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Task 5 and 6 Ideas for Music Magazine

Similar Types of Music Magazines:

XXL
Rolling Stones
Vibe
The Source
YO! Raps
Hip Hop Weekly

Vibe Research: Vibe is a music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy
Jones. The publication predominantly features R&B and hip-hop music artists, actors and
other entertainers. The magazine's target demographic is predominantly young, urban
followers of hip-hop culture.
The Source Research: The Source is a United States-based, monthly full-colour magazine
covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
Hip Hop Weekly Research: Hip Hop Weekly Magazine is an American hip hop news and
entertainment magazine founded in 2006. The magazine covers celebrity news, music, film,
fashion, sports and features exclusive interviews with many notable figures within popular
culture.
Rolling Stones Research: Rolling Stone is a biweekly magazine that focuses on music, popular
culture and politics. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the
magazine's editor-in-chief, and music critic Ralph J. Gleason. The magazine was known for
its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the
magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented
television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, the magazine has resumed
its traditional mix of content.
History of Rap/Hip Hop Genre
Rapping mainly involves the speaking or chanting of rhyming lyrics to a set beat. The
rhyming created by rappers is considered by many to be one of the most sophisticated
styles of poetry. These rhymes often address provocative subjects such as sex, violence and
socio-political issues.

More than a century before Rap exploded onto the American Music scene, West African
musicians were telling stories rhythmically, with just the beat of a drum for accompaniment.
These singing poets from Africa lay down the foundation for modern day American Rap
music.
Rapping first gained its popularity in the U.S. in the 1970s as a sort of street art, especially
among African American teenagers. But it wasnt until 1979, when the Sugar hill Gang
released their hit, Rappers Delight, that record producers took notice of this emerging
musical genre. After this numerous rap acts, including Run-DMC and N.W.A., surfaced, and
raps audience began to grow rapidly. It wasnt just African American male rappers either:
By the 1980s, white rap bands such as the Beastie Boys and female rap bands such as Salt-nPepa were reaching the top of the charts.
As the genre grew bigger and bigger we could see that Rap would clearly continue for
centuries and this is shown through Rap standing the test of time as its popularity rages on
with todays artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game and Jay-Z creating hit after hit.
Magazine Names:
Tune In
Rebirth
Flow
Bands and Artists from the Rap/Hip Hop genre:
B.I.G Notorious
2pac
Eminem
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa
Tyler the Creator