By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
CHOICE CUTS: Saul Williams, "La La La" (Amethyst Rock Star, American); Click Tha Supah-Latin, "The Park," "Family Freestyle" (Square Won, Wild West/Fluid); P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family, "That's Crazy" (The Saga Continues . . . , Bad Boy); Jadakiss, "Nasty Girl" (Kiss Da Game Goodbye, Ruff Ryders/Interscope); Kool Keith, "Darth Vadar" (Spankmaster, Overcore).
DUDS: Bigg Jus, Plantation Rhymes EP (Sub Verse); Eyedea & Abilities, First Born (Rhymesayers Entertainment); Redman, Malpractice (Def Jam); Utah Saints, Two (Nettwerk America).
ADDRESSES: Def Jux, 199 Lafayette Street, #3B, NYC 10012, email@example.com; E-Magine, emaginemusic.com; Fat Possum, c/o Epitaph, Epitaph, 2789 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026, fatpossum.com; Justin Time, 5455 Rue Paré, suite 101, Montreal, QC, Canada H4P 1P7; Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, NYC 10013, knittingfactory.com; Mondo Melodia, c/o Ark 21, 14724 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, ark21.com; Red House, Box 4044, St. Paul, MN 55104, redhouserecords.com; Ropeadope, Box 1021, Village Station, NYC 10014-1021, ropeadope.com; 75 Ark, 77 Chambers Street, fourth floor, NYC 10007, firstname.lastname@example.org; Shadow, 26 West 17th Street, #501, NYC 10011; Stern's/Earthworks, Stern's Africa, 71 Warren Street, NYC 10007, sternsmusic.com; Tugboat, 66 Golborne Road, London W10 5PS, England, tugboatrecords.com.