It’s the 10th anniversary of Clipse’s Lord Willin’. Inspired by my brother’s piece about the album in its time for Stereogum, I dug up this essay I wrote for The Philadelphia Independent on “Grindin’” and drug lingo. It’s not online, so major thanks to B. Michael Payne for this rather unorthodox reconstruction. Click to enlarge and read.
It’s Come To This
I feel like I have to write a think-piece defending the fact that I wrote an Odd Future think-piece, or scan in the Clipse think-piece I wrote for the Philadelphia Independent when “Grindin’” was first on the radio in 2002. Wait, that won’t work.