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The Cipher: A History of Hip Hop in Miami is a collection of the best of The Cipher, an independent newspaper published from 1998 to 2000. Chronicling the rise and fall of the publication, it is the story of Hip Hop in Miami in the words of its creators, taken from interviews and narrated with unfiltered recollections and anecdotes. Featuring unpublished photos and memorabilia, exclusive articles, and interviews with such figures as Phife Dawg, OutKast, DJ Craze, Lil' Kim, Guru, DJ Khaled, and many more, it is a personal journey that stresses overcoming all odds alongside the trials and tribulations of Miami youngsters making sense of and reporting on the multi-million dollar rap industry developing around them in the 1990's.