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…
Top Dawg Entertainment is hands down the best rap group of the 2010’s and it’s only just the beginning. This new emerging conglomerate has 4 California rappers that are different yet cohesive in their rawness. It’s not gangster or conscious rap but black hippy rap. Good to see their getting their shine and they have a great leader in Kendrick who is quickly on the rise to legendary. Shout out to XXL for putting them on their Oct/Nov 2013 issue which includes a special photo shoot by Jonathan Mannion and story by kris ex, which explores the fast-growing success of TDE as a label and the careers of the individual artists. The issue hits newsstands October 29th.
Iggy Azalea did an interview with PAPERMAG along with her cover shoot. The 23 year old Australian blonde bombshell definitely did not hold back in the interview as she said exactly how she felt. In regards to her twerking and Miley’s latest takeover with the dance she said:
“I’ve been doing that onstage for two-and-a-half years. She probably fucking watched my videos online and decided to try it.”
Complex Magazine let’s one of hip-hop’s rising stars grace the cover for their Oct/Nov 2013 issue, Chance The Rapper. The Chicago native is only 20 years old and has been gaining a great buzz, especially since the release of his latest project Acid Rap. As Complex does, they conducted an interactive interview with Chance and a creative photo spread. See the full story here.
The buzz and attention generated by Acid Rap says a lot about the current state of hip-hop. Listeners are looking for artists who can challenge conventional wisdom about hip-hop archetypes and the younger generation.