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2006 Stories by Makkada B. Selah

Archives: 2007 | 2006
  • Flow Charts

    published November 28, 2006

    There's just something about the cold steel CLANG! of slamming prison cell doors that's music to the ears. Must be why r&b lothario Akon... More >>

  • Crunk's Prodigal Daughter

    published November 28, 2006

    "Goodies" is still the jam, and DJs will love Ciara: The Evolution for its right-out-of-the-wrapper cuts for the club. No need to mix it... More >>

  • Pole Position

    published October 31, 2006

    Women stand to benefit from going out more regularly with the girls to see male strippers—this according to esoteric South Bronx crew the... More >>

  • Freaknik Goes Conscious, But Not Overly So

    published October 10, 2006

    Pretty much the only reason to sit through Jaime Foxx's "Unpredictable" is to hear Ludacris's eight bars. He's dropped lots of consistently clever... More >>

  • Glittery Brit Diva's Remixes Are Better Trashy Than Bush-y

    published October 10, 2006

    Enter the nip/tuck world of Alison Goldfrapp, where being blessed with a sound progressing not a day past 1989 isn't enough. This year's... More >>

  • Ultra Lite

    published September 12, 2006

    It turns out 1999 was a very good year for partying like it's 1999. While Moby enraptured us all with Play, his tableau of gospel-tinged... More >>

  • Reggae Gangsta Gets Flippant (and Litigious)

    published September 12, 2006

    "If I get lucky/Maybe I'll make it to 40," slurs Jamaican rough rider Tanya Stephens. According to the soft-rocking "Cherry Brandy" (quite... More >>

  • Welcome to Florida. Here's Some Cocaine.

    published August 1, 2006

    It's OK to rap about selling cocaine like it's cool. Let's explain something: Hip-hop is like wrestling, and Miami's Rick Ross has muscled his way... More >>

  • Holden Caulfield, Reincarnated as a Raging Chi-Town Femcee

    published July 25, 2006

    In the rap game, as in high school, the object is to be one of the cool, popular kids. But Death of the Frequent Flyer casts Psalm One as a... More >>

  • Scented Apprentice

    published June 6, 2006

    Notwithstanding his lack of an Herbal Essences shampoo sponsorship, the ruckus-loving Boston MC Mr. Lif remains grassroots and organic on Mo'... More >>

  • Wifeys vs. Mateys

    published May 23, 2006

    Macka Diamond's biggest hit, "Done Already," berates a disappointing one-minute man, but the dancehall diva formerly known as Lady Mackerel has... More >>

  • Crown Royal

    published May 9, 2006

    Anyone disputing T.I.'s claim to the title "King of the South" has been summarily silenced by the pageant King's release. The self-proclaimed Dick... More >>

  • Outsourced

    published May 2, 2006

    Houston, we have a problem: "Because of me they respect H-Town," Lil' Flip touts on I Need Mine, appointing himself sheriff of hip-hop's Wild... More >>

  • Soft Sell

    published April 11, 2006

    Brooklyn-based M-1 of Dead Prez doesn't call the story coincidence, but something "the universe confirmed": During a late-night session working on... More >>

  • Emo-Rapper Plays Mulititude of Roles, Tries Not to Lose Grip

    published January 31, 2006

    P.O.S's Ipecac Neat was a drama. But the Minneapolis rapper's second LP, Audition, is a Daily Show–like comedy, a series... More >>

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