day's work.
Of course he admits that not everyone appreciates his rap. And he has to watch out for both cops and "stickup men." But that doesn't keep him from being a great self-promoter: "I don't want to sound egotistical or arrogant, but my favorite emcee is me."
Hear some samples here from his EP "The Mind of a Teacher."
(Chicago Tribune photo by Charles Osgood)