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HHC Hip Hop Connection Magazine #47 : Ice Cube Cover

Perfect cover because it not only has Cube, but Da Lench Mob in the corner. Funny, Daryll Gates asks Eazy-E on the Howard Stern show “What if we went around making songs saying ‘Kill The Blacks’?” Also article on “Is Gangsta Rap Dead?” *note* Ice Cube is on the cover.

Rating: 8.0/10

Yo! Magazine #49 : Tupac Cover

This issue is in one of my favorite 2 year span of hip hop. Nothing but great stories and rappers from coast to coast within. Tribute to Eazy-E. Color photos of both rappers mentioned inside. I found the original receipt inside the magazine and I got to say well…. here’s the list of items from North Teutonia Avenue Pick N Save: Fresh-Yo Magazine, Koolaid – Lemonade, Miller Draft 12PK bottles, Diapers, Pork Chops 1/4 Loin. Now that’s a good Sunday afternoon!

Rating: 9.0/10

Rap Pages Magazine Aug 1995 Vol.4 No.7 : Eazy-E Cover

Cool cover remembering Eazy-E. The Hills Boys have a ad for their album What You Wanna Do that is extra ghetto, reminds me of the Section 8 Mob advertisement. Not sure how Lost Boyz / Legal Drug Money got a 6/10 rating. Pretty sad as Rap Pages calls out L.A. talk radio host George Weber the day after Eazy died as he and some callers spoke about being glad Eazy was dead. Side note: George Weber was stabbed to death by his male lover in 2009.

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

HHC Hip Hop Connection Magazine #35 : MC Ren Cover

MC Ren on the cover of a magazine is pretty rare by himself. UK version of Ice Cube’s Death Certificate is 2 tracks less without Black Korea and No Vaseline. Right in the middle of Cube going solo and Dre starting to show signs of leaving, there is a lot of insight in this issue regarding N.W.A. members.

Rating: 8.5/10

Right On! Magazine August 1995 : Naughty By Nature Cover

Naughty by Nature on the cover. Plenty of old school photos of Lords of the Underground, DJ Red Alert and Dallas Austin. Includes “Win A Gift Pack From Quo” haha. How old is Funkmaster Flex? He looks old as hell already in this magazine from 95.

Rating: 8.0/10

The Fever Magazine #3 : KRS-One Cover

First thing when you open it up is an ad for Poppa Doo – Da Saga Continues, almost forgot about that homeboy. Best advertisement is for BTNH’s Creepin On Ah Come Up with Eazy-E, never seen this one before. The Fever gives props to the Source for putting the first Source awards together, but then says that the show was whack!

Rating: 7.5/10

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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