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2006 Stories by Rich Juzwiak

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  • Look Out, Miami, Here Freestyle Comes

    published October 19, 2006

    Latin freestyle lives in the hearts of those who are still daring enough to rock fluorescent spandex, Jheri curls, and Scünci scrunchies. But... More >>

  • Lord Jamar

    published October 5, 2006

    Members of Nation of Islam offshoot the Nation of Gods and Earths (a.k.a. the Five Percent Nation) often point out that their movement is a social... More >>

  • Rick Ross

    published August 17, 2006

    Every day he's hustlin', but on his debut, Port of Miami, Rick Ross barely works up a sweat. Sometimes he rhymes slowly, sometimes he... More >>

  • 7L and Esoteric

    published July 13, 2006

    Wallflowers, beware: We're approaching a point in which leaning back will no longer be a suitable response to a banger. A dance-music revolution... More >>

  • Sascha Funke

    published June 29, 2006

    It's almost endearing that Sascha Funke seems to be so uncertain on his installment of Bpitch Control's Boogy Bytes DJ mix series. It is,... More >>

  • Mr. Lif

    published June 22, 2006

    Mr. Lif's sophomore full-length is brilliantly structured to be a metaphor for the battle people endure to be heard. Mo' Mega moves from a... More >>

  • Alias and Tarsier

    published June 15, 2006

    "5 Year Eve," the centerpiece of the collaboration between California's Anticon beatsmith Alias and New York chanteuse Rona "Tarsier" Rapadas,... More >>

  • Jamie Lidell

    published June 15, 2006

    Jamie Lidell is, as he sang on last year's Multiply, a "walking, talking question mark," and Multiply Additions only makes him seem... More >>

  • Juana Molina

    published June 8, 2006

    It is slightly bizarre to listen to someone find her voice without having any idea what she's actually saying, but such is the experience for many... More >>

  • The Hacker

    published June 1, 2006

    There's a no-bullshit sensibility to behold on the Hacker's A.N.D. N.O.W., which is probably fitting for a guy who, unlike many of his... More >>

  • Thievery Corporation

    published June 1, 2006

    Having Thievery Corporation remix Sarah McLachlan is like dressing a piece of white bread with water. And if that doesn't sound bland enough,... More >>

  • Jeezy Christ!

    published May 4, 2006

    Young Jeezy will be back in Miami this weekend; back, one might say, to the scene of the (alleged) crime. The handsome hip-hopper from Georgia was... More >>

  • On the Ghetto

    published April 13, 2006

    People, don't you understand? Jaheim doesn't need your helping hand — being in the ghetto is fine with him. Over the course of three albums... More >>

  • Eliot Lipp

    published March 30, 2006

    Eliot Lipp's sophomore album, Tacoma Mockingbird, is meant to be a tribute to the young producer's hometown of Tacoma, Washington, but the... More >>

  • Cassie

    published March 30, 2006

    New York R&B newcomer Cassie sounds blasé about everything, even her sexual history. "I know them other guys, they been talkin' 'bout the... More >>

  • Prince

    published March 23, 2006

    "It's goin' down, y'all, like the wall of Berlin," says Prince during 3121's opening title track, a slice of funk more wobbly and bizarre... More >>

  • Like a Machine

    published March 16, 2006

    Princess Superstar is the DJ and the rapper. In the live arena, the New York-based smart-ass splits her time between spinning alongside Alexander... More >>

  • Acid Over?

    published March 16, 2006

    Twenty years ago, DJ Pierre (real name: Nathaniel Pierre Jones) made the squelch heard 'round the round. Pierre, along with Spanky and Herb J (as... More >>

  • Ode to "Weak"

    published February 9, 2006

    The average resting heart rate of a human falls somewhere between 60 and 80 beats per minute. Triple that and you've got a bad case of sinus... More >>

  • Ursula Rucker

    published February 2, 2006

    Ursula Rucker's world is rarely an easy place to visit. Her words are fierce, her imagery is overwhelming (wrap your head around the synesthesia... More >>

  • LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez

    published January 26, 2006

    For the first time in either's career, LL and J.Lo seem aware of their limitations and expiring pop appeal. On "Control... More >>

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