ARTWORK: TDE Covers XXL Magazine


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.


ARTWORK: JAY Z On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

jayzVanity 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.

VIDEO: A$AP Ferg & Jay West Talk ‘Trap Lord’ Artwork


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.


ARTWORK: Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw


After releasing a number of songs throughout the summer, Neighborhood Nipsey Hussle finally announces his latest project with a collaborative mixtape alongside DJ Drama entitled Crenshaw.   Fans of the California native can expect to hear more new music from Nipsey when his Gangsta Grillz mixtape releases on October 8.  There is still no date available for when Nipsey’s anticipated TM3: Victory Lap will be releasing.

PHOTO: Iggy Azalea Covers Complex Magazine


Female Hip Hop artist Iggy Azalea covers Complex’s latest edition for October/November.  CLICK HERE to read Azalea’s candid interview with Complex and below you can read an excerpt.

In a country where “speaking black” has been a hindrance in almost every profession but rap, do you see how a white person making money in rap by adopting this accent could ruffle feathers?
If you’re mad about it and you’re a black person then start a rap career and give it a go, too. I’m not taking anyone’s spot, so make yourself a mixtape. Or maybe if you’re black, start singing like a country singer and be a white person. I don’t know. Why is it such a big deal? This is the entertainment industry. It’s not politics. You should be more concerned about the message, not the voices saying it.

VIDEO: Big Sean Graces The Cover of The Source’s Power 30 Issue


The Source reveals its latest cover with G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean on the front.  The image is inspired by NBA star Michael Jordan’s iconic “6 Rings” photo which showcases MJ showing off all his championship rings.  Look out for Big Sean gracing the publication’s Power 30 issue.  Take a look at the footage below and watch how it all came together as the Detroit native puts in work for The Source’s photo shoot.

ARTWORK: T.I., Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz Cover XXL Magazine’s July/August Cover


XXL releases their latest photo/artwork for their July/August 2013 cover and it sports none other than T.I., Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz who are all hitting the road together beginning July 9 in Alabama for the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival.  Further, each rapper is also getting the opportunity to shine on their own individual covers which are also being released simultaneously.  Take a look as the trio share a cover above and their solo one’s below.



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