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Roots Magazine #27 : VellQwan Cover

Soulja Slim featured inside along with E-40. MC Ren also gives an interesting take on his East Coast love.

Rating: 6.5/10

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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 #36 : Boys II Men Cover

Don’t care for the cover, love the Up in Smoke Tour pictures, and impressed by the Mother and Daughter “Roots Queens” section. Review on Big L’s The Big Picture.

Rating: 7.0/10

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

Roots Magazine #34 : Gator Man Dirty White Cover

Inside has a play by play of the concert Jay-Z had at the Maritime Hall in S.F. Goes into detail of the fight onstage and some backstage access. Some funny pictures of some hoodrat getting her ass signed by the Goodie Mob at Rasputin’s Music Store. Large amount of short articles on The Lox, Tash, Cypress Hill and more.

Rating: 7.0/10

Roots Magazine #32 : Big Mike Cover

Nice to see Big Mike on a cover, I think I’ve only seen him on the cover of a Rap Pages Magazine. Interesting article on Destiny’s Child when they had the original members, they were in Oakland with Dwayne Wiggins, and Beyonce was Beyounce’. Gang starr and B.G. have articles inside.

Rating: 7.5/10

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