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Rap Pages Magazine A Tribe Called Quest July 1998

rap pages a tribe called questSometimes the letters to the editors are the best stories. Here is one of them. Tak-ni-shun from the Boogie Down Brox writes:” Y’all suckers don’t love New York anymore, do you? Even more, y’all don’t love the underground. Y’all are all on the dick of the West Coast and the South. I’m seeing stories on N.W.A. (who ain’t been together in seven years). MJG, DJ Quik (who has a perm) and all these Goodie Mob niggaz dressed like the Beverly Hillbillies.”

So in 98 NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, Kathryn Williams and Delphine Abraham were upset with the definitions for the “N” word. Talk of boycott and such put heat on Merrian Webster. Merrian Webster said that a revised version of the dictionary could be ready for sale as early as next year. Just looked it up on their website and the definition is still the same.

Rating: 7.5/10

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Fish ‘N’ Grist Magazine #4 Fat Joe Cover

Fish N Grist Fat Joe CoverOk, so a porn magazine with Fat Joe in it? Let’s all take a deep breath before I open this…. ok well it’s funny, Fat Joe is in a hotel room with a naked Lacey and he has this weird smirk on his face. DJ Quik is interviewed and talks about being a freak. My final thought is Porn plus Fat Joe do not mix.

Rating: 3.0/10

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

Roots Magazine #30 : Geto Boys Tela Yukmouth Cover

Love this cover, giving some shine to Yukmouth and Tela. Article on the release of the double album from 2pac – Greatest Hits. As I am going through some great articles on DJ Quik and Redman, I realize how good this magazine is, even with all the grammatical errors.

Rating: 8.5/10

The Source Magazine #37 : DJ Quik Cover

You got to love the feathered hair on Quik. Editor is up in arms over Ice-T pulling Cop Killer off his cd. States “the beginning of the end of rap music” I wonder if he would have believed Ice-T’s role on T.V. 20 years later. Hip-Hop Quotable was B-Real – Real Estate. Unsigned Hype was Capital Tax.

Rating: 8.0/10

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