In hip-hop chronological order Bonafide Mag speaks to the Godfather of it all, Grandmaster Flash, profile EPMD, get crazy with ‘the lazy hustler’ and fourth Beastie Boy, Ricky Powell. Still in NYC, they speak to a leading voice for alternative hip-hop, EL-P and from the West Coast the mag catches up with Beat Junkie and J Rocc. In a ram packed issue there is also an article profiling graffiti (fine) artist Jose Parla.
In the new-school side of the magazine, there is also exclusives with DELS and Ghostpoet as they launch their careers with original and nuanced albums. We speak with the men behind Numbers, the Glasgow based record label that has rewritten the rulebook on how techno, electronic, R’n’B, house and hip-hop music should sound and Dave 1 from Chromeo gives us the low-down on his top five rap albums. On the visual side, the mag delves deep into the Brainfeeder psyche, speaking with designer and artist Charles Munka about his contribution to the label’s distinct art direction.
The first 100 issues bought via the Bonafide shop will receive a redeemable code (sent via email within 24 hours) for a free copy of DELS’ Gob EP, including the original single and remixes by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, Untold and Ry9n.
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