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Leader Of The New School

I go by the alias Sickamore and I'm a Professional Famous People Maker, kind of like Simon or Don King. By day I run my consulting firm, I Can Make You Famous, which specializes in artist development. And when the ...

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We Major

It’s been 50 years since civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks changed the social landscape of the entire nation, but ironically the perception of her hometown has remained the same. Montgomery, Ala., natives Keith and Kennie Buchanan, collectively known as 334 ...

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Whatchu Want

#10 The Roots Album Title: Game Theory Label: Def Jam Album #: 8 Quarter: Fourth Began Recording: Summer ’05 Beats: Artist, J Dilla Features: Mos Def, Saigon, Peedi Peedi, MF Doom, Danger Mouse, Jill Scott, Lunna E of Cirius B, MFSB Orchestra, Bunny Sigler, Truck North First Single: “Don’t ...

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Living In Pain

Everyone. Workers. Patrons. The older lady with the braids. The coed snowflakes with ponytails. The guy from the kitchen with blood on his shirt. The lightly frosted fitted caps at the bar. They know him here. In this semirustic “world ...

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Money On My Mind

Saturday, October 22, 2005. Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood is packed with party people celebrating Howard University’s illustrious Homecoming weekend. A couple hours past midnight, at the intersection of New York and New Jersey Avenues, Harlem rap star Cam’ron Giles reclines ...

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Feel Me

With Eminem on an indefinite hiatus, Bubba Sparxxx trying to rebuild his career and the Beastie Boys growing into grandfathers, the people’s champ with the glittering teeth has become rap’s favorite White boy. Fuck Raymond. These days, everybody loves Paul ...

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Shottas

“Damn, we was having a good time tonight, Minneapolis,” said Houston rapper Lil’ Flip from the stage, as the crowd began starting fights that wouldn’t end. “Y’all fucked it up tonight.” That was around 2 a.m. A half-hour earlier, everyone ...

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State of Grace

How y’all feeling out there? Maybe y’all ain’t hear me! I said how’s everybody feeling out there? Y’all all right? I’m feeling…incredible. Free like Irv Gotti. I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: ...

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