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Reflection: Aaliyah - Gone But Not Forgotten

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This article originally appeared on I was hanging out with some buddies the last weekend in August, when one of our friends arrived with some startling news: "I just heard that Aaliyah died in a plane crash." I could tell that everyone there was thinking pretty much the same thing: she's our age. She […]

Interview: Master P's Son & Protégé Lil' Romeo

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This article originally appeared on Eleven-year-old Percy Miller Jr. enjoys doing most things an average fifth grader does: shooting hoops, hangin' with his partners, and listening to Lil Bow Wow. But this boy's life is a little different than most kids his age. Percy Jr. (also known as Lil' Romeo) happens to be the […]

Interview: In Focus with Makeba Mooncycle

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This article originally appeared on On a cold day in January when she could easily be in the comfort of her home, hiphop recording artist Makeba Mooncycle is at the community storefront that houses the Ambassador Youth Program, of which she is managing director/street team leader. She radiates a purposeful and enlightening presence that […]

Interview: Daydreaming with Before Dark

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This article originally appeared on Before Dark is the hot, new, all-girl singing group that is taking the country by storm! The South Central Los Angeles based trio of Jeni (18), Arike (16) and Mia (14) started singing together about four years ago. Now, they're on tour with 'Nsync. Their debut album, Daydreamin' (released by RCA records) exudes […]

Have Music Videos Gone Too Far?

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This article originally appeared on What's "too far" in today's music videos? Is "too far" something that makes you blush, turn away, become embarrassed? We surveyed teens like you to find out. But first, here's a list of terms of stuff that might be considered no-no's. Intoxicants/drug use: From Maui-wowie smoke to glasses of […]

Interview: Lunachicks on Music, Self-Image, & Relationships

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This article originally appeared on Feminist-inspired, riot girl band the Lunachicks have been playing together since 1987.  Sonic Youth came to one of their early gigs and landed them their first record deal in '88. This all-women band has done more than five albums (including their most recent, Luxury Problem); modeled a line of […]