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Fiend, Life Behind Limo Glass

Fiend is living proof that you can age gracefully in hip-hop. The New Orleans rapper came up with Master P’s No Limit Records in the late 1990s, but dropped off the radar once the NL tank ran out of steam. He reemerged last year as a member of fellow N.O. native Curren$y’s JETS crew, with a considerably smoother style than before. On Life Behind Limo Glass, Fiend’s previously trademark “WHOMP WHOMP” shouts and gangsta talk are gone, replaced by a laid-back flow that fully utilizes the spitter's Barry White baritone. Curren$y’s lifestyle music is an obvious influence but Fiend, rechristened ...

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