Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Hip Hop Connection #6 (July 1989)
Still haven't managed to track down a copy of issue 5, although I've gotta be honest, I haven't really been trying all that hard. For now I'm skipping straight to issue 6 from July '89, which sadly isn't as good as the last edition I posted. There's an in depth interview with Russell Simmons which is quite an interesting read (for some reason I cut out the 'MC's' type from the Ultras poster so a small section of the article is missing), a good eight page coverage of the infamous Bridlington Graf Jam (some top photos here - haircuts and tracksuits to go!), and the first appearance of the 'Demo Blaster' section. 'Strictly Business' gives news of a forthcoming, exclusive LL Cool J flexidisc and 'On The Tip' sees Wendy K taking a pop at The 45 King for keeping the breaks he uses close to his chest (oh dear). Short but sweet interviews with Prince Lover Dalu and T La Rock are worth a read as is Malu Halasa's 'Science' article and the 'Gangsta Limpin' section (some cool photos included). I've also posted this shot from Normski's photo page - a scene of total chaos at the Ultramagnetic's Dingwalls show - any one reading in attendance on the night? Love to hear some stories!
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Strictly Business / On The Tip
T La Rock
Prince Lover Dalu