San Francisco: The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine, 1993. First Edition. Well-preserved issue of this Bay Area fanzine, one which played a critical role in shaping the West Coast hip-hop scene. Founded by Bay Area DJ David Paul in 1991, The Bomb was published during a time when there were very few magazines dedicated solely to hip-hop (The Source, One Nut Network, Flava). The magazine focuessed on the four elements of hip-hop at a local, national, and international level, featuring articles by Funken-Klein, Billy Jam, Spence Dookey, Cheo Coker, Faisal Ahmed, DJ Shadow, Kutmasta Kurt and others. Contents include interviews with Apache, Paris, and Common Sense, with articles about the Bay Area scene, photos of graffiti murals, and album reviews of Heavy D, Naughty by Nature, Onyx, and King Tee. Of particular interest is a revealing interview with NWA's Eazy E, who spends half the interview dissing former groupmate Dr. Dre. Cover art by Scape One. Circulation was limited to 3,000-5,000 copies per issue. OCLC finds scattered issues at 7 institutions (Cornell, NYPL, SFPL, UC Berkeley, Berklee Col. of Music, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Wisconsin Historical). Item #2214
Quarto (28cm); black and white offset printed wrappers, stapled; , 27pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, a few faint creases, and some oxidation to staples; Very Good+.