#45. Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, & Kool Herc (The Source, 1993)

Issue: March 1993
Art Direction: Chris Callaway
Photography: Chi Modu

At its peak The Source was not just the voice of hip-hop's present, but its past as well. They put their money where their mouth was when they threw the holy trinity of old school DJ legends on the cover. While a generation of rap fans may have only had the vaguest idea who the old heads were, it was a bold gesture to the genre's forefathers.