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  • Majic 102 Holiday Jamm

    published December 25, 2003

    The smoothest of smooth R&B brothas will be out in abundance for this post-Christmas concert. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be there... More >>

  • Rappin' Up Gifts

    published December 18, 2003

    'Tis the season for giving, and if you have friends or loved ones who have a thing for the hippity-hop, you might want to stuff their stocking... More >>

  • Rize-ing to the Occasion

    published November 27, 2003

    A long time ago, before the major labels got ahold of him, Dwele recorded a tune about the history of his erection. Aptly titled "Down Jimmy,"... More >>

  • Jaylib

    published November 27, 2003

    In case you haven't heard, this is Madlib's year. Stones Throw Records' workaholic beat man has got more hustles going this year than Timbaland... More >>

  • Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis

    published November 20, 2003

    Back in 1984, revered jazz/soul stylists (and longtime pals) Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis collaborated for the first time together on wax on the... More >>

  • Aesop Rock, with Mr. Lif, C. Rayz Walz and DJ Fakts One

    published November 20, 2003

    Brother Ali and Atmosphere's Slug aren't the only pale-skinned wordsmiths showing up in town this week. Say hello to Aesop Rock, the newest... More >>

  • Atmosphere, with Brother Ali

    published November 20, 2003

    What the hell is up with Minneapolis? Just when you thought Prince, a bunch of rock bands and The Mary Tyler Moore Show were all the... More >>

  • Hail to the Freak

    published November 13, 2003

    Well, it's that time of year again when media outlets take it upon themselves to choose a person of the year, someone whose presence was left... More >>

  • Andy Caldwell

    published November 13, 2003

    He's a house DJ, and he's from the San Francisco Bay Area. Logically, we could stop this piece right here, since that sentence alone would attract... More >>

  • Anticon USA Tour, with Alias, Sole, Oddnosdam, Telephone Jim Jesus, Work, Babel Fishh and Killers For Hire DJs

    published November 13, 2003

    When we heard there was this hip-hop/techno-loving, Oakland-bred maven named Alias coming to town this week, we didn't know whether to pity him or... More >>

  • Cody ChesnuTT

    published November 13, 2003

    "Brian Wilson in a pimp hat." That has to be the best description we've come across while perusing what folks have said about Antonious... More >>

  • Paul Oakenfold

    published October 30, 2003

    The term "superstar DJ" has become just as much of a clichéd oxymoron as "sports entertainment." Instead of waiting for electronic-music... More >>

  • O.J. All Over Again

    published October 23, 2003

    So when did R. Kelly become the perverted uncle of the R&B "family"? For me, it certainly wasn't when the tape, um, leaked. I still haven't... More >>

  • The Jizz Age

    published October 16, 2003

    The adult entertainment industry has officially entered the American mainstream. The proof is everywhere. Val Kilmer is on the big screen playing... More >>

  • George Duke

    published October 16, 2003

    George Duke has always been one jolly sumbitch. I recall seeing him in concert several years ago with Rachelle Ferrell and Rahsaan Patterson... More >>

  • TSU Homecoming Concert, featuring Tyrese, Mya and Murphy Lee

    published October 16, 2003

    Hey, it's homecoming week at Texas Southern University. So that means there will be lot of festivities and fun stuff that, um, will probably... More >>

  • Jaheim and Javier

    published October 2, 2003

    For the record, Jaheim and Javier are not a Brazilian samba duo. They are two hot, young, studly, well-hung R&B new-jacks on the rise. (Don't... More >>

  • Kurtis Blow

    published October 2, 2003

    Well, Kurtis Blow is coming to town, and one can't help but have this aching suspicion that there will be two types of people at the show: the... More >>

  • Al Green

    published September 18, 2003

    So I'm sitting here at the laptop, listening to Al Green sing "Call Me (Come Back Home)" and "Look What You Done for Me" on the built-in CD... More >>

  • Vodka Venue

    published August 28, 2003

    THU 8/28 If you don't know Lenin from Lennon, you're in luck. Red Star Night Club and Martini Lounge, the Russian-themed Midtown joint... More >>

  • Mariah Carey

    published August 28, 2003

    Years and years ago, I wrote a double review of Mariah Carey's Butterfly and Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope. My point then was that... More >>

  • DJ Rap

    published August 28, 2003

    She's hot, she's exotic, and when she rolls into town this week, she's gonna show folks she knows a thing or two about drum 'n' bass. This... More >>

  • Rock 'n' Roll

    published August 21, 2003

    Let's say you're out on the southwest side of town. You wanna find a place where you can hang out and sip martinis with friends, but you also ... More >>

  • Dwele

    published August 21, 2003

    Either Detroit-based R&B performer Dwele likes to rely on old standbys -- or he's just one lazy bastard. Subject -- his major-label "debut" album... More >>

  • Dirty South Mix Tape Tour

    published August 21, 2003

    If there is any truth in the belief that the South will rise again, it'll probably be in the arena of rap. After all, there are all these... More >>

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