Travi$ Scott lands his first cover with FADER magazine. The rapper-producer will be gracing the FADER’s 2013-2014 Now Issue which is due to hit shelves on December 10. The artwork showcases Scott posing in front of a white backdrop as he covers up half his face and shows off his gold grill. FADER also includes a behind the scenes visual recap of Scott’s photo shoot which follows the artist as he decides on what to wear with stylist, Mobolaji Dawodu, and works to get the perfect picture with Jonathan Mannion.
B.O.B. takes over Vitaminwater + FADER’s #Uncapped Series which recently took place in New York City. As always, Miss Info. was there to host the crowd and get the show going as she introduced the Hustle Gang artist to the stage. Watch as Future decided to join B.O.B. out on the stage for a performance of their collaborative smash hit “Ready.”
Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y get epically high and enjoy a spread of grapes in the softly lit new video for “Toast,” directed by Tha Razor. Poking out of a backwards snapback, Wiz’ short and squiggly dreads look something like little weed nugs. “Toast” is taken from the duo’s joint project, Live In Concert. Released on 4/20 as a for-pay EP because of copyright issues, it’s not actually a live album—just Wiz and Curren$y rapping over un-tampered-with samples, mostly from flautist Bobbi Humphrey’s 1975 LPFancy Dancer. Hear the track used for “Toast,” Humphrey’s “Mestizo Eyes”
The FADER team delivers another mini documentary and follows rapper Trae The Truth around in his hometown in Houston. Check out the clip above to see some of Trae’s roots and follow cameras for a day in the life.
Project Pat is a hulking mass of a dude, who in person doesn’t look to have aged very much since he broke the scene in the late 90′s with “Ballers”. According to him, the secret of his youthful appearance is a very basic and oft-overlooked essential of tour life called self-restraint. This seems unlikely if not veritably un-possible when your brother and tour mate is king of the turn-up, Juicy J, but Pat has managed to stick around this long and make more great music while he’s done it. Sitting down with us after his recent NYC show, he gave us some insight into the two projects he has coming (one of which is the highly anticipated Mista Don’t Play 2), what he does in the rare instances that he gets back to Memphis and how his ultimate goal is just to please the people.