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July 2006

Cover Story "Yesterday & Today" D12 and XXL remember the life of Deshaun Dupree “Proof” Holton. R.I.P. Features "If You Ain’t Gangsta" He’s been making movies for 15 years now, recently killed it in reality television and is releasing a new album after a six-year ...

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Editorial
We’re Gonna Make It

This month, after a 10-second by-myself meeting, I decided not to share a cover subject. I thought to myself, Hey, YN, that might not be the best thing for business. Plus, Christina Milian’s pretty ass is a singer, and this ...

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Proof
Stay Tru

For more than a decade, up until his shooting death on April 11, Deshaun Dupree “Proof” Holton was a leading figure on the Detroit rap scene. In the mid-’90s, as host and frequent participant at the famed open-mic night at ...

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Ice Cube
If You Ain’t Gangsta

Upstairs, in the studios that house New York radio station Hot 97, a small knot of people await this afternoon’s special guest. Downstairs, in the lobby of the building—also home to N.Y.C.’s carpenter union—the man they’re waiting for is wearing ...

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will.i.am
Pop U

“Stucheeo.” It’s called “stucheeo.” That may not be how it’s spelled, but that’s beside the point. In reality, it’s “studio,” and probably spelled “s-t-u-d-i-o.” But at some point, the owner decided to put on a faux French accent and said, ...

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