The Magazine Scene Notorious B.I.G. Is Extra Large on the Periodical Front

By Jabari Asim Get Out Out Arts | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), June 29, 1995 | Go to article overview

The Magazine Scene Notorious B.I.G. Is Extra Large on the Periodical Front


Jabari Asim Get Out Out Arts, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Last month, he was profiled in Details. This month, he's the cover boy for The Source: The Magazine of Hip-Hop Music, Culture & Politics.

I'm referring, of course, to Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., the gargantuan rapper who's currently dominating both the pop and hip-hop charts.

Music journalist Bonz Malone spends a day in the life of Smalls, smoking various forms of illegal vegetation and discussing Smalls' rise from Brooklyn hustler to video star. A photo spread shows the Ample One decked out in fly b-boy gear and cruisin' his hood with his homeys and his honey.

The text is devoted to Smalls' philosophy of life. To wit: "To be or not to be ain't the question, it's what you'll become that matters. Yeah, it's nice to have fat sh-t. The Versace, the Rolex, the whole nine, but there's one more thing that's not to be forgotten - you got to start small if you're ever to become B.I.G."

Whew! And I though Heavy D was deep.

***** Community Unity ...

Philosophy of a different sort is displayed in the premiere issue of DoubleTake, a quarterly produced by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Editors Robert Coles and Alex Harris invite readers to become part of a community devoted to "renderings of the world as it is and as it might be."

The thick glossy boasts an abundance of riveting photographs, taken by such stellar talents as Wendy Ewald, Danny Lyon and Paul D'Amato. …

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