HHF October

Starting out with a super nice interview with indie Detroit MCs Flyboi Rich and Shakk Sport by Warnell Jones, this month’s Hip Hop Forum digital magazine magazine is a great mix of opinion pieces and interviews to give you a fine taste of hip-hop culture in the broadest sense.

Nobodee Jones takes a look at ‘Barfest’ – a competition that brings together the best underground MCs and producers – while Big Momma ‘Miz’ talks about music/politics with Fleetwood of “Da Cotton Pickas” and the ‘Homeboy Hotline’ – an organization he established in 2000 to help people make a successful transition to life in the community after time spent in jail.

Warnell Jones considers the popularity of the recent series The Get Down while Omi Muhammad in a very thoughtful, expansive interview with André de Quadros, Professor of Music at Boston University speaks about the music programs he runs in prisons, in the US and internationally, and also the role music can play in disrupting political power structures and challenging social injustice and oppression.

To close, Hip Hop Forum digital magazine has instituted a new section – HHF Freestyles – and is  opening it up to MCs to share their rhymes with us with a chance of being included in the magazine. This week, it’s Mr  Boricua Boy. If you want to be included in HHF Freestyles, contact Madeleine Byrne or James Mayfield on Facebook.   

Thank you for your ongoing support of Hip Hop Forum digital magazine and Hip Hop Forum.

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HHF Editor’s Letter

Hi everyone,

We’ve decided to move towards a monthly publication here at Hip Hop Forum digital magazine. This will allow us to better meet your needs as readers and also our commitment to producing a magazine that is completely new and different to anything else being published today.
Part community development, via the New Black Writers program and our support and focus on new talents across the five elements of hip-hop in the US and internationally.
With an equal dose of high-quality writing from new voices and experienced writers, and soon to be introduced practitioners of the culture (MCs and the like) – always focused on the indies and hip-hop underground – while forever showing respect to the pioneers.
Part politics, part Black culture, with a strong international focus – you’ll soon be seeing a lot more content from the UK, Europe and Australia in the magazine.
So look out for our next issue of Hip Hop Forum digital magazine, early next month – and the start of every month from now on and please keep in touch.
Thanks,
Madeleine Byrne                      James Mayfield
       Editor                                      Co-Founder
& the Hip Hop Forum digital magazine/Hip Hop Forum team

HHF Editor’s Letter

Note from the HHF editorial team
June 2016

Hi, we’re currently working hard at Hip Hop Forum digital magazine to create a new era publication that embraces hip-hop culture in its purest, realest form; while also reflecting community issues and containing a new writers development program.

Coming up soon, interviews with non-profits in the US; interviews with artists – across the elements – in the US and abroad and also a series of short articles with people offering their perspectives on the state of the culture.

Soon we’ll be introducing our team of great new writers, and a more regular weekly publication program of news, reviews and interviews, while continuing to develop the site so it better suits your needs and expectations.

Keep in touch, get in contact with your ideas and advice – everything is welcome and we want to hear from you.

At the moment, we’re looking for writers to contribute to the magazine: in particular, we’re looking for reviewers – funny, opinionated and knowledgeable – who can write snappy, entertaining reviews on US and international hip-hop releases. This would be a regular gig for the right person, or people. New writers welcome.

Contact Madeleine Byrne for more info.  

www.madeleinebyrne.com

www.facebook.com/madeleinebyrneparis/

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HIP HOP FORUM DIGITAL MAGAZINE Editor’s Letter

Note from the HHF editorial team
June 2016
Hi, we’re currently working hard at Hip Hop Forum digital magazine to create a new era publication that embraces hip-hop culture in its purest, realest form; while also reflecting community issues and containing a new writers development program.
Coming up soon, interviews with non-profits in the US; interviews with artists – across the elements – in the US and abroad and also a series of short articles with people offering their perspectives on the state of the culture.
Soon we’ll be introducing our team of great new writers, and a more regular weekly publication program of news, reviews and interviews, while continuing to develop the site so it better suits your needs and expectations.
Keep in touch, get in contact with your ideas and advice – everything is welcome and we want to hear from you.
Join us.