January // February 2006

01-02/cover_200.jpgCOVER STORY

So Many Diamonds
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?

FEATURES

Ain’t Got Time For Gamez

He’s certified platinum and helped make Houston hip-hop’s new hottest spot. Who? Mike Jones. What’s up next for the new rap star?

What I Represent

With a roller-coaster ride of a career, AZ has struggled to find his real place in rap history. Fortunately, it seems like he’s finally there.

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.

All Good

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.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITORIAL

Yellow Nigga rants and raves.

FIRST OF THE MONTH

Heads are feeling Wayne and Beans.

360

All things we loved and hated.
8Ball: Bow Wow
Truth: Twista
Hip-Hop Junkies: Katt Williams
Move the Crowd: Jay-Z in New Jersey

SHOW & PROVE Ray Cash [online]

Lupe Fiasco
Smitty
Penelope Jones
Lady Sovereign

EYE CANDY

Buffie’s back. And forward. And sideways. [online]

THE SHOW

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.

CRITICAL BEATDOWN

The 10 most important albums of 2005
The Jump Off: Kanye West
Classic Material: Salt ’N Pepa
Train of Thought: Nas
Official Bootlegs: DJ Drama & Young Jeezy
Ill Techniques: DJ Irie
Spin Cycle
Production Credit: Carnival Beats
Chairman’s Choice: Aasim

XXIT

We still got love for Soulja Slim.
  • E. NY’s finest

    Propz to the whole G-Unit click. Niggas is caked up and get they paper stacked. Banks, Buck, and Mobb Deep are fire for real. 50 just gotta get back to the Power of the Dollar, Get Rich Or Die Tryin flow. Then the haters can shut the fuck up about the nigga not being lyrical, nigga can spit fire on some real shit. Just gotta get back to his previous flow and start gettin hungry again. Keep ya head up. Get more money, more money. Stop bitchin’ stop strippin to the strippin ass nigga Doja aka Butterfly Game.

  • g unot????

    go g g g g unit!!!!!!!! fuck the game man all about hood fuck hood bro ppl die bec of your fucking music shit so go to bed with mum cry like lil fucking girl it bed time. GAME OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • UK Ranger

    Mason Betha = Disgrace

  • Bayarea_mexican

    GgGgGgGgGgGg- GAY UNIT

  • Galil ( Never forget 2pac)

    Fuck g-uNOT!!! Mobb Deep´s debut album for g-unit has sold UNDER what they have ever sold before haha and they came 2 g-unit 2 sell more records, but niggaz, g-unit is not the place! I would only sign g-unit for 1 year and take money from them and then fuck those niggaz up like The Game did. STOP SNITCHIN STOP LYIN
    G G G G G G G G G G G-UNNNNOOOOTT

  • http://any never forget 2pac

    i like g-unit,d-block,m.o.b.,the game,and 2pac

  • http://yahoo lil mama_0 9

    mase you need to find out what you want to be a gangster or a minster. because you can’t be both.

  • lil50

    a errbody think game can whoop 50 jus because game from copmton game soft he got slapped by suge knight tung ring game a bitch ass nigga he made cause he got dropped by 50 and he mad cause 50 gettin doe .Oh yeah and 50 fuck haters get money.

  • games wifey

    ggggg-unot

  • westcoast nigga

    G-UNOT FUCK G-UNIT THEY CAN SUCK THE WESTS DICK BITCHES CHEYA!

  • Big Chops

    LAST!!!!!!!!! H-A H-A H-A!!!

  • 2PAC

    I got 50 niggaz written on my belly, not 50 bented Niggaz!

    they fucked up my album,”LOYAL TO THE GAME”
    was it that white chocolate dude in an M&M’s bag?? Hanging with Dre fag, On the cover Mag!

    They fucked up the album,…And I never asked for Jackson 50, or M&M’Z to appear on my album as guest appearance, I don’t ven know you mothafuckaz!! FUCkin up the production & everything,…rapper’s aren’t suppose to sing..

    Not like bitches!!! STUPID FUCKS, AND AS FOR GAY-Z,…HE CAN SUCK BALLS, AND EAT CRACK ASS FROM THOSE COPPERS FUCKIN’WHITE FOLKS. THE ONLY THING GAY IS DISSIN IS FOWARDED TO HIS OWN LIP. SIP ON SOME ALCOHOL AND STOP RUNNING THAT HOT SMELL CAMEL MOUTH FUCKIN’ FAGGOTS, LISTEN TO THE BITCH-MADE RAPPERS TODAY, THEY ALL SUCKIN’ EACH OTHERS DICK TOGETHER COLLABORATE ON THIS MOTHAFUCKA. FUCK YOU BLUE JAY! THE STREET”S IS WHERE BULLET”S SPRAY!!!