What kind of media institution (publisher) might distribute your media product and why?

Harris Publications is probably the best institution for my hip hop magazine due to the fact that it is the main publisher for XXL magazine. This is one of the most successful platforms for such type of genre, this is evident in the other magazines being published by them. To further suggest this is the best option, most of the magazines are the most influential when it came to my own magazine.

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

My media product fully conforms but also develops the hegemonic stereotypical features of a hip hop magazine. This is proven in the use of the conventions in the magazine throughout. Linking to hip hop, a dark theme and house style I used a red black gold and white theme. To further the use of the conventions, I used a variety of black models which is heavily affiliated with the hip hop genre. I used and took inspiration from a lot of hip hop magazines, to merge into one. This is shown through the positioning of the model and also the colour scheme. I was heavily inspired by one of the source magazine’s contents page, the one with icecube. I really liked the fact that the red covered layered half of the page to enable the people to add writing to the contents page bringing in a different dimension. This really attracted me and so as a result i took it and implemented it in my own work.