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Hip-Hop Connection

Hip Hop Connection was UK-based monthly magazine devoted entirely to hip hop culture. It was published between 1988 and 2009.

Wu-Tang Clan

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, September 1994

THURSDAY 1st September, Backstage stairwell, The Forum, Kentish Town, London. ...

Canibus, LL Cool J, Wyclef Jean: LL Cool J, Canibus and Wyclef Jean: The '4,3,2,1' Beef

Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, 2000

WHEN CANIBUS recorded a verse for LL Cool J's '4,3,2,1' in 1997, he can hardly have realised what was about to unfold. ...

Lucy Pearl

Profile and Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, 2000

"I ALWAYS like the idea of people getting together, like The Power Station, the Travelling Wilburys, groups like that," says Raphael Saadiq in all earnestness. ...

Kool G Rap

Profile and Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, 2001

FROM THE drivers' seat of his black GMC jeep, Kool G Rap stares intently at the police car. Despite the air conditioning being turned up ...

Busta Rhymes

Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, 2002

BUSTA RHYMES has a heavy cold and a brutal schedule, and he's already running three hours late. ...

Rhymefest

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, 2006

ONE OF the most unexpected meetings in English Parliamentary history took place in late October, when Rhymefest sat down with Conservative Party leader David Cameron. ...

Dr. Dre, N.W.A.: Jerry Heller

Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, January 2007

JERRY HELLER may just have the most undeservedly bad rep in the history of hip hop. ...

Rakim

Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, April 2009

I GUESS you could say he's been away. But he's never strayed far. ...

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