SuperFly Magazine Publisher Launches New Book that Gives Untold Story of Hip-Hop Legacy

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop" (ISBN: 978-0991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.

SuperFly was the result of Gloria's passion for rhythm and blues which evolved into a love affair with hip-hop. Her connections and relationships formed during her marriage to John Goldwater, creator of Archie Comics, were what ultimately provided her with the resources to publish this hip-hop legend.

A 294-page book, "SuperFly: My Untold Story of Hip-Hop," details Gloria's rise to publishing success, and also reveals the heartbreaking situation that led to the magazine's shutdown, right in the midst of its popularity.

Gloria shares rare anecdotes about an industry where, at first glance, she appeared out of her element. She gives readers candid accounts about the hip-hop music scene as well as personal insight into her various relationships with the artists.

Readers will revel in never-before-published photos taken at exclusive events with celebrities such as Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Ice T, MC Hammer, Dr. Dre, and many others.

Many of these hip-hop artists became fast friends with Gloria and they forged meaningful and lasting friendships. Rhythm and blues artists such as Bobby Brown, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson also graced the pages of SuperFly magazine. The book chronicles it all.

"SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop" begins with an overview of the evolution of hip-hop from society's fringe into the mainstream. It then goes on to describe the development and subsequent launch of SuperFly, the celebrity-drenched SuperFly years, and the post-SuperFly life.

"Rappers used to come to my office all the time, and I must admit, I loved it," Goldwater says. "We became like a family."

The book includes free downloadable bonus material, including digitized copies of original print SuperFly magazines, an original video from Gloria's cable television show, "Crashing New York" and never-before released textual and audio interviews featuring Tupac, Tony!, Toni!, Tone!, N.W.A., Flavor Flav and more.

"SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop" (ISBNs: 978-0-9913560-0-3 Hardcover, 978-0-9913560-1-0 Softcover and 976-0-9913560-2-7 e-book) is available in hard cover, soft cover and e-book format. The book can be purchased on Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble and on numerous other online sites and bookstores.

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About the Author:
A native New Yorker, today Gloria lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Lew Weintraub. Music and dance have always been a part of her life and will continue to be.

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