That’s How Ya Feel

At the Hypnotize Minds headquarters in downtown Memphis, security ain’t quite as tight as it is across the street at 201 Poplar, the city’s fenced-off criminal justice center. But rest assured, Three 6 Mafia dons DJ Paul and Juicy J keep their studio on lock, maximum security–style. If you get through the gated courtyard and up to their unmarked office suite, you’d still have to deal with the iron-barred doorway and the two armed security guards on duty. In other words, if Paul and Juicy haven’t invited you in, you’re not getting in. Upstairs in the studio, Paul waits as his ...

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Love My Style

Miami’s a party town by nature; this much is no mystery. Sometimes, though, nature makes its feelings known about such things. On this particular weekend, ...

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November 2005

COVER STORY What the Game’s Been Missing One bid ended, another may begin soon. But for now Beanie Sigel is a free man ready to make sense ...

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Bottom of the Map

“Hit him with the blue steel,” rapper Phonté says conspiratorially to his cohorts, Rapper Big Pooh and 9th Wonder. Rest easy, though. The only shots ...

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I’m a King

The elevator stops on 29, but it’s the wrong floor. It’s actually the right floor, just not the intended destination. A healthy-looking sister in a ...

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October 2005

COVER STORY Heard ’em say He just might be the most feared and respected man in the world today. Suge Knight is a free man accused of ...

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Star In You

Up in the northern parts of Mississippi, buildings seem to spring fully formed from the earth. You won’t find them amid the strip-malls, where supermarkets, ...

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