It's a strange day when a rapper frets over what piano-pop goofball Ben Folds thinks of his music. But that's exactly what happened after Novel (born Alonzo Mario Stevenson) recorded himself rapping over Folds' plaintive 2001 ballad "The Luckiest." "I was worried he'd say, 'You fucked my shit up!' " says Novel, 27. "But Ben loved it. He even suggested we do the track live, with him playing on it." The result, "I Am" -- an uplifting track featuring Talib Kweli and Atlanta MC Spree Wilson -- became thesingle off of Novel's recent EP, I Am... Future Black President, a preview of his debut album, Audiobiography(Rowdy/Capitol), due out in June.
Hannah4Monkees A.K.A. Hannah Rarick AGE: 20 HQ: Lancaster, Ohio DAY JOB: Bank teller SPECIALTY: TV appearances, movie clips, and old commercials featuring the Monkees CLIPS POSTED: 135 in five months UPLOAD TIME: Two hours a day, but she's done 12 hours straight WHY DO THEY DO IT: I love the Monkees so much felt others should be able to experience them, too. They are so much better than today's music." CHOICE CLIP: A scene from a 1971 Brady Bunch episode, where Marcia begs frontman Davy Jones to play at her prom TYPICAL VIEWER RESPONSE: "LOL that was so gay." Meowsicman A.K.A.