This is the first issue (and not the last) where we have combined it with one of our music compilations. For our Issa Throwback compilation, we put an open-call out through Instagram, tasking musicians with the challenge to write/record a brand new song that was inspired by one that was released during the year that they were born. The result is 9 tracks created by musicians that can rap, sing, and spin. All of our 80’s babies artists are: Shortrock, QM & Grip Grand, Corina Corina & Willie Green, LXL, ADA, MC Bravado & Brandon “BeaLack” Lackey, J.Quest & Po’Safe, Elliott Niezel & Elusive, and D.Cure. All of them are interviewed inside for the bulk of this issue, and there’s also a mixture of informative articles and interviews with the original 80’s artists whose music was used for inspiration. The 80’s inspiration artists inside include The Funky 4+1 (interview with MC Sha-Rock), Phil Collins, Jona Lewie (interview), Double Dee & Steinski (interview), Billy Ocean, Schoolly D, Egyptian Lover (interview), and Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo. There is also an interview with visual artist Ivan Beslic!
This is a 8.5″x11″ perfect bound magazine, with a total of 58 pages.
October 9th, 2017