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  • À la Chart

    published December 29, 2005

    Hip-Hop Hors D'oeuvres There were at least a couple of classic albums (Beanie Sigel's The B.... More >>

  • Apollo Kid

    published December 29, 2005

    A few turntablists aside, DJing has always been as much about what you play as how you play it. And Diplo, perhaps more than any other DJ from... More >>

  • Apollo Kid

    published December 29, 2005

    Philadelphia's The Roots have broken down hip-hop stereotypes. They may not have been the first hip-hop band to employ live instrumentation —... More >>

  • The Reggaeton Bible?

    published December 22, 2005

    The Source Latino made its debut on newsstands across the nation this week. The South Beach-based publication is the first nationally... More >>

  • Bah ... PC Bug

    published December 22, 2005

    Last month it was revealed that Sony BMG Music had been covertly installing spyware on its new CDs to combat music piracy. Sony used a program... More >>

  • Candyland

    published December 22, 2005

    The dance music festival season has traditionally begun in Candyland. Held at Nocturnal this year, the Candyland event has been around even longer... More >>

  • The Independent Juxtaposition

    published December 15, 2005

    Picture the following gang of hip-hop misfits: two Harlemites — one an imposing 300 pounds with a booming Zeus-like voice, the other... More >>

  • Apollo Kid

    published December 15, 2005

    On Monday, December 5, police found the body of Ranzer Wallace in a north county apartment complex parking lot. At press time, an autopsy has not... More >>

  • Bridging the Gap

    published December 8, 2005

    Modern rap beefs may be played out behind the security of dis tracks and radio interviews, but true-skool enthusiasts know that hip-hop in its... More >>

  • South Beach Gets Murked

    published December 8, 2005

    Like capitalism with a bass thump, the spectre of Murk looms large over the Miami dance community. Murk members Oscar G and Ralph Falcon have... More >>

  • Lil' Wayne

    published December 8, 2005

    Lil' Wayne is the Al Green of rap: He could recite the phone book and have listeners hanging on each of his curvaceous consonants and smoldering... More >>

  • Juelz Santana

    published December 1, 2005

    Whether he's repping the Taliban, dubbing himself "human crack in the flesh," or prefacing one of his many latently homosexual slipups with the... More >>

  • Tomorrow's Yesterday

    published December 1, 2005

    Ask around about who is the next Miami MC to transition from a local talent to a national force, and chances are you'll hear the name Garcia pop... More >>

  • Hip or Hop?

    published November 24, 2005

    Holly Robb slinks past the large graffiti mural on the corner of Fourteenth Court and Fourteenth Street in Miami's Overtown district. The tall,... More >>

  • Lady Sovereign

    published November 24, 2005

    Born on hip-hop and driven delirious by dancehall's sub-bass and garage's A.D.D. beats, the UK genre grime is new enough to have more energy than... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 24, 2005

    Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Groban, Elton John, Katie Melua,... More >>

  • The Revolution Revisited

    published November 17, 2005

    Though less than a decade has passed since 1998, it seems like a lifetime ago. There was a Democrat in the White House and a robust economy, and... More >>

  • Jean Grae

    published November 17, 2005

    Life is more than poppin' bubbly, clockin' on the corner, or even riding on dubs. Life is gray days you can't put on a billboard, capture in a... More >>

  • Getting Lifted with a Legend

    published November 10, 2005

    Hypnotic keyboard work, richly organic production, and a sexy though at times plaintive voice put John Legend squarely in residence in the house... More >>

  • R. Kelly

    published November 10, 2005

    The pied piper of yellowcake R&B returns to his masterwork, the 35-minute pop opera that brazenly defies dramatic structure, radio formatting, and... More >>

  • Dre

    published November 3, 2005

    With their swooshing synths and stuttering, coked-out drums, Miami production duo Cool and Dre are the latest of hip-hop's metrosexual... More >>

  • Ron Carter

    published November 3, 2005

    These days albums are anointed classics before they're even released, and artists are deemed legends after partying with Paris Hilton. But jazz... More >>

  • Ghoul Sounds

    published October 27, 2005

    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. There are no displays of bullshit nationalistic pride or messy Christmas trees. And more than just... More >>

  • Louie Vega

    published October 27, 2005

    While his peers from NYC's Eighties garage/house explosion are busy trying to re-up their ecstasy-drained serotonin levels in rehab centers,... More >>

  • Danger Doom

    published October 27, 2005

    Hip-hop collides with Comic-Con as subconscious loiterer/indie-microphone-god MF Doom meets Beatle-plunderer Danger Mouse in the whacked-out and... More >>

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