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  • 15 years ago

    It's midmorning and guitarist Charlie Hunter sounds surprised as he picks up the phone and cuts off his answering machine, which beat him to the punch. “I didn't even hear the phone ring; I'm going to have to fire my phone,” he says with...

  • 16 years ago

    When the Wu-Tang Clan released its first single, 1993's "Protect Ya Neck," hardcore rap was associated almost exclusively with the West Coast. Dre, Snoop, and Cube were hip-hop's most notorious rappers, and Death Row Records head honcho Suge Knigh...

  • 16 years ago

    Two years ago the career of rapper Eve Jihan Jeffers appeared to be on the cusp of something great. Jeffers, now age twenty, started performing when she was still a teenager; she had put in her time competing in high school talent shows, and was p...

  • 16 years ago

    Next to Coolio, Prince Paul may be rap's best sport. Consider the Handsome Boy Modeling School, a duo featuring producer and ex-Gravedigga Paul (a.k.a. Paul Huston) and Dr. Octagon's the Automator (Dan Nakamura), and its inauspicious showing at th...