City of Dope [Excerpt From the Dec./Jan. 2012 Issue]

“What's up y'all. It's ya boy T-Dollaz, here on the shoot for the hyphy video. Yo, it's 'bout to be major!” These are the words of Odd Future front man Tyler, the Creator, in the intro to a YouTube clip titled simply “Hyphy.” (In fact, it’s the first result you get if you search “hyphy” on YouTube.) To the sounds of an old track by The Pack, the Odd Future crew does stupid dances on and around a car in a quiet-looking suburban neighborhood, which is another way of saying that it looks no different from a number of actual hyphy ...

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