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Music, All Shook Down DJ Spinna on Keeping Soul Alive With His Wonder-Full Parties

DJ Spinna on Keeping Soul Alive With His Wonder-Full Parties

Establishing his career in the days of the 8-track, New York producer and selector DJ Spinna rose to fame during the height of the '90s golden era of hip-hop. Working with artists like Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch, he not…
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Music, All Shook Down Weekend Parties: Patrice Scott, Alan Braxe, Wonder-Full, and More

Weekend Parties: Patrice Scott, Alan Braxe, Wonder-Full, and More

Following in the fashion of every other weekend for the past couple months, this weekend offers a diverse and excellent grouping of parties that ought to cater to just about everyone's tastes. Read on, your weekend awaits. Friday, Dec.…
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Music, BeatBox Wonder-Full club night: Show Preview

Wonder-Full club night: Show Preview

Jay-Z claims to be the eighth wonder of the world, but we all know which musician truly deserves that title. It's Stevie Wonder, for his nearly ubiquitous catalog: You'll hear "Sir Duke" at weddings, "Ribbon in the Sky" in a…
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Music, All Shook Down Cheap V-Day Date Possibilities

Cheap V-Day Date Possibilities

Okay, here's the situation: you're broke and tomorrow is Valentine's Day. That cozy lil' Napa bed & breakfast your mate ooh'd and ah'd over? Not in the budget. Dinner at Postrio? Maybe when the economy improves. A dozen long-stemmed…
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Music, Reviewed Ty

Ty

Like pre-Iraq War British intelligence, U.K. hip hop is regarded as suspect at best. After all, the classic hip hop mantra "Fuck the police" doesn't seem as relevant when the fuzz come armed with billy clubs and funny hats. Upwards,…
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Music, Reviewed DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna

Hip hop's history -- a dialectic forged by battling, boasting, and street-corner besting -- is a long-raging tug-of-war between MCs and producers. Throughout much of the late '90s, the lyricists had the upper hand, prompting the British label BBE (short…
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