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Word Up!

A collection of 28 issues of Word Up! magazine, (1987-1997)

Word Up!

Word Up!

A collection of 28 issues of Word Up! magazine, (1987-1997)

A collection of 28 issues of Word Up! magazine, (1987-1997)

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A collection of twenty eight issues of Word Up! magazine, 1987-1997.


Twenty-three monthly issues from 1987-1997, and five special edition issues, including Word Up! Presents Rap Masters (1988), The Best of Rap & R&B (February 1994), Rap Masters Presents: Public Enemy 2000 (October 1994), The Best of Rap & R&B Presents: The Top 100 Hits of the '90s! (December 1994), and Word Up! Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. (1997).


A complete listing of all issues is available upon request.

28 ISSUES OF THE ICONIC WORD UP! MAGAZINE, INCLUDING THE 1997 TRIBUTE TO THE NOTORIUS B.I.G.


The twenty eight issues magazine offered here come directly from Gerrie Summers, founding editor of Word Up! Magazine, a monthly publication dedicated to Hip Hop and R&B's up-and-coming prodigies, performers, and producers. Founded in August of 1987, the magazine quickly rose in circulation, attracting a wide range of youthful readers and Hip Hop enthusiasts. Word Up! stood out from other publications of its kind due to its emphasis on Hip Hop music and rap artists, including artists that had not yet made it into the mainstream.


Features in Summers' Word Up! Magazine (1987-2012) proved indispensable in both launching and propelling the careers of innumerable Hip Hop and R&B legends - like The Notorious B.I.G who famously namechecked the magazine in his smash hit, "Juicy." The publication arguably did the same for other magazines as Word Up! preceded, inspired, and influenced the influx and growth of Hip Hop magazines.


Provenance:

From the personal collection of Gerrie Summers, Founding Editor-in-Chief of Word Up! Magazine


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