WHAT'S UP WITH ... S-FIVE

Background: Steven C. Johnson Jr., aka S-Five, is a West Oak Lane rapper who once spent 60 days in prison--half of them in solitary confinement--for beating the man he caught in bed with his then-gir...

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Posted Sep. 12, 2007 | Comments: 0

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By Dirty South Joe

WHAT'S UP WITH DJ VEX

Brian "DJ Vex (Versatile Entertainer Xtraordinaire)" Lewis, 36, is a 19-year veteran of the DJ game. In January '05 he was the victim of an armed robbery. Legally licensed to carry a firearm, Lewis ...

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Posted Sep. 5, 2007 | Comments: 2

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By Dirty South Joe

WHAT'S UP WITH ... OMILLIO SPARKS

West Philly rapper/actor Omillio Sparks (born Kenneth Johnson) is back in the limelight with his solo debut The Payback in stores now. The album marks a departure from Sparks' former home at Roc-A-Fe...

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Posted Aug. 29, 2007 | Comments: 0

MUSIC > WHAT'S UP WITH

By Dirty South Joe

WHAT'S UP WITH ... DJ BROTHER JAMAR

"DJ Brother Jamar" Ferrell, 37, is somewhat of an anomaly on the Philly radio dial. For the past six years he's been the DJ host of Tiffany Bacon's Inner City show, showcasing the soulful, more organi...

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Posted Aug. 22, 2007 | Comments: 2

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Queers and football mix tonight and what about Michael Sam?
By Bill Chenevert

It’s totally possible that Michael Sam’s slowly but surely making queer people sports fans: learning rules, checking scores, researching his draft prospects, etc. But this week is his week (we’re hoping) to be the first openly gay NFL player drafted into the league. It’s pretty thrilling, actually, on par with Jason Collins’ openness and barrier [...]