The sexy side of hip-hop

Masika Kalysha, What’s My Name [Eye Candy x Gallery]

Photography courtesy of Angela Boatwright, Styling courtesy of Rose Garcia Words by Sean A. Malcolm So many people have a problem putting the whole name together,” says Masika Kalysha, before emphasizing her tongue-twisting government. “It’s Ma-see-ka Ka-lay-sha.” The etymology of the 25-year-old’s handle (her first name, chosen by her mother, is Swahili for “invincible”; the middle, her father “kinda made that up,” which supposedly means “God-given”) might add cachet to her biography, but the Chi-Town native’s 34D-25-38, um, kalysha tautness has been an impressive source of visual stimulation since her 2005 debut in T.I. and P$C’s “Do Ya Thing” video. Yet despite a ...

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