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, forces both natural and man made have conspired to make things more chaotic than usual. Hurricane Katrina has come and gone, and now a more metaphorical storm is making landfall in the form of MTV’s Video Music Awards. It’s a weekend of manic energy, high posting and high drama. The kind of weekend during which an eagle-eyed pedestrian might see The Game eating outside in South Beach, then turn the corner and see Sleepy Brown ...

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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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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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