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The Greatest Defunct Hip Hop Magazines of All Time
Today while waiting for the lady of the house to finish using the computer, I picked up an old, mint condition issue of Grand Slam magazine with Questlove
on the cover. Now out of business, Grand Slam was one of my all time favorite reads and featured quality, well researched writing and covered a number of topics including classic Hip Hop/Rap, breaks, samples, etc. The funny thing about this issue is that one of the feature articles was dedicated to another now defunct publication Ego Trip. The whole episode made me think of all the great one or two issue magazines that have appeared and then just as quickly disappeared as well as favorites that I was lucky enough to be able to read for a few years.
1. Grand Slam
2. Ego Trip
3. Rap Pages
4. Rap Sheet
I’d be curious to hear what others have been reading over years as I’m sure there are many classics that have been missed.
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