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2003 Stories by Mosi Reeves

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  • Missy Elliott

    published December 4, 2003

    At one point on her new album This Is Not a Test!, Missy Elliott defines her style as "old-school rap to old-school R&B." That's pretty... More >>

  • Fade to Black

    published November 27, 2003

    It's not easy getting into Jay-Z's recording home at Bassline Studios, tucked away on West 26th Street in Manhattan. I have to sneak in behind a... More >>

  • Do Make Say Think

    published November 27, 2003

    These days, any band that ventures into post-rock territory is bound to be compared with Mogwai, which is akin to every... More >>

  • Ghetto Musick?

    published October 2, 2003

    OutKast's new album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, is a perplexing work. At times, it is sloppy and appealing; elsewhere, it is masterful... More >>

  • C-Rayz Walz

    published August 28, 2003

    After two years of trailblazing work by incendiary artists like RJD2, Cannibal Ox, and label owner El-P, Definitive Jux has spent 2003 issuing... More >>

  • Chingy

    published August 21, 2003

    Chingy's debut album rides into record stores on the strength of "Right Thurr," an insanely catchy single full of chest-swelling keyboard... More >>

  • Lifesavas

    published July 31, 2003

    There is an austerity to the Lifesavas that some will find off-putting or atypical of underground hip-hop acts. One skit on their debut album,... More >>

  • Les Nubians

    published May 8, 2003

    The recent chart success of French duo Les Nubians' One Step Forward is a heartening rebuke and disturbing indicator of our country's... More >>

  • House Call

    published May 1, 2003

    The Bronx is hundreds of miles away from house-music giant Little Louie Vega's vantage point on the patio behind Miami Beach's Panna Café,... More >>

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