Before the three superstars head out on the Amerikaz Most Wanted tour they don the cover of XXL, both as a trio and individually, which you can peep after the break.
Inside, Wayne discusses the release of his most recent album, I Am Not A Human Being II, his love of skateboarding and his recent health issues. 2 Chainz talks the success of his solo debut and prepping his next effort, and T.I., who’s shopping for a deal for his Grand Hustle conglomerate, chops it up about his options.
French only moved 49,000 units in his first week, but then he was able to end Summer Jam with a band as he closed the show with an electric performance. For the June/July issue of Bleu, we’ll see French Montana grace the cover. Excuse My French is available now.
Solange looks stunning in the latest Complex Mag where she details the challenges and rewards of being an independent artist, the story of how she made her incredible, “Losing You,” music video, and her relationship with the most important man in her life. Head over to Pepsi and take a look inside Solange’s beautiful Complex spread and discover three things you didn’t know about the Houston native.
Solange has been busy. She just released a mini music video for “Locked in Closets,” and dropped a brand new version of “Looks Good With Trouble,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Somehow she still had time to cover this month’s issue of Complex Mag looking fit, fresh and ready to take on the world–on her own terms.
Can’t say I’m a fan of their music, but GOD DAMN I respect the hustle. B.Dot was right I see.
As stated, Pop’s Golden Child is covering Rolling Stone’s latst issue. Unorthodox Jukebox is in stores now.
Jay-Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition. When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions. He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well.
- By Michael Bloomberg
The Renaissance Man himself, Luke James covers the April/May issue of Stuff Fly People Like which was shot by the homey PhotosByRome.
VIBE just unveiled their latest covers for the month of May which features Kendrick Lamar and Miguel. These are dope and all but WHEN in thy fuck are we getting that “How Many Drinks” remix? SOMEBODY? ANYBODY? Whatever lol. Peep Miguel’s cover under the hood. Read More
2013 has been here nearly 3 months and as usual, XXL unveils their newest freshman class. This year’s cover includes ScHoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright (10 Spot People’s Champion Winner), and to further prove that there is in fact no way to pay for placement (ha), they expand the class and add an 11th freshman to this year’s list
While Game may have his own residency on VH1 with Marrying The Game, he may not be to fond of what’s going on over at Love & Hip Hop: NYC. In the latest issue of The Source Magazine, Mr. Taylor expresses why you won’t see him on the series, his disdain for the sho and the participants included, except for Joe Budden. See the excerpt, below.
Love and Hip Hop? I don’t need to go backwards. You know what, ATL is pretty fucking good, you got to admit. But the NYC one, man, I don’t fucking know about that. Me and Joe Budden squashed our beef, it was a long time ago. Now thats like my homie, but that fucking NY one is a bunch of basic bitches on TV. I don’t know what makes them bitches Hip-Hop? Like nobody on that motherfucker, besides Joe is Hip-Hop.