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Media Watch...

Published by Warren Dell under on Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Here’s a brief round-up of what’s on the shelves this month in the world of urban music press.

Hip Hop Connection’s cover star is R.A Rugged Man who gives a revealing interviewing and shares his views on Biggie, almost working with The Neptunes and dealing with P.Diddy. There is also an interview with the rotton one Blak Twang and news on the Ghostface and MF Doom collaboration.

Kano is Undercover Magazine's cover star and he speaks about his upcoming album release. This months cover mount CD includes a great track from Wordsmith.

Touch Magazine is running with a double cover of Faith Evans on one side and Roll Deep on the other. Touch speaks to Faith about Biggie and her new album while Roll Deep give us the low down on their debut set. Teedra Moses gets some shine while there is an interesting round the table discussion with Chantelle Fiddy, Disorda, Martin Moulton and Riki Bleau about some of the latest issues including Grime and Channel U.

Blues and Soul has the usual respected columns and cover star Faith Evans speaks about her new project.

Roll Deep have taken over Rewind magazine for a month and includes various features around them including news on their upcoming album, Danny Weed on why skunk is bad for you and Riko get’s off his chest how he feels about weak DVD’s trying to create beef.

Style magazine I.D has a 12 page feature on the new sound to be breaking out in London, Grime. Written by Hattie Collins and Chantelle Fiddy the spread features some of the key players in the scene from artists such as Kano and Sway to the behind the scenes people.

Even publications such as the New York Times and Montreal Mirror have touched on the subject of Grime. Expect The Sun’s Bizarre columnist Victoria Newton to soon tell us that Kano is the next big thing in British Music!

Mos Def is the subject of an interview in the May issue of Dazed and Confused which mainly focuses on his role in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy but he does find time to talk about his next album.

If commercial ish is what takes your fancy then XXL are running with a double cover of Fat Joe and T.I. They also give an XXL rating to Common’s new album. Meanwhile the once great Source Magazine continues it’s attack on all things Interscope in a report on corporate manipulation in the Hip Hop game. Cover star is Interscope recording artist The Game but the article inside is an interview with a Black Wall Street affiliate who dishes the dirt on the recent beef with 50 Cent. Vibe asks the question, Why haven’t we learned anything from the murders of Biggie, Tupac and Jam Master Jay.


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