Chris Ryan

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  • 5 years ago

    Uptown again: riding shotgun in some dealer's Chrysler, peeling out of a motel parking lot with the darkness at the edge of town nipping at your bumper. And you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?" Luckily, your driver has the answer, because G...

  • 5 years ago

    The 2010 FIFA World Cup begins on June 11 in South Africa, with the host nation taking on Mexico. This gives you very little time to pretend like you know anything about soccer! Well, for a start, you should call it "football." But as for where to...

  • 6 years ago | Concert Reviews

    Drake S.O.B.'s Tuesday, May 26 The banner behind the stage at S.O.B.'s last night' read, "Who's Next" but Drake, the Degrassi-famous member of Lil' Wayne's Young Money crew, is right now. He's the finished product with a movie star smirk that seem...

  • 6 years ago | Music News

    Fabolous, the Brooklyn rapper whose Loso's Way is forthcoming in June, maintains a Twitter feed of such complicated brilliance and wisdom that we felt the need to interview it. What up Fab? Morning my twiggas. As the rooster crows. What's on the d...

  • 6 years ago | Concert Reviews

    As Hot97 radio personality Angie Martinez said, in her clear-eyes-full-hearts-can't-lose pre-concert pep talk: "I was gonna go home and get changed, but then I thought, why? This is New York, baby! This is us! This is New York hip-hop. I got my bl...

  • 13 years ago

    In '88 I was not pushing weight. Nor, to the best of my knowledge, was I getting chased to my building. Nor, in case you were wondering, was I a ballerina. Oh no. What I do remember about those good ol' days are snippets of sound and vision. Raide...

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