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2007 Stories by Makkada B. Selah

Archives: 2007 | 2006
  • Ebony and Imus

    published August 14, 2007

    "There's a white brother named Paul Woodruff singing—he sounds better than Robin Thicke!" Princeton University professor Cornel West says... More >>

  • Powder Burns

    published June 26, 2007

    On a Sunday morning, long before sunrise, dancers gather downtown at Club Shelter, New York's most respected house party. No one is dressed up or... More >>

  • Totally Use Your Illusion, Dude

    published June 19, 2007

    Da Shop Boyz "Party Like a Rockstar (Totally Dude)" From Rockstar Mentality (Universal Republic) "Party Like a... More >>

  • The Motormouth of the South

    published June 12, 2007

    The platinum Terror Squad medallion worn by Palestinian-American producer and radio announcer DJ Khaled makes quite a thud as it lands on his... More >>

  • Saw'd Off

    published April 10, 2007

    Lady Saw claimed she's "too nice fi inna cock fight" and "too rich to argue with bitch" on 2004's "Man Is the Least," but that was all chat... More >>

  • Miami Vices

    published March 27, 2007

    "You must be out of your mind," DJ Reborn says flatly, as the emcee of her showcase at the Marlin Hotel in South Beach—part of this year's... More >>

  • Rhodes Scholars

    published February 20, 2007

    Here's to more songs using the Fender Rhodes—that archaic electronic keyboard that's sorta like an organ, but with tones so effervescent,... More >>

  • A Bewildering Underground MC, Somewhat Decoded

    published February 13, 2007

    Parsing the nonpareil, nonsensical flow of Los Angeles MC Busdriver (né Regan Farquhar) can be challenging, but it’s certainly not... More >>

  • Milk-Eyed and Heaven-Bound

    published January 30, 2007

    Discussed: Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, #8 Joanna Newsom, Ys, #9 More >>

  • Def in a Jam

    published January 2, 2007

    It is December 7, 2006. Brooklyn-based rapper and Emmy-nominated actor Mos Def is up for a Grammy in the Best Rap Solo Performance category for... More >>

Archives: 2007 | 2006