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June 2007

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COVER STORY

GOOD THINGS

Don’t be surprised that YOUNG JEEZY is still on top. Da Snowman’s got the streets on lock, and now he’s bringing his USDA crew along for the ride.

Features

GET IT TOGETHER

Six years since the release of his last album, hip-hop’s favorite wild child, REDMAN, is finally growing the hell up. Witness the maturation of Brick City’s finest.

I’M FRESH

ATL rapper turned producer POLOW DA DON is heating up the hip-hop and pop charts right now, and he knows it. Help him give himself a round of applause.

DON’T NEED YA

In her five-year hiatus from rap, EVE moved from the hood to Hollywood. But even with the admirable Doctor co-signing her, the Philly bombshell is moving on her own terms.

RECOGNIZE A PLAYA

Someone told SWIZZ BEATZ he could rhyme, and now the Big Apple producer is hitting us with a solo LP. Find out where he’s headed next, bitches.

SEVENTH HEAVEN

After a decadelong career in Dilated Peoples, EVIDENCE is ready for his close-up. Having battled a few demons, the Cali MC finds solace in music.

PUSH ’EM BACK

Over 10 years in the game, rap legends 8BALL & MJG are still ridin’ high. Despite a failed Bad Boy debut, the Memphis duo is not about to scrap their pimpin’ to be PC.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITORIAL

Yellow Nigga rants and raves.

FIRST OF THE MONTH

Lil Wayne should stop kissing his daddy.

360

Books we’re dying to read

8BALL

Killer Mike

THE TRUTH

Rick Ross

HIP-HOP JUNKIES

Amy Winehouse

MOVE THE CROWD

Rich Boy rocks the D.

SHOW & PROVE

1 Bishop Lamont
2 The Alliance
3 Attitude
4 G.R.i.T. Boys
5 Stack$

EYE CANDY

Deelishis

THE SHOW

Roll, bounce

FASHION

Happy Father’s Day

FLOW

Summer, summer, summertime

WALK THIS WAY

Keep rising to the top.

FREESTYLE

Reading is FUNdamental.

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

MLB 07, Tomb Raider:Anniversary, Forza Motosport 2

REIGN OF THE TECH

The latest gadgets to hit the streets

FULL CLIP

DVDs to swear by

CRITICAL BEATDOWN

The Jump Off

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Classic Material

Scarface

Train of Thought

Young Buck

Official Bootlegs

Boyz N Da Hood

Ill Techniques

DJ Suss One

Production Credit

Blackout Movement

Block Music

New music from Swizz Beatz

Chairman’s Choice

Lifesavas

XXIT

The real Teflon Don

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