Hip Hop Weekly Magazine has released a special issue commemorating the life and achievements of the late pop icon Whitney Houston.
The latest in a series of special limited editions, which have included such topical personalities as Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce and Jay-Z, this issue takes readers behind the mic and behind the rumors, chronicling the illustrious achievements of a beloved celebrity who sold over 170 million records worldwide.
Spearheaded by Editor-In-Chief Cynthia Horner, who was acquainted with Ms. Houston and her family, and was responsible for bringing Bobby Brown and New Edition to national attention in the media, Horner, along with editors T.J. Rudy, Cavario H. and Jamaal Bachelor, conducted a series of exclusive interviews with industry insiders who were able to provide much needed insight about the beloved singer who died on the eve of the Grammy Awards. The magazine design and special poster pull-outs were created by Wor Whosane and Roderick McZeal.
Hip Hop Weekly’s commemorative issue celebrates the life of Newark, New Jersey’s First Daughter, Ms. Houston, and takes readers into Whitney’s world, giving objective, positive editorial coverage to an artist whose significance to the entertainment industry has been at times overshadowed by lurid gossip. Rev. Al Sharpton, who contributed to the issue, states, “I am so troubled by all of the negative stories on Whitney. Whitney lived her life under the microscope and she had her challenges and problems like everyone else. It’s just because she was so big that everyone knew when she had a challenge and everyone knew when she had a problem.”