‘Ro­bot’ shoots from the hip-hop

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An in­de­pen­dently-run Ir­ish pop cul­ture mag­a­zine has cor­ralled some of the big­gest hip-hop con­nois­seurs in Amer­i­can mu­sic jour­nal­ism to con­trib­ute to their lat­est is­sue – a spe­cial dou­ble edi­tion that delves into the hip-hop and rap scene of the 1990s.

The new is­sue of One More Ro­bot also has an in­ter­view with Faith Evans, widow of The No­to­ri­ous BIG, as well as fea­tures on Tu­pac Shakur, NWA and the rise of artists such as Lil Wayne. Writ­ers in­volved in­clude for­mer colum­nist for The Source, An­dré Leroy Davis.

One More Ro­bot ed­i­tor Dean Van Nguyen, a Dubliner who him­self writes about hip-hop for sev­eral Us-based publi­ca­tions and web­sites, in­clud­ing Pop­mat­ters, founded the mag­a­zine in 2009.

“I wanted to make a mag­a­zine that an­a­lysed mu­sic, film and me­dia a lit­tle more than your av­er­age band in­ter­views and blog posts,” he said. “Those first cou­ple of is­sues were ama­teur hour, but I think the ethos we laid down then still dic­tates the mag­a­zine’s con­tent to­day.”

The 1990s Hip-hop edi­tion is avail­able from sev­eral out­lets in Dublin, as well as by mail or­der world­wide.

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