January // February 2006
Hip-hop is bigger than the Bronx, NYC, or the U.S. for that matter. Need proof? Peep G-Unit’s intercontinental takeover. With their eyes on dominating ’06, what else could 50 Cent and his newly expanded crew have in store for us?
Ain’t Got Time For Gamez
What I Represent
Throw It Back
Superhead was the most famous female in hip-hop last year, and she doesn’t even rhyme. It’s okay, she does other stuff, and we all still love to hear about it.
Small beefs, label drama and overall setbacks have made it hard for Joe Budden to release his sophomore effort. But things are about to change. Maybe.
Thinking of you
With the 1-year anniversary of the death of Bay Area MC Mac Dre passing, we look back at the career of a rapper who never got to blow up outside of the West. Respect due.
Most Known Unknown
In hip-hop, multitasking is one of the best things to be able to do. Underground MC Madlib knows how to do just that.
Yellow Nigga rants and raves.
FIRST OF THE MONTH
Heads are feeling Wayne and Beans.
All things we loved and hated.
8Ball: Bow Wow
Hip-Hop Junkies: Katt Williams
Move the Crowd: Jay-Z in New Jersey
SHOW & PROVE Ray Cash [online]
Buffie’s back. And forward. And sideways. [online]
A crisp pair of jeans
Fashion: Brooklyn’s hoodie fashion
Flow: Them jeans
Walk This Way: Reebok pumps it up.
Freestyle: In the bag
Games People Play: True Crime: New York City, The Warriors
Full Clip: DVD reviews to swear by
Reign of the Tech: Make it a hi-tech holiday season.
The Jump Off: Kanye West
Classic Material: Salt ’N Pepa
Train of Thought: Nas
Official Bootlegs: DJ Drama & Young Jeezy
Ill Techniques: DJ Irie
Production Credit: Carnival Beats
Chairman’s Choice: Aasim