Today In Hip-Hop: RIP Pimp C (12/29/1973 – 12/4/2007)

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Ed. Note: This memorandum was originally published on December 4, 2012.]

pimp cRobert Johnson meeting the devil at the crossroads, selling his soul so he could master blues guitar. Keith Richards sneering at a 1967 jury and saying, “We are not old men, we are not worried about petty morals.” Nas watching a flick, illin’ and rooting for the villain. The iconography of the anti-hero has long held a prime spot in the history of American music.

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