Take The Stage - Stories Of Hip Hop

In an age of tidbits, 140-character-long drivel and bite-sized journalism, Huck Magazine editor Ed Andrews is doing the domestic hip hop scene a great service with his Take The Stage series. The quarterly digital book, as he says, lifts the lid “on those characters who have chosen to step up into the spotlight and articulate their love of hip hop how they see it”. In short, this will let you delve deeper than any PR or garbled blog posts allow - and is accompanied by sharp, vivid portrait photography.

The first volume features Stig Of The Dump, Mike Lewis of Lewis Recordings, Mr Thing, Delusionists and Inja; while future editions will see Jehst, Mercury Award winner Speech Debelle, Lowkey and a heap of others get a look in.