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From the epic opening strains of "Palace", the first song off of A$AP Rocky’s 2011 debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, you can tell that the A$AP Mob had big intentions. Clams Casino’s sampling of Karl Jenkins’ chanty “Adiemus” sets up a magnificent, imperial backdrop for Rocky’s statement of purpose which he delivers in an intoxicating mix of nonsense, comedy, legit rhymes and OG cool. Ignorant, stoned and violent, Rocky name drops hip hop lifestyle choices like a to-do list. Lean-sipping, check... [Read more]

A Brief History of Sizzurp

December 14, 2012
"Keep a bandana like the Ninja Turtles, I'm like a turtle, when I sip the purple." – Lil' Wayne Commonly known as the Purple Drank, sizzurp originally came to prominence in the underground hip hop scene in Houston, Texas before being popularized nationwide in rap lyrics. It is widely agreed that Houston’s own DJ Screw ushered “The Lean” into popular consciousness with his “Chopped and Screwed” remixes mimicking the effects of Texas Tea. The slowed tempo, scratching and jump cuts inspired othe... [Read more]

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