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916 Magazine March 2005 : Str8Up Music Cover

Includes articles on Deebo of WeeSeed Records, and a look into Smoke-Alot Studio with Yukmouth. Hip-Hop Horoscopes? Still bullshit.  Propz & Gunshotz section is pretty good.

Rating: 6.5/10

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Boss Status Magazine #3 : Gold Toes Cover

Did you notice the big ass gloves Gold Toes has on? For being an independent magazine, there is a good section of women from Ramona Pilon, Michille Gale, and Bella Eve posing with a whip,magnum, and a bottle of Patron.  Article on King George and Cali Pooh.

Rating: 6.5/10

Xplosive Magazine #2 : E-40 Cover

Pretty good issue if you are a follower of the bay. Includes articles on 11/5, JT The Bigga Figga, and C-Bo.

Rating: 7.5/10

Boss Status Magazine #1 : Malika Cover

As described by the Editor of the magazine, it was very groundbreaking to put a girl rapper on our debut issue. Malika was featured on P.Diddy’s making the band. Since it is a Network Guide to the bay, it is light on the articles but heavy on advertisements and contacts.

Rating: 8.0/10

South West Bound Magazine #4 : DJ Warrior, Strong, Fingaz & More

Independent magazine in full color with West Coast Mixtape Kings on the cover. A lot of Bay area flavor in this issue with The Federation, Deebo, and a full two pages of all of Mac Dre’s albums. Last, there is a hot rapper named Crystal in lingerie on train tracks??

Rating: 7.0/10

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