The text heard around the world that ruffled so many feathers is finally getting addressed by the man himself. While we ALL thought, well most of us, thought K. Dot’s solo debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city would snatch Rap Album of the Year at the 2014 Grammys, Macklemore took the honors alongside his partner Ryan Lewis for The Heist.
The Hip-Hop community was outraged and demanded answers from the voting committee, even though half the folks BITCHING aren’t members. While K.Dot remained mum, Macklemore thought it would be a good idea to showcase his remorse for snatching such accoloades, to the world. Not a smart idea. Below, Kendrick finally and fully speaks on not receiving the award that he so rightfully desreved in the new issue of XXL Magazine story penned by himself.
“I thought I was going to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. I put a lot of work in on my album and the biggest thing for me is knowing that it was basically an underground album. It didn’t have big No. 1 records on it and there wasn’t really any commercial hits. It was great songs and I think the message behind it reached as many listeners and believers as a super mainstream album. So for me, when you’re saying, “rap,” that would be my definition of something that deserved an accolade. Yep.”
Ms. Anaconda herself covers the latest issue of Billboard Magazine where she talks her role on American Idol, being VERY hands on with her busy career, embracing her curves for the world to see and much more. Check what she had to say about working with Beyonce and her work ethic, below. The PinkPrint hits December 9th.
“There’s something about her work ethic that always made me feel like no matter how hard stuff gets, I’m not allowed to complain,” says Minaj. “Some women give me the feeling that where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Well its shaping up to be Nicki Minaj season as the superstar has been everywhere as of late and today she graces the cover of The Fader magazine set to hit newsstands soon.
Kanye West has made the cover for the August edition of GQ Magazine. This is the second time he has been featured on the Magazine.
It’s The Roc! Kevin Powell is in the drivers seat for EBONY Magazine’s June issue celebrating Black Music Month with today’s legends, JAY Z, Beyonce, Rihanna and Kanye West. Powell said of penning the heavy feature, “It was an honor to write the four cover stories for EBONY magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s edition, and to also pen the additional four mini-features inside. Rarely do you see today’s unstoppable stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z packaged with legends like Tina Turner, Donna Summer or Tupac Shakur, but we did it because when it comes to Black music, it is important to note the deep connection between the musicians of yesterday and today.”
Additional artists highlighted include Usher, Prince, Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige. The tribute continues as EBONY reveals the 10 music artists to watch – with Judith Hill, Childish Gambino and Lecrae on the list to name a few, the seven most epic battles in Black music and a guide to the best festivals, concerts and new music releases for the summer.
You can cop the collectors issues on May 6th on newsstands everywhere.
The man of the hour covers SPIN Magazine’s latest issue. Honest is in stores now. Peep the cover story, here!
The April issue of JENESIS Magazine hit news/webstands stands today. Cover boy Smoke DZA sat down with Thomas Agnew to discuss his new album, creating his own label and shedding his “weed rapper” classification. Also including feature articles with Katie Got Bandz, Berner, Jarren Benton + more, the print version will be available next week. Head over to JENESIS to pick up your hard copy, or view the digital version below.
TDE is simply just killing the game right now. Schoolboy Q was picked to cover The Source for the April/May edition.
I’d marry her ass on SIGHT. The Def Jam songstress stars as the cover girl on Complex Magazine’s April/May Issue alongside Cam and A-Trak. Aiko talks her relationship with Drake, growing up around the L.A. riots, her beautiful daughter and much more!
The Top Dawgs Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q landed on the front cover of this months Billboard Magazine. With Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ poised to check in at number 1 on the charts next week I’d say these two are very deserving of the spotlight.