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2007 Stories by Esther Park

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  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    published December 6, 2007

    If the name Casely sounds familiar, congratulations! You don't live under a rock. His single "Emotional," a delicious slice of R&B pop, has... More >>

  • Raw Returns

    published August 9, 2007

    The Marlin Hotel's dimly lit lobby is quieter than usual. A tall, bearded man wearing a checked paperboy cap points to a raggedy basketball... More >>

  • Return of the Boom Bap

    published August 2, 2007

    Miami hip-hop heads, you've been waitin' and debatin' for oh so long. Saturday it's finally here — the local stop of the Rock the Bells... More >>

  • Sincerely Bonded

    published July 12, 2007

    The local buzz for Miami Beach-based band Elastic Bond has been nonstop. This past May, 944 magazine named the group "One of Five Local... More >>

  • Hail, Fire, and Brimstone

    published July 5, 2007

    "Brimstone127 is like the Biscayne Boulevard of Miami hip-hop," quips local musician Buffalo Brown. "The man is a staple down here. You cannot... More >>

  • Supersoul

    published June 28, 2007

    Coming off his highly acclaimed 40 Acres and a Moog, local producer Supersoul offers this cleverly titled opus about the commercialization... More >>

  • The Mother, the Son, and the Holy Boast

    published June 14, 2007

    With the recent limelight on the Magic City's growing yayo-enthused rappers, it's hard to believe that a guy with a New York City swagger could... More >>

  • A Star Is Buddz

    published May 24, 2007

    When you think of dancehall music, it's safe to assume that the island of Bermuda isn't the first locale that leaps to mind. In fact, though... More >>

  • You've Been Ralphed!

    published May 10, 2007

    A s if the trademark T-Mobile ring tone hasn't annoyed you enough, just imagine trying to freestyle over it. That's what the up-and-coming Miami... More >>

  • Criminal Minded

    published April 26, 2007

    When you first lay eyes on Jediah, you can't help but notice the teardrop-shape tattoo on his upper left cheek, not to mention the barrels of two... More >>

  • Don't I Know You?

    published April 5, 2007

    His face inevitably looks familiar, like someone you've met at a real estate function on Brickell. Or he might've been that lousy waiter from... More >>

  • Hustle & Flow

    published March 15, 2007

    If you've paid a recent late-night visit to the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in North Miami Beach, chances are you've seen Bobby Washington in the... More >>

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