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2005 Stories by Sterling Clover

Archives: 2005
  • Various Artists

    published December 22, 2005

    These tracks constitute a genre only if Louis Jordan and Frank Sinatra are part of one called Dad's Music and Ashlee Simpson and Raffi are grouped... More >>

  • Prince Paul

    published November 24, 2005

    Hip-Hop Gold Dust calls to mind chemical supplements less powdered than blazed in a hazy 3:00 a.m. fashion. Prince Paul has always been a... More >>

  • Three 6 Mafia

    published November 3, 2005

    Making a bid for the old/new South, Memphis's Triple 6 shockingly tones down its shout-heavy choruses and plays everything else the Southern sound... More >>

  • Sugababes t.A.T.u.

    published October 27, 2005

    The three-year war of American teen-pop's holy reformation (2001-2004) left a scarred countryside of sects, quirks, and "urban" makeovers.... More >>

  • Lil' Kim

    published October 13, 2005

    Lil' Kim's Naked Truth makes a bold move: no breasts on the cover. In light of all her drama, the gimmick comes easy: lustful to lyrical;... More >>

  • Foxy Brown featuring Sizzla

    published September 8, 2005

    Foxy is one of the only rap cats who can big up King Selassie I with more authentic patois twang than half the Def Jam Caribbean roster. The flow... More >>

  • Don Omar

    published September 8, 2005

    Pop reggaeton spends more time translating itself than residing in itself. Not to mention announcing itself. Luckily this track skimps on... More >>

  • Lil' Rob

    published September 8, 2005

    I'm thinking more Hotel MTV than Scarface here. A lineage that traces back to that one cool kid in Sixteen Candles -- you... More >>

Archives: 2005