image001In the new issue, Shook speak to Raekwon from the Wu about an album more hotly awaited than the second coming – Only Born 4 Cuban Linx II.

The Quantic Y Su Combo Barbaro album is dropping soon and photographer/filmmaker B+ commands the cover with a picture he took in Colombia. Check the rest of the photos & the full story inside the mag.

They also do some ghetto-turismo in Morò de Providencia, the oldest favela in Rio, thanks to French artist JR, and capture the UK’s premier ‘house dance’ crew InDaHouse in full effect.

There’s an interview with producer 9th Wonder and his True School crew and they also speak to Rashad Smith (if you don’t know who that is, check the back of your ‘Woo Hah’ 12-inch or CD-single).

The eglo crew represent (Floating Points, Alex Nut & the whole 9 yards). Then there’s the story behind the 1974 concert in Kinshasa when James Brown, Bill Withers and Celia Cruz lined up alongside Miriam Makeba and Franco – it’s the subject of the new Soul Power film.

Also check the story of Rahaan & the Chuck Brothers, the crate diggers outta Chi-city – and while you’re at it you need to download their mixes. Speaking of mixes, they speak to the one like Karizma who has a new album out via R2. They also have an in-depth story about the life and times of Freddie Hubbard, as remembered by Creed Taylor (of CTI and Impulse! fame).

Issue 6 features a short story by Charlie Dark (‘The God of Road’), plus they remember French novelist Boris Vian and speak to Bob James too. There’s also a revamped back section covering anything from Congolese sapeurs to boutique stores in the heart of Hoaxtown.

What else?

There’s a lot – and our fingers are getting tired, so do yourself a favour and seek it out.