The creative landscape is changing. Technologies like Pro Tools, the iPod, and peer-to-peer networks have become mainstream in the digital age, creating a wild frontier of sorts in music. Independent artists can reach mass audiences once forbidden to them. These technologies are fostering the rise of “semiotic democracy”—where more and more people are no longer passive consumers of mass media, but active participants in creating culture. Cops vs Lawyers, Issue 3

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The Shout Mission

A movement has been taking shape here in the Bay Area and beyond. Hip-hop is its vehicle, driven by countless independent artists, musicians and visionaries. Their efforts are building a community that is a part of a growing international culture.

SHOUT Magazine is on a mission to promote hip-hop culture in the Bay Area. The Bay Area makes its own unique contributions to this culture through elements of deejaying, emceeing, graff writing, breakdancing, slang, etc. SHOUT's content promotes awareness of these contributions and fosters a connection between the elements of hip-hop and our readers.

Not just a "music magazine," SHOUT follows the shared experiences within hip-hop culture as they inspire other outwardly-significant activities. We feature activist groups and enterprises motivated by the values of the hip-hop culture. We spread the message worldwide through pictures, words and innovative designs to bring this diverse world to our readers.