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Scratch Magazine #8 : Jermaine Dupri Cover 1 of 2

Jermaine Dupri and Swizz Beatz are on the two covers. Got to give props to Daragh McDonagh for his photo of 9th Wonder. Funny section on when Biggie slapped the shit out of RA da Rugged Man.

Rating: 5.0/10 (J.D. Cover)

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Vibe Magazine May 2005 : Tupac Biggie Jam Master J Cover

Not sure what I think of this cover. It is a remake of a 1968 Esquire cover. I am trying to figure out if they purposely recreated the edges to really look like bad technology from the 60’s or just bad photoshopping. How come every high end clothing ad has to feature a white chick posing like she just took a shot of heroine? Top 4 Dynasties at the time: Bad Boy, G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath, Roc-A-Fella, Ruff Ryders. Section on the deaths of our fallen stars. Convincing arguments on Orlando Anderson being the shooter of Pac.

Rating: 7.5/10

Notorious Magazine #4 : Prince Cover

Ugly ass cover. RZA does a Calvin Klein Jeans ad with his yellow “kato” mask on. Not much in hip-hop except for a two page section on Biggies upcoming album Born Again.

Rating: 4.0/10

XXL Magazine #46 : Notorious B.I.G. Cover

Nice cover of the legend. Is this the same outfit with the white background that The Source used in their magazine also? Sadat X in a Snoop Dogg Clothing ad. Article on Crooked I. Thick issue with not much more except for the special section on Biggie and the making of Life After Death.

Rating: 8.0/10

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