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2010 Stories by Phillip Mlynar

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  • Pay Marva Whitney What You Owe Her

    published December 22, 2010

    Marva Whitney is baking a sweet-potato pie. Generous with the cinnamon and thrifty on the nutmeg, she'll serve it up during Christmas dinner at... More >>

  • Big L's Unfinished Business

    published November 17, 2010

    In the early months of 1999, Jay-Z and Damon Dash paid weekly visits to the Harlem home of Lamont Coleman, a/k/a the rapper Big L, in an... More >>

  • Group Home Reminisce Over Guru

    published October 6, 2010

    Lil' Dap whiled away the late '80s cruising around on his Honda motorcycle. Flashing his jewelry as a status symbol and posturing like "one of... More >>

  • Camu Tao Gets His Due

    published August 18, 2010

    On a spring evening in 2005, Camu Tao stood in a nook across from the Max Fish bar in the Lower East Side, supping from a stash of PBR cans... More >>

  • The Prodigal Son of Bazerk Return

    published July 27, 2010

    Son of Bazerk has the greatest voice ever!" That's according to Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, praising the lead rapper for the grandiosely... More >>

  • Joell Ortiz vs. Gentrification

    published June 1, 2010

    Joell Ortiz saw gentrification engulf Greenpoint from the vantage of the Cooper Park housing projects. As the new millennium began, the... More >>

  • Christian Scott, Jazz's Own Public Enemy

    published March 24, 2010

    Two years ago, Harlem resident Christian Scott was pulled over at 3 a.m. driving home from a gig in his home city of New Orleans. In a flash,... More >>

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