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Donda’s baby boy covers the August issue of GQ.
UPDATED: The cover story is available online now. In it, Ye talks about his next album and the lead single, which will be called “All Day” and could be dropping as early as September.
What does that mean in terms of putting the new record together? Do you want the pendulum to swing back and do something more pop, like Twisted Fantasy or Graduation?
I think just my usual pattern is like that. It’s like a pendulum. The pendulum gains momentum by swinging in the other direction. Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called “All Day,” that usually Jay would say, but Jay’s not on there. So I say, All day, nigga, it’s Ye, nigga. Shopping for the winter, it’s just May, nigga. Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, nigga. You ain’t getting money unless you got eight figures. Right? Jay would have said that. And then eventually I would have came in with, like, whatever I come in with. But the balance of a meal is that when people walk in, they want water first. People definitely weren’t getting water first on Yeezus. I do fight with myself to say, “Keep fighting.” But also, you know, you can’t win every single fight. It’s a long war, and if you’re out there trying to, like, blow up every single building, you won’t win the war.
After a slight delay, XXL today revealed their 2014 Freshman cover. All in all, not the worst list I’ve ever seen.
Chance The Rapper
Rich Homie Quan
Ty Dolla $ign
Hate and congratulate in the comments.
Previously: XXL’s 2013 Freshman Class
The Kushed God graces the new issue of JENESIS magazine. In the cover story, he talks about his new label situation, the new album and establishing himself as more than just a “weed rapper”. You can read and download a full copy of the magazine here free of charge.
Catch DZA on our #Illmatic20 Tribute Mixtape flowing over “Halftime”.
Previously: Nina Sky ft. Smoke DZA – Stoners
Wiki, Hak and Sporting Life split the cover of FADER’s new Photo Issue with British pop star FKA Twigs. For the cover story, writer T. Cole Rachel spent a couple of days wandering around NYC with the trio, and you can read that in full here.
UPDATED with Behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot below.
Killa Fuckin’ Cam covers issue #54 of Mass Appeal. During the cover Q&A with Sacha Jenkins, Cam talks about the new music and film projects he has on the horizon, his cape line, the possibility of him ever doing a reality show and how he manages to remain relevant with minimal effort.
The most interesting takeaway from the story for me though was when he revealed that at one point Crayola hollered at him about doing a “Cam’ron Pink” crayon. Unfortunately for the children of America, the deal fell through.
Continue below to check out some footage from Cam’s cover shoot (complete with a Dame Dash cameo, naturally) and pick up the new issue of Mass Appeal on newsstands now.
Ice Cube appears on the second cover of The Source magazine’s latest issue.
Previously: Getting Ice Cube’s Name on the Goodyear Blimp
Q graces the cover of the April/May issue of The Source.
In this excerpt form the cover story, he speaks on just how real the lyrics on “Prescription/Oxymoron” are for him:
It’s a heart-wrenching listening experience, one that Q admits is so painstakingly based off real-life events, he hasn’t listened to it since he made it. “Every bit of it is real. So real I never listened to it. Never heard it. I mean, I made it [laughs], but that was it. I perform it every night, but I never listen to it because it’s too much. A part of me, like, kicks myself in the ass ‘cause my daughter was there. But a part of it makes me proud because I’m not that type of person no more. I’m, like, one of the best fathers in the world, you get what I’m saying?”
Click through to read some more excerpts or to order a digital edition of the magazine ahead of it’s release on newsstands this Thursday.