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Marques Houston: All The Right Moves

Actors turned singers. singers turned actors. child stars turning childhood success into adulthood success – three things that few people are able to successfully pull off, let alone accomplish all of them within a lifetime. While it took him some time to shake the image of Immature’s Batman and Sister Sister’s Roger between his solo… Read more »

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Omar: Internationally Known

After his fifth album, Best By Far, was released, Omar inexplicably stepped into the shadows for a half-decade. Now England’s longest reigning ‘soul provider’ is back – and it would appear to be by popular demand. Omar aligned himself with the incomparable Stevie Wonder for his new album, entitled Sing (If you want it), which… Read more »

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Darien Brockington: Out The Pocket

In every Hip-Hop family, there’s a need for melody just as much as bars and hooks. While Nate Dogg was the crooner for Death Row, Vinia Mojica provided sonic soul for Native Tongues and Reflection Eternal. Within Little Brother’s burgeoning movement in North Carolina, Darien Brockington has stepped up to became a go-to guy for… Read more »

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Kandi: Money Maker

Atlanta native Kandi Burruss and her city have a lot in common. Both are laidback, stress-free and moving along at their own pace. It’s the lifestyle – opposite to the one that New York is renowned for – that has seen Atlanta’s music scene thrive beyond everyone’s wildest imagine. It also explains Kandi’s years of… Read more »

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Elan: The New Wave

Tony Kanal of No Doubt hit it big when he introduced us to Los Angeles native Elan, a reggae artist whom many would consider a newcomer. Although Elan went on tour with Bob Marley’s band, The Wailers, for three years, meeting Kanal backstage at a show launched his career as a solo artist. Elan, now… Read more »

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AHHA Fashion: NYC Fashion Week, Spring ’07

Fashion Week in New York City is a constant whirlwind of celebrities, models, designers, press and fashionistas galore. The pomp and circumstance is typically centered around Bryant Park and its infamous tents, but there’s a whole world of fashion beyond the madness in midtown. AllHipHop.com Alternatives’ resident style connoisseurs went to see what fashion lurked… Read more »

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Raheem DeVaughn: Make It Happen

Patience is a virtue that Raheem DeVaughn has cultivated. The Jive recording artist has seen a number of his other labelmates release their projects with great success, while he humbly waited offstage for his time to come. In the meantime, Raheem was building his name in the Washington DC/Baltimore area, selling out shows every week…. Read more »

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Jet Li: Enter The Wu

When 43-year-old Jet Li walks into a room, you don’t know whether to bow or stretch out your hand. It’s that kind of respect that Li’s career demands, though perhaps being in America has made him completely oblivious to the hoopla of celebrity. His non-threatening demeanor and brotherly smile add to his larger-than-life persona. So… Read more »

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Mya: Bring It Back

Mya has some explaining to do. For starters, she’s been out of commission for three years. For most artists, that would be career suicide or close to it. Her last album, 2003’s Moodring, was certified gold, but failed to garnish any further interest other than it’s lead single “My Love Is Like…Wo.” What has worked… Read more »

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