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2005 Stories by Jon Caramanica

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  • War Stories

    published August 9, 2005

    M.O.P.'s Lil' Fame was wearing a T-shirt that screamed, "Mike Tyson Will Still Whoop Yo Ass." Rap's greatest ironist, maybe? After all, anyone... More >>

  • Home Game

    published June 7, 2005

    Make no mistake—headlining a multi-artist show like Summer Jam is no prize. Just ask the leathery Snoop Dogg, janitor for this year's... More >>

  • Crimson, No Clover

    published April 19, 2005

    I wore headphones all throughout my freshman year at Harvard. Big headphones, with earpods the size of tennis balls. At the time, I'm sure they... More >>

  • R&B for the Thugs, From the Ladies, With Help From the South

    published January 25, 2005

    Nowadays, every rapper is a lover—sorry, LL!—but Mary J. Blige circa '94 aside, there's been precious little female soul for the... More >>

  • Intricacy And Economy

    published January 11, 2005

    A year ago, Kanye West dropped his debut and made people believe that in 2004, humility would be the new arrogance in hip-hop. But you can never... More >>

  • Progentelechy

    published January 11, 2005

    Tunde Adebimpe opened his half of this intriguing BAM double bill with a whistle. The TV on the Radio frontman let the noise linger, indulgently... More >>

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