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2002 Stories by Jon Caramanica

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  • Inkblot Integer-Hop

    published December 31, 2002

    Regan Farquhar, a/k/a Busdriver, rhymes like a syncopated giggle, sine-curve-scrambling words jockeying for position even as the foundation they... More >>

  • When I Reminisce

    published November 5, 2002

    Hip-hop's earliest films—Wild Style, Breakin', Krush Groove, Beat Street—were almost purely celebratory, showcases for the... More >>

  • Destroyed

    published July 16, 2002

    It figured to be an anointment. Last week's Hot 97 Summer Jam was Nasir Jones's forum. The previous year, he'd been skewered by Jay-Z; this time,... More >>

  • Two Steps From the Blues

    published May 14, 2002

    "Nowadays, you can copyright music, the song, the words, the lyrics, but you can't and never could copyright the feeling, the meaning, the blues."... More >>

  • Demolition Men

    published April 16, 2002

    On the Internet, no one knows you're a lanky, bespectacled laptop nerd with too much software and not enough time (or inclination) to leave the... More >>

  • Listings

    published February 12, 2002

    The stream of folks walking up the Grand Concourse from the 4 station near Yankee Stadium is a curious one for the neighborhood—mullet- and... More >>

  • Hip-Hop Don’t Stop

    published January 8, 2002

    At first, they tagged. Simple, direct, and often ungraceful, the earliest graffiti were a cry for acknowledgement, cultural politics wrapped in a... More >>

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