And just when we thought we couldn’t fall deeper in love with Iggy Azalea, there she goes – snatching our hearts again. Iggy Azalea’s latest
It was only a matter of time until this happened, correct? Known as one of the most stylist rappers in the game right now, A$AP
Bruno Mars continues to win, and after gracing the style issue of GQ Magazine not too long ago - Rolling Stone decides to immortalize his awesomeness in their May issue, labeling him as Pop's Golden Child. With his untamed hair, cigarette perched in his mouth, leopard shirt, and an "All Gold Everything" mantra with his jewelry, he certainly continues to follow his "unorthodox" ways. It's reported that the third single, and potential third chart-topper, from his sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox will be "Treasure."
Forbes list, Roc Nation Sports, "Open Letters", while we've heard no news on a brand new Jay-Z album for quite some time, he's keeping his name afloat in the world with his game-changing decisions, and without a doubt he lands on TIME Magazine's 2013 'The 100 Most Influential People In The World. In a piece written by Michael Bloomberg himself, the Mayor of New York writes, "He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well." Jay-Z wasn't the only reputable name to make the list, he joints LeBron James, Barack Obama, Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and Frank Ocean among others. (more...)
Miguel and Kendrick Lamar Land The Cover of ‘VIBE Magazine’, Labeled As ‘The New Classics’ | Magazine
While Miguel and Kendrick Lamar are expected to join forces on the "How Many Drinks (Remix)", set to be released soon, they combine forces in another capacity - and that's being a part of the Big List issue of VIBE Magazine. With a joint cover (above), and two solo covers (below) - the magazine chronicles the rise and domination of these west-coast artists in their respective genres of hip hop and R&B. VIBE further dives into the creative aspects and perspective they have when it comes to music in this era, as well as their artists risks and innovations since landing. (more...)
Janelle Monáe looks just, 'WOW' on the cover of ESSENCE Magazine. The soulful, alternative, funky artist, who is still working on her highly-anticipated The ArchAndroid follow-up, Electric Lady, sat down with the magazine to reveal that she's much more than just amazing music. The singer revealed to Essence that she decided not to use sex appeal to sell albums saying, "Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way." Check her out below back on the stage, performing a Jimi Hendrix tribute "Little Wing" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. (more...)
After a delay, for whatever reason, the XXL Freshman '13 cover has officially landed and despite the death threats and massive debates that XXL gets every year with these - we'd like to say this one seems right on point. With the cover officially revealed today, Ab-Soul, Kirko Bangz, Trinidad Jame$, Dizzy Wright, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Angel Haze, ScHoolboy Q, Travi$ Scott, and Logic are 2013's newest artists to look at. Chief Keef, who was more than likely incarcerated at the time, has been labeled as the "11th Freshman." In a year's time, will they be able to match the success of those from '12's list? Leave your thoughts below. (more...)