All Or Nothing

There is a certain quiet euphoria artists exude when they know they’ve delivered that club banger, that classic album, that piece of work that will most certainly take them to the next level. They walk with a little more swagger, their chests swell with every breath, and their smiles are easy, relaxed, maybe even a little relieved. The original brother from the Windy City is looking that way right about now. On a gray, chilly day in New York City, Common is rehearsing for a performance on one of MTV’s Spring Break shows. Though his handlers are keeping him on a ...

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Switch

Put your hands in the air. On each hand, align your fingers so there’s no space between them. Then stretch your thumbs as far away ...

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Shots Fired

On March 9, 2005, NYC residents were glued to their radios. Anticipation was building in the Big Apple. DJ Funkmaster Flex was at his cocky ...

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June 2005

cover story switch His homie may have played him dirty, but if you think he’s gonna throw in the towel, you’re dumb. Dame Dash ain’t done. features all or ...

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