Last week, HRDCVR, a project to create “a book-shaped magazine by and for the new everyone” more than doubled funding goals on Kickstarter, raising $67,230 from 516 backers. On Monday, Emiley Mallory wrote about the magazine and its founders, journalists Danyel Smith and Elliott Wilson, for All Digitocracy.
The magazine, with just one issue planned, will come out Nov. 28.
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HRDCVR’s mission is to challenge the lack of variety in society’s narrative and to bring more diverse communities forward. HRDCVR is, in essence, an ode to the culture. It’s not solely a hip-hop magazine and it’s not just about politics either, Smith said.
Wilson is a host and a television producer who runs the popular and influential website, Rap Radar. Smith is the former editor-in-chief of VIBE and was the first black editor at Billboard.