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About Us

Street Motivation Magazine (SM) is a quarterly California-based publication covering the latest news and trends in hip hop, rock, and urban culture. Established in 2005, SM has been the music industry’s leading independent source for original commentary, feature stories, and exclusive interviews for 10 years. Platinum selling artists that have appeared in SM include The Eastsidaz, Jayo Felony, Kurupt, Above The Law, and OG Kokane, among others. In addition, SM regularly profiles a variety of new and emerging West Coast artists. Each quarter, SM reaches thousands of readers (16-40), and continues to grow. Digital copies can be purchased online, and hard copies can be purchased at popular convenience stores across Northern and Southern California, including AM PM, Chevron, Mobil, Shell, and Circle K. Click here to find a location near you. Click here to become a retailer or advertise.  Other facts about SM:

  • 96% of readers share Street Motivation Magazines with their colleagues.
  • 83% of readers save articles or issues.
  • 40% of Street Motivation Magazine readers make purchases of products and services.
  • 63% of readers use Street Motivation Magazine for planning of products, entertainment, fashion and services.

Other artists that have been featured in SM: The Big Boss Dogg “Snoop Dogg”, rap artist, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California aka E-40, Platinum DJ Battle Cat, Platinum Producer “Ervin (EP) Pope, New Jersy aka Brick City’s own “RedMan”,  Pomona Town “Suga Free”, Pasadena, California songstress “Kamilah Chevel”, Soulful Ricky Jones, Femcee Medusa and Natural Red, C-BO, Brotha Lynch Hung, Sly Boogy, RBX, Dresta Da Gangsta, BG Knock-Out, Chill (Compton’s Most Wanted) Mex Koast, Troof be Told, J-Best, Crooked I, Chaz Williams, The Real Rick Ross, Graph, Young Pop, Recording Artist Jay Rock, Krys Ivory, 40 Glocc, R&B da MC, Loyal Enemy, Snoop Doggs artist(s) “The Hustle Boys” and “Dubb Union”, Lo’key the YG, Young Giantz, Big Tank, Tha Boogie, King Ryan Events, Dub Show Events, BET C.J. Lee, Lady of Rage, Diamonique, Suga T, Bossalena, Snow White, Flakiss, Kitty, Zeenie Town, Rock Bottom, Johnny Blaze, Slauson Boyz, Cuicide, Ricky Rude, Models: (Nikita Esco, Tehmeena Afzal, Tatyanna, Milanya Marie, Molly Morrison, Brandi Renee, Shae Marie, Avangelin Marie, Ashley King, Aya, Charlie, Sarah, Joselyn) Recording artist Audio Push, recording artist Ya Boy, Bishop Lamont, DJ TEC, Young Maylay, King T, UK’s “OvaSeas Records”, GrindFace Apparel, WC, Daz Dillenger, Shortman, Rialto Staxx, OG Rome, Mainlan, NoJack, Jessica Shores, Big Profit, Coup Deville, MayWest, Incks alonius, Tech N9Ne, Akir, Immortal Techniec, Nipsey Hussle, Master P, Kendrick Lamar, SkeeTV, Reddy Roch, DJ Muggs, Angela Davis, Chase Losangeles, NessaSary, Keno Camp , Ryan Combs (Director), Egyptian Lover, DJ Quik, DJ Mustard, Sir Jinx, Madlib, Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Curtis Young, and Spice 1.