Living: Chilling Out on Rap Flash

New city music brings out the last word in wild style

Def. Definitely def. Definitely def indeed.

It's coming to your town; it may even be there now. Look around. Hooded sweatshirts and cockeyed caps, leather bomber jackets and sheepskin coats heavy enough to bench press. Pristine white sneakers—"kicks" to you, Jim—laced up with byzantine complexity; luxury-label cords and knife-creased jeans; burnished belt buckles that might be police state special issue. Could be the population of the local high school, right? Standard teen-age uniform, right? You're whacked. Look closer, and start uptown. Def thrives...

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