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, The Game, reveals his plans to take over the rap world all for his damn self. FEATURES give me that Southern rap vet B.G.’s been far from the clutches of Baby and Cash Money for a few years now. But the newly clean and sober man is still looking for his 40 acres and a mule. never change To hell with the bitches and the so-called fame! Although there’s plenty of acclaim, don’t worry about Webbie getting a big head. ...

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Gotta Find a Way

“You can’t get in such a huge vehicle like this and just expect it to fucking work for you all the way through.” Gene “Malice” Thornton ...

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The Growth

New York, we have a problem. Up from Texas for an impromptu promotional run, Paul Wall, a.k.a. the People’s Champ, is currently seated inside one ...

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Look At Me Now

Having retired a year-and-a-half ago from his day job as the greatest rapper alive (you can imagine how boring that could get), Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ...

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August 2005

COVER STORY the chain remains A lotta speculation on the monies they made and what really happened between Jay and Dame. Yup! The Dynasty is different, but ...

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Know I’m Saying

50 Cent’s eyes are bleary. His head is throbbing. He hasn’t slept in 28 hours. He arrived at Milk Studios, on Manhattan’s west side, straight ...

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Straight Path

To the delight of hip-hop’s opponents, and the consternation of its defenders, rap music has a long history with the penal system. The influence is ...

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And Then What

The Media Circus March 17, 2005 At 5 p.m., a mass of paparazzi and TV journalists choke the front entrance of the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse at ...

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What I Gotta Do

It’s one of those April days, the kind that spring often promises but New York City rarely delivers. Warm enough to melt away memories of ...

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