Vapors was an independent, underground, Australian, Hip Hop magazine. If there was a Hip Hop magazine that came out before it then I don’t know about it. I knew the man behind the magazine as Blaze through the Loungeroom & Next Level Records.
I bought my first copy after school at Disco City in Parramatta. It was issue 5, December 1989 – the NWA issue. In the pre-internet era this thing was a goldmine of information. To this day I still seek out songs that were favorably reviewed within it’s pages.
I went rummaging through boxes in my Mum’s garage looking for them the other day. When I found them I was surprised to see they had deteriorated. The paper seems to be disintegrating or maybe it has been eaten by some insect? I thought I’d start to scan and share them before they perish beyond salvageability.
I don’t have all the issues. If you have any copies of this awesome resource please get in touch. I hope you will let me scan them and share them here.