Gil Kaufman

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Rick James had the Mary Jane Girls. Prince had Vanity 6. But if Luther Campbell put together a girl group, it might sound like Brooklyn's booty bass lovin' Fannypack. Chances are you've already heard their saucy ode to the female frontal wedgie, "...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Once it's cute. Twice it's not so cute. Three times and it's starting to get on my nerves. That's the response you'd expect upon hearing that German DJ/producer Uwe Schmidt (a.k.a. Atom Heart) has taken another ride on the conga line as his alter ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    There's cheeky and then there's just don't give a... Boston rapper Benzino, co-owner of hip-hop magazine The Source, is the latter. Despite controversy over his editorial policies former Source staffers have frequently complained of pressure from ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Tracy Chapman's songs are comfort food for the eternally dejected. With her dusky voice and spare arrangements, the former street busker has built a career on tales of heartache and pain ("Fast Car," "Give Me One Reason"), little of it more starkl...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Orville "Shaggy" Burrell has returned for his fourth act. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Jamaica reggae superstar reached stardom in the mid-1990s, fell back into obscurity and then reexploded in 2000 with the 10 million-selling Ho tshot, which fused his ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Jeff Buckley is a rock 'n' roll Tupac Shakur. Like the slain gangsta rapper, Buckley's posthumous pipeline outstrips his living efforts. Buckley, who drowned in May 1997 at age 30 while swimming in the Mississippi River, lives up to his image as a...