06 May 2011

HIP HOP DON'T STOP #2 & 3 [by Tyler Debelak]

I received these copies of Hip Hop Don't Stop through a zine trade a number of years ago.  Both issues are really good.  Tyler writes introspectively and sarcastically, which make a satisfying mix, surprisingly.  His zines are filled with both typed and handwritten articles, as well as found images.

My favourite article is about 'thinking movies' and how college students act like "their entire world has opened up and they have somehow experienced something totally unique and awe inspiring" after watching them.  He writes about how these students tack meaning onto every little detail in these films to a point of ridiculousness.  His attitude toward these viewers is really funny and critical.