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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Now online: David Ramsey on Lil Wayne and teaching in New Orleans

Posted By on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:43 PM

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Our friends at the Oxford American magazine posted a classic deep cut  from their archives this afternoon: our own associate editor David Ramsey's feature on Lil Wayne and a year spent teaching in New Orleans. It's a memorable snapshot of New Orleans life post-Katrina, and a necessary reminder that Wayne, whose guest verses (and guitar solos) now mostly inspire groans, was once a crucial creative figure and a meaningful rallying point for the community.

The piece was collected the 2009 edition of Da Capo's Best Music Writing series, and it's also a great excuse to revisit some essential, mixtape-only Wayne tracks like "La La La." 

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