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Roots Magazine #35 : No The Piper Cover

Very strong issue with articles on Meth & Red, Eminem, Ghostface, and DJ Quik. Review of Dead Prez’ Let’s Get Free.

Rating: 7.5/10

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The Source Magazine #177 : Kurupt Cover 1 of 2

Good cover with Kurupt, Ghostface is on the alternative cover. Love the Makaveli Branded Clothing ad with Scarface. I still see Benzino ads in the magazine, is this still during that time? Dead Prez article inside.

Hip Hop Quotable: Saigon – Shok TV

Unsigned Hype: Jay Electronica

Blaze Magazine #3 : 50 Greatest MCs Ever Cover

Dead Prez first album set as “These Are The Times” in advertisement. Top 50 of all time (1999) #1 Rakim #2 KRS-One #3 Biggie #4 Big Daddy Kane #5 LL Cool J #6 Kool G Rap #7 Tupac #8 Slick Rick #9 Jay-Z #10 Ice Cube.

Rating: 7.5/10

XXL Magazine #48 : Ja Rule Irv Gotti Cover

The beginning of the end for these two. Still not sure to this day how I feel about Ja. His first album is a classic, but 50 just man handled him. Dead Prez in this issue, rest is pretty slim.

Rating: 5.5/10

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