Shottas

“Damn, we was having a good time tonight, Minneapolis,” said Houston rapper Lil’ Flip from the stage, as the crowd began starting fights that wouldn’t end. “Y’all fucked it up tonight.” That was around 2 a.m. A half-hour earlier, everyone was having a good time. “I need the whole club drinking,” said Flipper, taking the stage at about 1:30 a.m., while sidemen crouched to pour Moët into upraised cups. He quickly set the proletarian-playa tone, shouting, “If you’ve got more than $10 in your pocket, make some noise!” The crowd sang along to “The Way We Ball,” and swayed to his ...

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March 2006

Cover Stories LIVING IN PAIN It’s been a huge year for rap’s most motivated thug. Not only has he had a platinum solo debut and a smash ...

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And Then What

Lil Scrappy >> After first yelling “What!” when approached with the idea of sharing, or God forbid, losing his most promising artist, Lil Jon has ...

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Throw It Back

Tucked away on a leafy block off of New York City’s Madison Avenue, the Hotel Plaza Athenee is a decidedly inconspicuous place to stay. Favored ...

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