Rap Pages would give you one good cover like this one, then 4 wack covers. Interesting how Ras Kass got a lot of cover play on a few magazines and he was very underground throughout his career. Inside Dope page has some of the photography of Carl Posey, one has Jeru’s upper body in the shot without legs, was there photoshop in 96? Go check out Carl Posey’s website if you haven’t to see some nice photos. First full page color Guce advertisement I have ever seen.
Very hard not to like a cover that has either Biggie or Pac on the cover. The article is a must read and very telling of what was to come. Organized Konfusion gets a well deserved 4 mics for Stress: The Extinction Agenda. Good to see Jeru The Damaja get an article.
Hip Hop Quotable : Jeru The Damaja – Mental Stamina
Unsigned Hype: None present (or mine is missing)
Small underground magazine with Mobb Deep on the cover. Articles on M.O.P. , Mobb Deep, and Jeru The Damaja. I love the Canadian UBC first page which says in fine print “Element’s had some personnel problems and someone got dissed. We had to beat down FreestyleCrazee because aside from his weak ass interview with Ghost and Cap, we found out he was tryin’ to sell elements mags out for like two bucks or something to a couple of stupid kids out in Surrey who thought it was the latest issue of Prop$. AND he was on some cock blockin’ shit tellin’ this girl about some shit that I had mistakenly let out regarding my extra curricular activities involvin’ my crew and…shit, almost did it again. Fuckin’ punk. So he got dissed.”