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  • To the East, Blackwards [4th & Broadway, 1990] C

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To the East, Blackwards [4th & Broadway, 1990]
As message rap achieves the glut of gangster rap, party rap, and crossover rap, prophets and demagogues of every description join the myriad of hip hop wannabees, enabling lugs like these avowedly non-"humanist" Brooklynites to make their subcultural dent. Hallmarks: obscure Egyptological insults and flowing funk beats. Keywords: "vanglorious," which is vainglorious, and "sissy," a cross between the deep euphemism of "sucker" and the shameless bigotry of "faggot." Osiris is getting sick of this shit. C