TRUE Magazine

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TRUE Magazine has positioned its brand as “The Missing Link In Independent Hip Hop & Fashion” making TRUE the Independent Hip Hop Lifestyle Bible that’s available online, mobile phones and in print.  We focus on giving Independent companies a voice that can be heard across the Hip Hop community. By being committed to the Independent Hip Hop community we get the chance to showcase tomorrow’s mainstream stars first, giving our readers, their voice, image and story. With thirteen years in pushing Independent Hip Hop we are reaching more than just readers but a movement of Independent people that changes the way we listen to music, dress, speak and live.



Production Rights – A platform that gives the producers and musicians who make the beats and rhythms we yearn for. We showcase their talents, strategies, achievements and information on who, what, where and why they do what they do.

Wheels of Steel  -  Is the first outlet in print that gives the DJ a voice to speak on music without being censored.  From main stream DJ teams to the independent DJ who are makin’ noise in their city this section gives them a voice and recognition they need.

I Got Next – I Got Next sets the tone of the magazine with whose next to blow up. This section is their first introduction into main stream. In each interview we make sure you are left with knowing an artists and his/her music without even hearing them. And it’s a preview of who you need to be looking out for cause they have the potential to be that next artist who takes over the Hip Hop world.

 Our Cover Stories  – From Day 1 TRUE Magazines Covers have been relevant to the time period in Hip Hop. Within our 13 years of publication, TRUE has had more top 5 billboard artists on its cover than your average independent focused magazine to date. Our stories give you the real deal on how the cover artists are living in Hip Hop. No ad libs, no extras and nothing taken out.

HISTORY – TRUE Magazine was the first of its kind in 1999… promoting independent artists on a main stream level giving them the voice they need to build their fan base. TRUE magazine was started from a conversation and has grown to have  over 1000+ Independent artists in its pages, kick starting the careers of Sean Kingston, Stimuli, Big Turk., Stix, Damani, Trae The Truth, The Show, Papoose, Beanie Sigel, Mansion Tut, DJ NOODLES,  Chamillionaire, God’s Gift, Keak Da Sneak, DJ Warrior, Yo Gotti, Ron Browz, Manio, Mims, Siagon, Waka Flocka, Eternia Moss, Charlie Boy, SLY Boogie, Capital & Kitty, Roccett, Freeway, Jon Doe &  more. The First issue ever printed was printed at a local Kinko’s and given away for free to the community.

THE FUTURE – Now TRUE Magazine has taken its innovative ideas to the digital scene being the first Hip Hop magazine with a digital issue and platform for those that can’t get enough of Hip Hop. With the leading technology TRUE has set the tone for all others to follow. In our digital issues you will be able to read a copy online, your cell phone or ipad and any internet receiving device in any language  in the world. Watch the latest videos, movie trailers of an artist or company in its pages. You can listen to the artists’ songs while you read their story, build up your social network or downloads for your next project with our hyperlinks connecting you to your site or page. The possibilities are endless!

View Past Covers

2013   |   2012   |   2011   |   2010   |   2009   |   2008   |   2007   |   2006   |  older issues can be viewed upon request

To see a digital issue click here:  TRUE Magazine Digital Issues.

To check placements for advertising and for all deadlines (TRUE Magazine Editorial Calendar)