Rekord-maskin och Hitmakarna Macklemore och Ryan Lewis pryder omslaget på senaste utgåvan av Billboard magazine. Sen Macklemore & Ryan Lewis släppte sitt debutalbum The Heist i höstas har framgångarna avlöst varandra. Duon har stått för ett av de största genombrotten på år och dagar. De gick in som tvåa på Billboardlistan med albumet. Singeln Thrift Shop har legat etta på i princip varje lista världen över och har nu sålt fem gånger platina bara i USA. De har uppträtt på allt från Saturday Night Live till Letterman till Ellen och sålt ut spelställen var de än åkt. Nya singeln Can’t Hold Us förutspås bli minst lika stor som Thrift Shop och de är utan tvekan det senaste musikårets största framgångssaga.
Det är med stor glädje vi kan välkomna dem tillbaka till Sverige för en spelning på Annexet i Stockholm den 4 oktober.
Bruno Mars graces the cover of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ With A Jungle Cat, Talks About “Going Away For A While”.
Nicki Minaj is fierce and fabolous on the cover of Teen Vogue. The “High School” rapper, who will perform with Lil Wayne at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on May 19, models some “euphoric, girly, and powerful” looks including a pink tutu in the pages of the June/July issue. Inside the magazine, she dishes about the music industry, her childhood, and dealing with online bullies. Read More…
Jay-Z är verkligen inte nån att leka med. Rap legenden pryder omslaget på en av sju nya omslag från TIME Magazine som en del av deras nya tema “100 mest inflytelserika människorna i världen”. Hans artikel är skriven av självaste New Yorks borgmästare Michael Bloomberg, som du kan läsa här nedan.
Jay Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition. When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions. He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well.
Nas is making moves on the business side. The Queens legend appeared on the cover of Mass Appeal magazine in 2002 (pictured above) and more than a decade later, he has invested a “six-figure” sum in the publication. He will serve as Associate Publisher for Mass Appeal, which was originally founded in 1996 as a graffiti magazine but has now broadened its horizon into web, video, monthly event series and more.
Nasir tells Forbes:
“I always liked what they represented. They invested into the culture … I saw their vision for what they planned and I thought I could add value across the board. Mass Appeal has a legacy and respect, It already has a foundation … I just feel like I can add on because I can lend my kind of cultural expertise and my professional acumen, and develop the business.”
He also says that he will be focusing more on business ventures from here on:
“I knew that this was down the road,” he says. “I didn’t care to interrupt me being a creative musical artist … I said I’ll be more of a businessman down the road. I’m down the road now.”
Miguel and Kendrick are two of the most promising stars of today from the world of R&B and Rap, respectively. So VIBE has given them the front look of their new Big List issue which also includes a sit down with both artists together. Miguel’s cover after the break. Read More…
XXL Magazine Reveals 2013 Freshman Class Cover
Hits stores March 26th. Two years after she first graced the cover of ELLE magazine, Nicki Minaj is back on the cover of the popular fashion magazine for the second time. In a video released by Access Hollywood, Nicki acts as the reporter and interviews herself on questions like if she ever thought she would become a rapper and what she likes wearing at home.
Rihanna Graces three covers of Elle UK’s April 2013 issue, The always fashionable singer rocks three different navy outfits on the covers, which are all from her River Island. River Island will launch in the U.K. on March 5.