Friday, January 27, 2012

One More Robot - Issue 9



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Featured Articles

R U Still Down?: The Legacy of Tupac Shakur
Examining the life, death and legacy of the most famous voice in the history of hip-hop.
by Charlie Braxton
 

Hype’s World
A critical breakdown of 15 nineties music videos from visionary director Hype Williams.
by Miles Marshall Lewis
 

Love & Hip-Hop
Exploring the interplay between R&B and hip-hop in the nineties.
by Quentin B. Huff


Rare Grooves
Counting out ten rare nineties hip-hop records every true fan should know.
by Cherryl Aldave & Monte Smith
 

Famous Last Words
The man once dubbed ‘Hip-Hop’s Official Cartoonist’ shares some of his favourite work from his time with The Source magazine.
by André LeRoy Davis, introduction by Michael A. Gonzales
 

Too Legit: The Neglected legacy of Pop-Rap
Analysing the influence of MC Hammer and the subsequent wave of ‘pop-rappers’ to achieve success.
by Jonathan Bogart
 

Young Blood: Lil Wayne in the Nineties
As a teenager in the nineties, Lil Wayne dropped hints of his impending stardom as both a solo artist and member of The Hot Boys.
by Joe Coscarelli
 

The Ballad of Faith and Biggie
Faith Evans discusses her role in the Bad Boy Records family and marriage to the legendary Notorious BIG.
by Michael A. Gonzales
 

NWA In Full Effect
A look at the various West Coast sounds that came on the back of NWA’s success, from the solo efforts of Eazy-E through to artists like Above The Law, Mack 10 and King Tee.
by Dean Van Nguyen


Also Includes

Heavy D 1967-2010 Inie Banigo remembers the influential hip-hop icon.
 

How MTV Got it’s Groove Back Recent inventiveness in their scheduled is making MTV worth watching again, argues Declan Aylward.
 

Spotlight: AM & Shawn Lee Jonathan Keane spoke to the funky duo about their recently released colaboration album.
 

Lesser Halves Derek Owens breaks down his five worst partners in the entertainment world’s history.
 

Bringing The Heat: Pacino in Dublin Matthew Jaffrey charts the history of the Dublin International Film Festival and previews this year’s event, including an scheduled appearance by Al Pacino.

Column: Ah Sure, Look It! Niamh King wonders if her peers are becoming increasingly quick to shrug off feminism.

Column: Half Nelson Jason Robinson examines the on-screen importance of a convincing accent.


and much more!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Back Issue Now Available


Those bundle packs of back issues seen in stores that stock One More Robot are now available to buy worldwide via eBay. And at only a fiver a pop, they're super good value.

The Crucial Issues
Issue 8 (The 100 Songs That Changed The Game)
Issue 7 (The Pop Issue)
€5
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The Bumper Pack
Issue 5 (Dublin’s Sonic Boom! Local Band Interviews and Profiles)
Issue 4 (The Generation X Issue)
Issue 3 (Interviews with Anton Newcombe and John Cale)
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Issue 9 Preview: The Nineties Hip-Hop Issue

In our upcoming special Winter/Spring double issue One More Robot's team will be focusing on nineties hip-hop culture, art, lifestyle and music. Here's a glimpse into just some of the pieces we have prepared.

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Charlie Braxton examines the life, death and legacy of the most famous voice in the history of hip-hop, Tupac Shakur.



Michael A. Gonzales speaks to Faith Evans on her role in the Bad Boy Records family and marriage to The Notorious BIG.




Andr√© LeRoy Davis, the man once dubbed ‘Hip-Hop’s Official Cartoonist’, talks us through some of his favourite work from his time with The Source magazine.



We inspect the nineties output of a teenage Lil Wayne and his group The Hot Boyz.



Exploring the interplay between R&B and hip-hop in the nineties, under the working theory that the increasing inclusion of R&B-style rhythms and hooks made an impact on the expression of love/sex/relationship in hip-hop music during the decade.



While NWA disbanded in 1991, their influence over nineties West Coast hip-hop was vast. We look at a variety work and sounds that came on the back of the group's success, from the solo efforts of Eazy-E through to artists like Mack 10 and King Tee.



Jonathan Bogart discusses the oft-dismissed influence of MC Hammer and the flood of pop-rap chart toppers that were released on the back of his success.



And there's a few words on the late, great Heavy D.