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Apr 7 / admin

Is ‘Making It Rain’ a hip hop myth?

Dirty South is excerpted in Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog today. The piece is about the practice of “making it rain,” which also documents my journey through Houston nightlife with rapper Trae.

There are dozens of rap songs called “Make It Rain.” Unlike the Tom Waits track of that name, however, these do not concern existential desires for cleansing – they’re about throwing money in the air at strip clubs…