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Common, “Work Out” (Originally Published December/January 2012)

With almost 20 years in the game, Common has carved out a unique niche for himself: the MC's MC whose stardom has eclipsed his music.

Words: Ben Detrick
Photos: Steven Taylor

ON A SUNNY OCTOBER DAY, COMMON ROLLS UP TO CHICAGO’S WEST LOOP ATHLETIC CLUB TO SHOOT HOOPS...

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Clipse, “Way Of Life” (Originally Published August 2002)

They’re two hustlers, baby! And they want you to know, it ain’t where they been but where they’re about to go. Pharrell’s prized pupils, CLIPSE are the leaders of the new school...

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T.I., “U Know What It Is” (Originally Published March 2007)

He professed it like prophecy five years ago. He lived it in 2006. T.I.’s on the tip-top of hip-hop. But Being King ain’t all rose petals and platinum...

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Pimp C, ‘Tell ‘Em I Said That’ (Originally Published October 2007)

Even when he’s apologizing, this Southern legend ruffles feathers. Sensitive-ass liberals should turn the page now.

You’ve conducted some interviews recently that expressed some pretty offensive opinions, but you only apologized for your “Atlanta ain’t the South” statement...

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Nicki Minaj, “A Star Is Born” (Originally Published May 2010)

She’s caught hip-hop’s finicky attention thanks to her lyrics, flow, style, looks and major co-signs. With the current lack of female MCs, and her small slice of fame growing larger every day, Nicki Minaj is ready to fill the void...

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Jeezy, “Living In Pain” (Originally Published March 2006)

The biggest new MC in the game doesn't even call himself a rapper. He's a trapper, he'll tell you, just one with a way with words. Complicated, controversial and committed to the cold, hard truth, Young Jeezy, a...

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Soulja Slim, “Life Goes On” (Originally Published January/February 2005)

One of the greatest New Orleans rappers ever.

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OutKast, “Not The Average” (Originally Published December 2000)

After a rap career that most artists would kill for, Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are one album away from being sewn into hip-hop history as one of the greatest groups of all time...

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In 2002 50 Cent and his G-Unit soldiers broke into the music industry with a signature rap style and look. From bulletproof vests to du-rags, the Unit kept it gangster to their street roots when it came to their sense of style.

Keeping his G-Unit imprint in mind at all times, Fif would include the logo of the Unit to any piece of clothing he would rock during shows and interviews. Eventually, Fiddy would end up partnering up with Marc Ecko and creating a clothing line named after his crew. The G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath era in the early 2000's also brought us one of the most hyped about sneakers of all time in partnership with Reebok - the G-Unit sneaker, a shoe that along with the S.Carter flew off shelves.  

The world may not know Fifty and G-unit as the most fashionable guys, but their influence in the culture and trends they helped get big remain in our memories. With that said, we look back at the signature styles of G-Unit.
In 2002 50 Cent and his G-Unit soldiers broke into the music industry with a signature rap style and look. From bulletproof vests to du-rags, the Unit kept it gangster to their street roots when it came to their sense of style. Keeping his G-Unit imprint in mind at all times, Fif would include the logo of the Unit to any piece of clothing he would rock during shows and interviews. Eventually, Fiddy would end up partnering up with Marc Ecko and creating a clothing line named after his crew. The G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath era in the early 2000's also brought us one of the most hyped about sneakers of all time in partnership with Reebok - the G-Unit sneaker, a shoe that along with the S.Carter flew off shelves. The world may not know Fifty and G-unit as the most fashionable guys, but their influence in the culture and trends they helped get big remain in our memories. With that said, we look back at the signature styles of G-Unit.
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G-Unit, “Turf Drop” (Originally Published May 2008)

The rise was meteoric. The fall was inevitable. Last year, amid dwindling sales and internal dissension, chinks finally started to show in G-Unit's platinum armor...

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Eminem, “We Got ‘Em, Goin'” (Originally Published January/February 2005)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Marshall Mathers returns to his favorite magazine to speak out on freedom of speech, satire, race, music, Michael Jackson and the President...

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