Wednesday, November 18, 2015

About magazine scans

Hey guys.
It's been a while seen I post here...
I've made the decision to share all of my scans in the web. I think this part of hip-hop history must be available to anybody who interested in it.

So, you can download them through torrent here:
The Source
Rap Pages
Murder Dog

or through google-drive links here:
Magazine Scans

Any comments are welcome. Also I'll be very grateful if some of you could share with me some missing pages.

Enjoy the reading and stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rap Pages, Vol.4, #8 (Sep, 1995) featuring Kool G Rap

Hey fellas!
Another my scan of Rap Pages magazine.
Got some more issue on the way... If some of you have old days issues of The Source, Rap Pages, XXL, etc. and you can scan them - email me please. It would be great if we could collect some digital archive of these mags.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rap Pages, Vol.3, #9 (Dec, 1994) featuring The L.A. Underground

Hello, people!
My name is Maksim, I'm rap music collector from Russia. Recently Vincent added me to blog as author, so I have something to share with you. Have a nice read!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Source March 1992 issue featuring Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover, and Dr. Dre from YO! MTV Raps

This is one of the few issues from the early years of The Source that I have never posted before. I remember when cable television was just being installed in Philly citywide back in 1988/1989. We had to wait until early/mid ’89 but a friend of mine was fortunate to have his entire block wired before mine in late ‘88. He called me one Saturday morning and told me to run over to his house to see this new show called Yo! MTV Raps. I caught the last few minutes and was completely blown away. He didn’t own a VCR to record the episode so we spent a week discussing it until the new episode aired the following Saturday. It was revolutionary to say the least. Once the weekday episodes began, I rushed home from school so I wouldn’t miss it. BET’s Rap City (with Chris Thomas, Prince Dejour and Joe Clair) was another favorite of ours and we never really thought of the shows as competitors. In fact, the shows were more complementary to one another. I recall KRS-One saying something about video killing the rap star. But it also brought the music and visuals to the masses that didn’t have access. Videos like the ones I linked below completely changed my life.

Files are not guaranteed to be active after 30 days so download them while you can.

**the link is in the comments **


Sunday, September 08, 2013

The Source September 1993 issue (and Fat Tape) featuring Snoop Dogg (RE-UP)


I think I said everything about this issue way back when I first posted it here more than five years ago, so get it while you can.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

The Source May 1994 issue (and Fat Tape) featuring Queen Latifah (RE-UP)

While I will always believe that Queen Latifah created the greatest female hip-hop album of all time, All Hail the Queen, this particular issue is all about DJ Doo Wop to me.  Back in my college days of 1993 and 1994, I bought every Doo Wop mixtape.  And he dropped a couple of good Summer Jam tapes in 1994 that I still keep in rotation when I’m in the gym.  The music, energy, and rawness vividly encapsulate my crazy life at the time and I have to admit that it is bittersweet and nostalgic hearing those mixtapes today.  Doo Wop’s crew was raw as ever and I often wonder what happened to them, too, as I only remember Snaggapuss actually making onto wax.  What really bothers me though is Doo Wop didn’t really keep the momentum going after 1994, which was probably due to getting a record deal.  I know Brandan may be able to shed some more light on the subject since he’s a mixtape connoisseur.

By the way, Gangstarr received 4 mics in this issue for their Hard to Earn album.  Was that too high, too low, or just right?

Files are not guaranteed to be active after 30 days so download them while you can.



Monday, March 18, 2013


I receive a lot of emails from people worldwide asking me to add them to the blog. The only way to do so is to open the blog publicly, which ain’t gonna happen or eliminate the people who never leave a comment (i.e. leeches). A simple “Thank you” is cool but some people prefer the silent leech route. Anyway, I’ll slowly swap people in and out when I have a minute. My little blog isn’t important anyway so don’t worry if you get the boot.