Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Grandslam magazine was the publication that followed on after the demise of Big Daddy magazine in 2003.
Although it was very chunky and very funky, the mag had a rather scanty shelf life, ending in 2004.
Hip hop and funk were its main areas of coverage - lots of interviews, historical articles, record label overviews and so on. Needless to say there were tons of record review pages too, not only just for rap and funk but also soul, beats, R&B, Latin, reggae and some obscure leftfield biz.
Plenty charts and playlists as well, with other related material featuring stuff like books and graffiti.
The image on top has an example of a couple of covers from its 2 year reign - dated 2003 & 2004.
Grandslam also dished out free promo CD's and 2 examples are on view above.
I have also plucked out an item  from 2003 - a reminder of the content in the record review pages, with the one here being for MF Doom's "Viktor Vaughn" album.
Accompanying it is my CD of it.

1 comment:

  1. It was a great magazine, and I'm gutted that I lost my GSM T-shirt!