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 of the dismantling of his musical home. FEATURES That’s How Ya Feel Yeah, Terrence Howard did his thing, but this ain’t a movie, dawg! Paul & Juicy rule Memphis, Ten-a-K! Buck you, haters! Get It All Together Swishahouse is running this H-Town rap shit for now, but don’t think Chamillionaire ain’t gonna get his shine on. Get ya mind correct! Full Time Andre 3000 can stay shooting flicks. His OutKast partner, Big Boi, is poised to earn his CEO stripes. Purple Ribbon ...

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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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Get Ya Game Up

It’s hot. Eighty-eight degrees at 6 p.m. hot. Jim Jones—independent recording artist, Dip Set capo and all-around renaissance thug—is Uptown. Harlem. A barely furnished apartment ...

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Big Boy Game

It’s a sweltering June Sunday, and the world-renowned epicenter of sensory overload known as Times Square is characteristically abuzz with energy. “The Naked Cowboy,” a ...

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September 2005

COVER STORY big boy game He’s troublesome like 2Pac. Cocky as Jay-Z. Fiery as Eminem. And wants to be bigger than Biggie. 50 Cent’s new nemesis, ...

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