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On the Side
Tjinder Singh and Eric Bachmann represent a wave of musicians who have started new ventures while leaving their old sound, and fame, behind. [02-07-00]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Latin Kings
Mark Anthony and Enrique Iglesias' talent and sex appeal ensure their popularity will endure long after the Latin music craze has faded. [12-13-99]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Rap Sessions
Hip-hop hits the two-decade mark -- complete with transition from outlaw art-form to legal and legit business. [10-11-99]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Breadth of a Salesman
Hip-hop CEO Sean "Puffy" Combs" promotes his second album, Forever, as if he were pitching a shoestore's latest line or a restaurant's daily specials. [09-07-99]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bitch Session
Missy Elliott dares call herself the b-word because she lives in the real world, a place where nothing is stone-cold obvious at all and theory gets whupped upside the head if it don't move out the way. [07-05-99]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Fury, Not Finest
Naughty by Nature patch together disparate body parts from the hip-hop grave and jolted it all to life with flashy gadgetry. [05-10-99]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Lou's Blues
Lou Barlow and friends find the other side of lo-fi. [03-15-99]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Battle Sounds
Judging by his just-released "War and Peace," Ice Cube's time as rap player seems to have long passed, even if the clock is still running on his time as a hip-hop "playa." [12-07-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dynamic Duo
Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers and Philly dj Josh Wink enter a brave new world where lovely cyborgs gently rush about at the speed of sound. [11-09-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Latin Invasion
Rock en español -- in one form and another -- fills a cultural void. [09-08-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Turntablist supreme
Mix Master Mike's CD "Anti-Theft Device" is light years beyond the standard set by Grandmaster Flash. [08-24-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Street Deal
Master P has never pretended to be anything more than a businessman who sells gangsta, and Snoop Dogg is just his latest salesman. [08-24-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Poetry In Motion
Country's Lucinda Williams's "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" is driven by the need for escape intensely rooted in a sense of home. [07-13-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Real Roots
Self-depreciating but pissed, metaphorical but vernacular,Chris Knight's roots rock is pure country. [06-15-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Oldest Punks That Matter
Sonic Youth are a larger-than-life example of four Americans claiming their arrogant birthright to invent themselves as they please. [05-11-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Nashville Slugger
Nashville needs stalwart stars like Randy Travis to save new country from itself. [05-11-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Days of the Wu
If you want the equivalent of '50s rock and roll, the only place you'll find it is in the genre outsiders call rap and insiders insist is hip-hop. [04-13-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Buzz Girl
Alterna-songstress Rebecca Johnson is surprised by her musical success -- but it's no surprise. [04-06-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Light Motifs
With "Ray of Light," Madonna, the most controversial pop star of the 1980s, has finally won back her alienated fans. [03-16-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Puffy's New Boys
The Lox, three tough young rappers from Yonkers, boast about the strength of their style more than the size of their gats. [01-26-98]
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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