Stealth Magazine outta Sydney, effectively Australia's largest ever hip hop mag is really nice and if you have missed it so far issue 4 hits the stores November 2000. Edited by Mark Pollard (of the Mothership Connection radio show on 2SER) this magazine provides a worldwide perspective on this thing we call 'Rap' and definitely knows what time it is with a large selection of UK based artist information.
So, after 6 months of shitfighting, as Mark puts
it, the magazine is now out in Sydney. He is presently trying to tee up some distribution in
the UK because there is a fair bit of Brit-ish covered and he aims to cover a lot
more UK hip hop in the future...
Other Names featured Issue 4 include: Celsius, Cypress Hill, Dave Kinsey, Herb & Ray, Tom Silverman & the Tommy Boy Story (part 1), Tony Touch, Zion I, Obscure Disorder, Tha Blue Herb, Kilawattz, Procryptix, Creators, Nuffsaid, Amel, PUTS, J Zone, Rascalz, Braintax, Taskforce, Diaz, Tanya Hansen, Wildflower, Trem, TTC. Urban Xpressions, Boney Stoney, Nasty Tek, Scram, Banos, Crums, Brick, Unique, Atome, Dephy, Kink, Nasty, Reach, Puzle, Pound, Hams, Odie, Jayme, Inpact, Prins, Stet, Phibs, Dmote, Zombie and SPICE.
So why has it taken Mark so long to get this issue of the mag ready - after all we have been hearing about the CD for some time. Well some shit went down with the internet start up company they were working for (kgrind.com) when it got taken over by a big media player. Jobs were axed and to add to the problems the printers in Hong Kong were unaccommodating to the situation. But Mark never gave up on his baby and after a lot of effort he has managed to get the product out and even improve the quality!
If anyone out there can help the Stealth crew with distribution or promotional help get in contact with them with any suggestions/contacts.
To get on the vibe email: firstname.lastname@example.org to
order your copy.
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Additionally, check out the production competition at ukhh.com, sponsored by Stealth Magazine until 31 December 2000.