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.
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.
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.
Saturday was a special evening as the BET Hip-Hop Awards took place in Atlanta. However, the bigger news came about following the night’s festivities as super producer Mike WiLL Made It, T.I., Pharrell and Usher posed for a classic picture and revealed they were all in the studio working together. No word yet on what this collaborative effort is going to offer fans just yet but it’s definitely great to see so much talent in one creative environment.
Oprah recently took to her twitter over the weekend and shared a photo of herself partying the night away with Diddy and Kanye West at Jimmy Iovine’s house. The music producer and American Idol mentor hosted the exclusive birthday celebration in honor of his girlfriend Liberty Ross. Other guests that were in attendance included Mick Jagger, Kim Kardashian, Dr. Dre, Brian Grazer, Gayle King and R. Kelly who decided to put on a live performance.
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.
2 Chainz took to his Instagram account and revealed the official tracklist to his upcoming B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time LP. The album will be released on September 10 and will feature a cast of heavy weight features like Lil Wayne, Drake, Fergie, Pusha T, Ma$e, RIch Homie Quan, T-Pain and more. Fans can also expect to see production credits from the likes of Mike Will Made It, Skateboard P (Pharrell), Mannie Fresh Drumma Boy and J.U.S.T.I.C,.E. League.