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Pipi Skid

  • Funny Farm [Peanuts and Corn, 2004] A-

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Funny Farm [Peanuts and Corn, 2004]
From secret hip-hop hot spot Winnipeg, just what the genre needs--an angry Caucasian with space and germ issues and rotting teeth he can't afford to fix. Plus, for that urban touch, a producer from Vancouver. By adding elegance and eloquence to Pipi's congested utterances and anti-American analysis--check the basslines, which are sometimes organlike, once I think bowed, and always mixed to accentuate melody--McEnroe makes the rapper seem fully socialized. No hip-hop lyric this year will get more done than "5:20 AM," which is when Pipi wakes up for his job in the nursing home. A-