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Straight Outta Hollywood

May 1991: In homage to the late John Singleton, director of ‘90s cult classic Boyz N The Hood, The Face unearths an archive feature on the rise of “Black Hollywood”.

Kelis & André 3000

May, 2004: From bun-shakin’ Kelis to André 3000 twistin’ in jockey silks, flamboyance and fun have taken over.

Perfect Diva

May, 2003: Beyoncé brings passion. She sings it like she means it… eyes shut, sweat pouring, body rocking.

The Magnificent David Beckham

July, 2001: The Divine David Beckham: casting a godspell over Britain. But does the King of England really want to be Emperor of Europe?

UK Garage

June, 2000: UK Garage is the sound of summer.

Why are you buying this drink?

October, 1998: It’s orange. It’s mainly sugar and water. It outsells Coke in supermarkets. Sunny Delight is the marketing success of the decade. Haven’t tried it yet? Don’t worry. You will.

Sole Asylum

February, 1997: The most important clothing brand of the century is now set to make the running in the next. What makes Nike tick?

Tribal Gathering

August, 1996: Court cases, conflict and controversy made this year’s Tribal Gathering the cause célèbre of British dance culture.

Grrr! Nirvana

September, 1993: Chasing down Kurt, the greatest anti-rock star of the day.

Whose Smiley Now?

August, 1989: There were stories of people dancing to police sirens, traffic noises, anything to stretch the Summer Of Love out a little longer, but never before have they danced to a generator.

Visions of Dystopia

April, 1988: Exploring the Ballard landscape: a devolution of the future present, the contemporary world eaten away.

Hard Times

September, 1982: Every kid is a dressed-up kid, every home has a hipster. This is A Tale Of Hard Times.

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