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 the winter’s blizzards, bright and hopeful enough to make even a Southside hardrock relax a little. And Tony Yayo is good, baby. He’s been out of jail for almost a year now, working on Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, the solo joint that had been on hold since his 2002 imprisonment. A couple of weeks ago, he and 50 Cent turned up the drama with “I Run New York,” their latest salvo against certain Terror Squad, ...

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July 2005

COVER STORY what i gotta do He’s the ultimate come-home-from-jail success story. Now all Tony Yayo has to do is prove to 50 Cent that he’s his ...

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So Much More

It’s a scene right out of any classic mob flick. Except today, seated in the barber’s chair with a cape draped under his chin while ...

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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 ...

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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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