Jam Master Jay

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    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Rehab, Rhythm Room, 8/30/12

    Rehab @ Rhythm Room| 8/30/12Not since bearded Jim Morrison have rotund drunks been celebrated with such crazed enthusiasm. Not that I could ever compare last night's Rehab show at The Rhythm Room to even the most spaced-out of Morrison's career and consider it fair. But I did learn a few things as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Jay "Akshen" Valdez Talks Para One, Jam Master Jay, Fools Gold, and More

    If you pay a visit to AZ/88 tonight, its urbane décor and trendy drinks won't be the coolest thing going on inside the haute Scottsdale hangout. DJ Akshen will be working hard on the wheels of steel providing a fitting tribute to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys during his weekly gig Fluid F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    50 Cent Talks About His Upcoming Album, The Power of YouTube, Losing 50 Pounds for an Acting Gig, and Why He's Always The One Shooting

    ​Ten years ago, 50 Cent was laid up, recovering from nine bullets fired by an attempted murderer sent, rumor has it, by a drug kingpin who'd been offended by a song where he discussed the drug game in his native Queens in too much detail. The shooting, which happened on April 24, 2000, set the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    DJ Scratch: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?

    ​This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today, we continue with DJ Scratch, a DJ who may have gone on to become an actual member of N.W.A if he had n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Groove Candy Returns For One Night Only on November 25

    Groove Candy's Karlie Hustle (left) and DJ M2.​If you're one of those cats who've been Groove Candy since the hip-hop night went the way of Jam-Master Jay back in September, Karlie Hustle is gonna give y'all another lick. The Power 98.3 personality is reviving the event for one night only o ... More >>

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 28, 2006
  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Rappin' Radical

    Grime is the unholy terror of the Valley's hip-hop scene

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

    Forget caroling. Here's a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Aesop's Riddles

    The indie hip-hop legend of Aesop Rock grows as his rhymes become more mystifying

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Owning Up

    It took five years, but the old-schoolers of Gang Starr are finally on the comeback with The Ownerz. Guru, for one, is still hungry.

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    System of a Down

    Steal This Album! (Sony)

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Magnificent Strummer

    The Clash leader dies, closing out a somber 2002 for rebel music

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Jam Master Jay: 1965-2002

    Hip-hop has lost greats before, but this murder is different, as a Houston DJ expresses

  • Music

    October 29, 1998

    Kings of Rhyme

    Run-D.M.C. keeps pushing to earn respectability for hip-hop