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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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Buzz artists unite! Mark Foster and Isom Innis from Foster the People moonlighting as Smims & Belle made a slick remix of Lana Del Rey’s "Blue Jeans" with Azealia Banks parachuting in for a verse about gangsters: Read more...

The Weekly Toast 1/13/12

January 13, 2012
THIS WEEK: Memoirs from Iron City...Draper blues... • Lil Wayne will release a memoir of his time in protective custody at Riker’s Island titled Gone Till November. Described as an internal monologue, Wayne’s personal diaries document his time on the inside without the sizzurp. • The Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation for licensing the iconic banana image Warhol designed for their first album. • For $40 a month or $500 for lifetime use, Appifier can turn ... [Read more]