Take The Stage
Take The Stage is an excellent publication focusing on the hip hop world, now 4 issue deep, it is one of the most artistic and professional pieces of hip hop literature I have seen in a long time. Here is what the folks behind TTS say about the project, “A quarterly book project exploring characters in and around independent hip hop. Through interviews and portrait photography, Take the Stage gives an insight into those characters who have chosen to step up into the spotlight and articulate their love of hip hop how they see it. It’s the deejays, the emcees, the promoters, the producers, the record label owners, the beatboxers and more who help make the diverse world of beats and rhymes what it is. Times change and faces may come and go. In the end, all we can take are momentary snapshots of these different people united by one music.”
Check out the first 4 editions on-line here.