Iggy Azalea Def Jam rapper and Grand Hustle artist graces the cover of Blank magazine. Photographers Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold take some shots of the rapper and Wilhelmina model. More pics after the jump…
Juicy J will be sharing the upcoming cover of Fader magazine with the Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover and feature in this Nick Knight photographed shoot.
Rihanna: Full Exposure is the cover story for Complex magazine’s first issue of the year. The cover shoot goes through her album compilation as they did a shot that represents each of her seven albums. There also is a segment of candid polaroids as well. Check out the full cover shoot and story here.
Read the January 2013 issue from Ollie magazine online now…click here. Translate the page from Japanese to English, depending on your browser.
Big Sean and Chris Brown are both covering XXL magazine’s December/January 2013 issue. The issue will be available on newsstands December 4th. Check out some excerpts inside from both cover stories…
For their December 2012/January 2013 issue, Complex has another double-cover, one side with Alicia Keys and the other is Harlem’s A$AP Rocky. His cover story ‘Rocky Road’ speaks on Rocky’s journey in the past year and finally dropping his debut album. Check out some excerpts from the interview and photos from the shoot. Also watch his video interview here.
I’m most excited about finally unleashing this album that I’ve imprisoned for the past year. It’s begging to be free and rejoiced by the world. It’s some trill shit. It’s some real smoking weed, struggling, some real motherfuckers-is-coming-for-my-head, some real this-is-how-I-feel, this-is-how-you-feel shit.
Preseason is underway in the NBA so it’s time for the promo to begin and it’s definitely a good look for Jeremy Lin to land the cover of GQ especially after all the buzz he gained last season on the Knicks. Photography done by Paola Kudacki…check out the cover shoot below and read the cover story at GQ.com.
Cassie is featured in GQ‘s latest magazine issue. Christian Anwander was the photographer for the shoot. Take a look at photos from her spread along with a video of the shoot below:
French Montana is covering THE FADER magazine’s 82nd issue that is a photo edition. The cover story discusses Montana in Morocco to visit his father. Purchase your copy October 9th when it hits newsstands.
“The game has changed, Not to say anything against Mac, but to any artist [who wants to] make their situation stronger, make sure the songs that you publish sell more than your mixtape stuff. That will help you stand up against that because nobody can say that you’re building your career off it.
Rick Ross is covering Rolling Stone magazine’s latest cover. He’s keeping his media binge up with this cover and after the consistent music release from his MMG group and his latest album God Forgives, I Don’t. Photos were done by Terry Richardson, and the issue are available on newsstands today. (more…)
Rita Ora is making her rounds…she’s covering The Hundreds magazine Vol. 4, Issue 1. Check out a video for that shoot below. The singer also graces the opposite side of Complex magazine’s August/September 2012 issue. Take a look at her spread from that and more after the jump…
G.O.O.D. Music: New Religion is taking over in a major way…and covering Complex is just one of reflection of how serious their take over is in hip-hop. The photography is done by Nabil and DONDA did the cover. Check out the spread and some excerpts from the interview below:
Big Sean: Quality—the best. Kanye put himself in a class that nobody can match, as far as evolving, progressing, and taking the best of what we learn and making more out of it. So the brand is just being the coolest. We dress the best, we rap the best, we sing the best, we look the best. [All laugh.] It’s about getting the money, but it’s also about changing the world and doing what the fuck we want to do.
Common: There was a moment in hip-hop when I went to SOB’s and I saw Kanye perform before he came out with The College Dropout. The thing that amazed me was that the “backpack” crowd was there, and then there was the Roc-A-Fella crowd, dudes who were throwing up the Roc. I was like, “Yes.” It reminded me of when I grew up. There was niggas who sold dope that was listening to Rakim and A Tribe Called Quest—and there wasn’t no separation. They just liked it. What this community does is connect these individuals. There’s somebody who may fuck with 2 Chainz and think, “Aw, Common—he be on that conscious shit.” But because we’re on a song together, they’re going to feel what I do and vice versa.
Parisian publication WAD shows off their new editorial called “A$APPARI$” which features none other than A$AP Rocky of course. He is rocking designers such as Givenchy and Lacoste, the styling was done by Alex Sossah and the photography is by Julot Bandit. #53 is available on newsstands all over the world now.
NY native Azealia Banks is covering PAPER magazine’s Summer 2012 issue. Some are talking about the choice of pose, which resembles Lil Kim’s and Nicki Minaj as well but ehh who is original these days anyway. Peep the phone number on the cover, the editorial director put that there on purpose for readers to call and say why you love her on the cover. Some messages will get posted on their site in a few weeks too.
Photography done by Matt Irwin, Rihanna is featured on Esquire magazine’s lastest cover. Check out her cover spread below as she goes topless for a few photos and the behind the scenes video of the photo shoot…
Nas was on Complex’s first issue cover back in 2002, so this is a special reunion the two had. Nas is back in the game with a new album called Life Is Good and landing another cover for one of the hottest magazine’s is definitely a good look. Check out the excerpts from the interview along with the photos from the spread below:
“The Don” actually came from hanging around Rastas. That’s how we would greet each other when I was with the Marleys. That’s just big boss business. When people put on images—like being a gangster or a street guy—then you’re your own worst enemy. I’m an artist. I like to make the music that I like to make. If not, then you’ll be stuck trying to be a character. I’ve seen that happen to a lot of artists.
Justin Bieber along with Nicki Minaj help Complex magazine celebrate their 10th anniversary by double covering this issue. For Bieber’s cover he’s “getting physical” and his cover story is called “Second Round KO” which touches on his known bashing and hate that he often gets. He’s only 18 but seems to have gone through a lot since being in the star light. Check out the full cover story here. Take a look at his full spread below and Nicki Minaj’s cover and spread inside…
With WZRD coming out today, Complex is producing online content for the whole week. Check out this animated gif cover of Cudi and Dot above. Check out more photos from their California desert shoot below and more after the jump… (more…)
TDE’s very own Kendrick Lamar shares one side of the double cover of FADER magazine’s issue #78 of Feb/March 2012. His article was titled ‘Black Hippy: A View From the Center’ which in itself demands attention as it’s prone to be an interesting article. The spread captures TDE in their everyday life and is very personable which is something all fans love to experience in the artists they love. Take a look at the spread as well as a few excerpts from the article.
“I was one of those young cats and knuckleheads that was hard headed, that didn’t listen, [Top Dawg] locked me up in the studio and I’ve been there ever since.”
“I love [Mob Wives'] Big Ang – what is that? And I love the way those girls talk to each other: ‘Don’t YOU be coming at ME!!!’ I love every freakin’ moment. And I watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Beverly Hills.”
A$AP Rocky is really making moves in the game. Jeremy Scott joins him on the cover of this months issue of Complex. Also Check out the interview with both of them talking about their individual styles, and fashion all together. For those that don’t know, A$AP can be seem wearing countless Jeremy Scott x Adidas pieces in all his videos, inspiring the cover collab. (more…)
The Source magazine announced Big Sean as the Rookie of the Year and Rick Ross as the Man of the Year which landed them both on the cover their 250th collector’s edition issue. Check out both covers individually inside…