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July 2005

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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 next platinum protégé.


straight path

Welcome to our first-annual jail issue. Yeah, we know it was a long time coming. But we came through like Reggie Miller with seconds left on the shot clock. Peep our in-depth pow-wows with the following hip-hop artists: Pimp C, Drama, Mysonne, Chi Ali, Cold 187um, Big Lurch, Mac, C-Murder, John Forté, Tray Deee, C-Bo, Freekey Zeekey and Turk

and then what

Before anyone could take the case seriously, Lil’ Kim was found guilty of perjury and will now have to serve real time—no Martha Stewart shit. Find out how this happened.


The central figure in the Lil’ Kim case, D. Roc, sends us a kite from prison.

know what i’m sayin’

50. Meet 50. He’s the hip-hop game’s top MC. Curtis takes some time off from shooting his movie to school you fools on why he’s winning and you’re not.



Yellow Nigga rants and raves.


The Crack Man meets the Trap Man.


DMX’s whip appeal
8Ball Capone
Truth Saigon
Hip-Hop Junkies Terrence Howard
Move the Crowd Nelly sings for the ’Lou.


Sam Scarfo
Rich Boy
Moe’ Tre


We see bootee, bootee, bootee!


How We Do Rap ringtone mania!
Fashion Junior M.A.F.I.A. spread love the Brooklyn way.
Flow Keep your feet cool this summer.
Walk This Way Old to the new kicks
Freestyle Buckle up with the Roc.
Reign of the Tech Hook up your iPod.
Games People Play Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, Conker Live & Reloaded, Forza Motorsport


The Jump Off Ying Yang Twins
Classic Material E-40
Train of Thought Papoose
Official Bootlegs Chamillionaire and Stat Quo
Ill Techniques Joey Fingaz
Spin Cycle
Production Credit Mr. Lee
Chairman’s Choice Medaphoar


We still got love for Po.

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