Issue 32


Issue 32 offers a rare and insightful look at funk visionary Sylvester Stewart, better known as Sly Stone. We also follow reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff through a long and textured career which spanned five decades and encompassed several milestones in the music and movie mediums.

  • re:Discovery Hildegard Knef, Purple Image, Liquid Sky OST, Alton McClain & Destiny, Odyssey Five
  • In Memoriam: Earl Palmer 1924-2008, Norman Whitfield 1940-2008, Alton Ellis 1938-2008
  • Houston Renaissance H-Town Rappers HISD Initiate a Lone Star Rebirth
  • Poetic Justice Jean Grae’s Daring Wordplay Propelled Her to Hip-Hop’s Forefront
  • Electro Shock Terry Lynn Upends Traditional Reggae with Charged Kingston Commentary
  • The Fifth Element Cey Adams Established the Visual Constituent of the Hip-Hop Nation
  • The Producer’s Producer Large Professor Laid the Groundwork For a Generation of Beatmakers
  • Breaking Free Filmmaker Jamaa Fanaka Escaped the Confimes of Blaxploitation
  • Machine Funk Egyptian Lover and Arabian Prince Electrified Hip-Hop in the ’80s
  • There’s a Riot Goin’ On An Exceprt From I Want To Take You Higher – The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone Published by Backbeat Books
  • Island Ambassador Reggae Maverick Jimmy Cliff Reached Global Audiences Without Toeing the Line
  • Gold Standard Pianist Ahmad Jamal Charted a New Popularity for Jazz
  • Seoul Power The South Korean B-Boy Cipher
  • Maker’s Mark Vincent Chin’s Randy’s Records Shaped Reggae’s Legacy


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