Jon Caramanica

The Mentally Ill Issue

Pockets Dumb Fat

We first met Turf Talk back when he was still Young, splayed out on the floor of Vallejo's 80 West Music like the eager kid that he was.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.05
The Sex Issue

Pockets Dumb Fat

Maybe when he retires, Suga will see the downside of the pimp game.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.05
Music

Pockets Dumb Fat

Last month, we lamented the legal troubles of Diddy's other manservant, Prettyboy Loon.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.04
The Education Issue

Pockets Dumb Fat

A couple of months ago in his Skinema column, the dun Chris Nieratko put me on blast for my hip-hop scholarship.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.04
The Hate Issue

Pockets Dumb Fat

"If I lose my voice, nigga, I'ma flow online" - Jadakiss
Jon Caramanica
12.1.04
The Party Issue

Pockets Dumb Fat

Just like the best below-the-radar hip-hop instrumental of all-time is East Flatbush Project's "Tried By 12."
Jon Caramanica
12.1.04
Music

Pockets Dumb Fat

Listen, Columbo. You're mad because your money comes slow, and what you make in a year, I make at one show.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.04
The Design Issue 2004

Pockets Dumb Fat

In case nobody told you, Atlanta is the new Atlanta.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.04
The DOs & DON'Ts Issue

Pockets Dumb Fat

LAs per usual, Jadakiss knows what's up, and he knew that shit a couple of years before the rest of us.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.04
The 80s Issue

Grab It and Go Boom

You think being a female rapper in 2002 is tough? What about being a prim sixteen-year-old semi-nymphet from Miami with one of the raunchiest hits the 80s ever had?
Jon Caramanica
12.1.02
The Literature Issue

Hooked On Electronics

Billy Pollard makes music on his computer and still lives with his mom, but don't hold that against him. As knifehandchop, the 21-year-old Torontonian is shaking dance floors out of four-on-the-floor complacency and using his plunderphonic speedcore...
Jon Caramanica
12.1.02
Music

Kiss My White Techno Ass

Latin terrorist Kid606 likes his booty bass rawer than anal sex.
Jon Caramanica
12.1.00