Issue 26


Our Second Annual Hip-Hop Issue features producer extraordinaire Just Blaze, with beatmakers Alchemist, Evidence, and 9th Wonder, rappers Devin the Dude and Percee P, and hip-hop movers-and-shakers Ralph McDaniels, Michael Holman, and the late Dave Funkenklein.

  • re:Discovery Oran “Juice” Jones, Daniel Sofer (with Dr. Dre and Unknown DJ), B+, The Bizzie Boyz, Kurtis Blow
  • In Memoriam: Joe Zawinul (1932-2007), Willie Tee (1944-2007), Eddie Fisher (1943-2007), Bobby Byrd (1934-2007)
  • The Beat Professor Producer 9th Wonder Teaches Hip-Hop History to the Next Generation
  • Boom Box Pioneer Ralph McDaniels Brought Rap Video to New York Television
  • Everybody Plays the Fool (Sometimes) Devin the Dude is Hip-Hop’s Court Jester
  • Bear Witness Dilated people’s Evidence Testifies to Hip-Hop’s Longevity
  • The Hard Way Producer Alchemist Forges His Own Path to Succeed
  • Putting Heads to Bed Bronx-Born Percee P Works Twenty Years For His Debut
  • You’re a Customer Come Get These Roosevelt Record Show Memories
  • The Host with the Most Downtown Impresario Michael Holman’s Uptown Connection
  • Burn Rubber on Plastic Bubbles “Gangsta Limpin'” and the Art of Dave Funkenklein
  • Soul Chameleon Producer Just Blaze Gets in Where he Fits in
  • Dues Paid Little Beaver and the Magic City Sound
  • Player’s Anthem Tyrone Thomas Gave Hip-Hop Seven Minutes of Funk
  • Accidental Mastermind The Funky Serendipity of Quinn Haris
  • Toast of the Dance Hall Barrington Levy Laid Sound System Vocals to Work
  • Soul Testimonial Japan’s Osaka Monaurail Moves Past JB Tribute

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