well sorta !
post 21 years of existing the HIP HOP CONNECTION magazine are closing their print doors.
the HHC will soldier on in digital format, avail for download from www.hhcdigital.net
In 1988 Hip-Hop Connection (HHC) magazine published its first issue. 21 years later, the worldâ€™s longest running rap monthly recently published its last.
Itâ€™s a cracker too, answering the question heads over the globe just canâ€™t resist arguing over: Who is the great rapper of all time? And we didnâ€™t just send our top critics down the pub to argue the toss. Rather, we polled over 100 emcees from all walks of life and all levels of superstardom to find the answer.
While there is an inevitable air of sadness that a combination of increased paper and production costs allied to viciously plummeting ad revenues have made continuing unworkable, HHC and its staff are happy the magazine is hanging up its metaphorical boots while in rude creative health.
Independently published by Infamous Ink since 2001, itâ€™s charted hip-hopâ€™s myriad highs and lows in candid and amusing fashion; never cowed by the preening demands of rapâ€™s A-list stars or scared to take them down a peg or too, while also championing the UKâ€™s homegrown hopefuls and the freshest underground US talent. Along the way HHC has posted upfront cover debuts for the likes of The Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan, Outkast, Eminem, Danger Mouse, 50 Cent and The Game â€“ long before they were anything close to being on the mainstreamâ€™s radar.
And while HHC will no longer be the true rap fanaticâ€™s monthly paper fix, it will still live on in other forms: from April 7 it will become the worldâ€™s first dedicated digital hip-hop magazine, available for download from www.hhcdigital.net. Please contact Phillip Mlynar on email@example.com or 347-731-1288 for more information.
All of HHCâ€™s staff and contributors will continue to be active journalistically, so please retain on any relevant mailing lists.
Thank you for your support, in whatever capacity, over the years.
All the best,
Infamous Ink Ltd, PO Box 392, Cambridge, CB1 3WH