A link to a terrific piece on Lil Wayne, teaching and New Orleans came through my Facebook feed today. Thanks to Mike from WTJU for pointing me to this.
On a related note, Nik Cohn’s Triksta: Life And Death in New Orleans Rap offers an interesting glimpse into pre-Katrina hip-hop culture, with a post-script that addresses the hurricane.
I’ve never been to New Orleans. I hope to go some day. One of my very close friends from college is from the city, though, and I feel like, through her, I got a taste of the strong spirit and significance of the place. Here’s an article that she wrote after Katrina.
And here’s Lil Wayne’s track “Georgia…Bush” from 2006’s Dedication 2: