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Still, Lil' Flip will always be a dope-ass name, because the L-I-L isn't so much a throwaway prefix as a bona fide part of his moniker, underscoring his vociferous minimalism. As he says on "Ghetto Mindstate (Can't Get Away)," "Where I'm from/I only know one thing/How to get paid." He's working smart, not hard, to maintain.
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