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Smoke DZA Covers JENESIS Magazine

The Kushed God graces the new issue of JENESIS magazine. In the cover story, he talks about his new label situation, the new album and establishing himself as more than just a “weed rapper”. You can read and download a full copy of the magazine here free of charge.

Catch DZA on our #Illmatic20 Tribute Mixtape flowing over “Halftime”.

Previously: Nina Sky ft. Smoke DZA – Stoners

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Wiki, Hak and Sporting Life split the cover of FADER’s new Photo Issue with British pop star FKA Twigs. For the cover story, writer T. Cole Rachel spent a couple of days wandering around NYC with the trio, and you can read that in full here.

Previously: In The Lab with RATKING | RATKING – So It Goes (Album Stream)

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Cam’ron Covers Mass Appeal

Killa Fuckin’ Cam covers issue #54 of Mass Appeal. During the cover Q&A with Sacha Jenkins, Cam talks about the new music and film projects he has on the horizon, his cape line, the possibility of him ever doing a reality show and how he manages to remain relevant with minimal effort.

The most interesting takeaway from the story for me though was when he revealed that at one point Crayola hollered at him about doing a “Cam’ron Pink” crayon. Unfortunately for the children of America, the deal fell through.

Continue below to check out some footage from Cam’s cover shoot (complete with a Dame Dash cameo, naturally) and pick up the new issue of Mass Appeal on newsstands now.

Previously: Cam’ron – We Made It Freestyle

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Ice Cube Covers The Source

Ice Cube appears on the second cover of The Source magazine’s latest issue.

Previously: Getting Ice Cube’s Name on the Goodyear Blimp

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ScHoolBoy Q Covers The Source

Q graces the cover of the April/May issue of The Source.

In this excerpt form the cover story, he speaks on just how real the lyrics on “Prescription/Oxymoron” are for him:

It’s a heart-wrenching listening experience, one that Q admits is so painstakingly based off real-life events, he hasn’t listened to it since he made it. “Every bit of it is real. So real I never listened to it. Never heard it. I mean, I made it [laughs], but that was it. I perform it every night, but I never listen to it because it’s too much. A part of me, like, kicks myself in the ass ‘cause my daughter was there. But a part of it makes me proud because I’m not that type of person no more. I’m, like, one of the best fathers in the world, you get what I’m saying?”

Click through to read some more excerpts or to order a digital edition of the magazine ahead of it’s release on newsstands this Thursday.

Previously: Schoolboy Q & Ab Soul – Druggys Wit Hoes 3 (Live)

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Pharrell Covers GQ

Pharrell will grace the cover of GQ’s April issue and they have made the cover story by Zach Baron available for your perusal over at their site. He talks about the G I R L album and the uproar over the cover art, hats, both trucker and Vivienne Westwood, endorses Hillary for president in 2016 and comments on the twerk tendencies of the Tea Party’s daughters:

Are you reaching out to be like, “What can I do?”
I can’t say but so much, but Hillary’s gonna win. Trust me. And it’s a two-for-one: Bill is the coolest dude in the game, still plays saxophone, and every woman in the world wants him. It’s a two-for-one. Hillary’s gonna win. Everybody laughed at me when I said Obama was going to win, but I knew what he represented. But I know what Hillary represents: She represents a woman in power, and she did great as the Secretary of State. She’s gonna win.

If it’s the other guys—
Who? The Tea Party guys? The guys with the nigger jokes in 2014? They’re all trying to learn how to do the Dougie. Please. While their daughters are all twerking. Trust me: Miley tells me all the time. Not saying that about Billy Ray, but I’m saying Miley tells me all the time: All those little girls, all those girls with their Republican daddies, they’re twerkin’ somewhere listening to Jay Z and Beyoncé and doin’ the “Happy” dance. And that’s black.

Continue below to watch some behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot.

Previously: Future ft. Pharrell & Pusha T – Move That Dope (Video)

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Jay-Z Covers New York Magazine

New York Magazine gives Jay-Z the cover of their special “100 Years of Pop Music in New York” issue via a choice throwback portrait. In conjunction with the issue, they’ve added their Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music to their site. I haven’t had a chance to dig through that yet, but I did read Jody Rosen’s essay on the history of popular music in New York City last night and it was pretty great.

Previously: JAY Z & Jay Electronica – We Made It Freestyle – Sticky

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Video: Talib Kweli Performs “Get By”, Covers Iggy Pop

Kweli performs “Get By” with backing from a live band at MSR Studios in NYC for The Boombox’s Off The Record performance series.

Continue below for more footage of Kweli doing a cover of Iggy Pop and The Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and his Prisoner of Conscious cut “Turnt Up”.

Previously: Talib Kweli – Rare Portraits (Video)

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Jhené Aiko Covers Complex

Jhené Aiko takes the other half of the April/May Complex cover split alongside Cam and A-Trak.

Read the full cover story here.

Previously: Jhene Aiko ft. Raekwon – The Worst (Ted Smooth Remix)

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Kendrick Lamar Covers JET Magazine

K. Dot graces the cover of JET Magazine‘s Black History February issue where he speaks on everything from social responsibility, being inspired by rap moguls like JAY Z, the hood, and more.

On hip-hop’s role in Black History: “Hip-hop plays a huge part in Black history. It’s bigger than music. Entertainers are actually leading a generation today as role models, whether they want to or not.”

On his message in his music: “The songs aren’t for me. They are for that person who needs to hear them. People who live their lives to this music. So I take it a little further than just coming up with a clever line.”

On being inspired by JAY Z: “People forget that Jay Z is from the projects – but that inspires me. If this guy can go from the streets to the corporate world, that lets me know I’m open for anything.”

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