Archive for the 'Covers' Category
FADER rolls out another cover for their Sex Issue featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The previous cover featured Brooklyn’s Young M.A. and was accompanied by a relatively enlightening profile. Writer Felipe Delerme tried valiantly to do the same for Vert, but he is apparently too famous now to sit for a proper FADER cover story or take any instruction during a photo shoot. At one point, he takes off his $1,000 Gucci loafers and throws them into the ocean. Seems like a real down to earth guy.
Previously: Lil Uzi Vert – Uppin Downers
Young M.A. graces the cover of The FADER‘s inaugural Sex Issue. For the cover story, writer Julianne Escobedo Shepherd gives us a glimpse of M.A.’s family life and her upbringing by a single mother that supported her identity as a lesbian woman from early on. The Brooklyn rapper talks about how it was relatively easy to come out in modern day Brooklyn and her complete lack of interest in being identified as “the dyke rapper” or having her sexuality perceived as her defining characteristic.
M.A. also laid down a freestyle in support of the cover and interview which you can check out below.
Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd go half on the cover of GQ‘s February issue. For his cover story, Chance spoke to Mark Anthony Green about the importance he places on his Grammy nominations, his iconic ‘3’ hats, dealing with his newfound celebrity (or lack thereof) his mentor Kanye West and why he’s not scared of the Trump presidency. Read the full article here and look for The Weeknd’s feature to arrive tomorrow.
Nas graces the cover of Ebony‘s annual Power 100 issue. Continue below for a message about power from him and his three co-cover stars, John Legend, Ava DuVernay and Simone Biles.
Gucci Mane, unsurprisingly, graces the cover of FADER #105. In the cover story, the newly fit and sober messiah of Trap spoke from his Atlanta home where he’s serving out a house arrest sentence about the hell of three years in the fed and the forced sobriety it imposed on him, how his legacy lived on through other artists during his incarceration and the amusing rumor that he’s been replaced by a upgraded clone model.
Read the full interview here and watch some excerpts below.
Future graces the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. The cover story, by Brian Hiatt, can be read in full here, but it’s not exactly a piece any informed Future fan will find revelatory. Other than an aside about his not wanting Desiigner’s name mentioned in the piece and some commentary about his breakup and custody battle with Ciara, it’s mostly a profile of his creative process and the run he’s been on since Pluto.
Grab Future and DJ Esco’s new mixtape, Project ET, here.
The wise beyond his years Vince Staples covers the new issue of FADER and speaks to cover story author Jeff Weiss about growing up in North Long Beach, ultimately escaping and the strong ties he still has to the neighborhood. The piece also reveals that he’ll be dropping his next project, an EP called Prima Donna, sometime this Summer.
Read the full story here.
It’s Freshman season again. This morning XXL revealed their 2016 Freshman class and cover. Making the cut this year are Lil Uzi Vert, Desiigner, G Herbo (finally), Dave East, Denzel Curry, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Lil Dicky, Anderson .Paak and fan selection Lil Yachty.
Continue below for some behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot.