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Monsta magazine makes its debut

Submitted by on January 28, 2008 – 12:07 pm18 Comments


This is the debut cover of Monsta magazine, a new hip-hop publication from the co-creators of the The Source, Dave Mays and Ray “Benzino” Scott.

How do you think the cover measures up, considering it’s the first issue and the urban music magazine market continues to lose strength?

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  • Will973 says:


  • Jon P says:

    ehh never be XXL

  • they need a much better design layout!!!!

    and with the rise of the internet, i think it would be better to go paperless, and just do an online magazine and offer it to a global market.

  • Julez says:

    I think it’s a very weak design- I could have done better and I only know how to use paintbrush.

  • Yung Tee says:

    Not a bad design but could be better. but….. u learn as you grow right?

    Keep it Pimpin

    Yung Tee

  • they have over 20 years of experience from doing the source magazine.

    how much more could they learn or grow? sheesh. lol

  • FuckBenzino says:

    anyone else notice that thats a flipped image of Game
    those tattoos are on his left side and the butterfly/la tattoo is on his right eye
    just saying

  • Money Mike says:

    Fuck Dave Mays & benzino!

    They need to hang it up… Noone cares about them anymore!

  • T-R-U says:

    When is this magazine going to be available to purchase????

  • G.R.I.T.S. says:

    it’s coming February 12th of this year. my boy gave me an advanced copy. it’s hot! it’s like an Urban Rolling Stone… check it out ya’ll!!!!

  • rich says:

    Looks cheap needs more quality.

  • Shoowee ka' says:

    Monsta magazine hits new stands Feb 12th.

    MONSTA is an authentic and relevant chronicle of the Hip Hop Generation, documenting its consistent impact on mainstream society and popular culture. It is a striking oversized magazine (10″ x 12″ large format) that is packed with provocative stories and photographs. The magazine reports from the front lines, delivering a first-hand point of view on the people, the issues and the lifestyle interests that really matter to the Hip Hop Generation. Each issue of the magazine combines in-depth news reports, poignant interviews, documentary-style profiles and insightful commentary with stunning original and exclusive art and photography — creating one intense, engaging and thought-provoking package.

  • DRealDeal aka DRD says:

    Funny how people can sit there on the other side of Comp/Laptop and bash on peoples game…. hahah
    I cant knock a hustle. Didnt we learn in junior high school to Never Judge a book by its Cover, EVEN THO i dont the covers Bad at all!!!

    Wait and see, ill bet that shit will BE POPPIN!
    All about the TEAM u Got.. lesson in business.

    Keep it Real

  • Doug says:

    Money Mike, you are a fool! You said they need to hang it up. The Hip-Hop Weekly was the number one selling Urban Magazine in the US, for 2007. Number 12 overall in the 7 eleven chain stores. Base your opinion on facts. The killed it with HHW, so they decide to make monsta a monthly mag. get money dave and ray…..and this time don’t f it up!

  • Ronny J says:

    Monsta Magazine about to get shut down.

    Trademark Rob Speaks to THE SLY SHOW & Exposes Benzino and David Mays!!!!



  • T-R-U says:

    This drives me crazy.. Since this magazine hit stands i searched every where, FYE, Walmart, K-Mart, any place that really sold hip-hop magazines and never found it… Now All this stuff is happening and I dont even know where the hell to purchase it.. THey should atleast have a website to subscribe

  • jeezy says:

    did y’all notice the game dont got the face tattoo..

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