The search for possible answers thus is subliminally present throughout the magazine—in the contribution on the independent Milan venue Macao, but also in interviews with NON-affiliate Farai or the American experimentalist Steve Hauschildt. Even the most hopeful answers remain ambivalent in the end it seems; ultimately there won’t be any utopias. “There’s a sun in the sky,” as Laurel Halo points out in the magazine, “but it’s burning ever hotter.”
On top, this issue features interviews with DVA Damas, Mechatok, Parrish Smith and portraits on Nina of Golden Pudel and V.I.S., as well as Casual Gabberz‘ Evil Grimace & Von Bikräv. There’s also “A Short History of the Aesthetics of Excess in Hip Hop,” various columns and a photo essay, plus further contributions by Das Ding, Laraaji and German Army.