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2005 Stories by Sam Chennault

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  • Awesome New Republic

    published September 1, 2005

    There's no better way to decompress from the celebrity overload of VMA week than to spend a little time investigating South Florida's burgeoning... More >>

  • Missy's Recipe for Fun

    published August 25, 2005

    Missy Elliott is one of the few artists whose videos are still considered events. From her introduction as the fly girl in Hype Williams's 1997... More >>

  • Back Then They Didn't Want Him

    published August 25, 2005

    They might be the apex of pop glitz and video glam, but historically the VMAs haven't really been an oasis of new, progressive sounds -- and to be... More >>

  • Black Star

    published August 25, 2005

    For a brief moment in the late Nineties it seemed as if the hip-hop revolution was at hand. The community was still reeling from the deaths of... More >>

  • Karrin Allyson

    published August 25, 2005

    In 1992 Karrin Allyson was an unknown jazz singer from Nebraska. A dozen years and two Grammy nominations later, she is regarded as one of the... More >>

  • Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em

    published August 18, 2005

    In clubland word travels in bits and pieces. "You done look like a god dime," warbles Melissa, a talented R&B singer I've been trying to talk... More >>

  • THIS JUST IN

    published August 18, 2005

    Sure, the VMAs may call Miami home for now, but how much of Miami is actually at the VMAs? Well, a little more this year thanks to the kindly... More >>

  • The Roots of Change

    published August 11, 2005

    The first things I notice about Cuban hip-hop MC Don Dinero are the long multicolored collares hanging down over his white tee. The beads... More >>

  • After the Flood

    published August 4, 2005

    The Backstreet Boys! Yeah, I know, I should have told the joke before I got to the punch line. In 2005, though, the Backstreet Boys are both. The... More >>

  • THIS JUST IN

    published August 4, 2005

    Common is hip-hop's prodigal son. A succession of mid-Nineties classics -- 1994's Resurrection and 1997's One Day It'll All Make... More >>

  • Checks and Balances

    published July 28, 2005

    It is a Friday afternoon and hundreds of eager, sweaty teens swarm outside of South Beach club Mansion. They have all but overtaken the sidewalks... More >>

  • Rap Worms

    published July 21, 2005

    As we duck the hurricanes, crank up the A/C, and flock to the beaches, it's become perfectly clear that summer is upon us. And the two things that... More >>

  • Missy Elliott

    published July 21, 2005

    Listening to Missy Elliott's albums has always been like entering a pop playground where beats stop, stutter, and then slink toward a fusion of... More >>

  • Into Tomorrow

    published July 14, 2005

    The air hangs in the sky like molasses on this hot South Florida Saturday night as I wind through the poorly lit pathway that leads to the lavish... More >>

  • Slim Thug

    published July 14, 2005

    With a hammer-of-the-gods voice and enough street cred to be the ghetto president, Slim Thug is the latest import from the scorching Houston... More >>

  • R. Kelly

    published July 14, 2005

    You know the end is nigh when the summer's biggest song is a sixteen-minute morality play by R. Kelly. While his latest, TP.3 Reloaded,... More >>

  • Dance, Jenny

    published July 14, 2005

    While they await the debut album from Florida's favorite teenage synthpop band, fans can satiate their appetite when Dance, Jenny shuffles into... More >>

  • DJ Disciple

    published July 14, 2005

    With a father who accompanied Miles Davis on piano and a brother who played bass for George Benson, DJ Disciple seems destined for musical... More >>

  • THIS JUST IN

    published July 14, 2005

    After a six-year layoff, Peter Thomas’s “How Can I Be Down?” conference returns to South Beach. “How Can I Be Down?” is the la... More >>

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