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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.
In celebration of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Eminem appear on the cover of XXL magazine’s April/May 2014 edition. The issue hits newsstands March 11th.
Killa and JuJu speak with V Magazine for Valentine’s Day.
Previously: Cam’ron & JuJu Walk at the Mark McNairy Show
So late last night, some scans of a new Drake interview with Rolling Stone hit the Rap Internet and cause somewhat of an uproar. Among several other subjects, Drizzy made a couple of somewhat disparaging remarks about Kanye’s bars on the Yeezus album, and Fabolous got caught in the crossfire:
“There were some real questionable bars on there,” Drake says of Kanye‘s Yeezus album. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.”
This was somewhat surprising to read, particularly after the much talked about moment those two shared back during OVO Fest, Drake’s appearance on the Yeezus tour and all of the praise that Drake has repeatedly offered when asked about Ye’s influence on him.
This morning, Drake took to Twitter to denounce the interview, implying that his comments were “off the record” and promised to stop doing press altogether.
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.”
After the Nicki x Kobe cover reveal, ESPN The Magazine gives us the other two Music Issue covers, featuring Kendrick Lamar and Chris Paul and Eminem and Calvin Johnson.
Continue below for the Em and Meg cover.
Nicki and Kobe share the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s Music Issue.
Previously: Nicki Minaj – Boss Ass Bitch (Remix)
Rihanna lands on the cover of British GQ magazine’s 25th anniversary edition which hits newsstands in the U.K. on October 31.
Hit the jump.
Previously: [Music Video] Rihanna – Pour It Up
Writer Christopher Bagley spent some time with Kanye in Paris as he was recording Yeezus and the result is a fascinating profile that you’ll find in this month’s issue of W Magazine. The piece offers a rare look at Ye’s creative process and day to day life, even if that life is playing out in a sparsely decorated Paris loft with Kardashians, world class interior designers and Nas dropping in for visits. The piece touches on Kanye’s renewed obsession with design and visual art and his plans to change the world through his influence.
West is not oblivious to his own narcissism. “On one end, I try to scale it back,” he says. “Because I don’t want to close any of the doors needed to create the best product possible. But my ego is my drug. My drug is, ‘I’m better than all you other motherfuckers. Kiss my ass!’ ”
Read the full piece here. One interesting tidbit: he’s dropping a capsule collection of jeans, t-shirts and hoodies with an unidentified French brand next month.