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I just got my first issue of OZONE Magazine. I really enjoyed it. Y’all will be around to see the fall of the other top magazines. Y’all are straight-up in your articles, and that’s what counts. That’s what separates y’all from the rest of the pack. Keep up the good work. I’m gonna subscribe to y’all shit. Y’all the bomb. Arian a.k.a. Bean 43rd of the Fo-Tre Rydas (Mayo Correctional Inst., FL) This is the first time I’ve read OZONE. The quality of your magazine is real hot! This is definitely something that I could get used to. For some reason, I find that your magazine is more personal than other magazines like XXL or The Source. This is the first time in a long time that I’ve read a magazine straight through, from cover to cover. I’m just really starting to get into Southern music and this magazine put me onto a lot of up and coming artists. – Najja Howard, najjabee@hotmail.com (Chicago, IL) As a fan of OZONE Magazine, I gotta tell ya that those groupie stories you have are the wildest shit ever. But as a rapper, my biggest fear is ending up in there! You may be saving a lot of rap marriages, cause niggas ain’t tryin’ to end up in that section! – Killer Mike (Atlanta, GA) I’m glad y’all exist. I’m dead-ass serious. My favorite part of OZONE is the photos. It’s okay to see big name stars in the magazine (boring), but when I see artists from my own city in the pictures, it makes me feel good to see that they’re getting some shine too. I’m about to subscribe to OZONE, and so are my cousins. We’re tired of seeing all that popular bullshit in magazines. It’s the same shit we see on MTV, VH1, and BET. Thanks, OZONE, for holding down the South! - 904 Balla, Q904Balla@aol.com (Jacksonville, FL) Yo, C-Murder, what’s good. I read your “Prison Diary: Trials & Tribulations” in the OZONE Magazine last month. I’m glad to see you holdin’ ya head up while you in there. My mans just recently got locked up, he doin’ five years. He was somethin’ like my brother, so it’s kinda hard livin’ without him. I know your brothers and the rest of your fam gotta be goin’ through it. For what it’s worth, man, you’re in my prayers. Stay up. – Brian Lewis, yungduce@hotmail.com (Tampa, FL) JB, I feel your 2 cents! Sometimes I forget why I’m in this game and why I started making mix CDs – cause it’s fun and I want people to hear the same hot shit I like! Now it’s gotten so political. People want to pay to get on ‘em, and people want to sponsor them but their music ain’t all that good. Now I’m trying to take my CDs back to that time when music was just fun and before the record labels got involved! I am also blessed to be able to wake up and can’t wait to get to work. I love it! – Scorpio, mastermindmusic@hotmail.com (Atlanta, GA) I just read your article on pirate radio in the February issue, which was overdue, to say the least. The article gave me a little motivation to see other soldiers like myself in the war of underground radio vs. corporate radio. Uncle Luke couldn’t have said it better! I hope your readers out there completely understand what’s going on with pirate radio down here in South Florida. It’s an everyday struggle for our own rights, freedom of speech, and a big “fuck you” to corporate radio and supporters who are attempting to destroy hip-hop culture by forcefeeding our generation. Then they wonder why sales are down, labels are folding and merging daily, and no one in our generation wants to listen to corporate radio. Somebody please save our culture, because if I hear Ja Rule’s “New York, New York” one more time on Clear Channel

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I might… never mind. I enjoyed the article, though. Don’t forget about the rest of the soldiers out here in the battlefield fighting for our rights. While many stations are only on for a couple hours down here in South Florida, I’ve been down here ridin’ out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for over two years and there ain’t a damn thang the Feds can do. I’ve been busted six times and still ridin’ out. Check me out whenever you’re in Ft. Myers (97.3 FM), Naples (103.3 FM), or Immokalee (106.1 FM) areas. Y’all first-timers should get at me, too, if you don’t want the Feds messing with your station. Technology is a beast. Use it to your advantage! Knowledge is everything. For y’all labels that would like promotion, this is one of the fastest-growing markets in the country (25,000 listeners/potential customers). You can stream me 24 hours a day as well; a real pirate radio survivor like Dawgman. Don’t forget about Raylo in Palm Beach, Bo tha Lover in Dade, and Delroy in Ft. Lauderdale, either, they’re real pirate radio soldiers that deserve to be mentioned in your magazine too. – J-Style, jstylex1023@aol.com or 239-784-4352 (Ft. Myers, FL) Your magazine is the best way for our Southern voices to be heard. God bless your company for the good work! The issue with T.I. on the cover is fire. I’m gonna keep it gangsta and subscribe to your magazine. I need something that’s original and true, from the streets. - Mondraw Brown (Bennettville, SC) Since the first time I picked up an OZONE Magazine from a radio station who reps you to the fullest (102.3 in T-Town Tallahassee), I couldn’t keep my eyes out of it. The articles are full of info. I really loved the article you did on my true ryda Khia. That bitch is so real. I like her cause she’s real about everything she does and says, regardless of how people take it. Khia is Khia with or without the cameras rolling. She’s my top female rapper. My girl owns the title “Queen of the South.” She knows that’s her shit, that’s why she ain’t sweatin’ it. She’s playin’ it cool. Most of all, I like her cause she ain’t like the rest of these industry bitches who get a lil’ cash and act as if they can’t be touched. Fuck ‘em, Khia is real! Keep reppin’ for all the real bitches out here, Khia, cause I’m one of ‘em and you speak loud enough for all of us to be heard. - Boss B (Miami, FL) Thanks for your interview with Akon. He’s a new breed of R&B mixed with hip-hop and pop. He’s got a crystal-smooth voice that suits any type of music. Akon’s popularity is spreading all over my neighborhood in Australia. These new faces in music are gonna make it big. Akon is going all the way. - Anton, anton111@optusnet.com.au (Australia) Yo, I’ve got an internet radio station in the Bay area. I’ve been getting your mags, right on. I don’t really like dirty South music too much but it’s a pretty good read. I’m lovin’ that article about the pirate radio stations. The Trick Daddy breakdown about how you had to get at him for the interview was hot too. A lot of Orlando people have been emailing me with hate mail cause I’ve got www.95Live.com, but it’s cool. I’m gonna be on pirate radio out here in the Bay area soon enough. - Sly, info@95live.com (San Francisco, CA) I’ve been reading the last few issues of OZONE and that groupie confessions shit is off the wall. I can’t believe these stupid-ass high-profile rappers are still running around fucking groupie hoes without a condom, and most of them have wives at home. But I will admit, that shit is funny and good reading. As long as them hoes keep doing it, OZONE need to keep exposing they nasty asses! - Melissa (Raleigh, NC)

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