Archive for Magazine Cover
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian, or KimYe’ graces the cover of this Spring 2013 French magazine, L’Officiel Hommes.
Kind of a explicit somewhat eh.
Update: Full photoshoot can be found after the jump.
Damn. Rihanna covers the Elle UK April 2013 issue, wearing her line covered in River Island spring/summer 2013 collection. The cover was shot in Paris by photographer Mariano Vivanco. The special edition double-cover hits newsstands on Wednesday, March 6th.
Also, Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour” kicks off next week in Buffalo, NY on March 8th with A$AP Rocky serving as the opening act during the North American leg, which ends on May 4th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Check out after the jump for the second cover.
20 years in the game, so she definitely deserves the crown, Mary J. Blige covers Vibe’s February/March issue. The 9 time Grammy Award winner whose debut album, What’s The 411 was released in 1992, talks about the current state of r&b. She also reveals her favorite male artists and sheds her two cents on the Chris Brown/Rhianna situation.
Let’s talk about current R&B. How do you feel when you turn on the radio?
Maybe in 2012, in the middle, I was like, “What is going on? What is this?” Things got worse before they got better. I think things are going in the right direction. I am so proud of what Rihanna is doing.
What about male artists?
Drake is amazing. He is an amazing writer: great songs, great melodies. And Kendrick Lamar has a classic album right now. Classic. It’s like The Chronic. I’m not saying it is The Chronic. But you know how that album felt like a movie, with a beginning, middle and an end? His album has that same thing. I also love Bruno Mars. They need to take him seriously. He. Is. A. Problem. And Miguel is amazing. His voice; his writing. All of his songs are beautiful. He is pure inspiration.
Read more of the interview here.
Photos floated around the net as usu-al these days, but here’s the official magazine cover of Beyoncé gracing the cover. In the issue she talks recording new music, Blue Ivy, the sound of her brand new album and more.
Bey speaks on her new album. Recording in The Hamptons last summer:
We had dinners with the producers every day, like a family. It was like a camp. Weekends off. You could go and jump in the pool and ride bikes . . . the ocean and grass and sunshine. . . . It was really a safe place.
The sound of her new album:
[It] is a lot more sensual . . . empowering. Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body. I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.
My city is on and poppin’ right now my nigga. A$AP x Frenchie got the air waves on lock everywhere and got tapped for XXL’s March/April issue… check out their solo photos and additional info after the jump.
New York is back. Finally. Harlem’s A$AP Rocky and The Bronx’s French Montana are sure to be two of 2013’s most celebrated MCs, and both grace the March/April issue of XXL—on solo covers, as well as a joint cover.
Rocky’s debut album, LONG.LIVE.A$AP, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in late January. On the day of the release, he sat down with XXL’s editor-in-chief, Vanessa Satten, for a lengthy discussion, which touched on a variety of topics, including the death of his father, who passed away on Christmas Eve 2012. Rocky recounts how hurt he was to lose his father so suddenly, right on the eve of his album release and his subsequent rise. Rocky also talks about his parents’ love for hip-hop and their biggest influences, which helped him grow into the artist that he is today.
Before he was an artist, though, he was Rakim Mayers, a fashion-conscious, drug dealing kid from Harlem who rose to fame as part of the A$AP Mob and is now one of New York’s biggest hopes for a hip-hop comeback.