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Hip Hop Periodicals Collection

Identifier: M261

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hip Hop Periodicals collection contains popular and underground hip hop publications. The collection includes copies of Elemental Magazine, a magazine dedicated to covering underground hip hop culture in Atlanta. It also contains copies of Ozone Magazine, which referred to itself as "the Southern voice of hip hop." It dates from 1998 to 2012 with the majority of materials dating from 1998 to 2009.Topics include prominent and local artists, executives, producers, music industry news, graffiti and street art, DJs, breakdancing or b-boys, and emceeing.


  • Creation: 1998-2012
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1998-2009

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.


3 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 2 pamphlet boxes)

Language of Materials



The Hip Hop Periodicals collection is an artificial collection of serial publications about hip hop and related music industry issues. The collection includes copies of Elemental and Ozone magazines. It dates from 1998 to 2012.


Arranged into series based on the publication. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

This collection contains materials donated by Antar Fierce and Julia Beverly in 2023.

Processing Information

Processed by Brittany Newberry, 2023

Hip Hop Periodicals
A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University
Brittany Newberry
November 2023
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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