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  • Black Gold

    published December 26, 2002

    This was a magnificent year for R&B and hip-hop -- that is, if you shunned commercial radio, corporate music magazines, MTV, BET and all other... More >>

  • Flush 'Em All

    published December 26, 2002

    "I don't really know how to put this, but I guess it's like Houston really kinda needed an enema," says local record-spinner Albert Rowan, better... More >>

  • No Deposit, No Return

    published December 19, 2002

    Ask any detective -- there are at least three sides to every story. There's your version, the other guy's version and the truth. Unless you saw... More >>

  • Christina Aguilera

    published December 19, 2002

    It's easy to be too self-righteous. Oprah teeters on the brink of it every day. Rosie O'Donnell was so full of it, she's currently committing... More >>

  • Combat Rock

    published December 12, 2002

    Brian McManus is stalking the stage with thong panties on top of his damn head. The Fatal Flying Guilloteens guitarist is immersing himself in... More >>

  • K-Otix / The ARE

    published December 12, 2002

    The members of K-Otix claim that these two platters -- the products of a hiatus between MCs Mic and Damien and their producer the ARE -- are... More >>

  • Big Tymers and Lil' Wayne

    published December 12, 2002

    Like so many popular rap empires before it, it seems like the crew of Cash Money Records is on the wane. Still, it could be worse: Juvenile and... More >>

  • When Nelly Met Kelly

    published December 5, 2002

    Two minutes. One hundred and twenty seconds. That's all you're gonna get if you're a reporter and you want to talk to Kelly Rowland, one-third of... More >>

  • Vivian Green

    published November 28, 2002

    Vivian Green has a soft voice, but it often builds into boisterous crescendos. It wouldn't be surprising to see grown men weeping at the sound of... More >>

  • Sweet...and a Little Sour

    published November 21, 2002

    Kim Hill -- the soul singer, not the Christian folk/rock guitarist from Mississippi -- is not a bitter woman. The following profile may... More >>

  • Gin and Vamoose

    published November 21, 2002

    This is the story of two special, high-profile parties that happened on the exact same night. It was last Tuesday, a brisk evening. On one side of... More >>

  • MC Paul Barman

    published November 21, 2002

    On one hand, New Jersey's MC Paul Barman has got to have the blandest name in hip-hop, bereft as it is of flash and imagination. Then again, it... More >>

  • Motor City Mellow Men

    published November 14, 2002

    Welcome to Detroit. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. Stevie Wonder. The MC5. The Stooges. Ted Nugent. Eminem. Kid Rock. The White Stripes.... More >>

  • Houston Music Festival

    published November 7, 2002

    Two of the many things that bring people from all over the world to New Orleans year after year are Mardi Gras and the Essence Music... More >>

  • Cex

    published November 7, 2002

    "I'm like the white Eminem," Baltimore rapper Cex has snarkily said about himself. In a year when there seems to be more talented,... More >>

  • The Eclectic Horseman

    published October 31, 2002

    George Durham has been called "the Bill Gates of male dancers," but most folks just call him Horseman. And, of course, we could make wisecracks... More >>

  • Scarface

    published October 31, 2002

    To say that Scarface's The Fix is his most commercial album to date is sacrilegious. It's almost like saying the man has completely sold... More >>

  • I Am Woman, Hear Me Groove

    published October 24, 2002

    On the third Tuesday night of every month, a party goes down in Montrose. Well, to be honest, a party goes down in Montrose every time somebody... More >>

  • George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic

    published October 24, 2002

    There are those who believe there's nothing left to say about funkmaster-general George Clinton and his rhythmic traveling freak show. Balderdash!... More >>

  • Aretha Franklin

    published October 24, 2002

    Rolling Stone just declared Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You the most essential rock album by a female... More >>

  • Rap Avengers

    published October 17, 2002

    You wanna make Dälek laugh? You know, say something that just makes the man double over? Then tell him that a lot of people out there don't... More >>

  • Fiddle Femme Fatale

    published October 17, 2002

    To hear Catherine Burnside talk about her ambitions, her dreams of stomping with the big dawgs, as they used to say on Martin, is almost... More >>

  • People Under the Stairs

    published October 17, 2002

    Don't fall for the myth that rap is made by scowling artists for scowling people who love to sit back, listen to a CD and, well, scowl. Oh yes,... More >>

  • Isn't He Lovely

    published October 10, 2002

    There are a couple of things stopping American audiences from realizing that World Outside My Window, the debut album from soul singer... More >>

  • Acid Trips

    published October 10, 2002

    With all the damn drama this column reports week after week -- the gossip, the rumors, the closings, the construction, the indictments, the... More >>

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