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2005 Stories by Greg Tate

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  • Richard Pryor, 1940–2005

    published December 6, 2005

    Unlike Biggie, Richard Pryor really was ready to die. When I interviewed him a few years ago, he told me what bothered him the most about his MS... More >>

  • Just Say No

    published October 25, 2005

    The only real power we the people possess, as individuals and en masse, is our deafening power to resolutely say No to the bullsheet. All those... More >>

  • License to Ill

    published October 18, 2005

    I began reading the Voice because of Stanley Crouch, who in 1977 was the epicenter of frontline jazz criticism in America at the most... More >>

  • The Secret of Joy

    published May 10, 2005

    Faith Evans obviously spent a lot of time with Jill Scott's debut. No crime in that; we all did. And for good reason: Scott gave the genre of the... More >>

  • Signifying Nada

    published May 3, 2005

    Sure, Will Smith's the one married to Jada, but underneath the skin we're brothers. I'm an old muhfluckuh who don't need to be trying to rap like... More >>

  • Married to the Hook

    published March 8, 2005

    In The Paranoid Style in Hiphop's Super-Slave Economy: A Study in Beef (Routledge, 2009), Siadya Rose-Hampton Sharise writes, "So this is... More >>

  • MCs Are Paid, Not Born

    published February 22, 2005

    It's getting like Oprah out this piece. Used to be all you knew about a young MC was how dope he sounded on the track. Or not. Nowadays you get... More >>

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