The Price Of Fame

Person of the Year 2003:
The American Soldier

 Portrait of a Platoon
 Photoessay: A Soldier's Life
 2003: In Memoriam
 2003: People Who Mattered
December 29, 2003 Issue

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 Japan: Searching for the Stork
 Bhutan: Pax Interrupta
 Eulogy: Blas Ople

 Getaways: Own an Island!
 Style Watch: Best Boot Forward Top Headlines
Ali Shaheed Muhammad, pictured above working on the forthcoming reunion album by A Tribe Called Quest, knows a thing or two about recording studios. As a founding member of the legendary hip-hop group, he's put in plenty of hours behind the console. But why should pros have all the fun? For a price, anyone can be made to sound good—and even make the Top 40 (not that we're naming names). So if you've ever wanted to properly lay down that song you wrote on a battered guitar at college, here's the tab at some of the world's top facilities....

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