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Sgt. Kevin Manning: Same Song

A memory. One evening when I was eighteen years old I came home after my night shift at McDonald’s to a police officer standing in my driveway next to my second used car, a fly burgundy ’78 Volvo. He informed me that my car had been seen leaving the scene of a crime. Allegedly someone… Read more »

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David Roger: White Man’z World

Grand jury. What is a grand jury? According to the American Bar Association (no liquor, but lots of drunk lawyers) "the primary function of the modern grand jury is to review the evidence presented by the prosecutor and determine whether there is probable cause to return an indictment." Basically, the grand jury was designed as… Read more »

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Cathy Scott: Ambitionz Az A Ridah

Cathy Scott, the author of the bestseller The Killing of Tupac Shakur, as well as the jaw-dropping The Murder of Biggie Smalls is one ambitious lady. In addition to her teachings (journalism at UNLV) and her column ("Crime and Punishment" for Las Vegas CityLife), she even manages time to solve a murder or two. Her… Read more »

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E.D.I.: Life Of An Outlaw

E.D.I., so named for his physical semblance to former Ugandan President Idi Amin, may be an outlaw by moniker, but he’s a hustler by nature. The Co-CEO of One Nation Music Inc., along with his Outlaw partners, Young Noble and Kastro, has managed to triumph over tragedy and advance through adversity to become a major… Read more »

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Chuck Phillips: Me Against The World

Chuck Philips is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer for the Los Angeles Times, he’s also the man who shocked the hip-hop community and the world in September of 2002 with his two-part investigative report on the murder of Tupac Shakur. The first part of his piece introduced claims that had never previously been made public,… Read more »

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Paris : Jagged Pill

California-based emcee Paris is a throwback to an era when red, black and green medallions were standard issue, and hip hop, still a pre-teen, was deemed unmarketable and something to be feared by corporate America. In 1990, Paris released his debut album and single, The Devil Made Me Do It, and became part of a… Read more »

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Murphy Lee: Head of the Class

To a nation of teenagers and kids in their early twenties, September means only one thing: Back to School. And after a long summer basking in the sun, and hugging the block like quarter water, it’s time for students to get to stomping in a fresh purr of Air Force Ones. And for Murphy Lee… Read more »

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Gangsta Boo: Broken Silence Pt. 2

AllHipHop: Everybody thought you and LaChat were enemies because people started calling her the new Queen of Memphis. Gangsta Boo: That was all a conspiracy started by Hypnotized Minds. Juicy (J), me and Chat talk on the phone quite often. We was just brainwashed. I was trynna figure out why she was saying certain things… Read more »

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Gangsta Boo: Broken Silence Pt. 1

As a member of the Three Six Mafia, Gangsta Boo was part of one of the most successful independent rap groups to emerge out of the south. She shocked the rap world last year when she announced that she would clean up her profanity laced rhymes and was actually seeking out god. In this candid… Read more »

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Jedi Mind Tricks: The Force & The Dark Side

Jedi Mind Tricks is the name – once you hear it you can’t forget it. The subterranean duo began somewhere around early 1996 in Philadelphia. Producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and Vinnie Paz have dropped acclaimed records like Amber Probe EP in 1996, 1997’s Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro Magnetic Manipulation(which was recently reissued)… Read more »

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Ras Kass: Lock Down

On the cover of his first LP, 1996’s Soul On Ice, super emcee Ras Kass ominously appears reclining in the belly of the beast – behind jail bars. Even back then, Ras’ artistic efforts were pushed back a number of times despite the million dollar price tag, pre-album acclaim and hype. Nevertheless, through all of… Read more »

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King Gordy: Meet The Entity

Dwelling from the newly unearth underground hip hop scene of Detroit, King Gordy is determined to make you believe the name. With his hair braided into the configuration of horns and an unapologetically big-boned crew called the Fat Killahz, King Gordy’s is not your usual emcee. His skills on the mic and who-the-fuck-are-you confidence attracted… Read more »

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Crazy Legs: Rock On

Rock & Roll fans dream to be in Led Zeppelin. Baseball proteges fantasize of wearing Yankee pin stripes. But in hip-hop, no allegiance and commradry could possibly mean more than being down with the Legendary Rocksteady Crew. Crazy Legs has been down for over twenty-five live. He is the authority on hip-hop footwork and the… Read more »

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