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Holding Court – Venus Williams has been labelled a “Bad Guy” by her competition. She doesn’t care – she’s just winning tennis matches.

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Words by Stacy Y. China This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1998 (Issue #103)   She Stands 6’2″ and has been labelled a “Bad Guy” by her competition. But VENUS WILLIAMS doesn’t care – she’s just winning tennis matches. Advertisement   The fans love her—they already stop her in the street and […]

IN FROM THE COLD – Snoop Dogg, the rapper who helped make the ‘Death Row’ label a household name, bids for independence

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Interview by Neil Strauss Photo by Jay Blakesberg This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1998 (Issue #103)   There are no security gates, armed guards or electric fences at Snoop Doogy Dogg’s house in Claremont outside of Los Angeles, just a sweatsuit-clad Snoop, who pulls me into the door and pushes […]

Cerebral Knievel – Eminem and the World of Slim Shady

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Words by Jerry Lawrence Barrow Photo by Annalisa This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1999 (Issue #115)   Imagine, if you will, a place where Natural Borne Killers meets Pee-Wee’s Play House in a demented lyrical orgy. A place where South Park’s Catman teaches at the temple of hip hop and […]

You Go Guy! – At 27-years-old, Martin Lawrence has the world laughing to his naughty-but-nice brand of hip-hop humor

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Words by Eric D. Hatcher This article was originally published in The Source Magazine, April 1993 (Issue #43)   Backstage at New York’s Academy Theater, I find comedian-actor Martin Lawrence maxin’ between tapings of “The Russel Simmons Def Comedy Jam”. He’s flanked by several tall, beefy brothers watching his back. We’re all packed in his fan-proof […]