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Pon Di Wire: Computer Paul Henton, Macka Diamond, Junior Kelly

Producer and musician “Computer Paul” Henton–who has worked with everyone from Sizzla and Mr. Vegas to Jimmy Cliff and Eek-A-Mouse–has been honored with a double-platinum record for his work on Akon’s “Mama Africa.” The track is featured on Akon’s double-platinum-selling album Konvicted. Henton played the keyboards on the Bobby “Digital” Dixon–produced tune.

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Waxploitation Turns Ten

Waxploitation is notoriously remembered for releasing and breaking L.A.-based hip-hop supergroup The Alkaholiks to the masses with the seminal Firewater album. Now 10 years into its existence, the label, publishing company, and management group has achieved iconic status, both politically and artistically.

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  • 09/26/2007

Tour: Magik Markers

It’s not everyday a band can switch from lo-fi noise to melancholic blues, but Hartford, Connecticut-based duo Magik Markers pulls it off without slipping into White Stripes territory or art-rock obscurity. Not only does BOSS find the band at its most melodic and dynamic, but the album was also produced by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.

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  • 09/25/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 27: Eats Tapes Return

Join electro duo Eats Tapes as they take you on a bike tour of all the San Francisco places they miss terribly when they're off touring Europe for months at a time.

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Previous Episodes
Episode 22: Matmos
Episode 23: How to Make a Hip-Hop Mix Tape
Episode 24: Fall Fashion Roundup
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  • 09/25/2007

Loading: Halo 3 Out Today, Nintendo Blogger Gets Fired

 

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XLR8R's Paris Issue On Sale Now

This month we shine a little, um, light on the City of Lights, with special features on all our favorite Parisian musicians, labels, clubs, fashion mavens, and haunts. Read more » 

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  • 09/25/2007

It's a Rave, Dave

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  • Filed under: video
  • 09/24/2007

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