Murder Dog Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary
For fans of West Coast Hip Hop, especially of the Gangsta Rap variety, Murder Dog filled (and continues to fill) an important void that was left in the coverage of Hip Hop. Artists like Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung, Daz Dillinger and Twista thrived in the pages of Black Dog Bone’s publication long before (or in Daz’s case) long after they were embraced by the bigger, more corporate publications.
“Amongst the existing magazines,” explains Black Dog Bone, Editor-In-Chief since the magazine’s inception in 1993, “Murder Dog is the only one with all original owners and staff–and its original vision.” Published out of Vallejo, California, the magazine has been rolling since the days of The Click.
“Rick Ross, Three 6 Mafia, Master P, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, 50 Cent, Machine Gun Kelly,” says Black Dog Bone, “we were the first to put these artists on our cover.”
Ambrosia For Heads salutes Murder Dog, and wishes you 20 more.