Thursday, January 08, 2015

Caught in the Middle Magazine: Issue 1 & 2 [FREE]

In 1994 underground Hip Hop educator-activist Kevin Beacham started Chicago-based hip-hop magazine "Caught in the Middle" after a stint as a writer for another Chicago based zine Fly Paper, as well as contributing to a variety of websites and Hip Hop magazines such as FifthElementonline.com, Urb Magazine and 312 Magazine. Unfortunately it didn’t last long, releasing only 2 issues in its brief career.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, founder Kevin Beacham is giving away digital copies of both issues of CITM! The magazines includes content from and about legendary Chicago rapper Common (Sense), The Nonce, The B.U.M.S, Funkytown Pros, Stedy Serv, Ang13, Art of Origin (Chino XL), Pink House, JUICE, JP Chill, Boogie Boy, Cash Money Brothers, J Bird, Elements of Nature, Twista, Cage, Company Flow, Beat Terrorists, Kool Keith, Godfather Don, Lumba Of Rubberoom and more! The mag published great interviews and unique articles, including a Hobo Junction VS Hieroglyphics lyrical analysis and a Redman Lyrical Analysis!

As long as we’re on the subject of Chicago Hip Hop, there is also currently a Chicago hip-hop documentary film project in production involving Kevin Beacham titled "Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop." The documentary will be directed by Ryan Brockmeier and is written by Ryan Brockmeier, Kevin Beacham and Maisy Draper. Expect that project to come out sometime in 2016.  You can find Dropbox links to download the issues below, as well as a link to the documentary website.

Download Issue 1: Caught in the Middle Issue 1

Download Issue 2: Caught in the Middle Issue 2

Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop

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