ESPN The Magazine links up with rappers Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. After recently unveiling the music inspired cover with Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant, the publication shares with fans the remaining issues also featuring Chris Paul and Calvin Johnson. Check out Lamar and Paul showcase their slick fashion styles while Marshall and Johnson keep things rather casual while kicking back on a pair of huge speakers.
R. Kelly and company decide to unveil the official artwork to his forthcoming album, Black Panties. The cover for the standard version features the R&B singer decked out in an all black outfit and sporting a mask that covers only half of his face. Resembling something out of The Phantom of the Opera, the cover also showcases a half-naked woman sitting on top of Kelly’s lap as the Chicago native attempts to play her like a violin. The deluxe version turns things up a notch as R. Kelly is seen laying down on the floor with a slight smirk on his face as he surrounds himself with half-naked women wearing only black underwear. Black Panties is due in stores on December 10.
1. Legs Shake f. Ludacris
3. Throw Money On You
4. Poetic Sex
5. Marry The Pussy
6. You Deserve Better
7. All The Way f. Kelly Rowland
8. Right Back To My Niggas
9. Spend That f. Jeezy
10. Crazy Sex
11. Shut Up
On Wednesday, Justin Timberlake and company pulled into Brooklyn, NY for a performance at the Barclays Center. Currently out on tour in support of his The 20/20 Experience albums, the former Disney child star decided to treat crowd-goers to a special live cover of Bel Biv DeVoe’s classic party hit “Poison.” With his band ready to go and background singers by his side, JT showed off some fancy choreographed foot work and showed he was more than willingly to have a little fun.
Ricky Rozay does the honors of gracing the front cover of RESPECT magazine’s latest issue. Check out the MMG boss as he gives the camera his side profile while sporting a pair of his signature designer frames, a flashy print robe and plenty of gaudy jewelry. Be on the look out for Rick Ross’ new Mastermind LP which is in stores on December 17.
Grand Hustle’s B.o.B gears up to drop his anticipated Underground Luxury LP which is scheduled to hit shelves on December 17. The Atlanta bred rapper decided to unveil the official artwork to his forthcoming studio album via his Instagram. Electing to go with a black and white photo, Bobby Ray is pictured sporting a fitted hat, sunglasses, flashy diamond earring, white T-shirt and a jacket with a big furry pull over hoodie.
Billboard Magazine’s upcoming issue is set to feature legendary emcee and Detroit native Eminem on the cover. Take a look as the rapper sports a plain black T-shirt and denim jeans and poses for the camera while in front of a red backdrop. Interestingly enough, the photo of Eminem that was chosen to be showcased is featured in black and white. Fans can look forward to reading details behind the making and marketing of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 which will be included in the issue. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will be in stores on November 5.
The Alchemist and Evidence gear up to finally release their anticipated collaborative project entitled Lord Steppington. The Step Brothers have made mention of the album in year’s past and have now decided to bless fans with its release on January 14 courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment. Take a look as the official artwork was unveiled today along with a new song titled “Ron Carter” which will not be showcased on the album. For all the details, check out the tracklist information provided and be on the look out for the LP’s first single and music video which is set to drop on November 19.
1.) “More Wins”
2.) “Dr. Kimble”
3.) “Byron G” f/ Domo Genesis & The Whooliganz (produced by Evidence)
4.) “Legendary Mesh”
5.) “No Hesitation” f/ Styles P
6.) “Swimteam Rastas”
7.) “Mums In The Garage” f/ Action Bronson
8.) “See The Rich Man Play” f/ Roc Marciano
9.) “Banging Sound” f/ Fashawn
10.) “Step Masters”
11.) “Tomorrow” f/ Rakka Iriscience & Blu
12.) “Draw Something” f/ Oh No
13.) “Buzzing Away”
14.) “Just Step”
Black Hippy covers the new October/November issue of XXL magazine. Take a look as California rappers Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock pose for the camera as photographer Jonathan Mannion goes to work to capture the right image.
Vanity Fair showcases the cover to their upcoming November 2013 issue with none other than JAY Z. Jigga man poses for the camera with a slight smirk on his face and decked out in an all-white tuxedo and black bow tie. However, this isn’t the first time Hov has laced the cover of the magazine. Back in 2007 Shawn Carter and actor George Clooney were featured on the cover for their humanitarian work in Africa. CLICK HERE to read more.
Life+Times catches up with A$AP Mob member and solo artist A$AP Ferg to break down his creative direction on his Trap Lord LP’s artwork with artist Jay West. Watch as Ferg and West give insight to viewers behind their collaborative work and explain the inspiration behind the album’s entire artwork.