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October 2005

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Heard ’em say

He just might be the most feared and respected man in the world today. Suge Knight is a free man accused of a heinous act. In an exclusive convo, the Death Row CEO answers the charges and promotes his new artist, Petey Pablo.


I’m a King

He’s T.I. before the “Rubber Band Man” explosion. If you don’t think Young Jeezy is the future of the Dirty South, you got a screw loose. Thaaat’s right!

My Hood

Ladies call him the cutie pie of the Dipset crew, but Juelz Santana is a businessman— all about his business, man. Let him handle his business—damn!

Get Ya Mind Right

His artist Cassidy remains locked up like Akon. Still, Swizz Beatz is confident his label, Full Surface, has a bright-ass future.

Don’t Get Caught

Confused? You won’t be after reading this detailed look at the Notorious B.I.G. civil trial. We want justice!

Ain’t Heard of That

Hip-hop’s hottest new producer has been making beats since Luke was making your aunt doo-doo brown. Mr. Collipark has got history.

Bottom of the Map

Think the South is all about sittin’ sideways, tippin’ and smokin’ that kush? N.C.’s Little Brother is out to provey’all folks wrong.



Yellow Nigga rants and raves.


S Dot Carter. Competition is nada.


It can’t be. No A.J. and Free?
8BallSlim Thug
Truth Pras
Hip-Hop Junkies Tom Green
Move the CrowdAnger Management Tour 3 hits Cali.


Yo Gotti


Oh Veronica, Veronica


Annual Video Game Blowout
How We DoHip-hop takes over the video game industry.
3 Kings Check out the hottest game consoles
True to the Game Just Blaze’s exclusive 10 most anticipated games
PlayGame accessories for your crib
FashionOur favorite music video directors strike a pose.
Flow Watch out now
Walk This way100 miles and runnin’
Freestyle Common gets a kick out of Nike.


The Jump Off Kanye West
Classic Material The Roots
Train of Thought Mr. West
Official Bootlegs Peedi Peedi
Ill Techniques Cynnamixx
Spin Cycle
Production Credit Shawty Redd
Chairman’s Choice Akir


Pour out a little liquor.

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