I’m on my way back from a long weekend in New Orleans, and I’m sorry to go. I was there with my friend Josh who’s working on the next issue of his magazine Habitus, which will be devoted entirely to N.O. We did a lot of running around and I’ll definitely be putting up a lot of photos and music and maybe an interview in the next few days, but until I get everything organized, I thought it appropriate to start off by acknowledging one my favorite artists and the current king of the town, New Orlean’s own Lil Wayne.

Believe it or not, even though the song is months old and they probably had it before anyone else, the New Orleanians are STILL bumping “Lollipop”, a song that I thought was a joke the first time I heard it but went on to become the #1 song in America. You really hear it everywhere in N.O. – from cars, in clubs, gas stations, at ATM machines… it’s amazing actually. So for posterity’s sake, I figured why not post it…

Lil Wayne – Lollipop

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While I’m at it, here’s a cool electro remix by Nasty Ways out of San Francisco

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When I left NY all you heard was the Jay-Z “A Billie” freestyle over Wayne’s “A Millie” beat, so here’s that + Wayne’s original verses

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And now that I think of it, Lollipop doesn’t really do justice to Weezy’s genius. I’d hate anyone to turn off prematurely, so here’s The Dedication 2, in my opinion one of the best mixtapes ever made. Please check this.

PS – The image above is by Lionel Deluy, a French photographer with a slick, dark style that I like a lot. Check his stuff out here.

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