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Scratch Magazine Collection Almost Complete

20151226_222653Just updated some new magazines on the site. Just need to dig out issue #10 of Scratch to complete the page.

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XXL Magazine #144 : Dr Dre & Kendrick Lamar Cover

Crazy to remember all the other covers with Dr in the background, such as the Deep Cover Source cover with Snoop, 50 Cent & Eminem XXL cover. Could it be Timbo’s are back in style? NY’s Joey Bada$$ is being deemed the next Nas or Big L. I’ll edit this page next year to see how that turns out. Lot’s of list and issue shows all back issues of XXL. To top off the issue the all-time great Eye Candy is shown, Rose Acosta.

Rating: 8.5/10

HHC Hip Hop Connection Magazine #60 : Ice Cube Cover

Good cover of Ice Cube with his ‘fro. Not much inside but a advertisement for the Fugees album Blunted On Reality and a center two page poster of an early Dr. Dre and Snoop picture.

Rating: 8.0/10

HHC Hip Hop Connection Magazine #51 : Eazy-E Cover

One of those covers with a gun, but a bit eerie with Eazy in a straight jacket. The more I look at this cover, the more I realize that HHC used this same photo but a close up in a later issue when he died. I could be wrong, have to check my stash. Article with Eazy is during the time period when he was feuding with Dre and was getting ready to release his album “Temporary Insanity”.

Rating: 9.0/10

Blaze Magazine #12 : Dr. Dre Snoop Doggy Dogg Cover

So I’m gonna say the two are in doctor scrubs, never paid to close of attention to the cover. This issue was dedicated to the 90’s and had a lot of great articles. My favorite was Top 5….. Looks That Should bE Left In This Millennium, Overused Props and Concepts in 90’s Rap Videos, Rawest Record Beefs of the 90’s and such. Overall one of Blaze’s most complete issue.

Rating: 8.5/10

Hits Magazine #247 : N.W.A. Cover

Only thing that could have made this issue any better would have been to have Ice Cube on it.  As with most industry magazines, not much in the way of articles, but there is a Q&A with Ice-T and some pictures of 3rd Bass.

Rating: 8.5/10

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