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The Big Hurt: Cruising with music that floats

I'm not usually one to plan ahead, but let's consider my Valentine's Day nailed down . Buddy, I've got three words for you, plus a number: Boyz II Men Cruise.
Love boat
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 10, 2010
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Mr. Magic, R.I.P.

By the time this goes to press, DJs and designers will be mixing and manufacturing mix-tapes and shirts commemorating Mr. Magic, the seminal New York radio jockey who died of a heart attack at 53 in Brooklyn this past Friday.
Rest in Beats
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009
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Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008
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Everyday MC

Since Masta Ace got his start with the legendary NYC Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, etc.), he’s had only a few minor hits.
Masta Ace and eMC fly without a Learjet
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 18, 2008
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The heart of soul

“At Stax Records, I learned the formula for success,” says William Bell.
At 50, Stax Records keeps on beating
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 20, 2007
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Tortas out the trunk

The video for Chingo Bling’s “Walk like Cleto” opens in a dank basement full of scantily dressed chicas wrapping packages in butcher paper, drug-cartel style.
Chingo Bling, ‘Tamale Kingpin’
By JULIANNE SHEPHERD  |  May 02, 2006