SINGLES REVIEW

Verbals by A to the L
Redman And Method Man – How High Part 2 (Def Jam)
The Blunt Brothers return with a single to promote their forthcoming movie. An incredibly bouncy cut, which features a familiar Toni Braxton sample on the chorus. A strong verse from Meth is overshadowed by an INCREDIBLE verse from Redman, who totally dismantles the microphone. You need this one.
RATING: 8 / 10

ARTICLE: VH-1 Behind the music

VH-1 Behind the music (by Nycestylez)

**following a post on the newsgroup about Vanilla Ice’s birthday, (of all things), Miss Nycestylez came up with the following concept**

Eh, I hear he’s trying to be rock n roll now. He was on the air talkin’ about how all that stuff that he did back then was just him being a puppet for the record label.

ARTICLE: The War Report

The War Report II (By DAP)

And DAP Says…
“There’s Two Kinds of People In the World, My Friend:
Those Who Write Columns and Those Who Read Them”

“Now as I flip through this world of mine
Everything is lookin peaceful
I’m checkin out these people
The ones that’s doin good
and the ones that’s doin evil”
Big Mike – World Of Mine

SINGLES REVIEW

Verbals by A to the L
The Undefined – Weapon Of Choice / The Arrival (see ughh.com)
The Undefined are a crew out of Jacksonville, FL and have been together for over 5 years. The chemistry and cohesiveness show here, as each emcee flows lovely on the Wu-esque ‘Weapon Of Choice’. Its plain to see that a lot of time has been spent on this – the production is ill, and Slicemaster and Mal Demolish both dismantle the mic. The flip side, ‘The Arrival’ is more like a freestyle, right down to the beatbox effects. Again the flows are on point, but I’m definitely feeling the A-side more.
RATING: 6.5 / 10

ARTICLE: When did it become Armageddon?

When did it become Armageddon? (By DAP)

And DAP Says…
“When The Hell Did It Become Armageddon And Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me I Needed A Late Pass??”

“Turning And turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; The center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”
-W.B. Yeats: “The Second Coming”

ARTICLE: The death of Aaliyah

The death of Aaliyah (By Truplaya611)

(Originally written as a narrative essay).

R&B music will never be the same. As I was walking around the campus of UMES, listening to the radio on my walkman, on August 26th, I heard some tragic news. Ocean City’s 103.9 OC 104 reported that singer Aaliyah had died in a plane crash while in the Bahamas. My initial reaction was total shock. I was thinking, “Could it be, my baby Aaliyah dead?” I couldn’t believe it, dead at only 22 years old.