-"The Source is a United States-based, monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988. It is the world's second longest running rap periodical, behind United Kingdom-based publication Hip Hop Connection. The Source was founded as a newsletter in 1988. The current president of the publication is Jeremy Miller. From humble beginnings, the Source had grown into one of the largest and most influential hip-hop publications in the United States. It had even grown to the point of being called "The Bible of Hip-Hop." -wikipedia
"I think the key to great journalism, is being a great listener"-
Music, and its personal voice to the masses..journalism. I started with the foundations of hip hop journalism in specifics, a publication pre-world wide web and its progressive movement: the source magazine. Journalism constantly bridges communication, though commercial media is relative to the masses, i salute journalism or journalists who come from key perspectives, whether grassroots, journalists centered in an african-american consciousness(tavis smiley, gil noble, tony brown) or music/hip hop journalists ie: harry allen, dream hampton or peter rosenberg. Journalism that comes from a personal view that relates to the people.
Peep some the profiles of some of names mentioned specifically in hip hop:
Harry Allen is a hip hop activist and journalist ("The Media Assassin") affiliated with the group Public Enemy, and is the director of the Rhythm Cultural Institute. He grew up in Freeport, Long Island.
Harry Allen first met Carlton "Chuck D" Ridenhour in 1982, when the two took an animation class at Adelphi University in Garden City. Ridenhour, also a member of hip hop group Spectrum City, introduced Allen to a clique who congregated around university radio station WBAU/90.3 FM on Monday nights (although not all were students), and, in Allen's own words, "looked at hip-hop scientifically - as an analysis of its parts - and took it completely seriously, like I did." -wikipedia
In 1990, Dream hampton became the first woman editor of The
Source Magazine. Hampton penned essays on, among other
topics, misogyny, police brutality and Winnie
Mandela. She also profiled Snoop Doggy
Dogg, early in his career, as well as the
first Source cover story for megastar Tupac Shakur.
As a contributing writer at Vibe
Magazine since the magazine's launch in 1993, Hampton
wrote articles on Jay-Z, Mary J.
Blige and D'Angelo. Her writing has appeared in The Village
Voice, Spin, The Detroit News, Harper's Bazaar, Essence, Parenting
and other magazines. In addition, her essays and articles have appeared in
several anthologies, including Rock She Wrote, The Vibe History of Hip-Hop
and And It Don't Stop: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25
Years. Hampton co-authored rapper Jay-Z's unreleased autobiography
The Black Book. -wikipedia
-Along with an insightful view to the voice of journalism.. we close thursday with an xclusive interview from peter rosenberg with dj premier..and if u never caught it several months ago..a BET network cipher hosted by premier himself..power.. every one has a voice..let it be heard by who you are..and what you do. Peace.