GRIND magazine composes another editorial for Y-3 –showcasing their 2015 Spring/Summer collection. Their Japanese connection makes for the perfect editorials because they truly understand the design behind the Y-3 mastermind, Yohji Yamamoto. The collection features a play with floral prints and fabrics within the t-shirts, jackets, pants and more.
British performer, FKA Twigs is covering the 93rd issue of V Magazine. Twigs strips down for this feature showing off some striking accessories, including the long necklaces and bracelet by Chanel. Also known as ‘The Music Issue’, the magazine has developed a series of alternate covers that are dedicated to the hottest artists newcomers including: Jessie Ware, Tinashe and Sam Smith. See another shot of Twigs’ feature inside… (more…)
Complex magazine does an amazing job with their most recent cover for the December/January 2015 issue. Just in time for Wale‘s new album, The Album About Nothing, which tributes the Jerry Seinfeld‘s ‘Seinfeld’ show. Remember that angry phone call by Wale, furious that his album didn’t make their Top 50 album list last year…well Complex decided to incorporate it within the cover story. Take a look:
Wale has had a rough relationship with COMPLEX. Have you heard the phone call he made to us last December?
JS: I love it. That was good entertainment.
W: It’s all an angle. I learned that from wrestling. It’s just like a story. My devious plot.
JS: All good entertainment.
W: [Laughs.] Well, at the moment it wasn’t entertainment.
Very clever. See more pictures and excerpts from the cover story inside… (more…)
For his “King Unchained” digital cover story with VIBE magazine, Tyga tells all in his exclusive cover story interview. Things doesn’t seem to be running to smoothly over at the YMCMB camp. First Lil Twist voiced his concerns with the release of his music and his management and recently Tyga vented his frustrations with them as well, hinting he might leave the group too. Now, the Cali rapper reveals even more about what’s really going on and even calls out Drake and Nicki Minaj too. It has been reported that Nicki unfollowed Tyga on Twitter after his rant. Check out what Tyga told VIBE about how he’s been feeling since signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment label, his recent work with Kanye West, friendship with Chris Brown, relationship with Blac Chyna and Kylie Jenner. Read the full interview here.
Is Young Money a part of the creative process on this album?
Nah. I tend to distance myself from them.
Are you trying to break out on your own?
Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.
I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.
Nicki Minaj models in men’s clothing L’Uomo Vogue magazine’s latest issue. It is very refreshing to see artists who like Nicki transform her usual outrageous look into sleek and sophisticated within these magazine shoots. With the short bob cut and menswear pieces, Nicki still manages to look sexy in a very classy way. Check out the black and white print spread…
Billboard magazine highlights André Benjamin, better known as André 3000, to reveal that there is no retirement for the rapper turned actor. He is back in full effect and hip-hop heads are elated about the return of the 1/2 of ATL rap duo, Outkast. Currently, Outkast has created #ATLFest that consists of a line up of different artists for three nights and they headline. Although the group has made it clear they won’t be working together in the future on new material, André tells Billboard that he is working on a new solo album, which is good enough for us. He discussed the stress and pressure he felt to give the fans new music despite still having featured verses on artists’ songs since the last Outkast album in 2006. The cover story discusses André’s acting career and new role Jimi Hendricks in the biopic film Jimi: All Is by My Side, in theaters now. Read the entire cover story here and see more photos from the cover shoot… (more…)
Twin BroBro, which is made up of Maclean Jackson and Stephen K. Schuster, have created a new project: WAVES Magazine. Inspired by the ‘waves’ hairstyle that most Black and Latino men maintain, is the main focus of the new editorial venture. Using regular men to illustrate the ins and outs of getting and maintain the perfect wave, the magazine shows off just that along with an short video that introduces the magazine’s concept. The photography was done by TrujilloPaumier. Find out more and purchase a copy of the new issue here.