Pale Wire (Popscene)

Monday, April 19, 2004

Sip Lean or Die Tryin'

Click here to read The NYTimes' Kelefah Sennah on Lil' Flip, hip hop mixtapes, "screwed and chopped" remixes, and the power of codeine cough syrup.

Critics sometimes complain that hip-hop is stuck in a sex-and-crime-and-violence rut, which is a bit like complaining that R & B is stuck in a love rut.