Pharrell and Daft Punk’s huge single “Get Lucky” has landed landed them on Vibe Magazine’s 20th Anniversary issue. You can read the feature story before it hits newsstands here.
Drake is one of the hottest in the rap game right now and to help usher in the rapper’s new album dropping on September 17th, XXL unveils the cover for their September issue, “Watch The Throne” to commemorate the magazines 16th anniversary. We’re sure to hear some backlash from this, but I do think the Toronto native is definitely heir to this rap throne. Check out the excerpts from the 150th issue of XXL which hits the news-stands on August 20th. OVO!
ON THE NEW ALBUM I remember coming into this year thinking, “How am I going to cut through all these people and shine?” I’ve never been part of a year when so many legends are dropping projects. How am I going to be seen? I’m going to be like the kid waving in the background in the photo with all of his tall relatives. And, I guess, those were my initial thoughts, and not to say that I haven’t enjoyed some of the stuff that has come out this year, but it didn’t pan out the way I thought it was going to. I think I am going for it, to really establish what are murmurs or things being said quietly, “Um, I think that Drake might actually…” On September 17th I want people to be like, “Oh, we were right.”
ON HIS IMAGE Do I think that if I didn’t have, for lack of a better term, a unique look about me, if I was from somewhere in America and if I hadn’t been on a kids TV show [Degrassi: The Next Generation], would I be as famous? I don’t know, man. Honestly, I don’t think so. I was just some young kid on a TV show. And I haven’t become anything else while I’ve been in this position. It’s not like I got here and was like, “Oh, got to switch up my image.” I don’t wake up nervous. I feel like maybe a lot of these guys do. How old are you, really? What is your background, really? What have you really done in the drug game, in the thug game?
ON THE COMPETITION It’s tough for me. That’s a guy I can’t pretend not to like. He’s the guy to me, in a lot of ways. That’s Kanye West. But I’m also here to be the best. I’m here to surpass. I’m here to outdo. I’m ready for whatever with anybody.
ON HIS SUCCESS I get Jewish people coming up to me proud like, “Mazel Tov, bro. Come to my house for Shabbat dinner.”
Drizzy gets all dapper as he makes the cover of this month’s GQ mag which drops June 25th. As usual in a Drake interview, Chris Brown is bought up. You can check out what Aubrey had to say about Breezy below. You can peep the whole interview with Drake + GQ here
Drake on his feud with Chris Brown:
“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. …It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. …If I think about it too much, I feel it wraping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”
“TIME’s most influential was impressive’, specially since I wasn’t in the artist section…” – Hov Grammy Family Freestyle
Jigga’s back with the builders and titans, as Hov covers one of 7 Time Magazine covers ,as he makes the cut in the 100 most influential people in the world. Peep his feature written by New York’s mayor Michael Bloomberg. Y’all gon’ learn today.
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