If you’re not familiar with Shepard Fairey, you’re more than likely familiar with his designs – they’ve been used on the cover of Time Magazine, and throughout Barack’s whole presidential campaign. Above you can see his latest design he’s completed for Rolling Stone Magazine. You can read about the whole cover story from Rolling Stone.
Kid Cudi covers the upcoming August/September 2009 Style & Design issue from Complex Magazine. Below is a little excerpt of what Complex Magazine had to say:
The self-proclaimed lonely stoner is currently on The Great Hangover Tour with Asher Roth, and has fans eagerly awaiting his debut album The Man On The Moon: End Of Day, which is now set for September 15. His melody-heavy raps bring an innovative sound to the game, which is why we paired him up with graf artist AUGOR for some illustrations that show Cudi battling his demons. We just put the whole story up online, and you’ll see that Cudi really invited us inside the mind of Scott Mescudi. You think you know, but you have no idea…
Hit the jump to checkout a video of Cudi and the artist AUGOR talking about the shoot.
Maxwell covers the upcoming issue of GIANT magazine for September. His editorial features a full 12-page spread including photos, a very ‘raw’ interview, and much more for all you Maxwell fans out there. You can pick the issue up when it hits newsstands shortly.
The Snowman covers the upcoming issue of XXL. In his editorial, he has some choice words about DJ Drama and a certain situation the two of them had:
“Drama just started acting like a bitch. Drama wanted to be Khaled, but he didn’t want to help nobody. He just changed, period. Look at his crew. The same niggas ain’t around him. You ain’t never been in no streets. I could never have no beef with a nigga like that. He’s a cornball. You made millions off my mixtapes, to the point where the fuckin’ feds scooped you up for bootlegging. I never even made the money he made off of Trap or Die or Tha Streets Iz Watchin, because they were selling and distributing them and making money.
I’m not hating. But we will never do a mixtape together. I didn’t charge that nigga for [contributing a verse to the song “5000 Ones,” on Drama’s official Atlantic Records debut]. But then when I need [a tape for one of my artists], and you want to charge me $20,000?… I’ll slap the shit out of Drama. He knows that. He wasn’t loyal. But me putting my hands on that man ain’t gonna make him respect what I’m saying. I’m just not gonna fuck with him anymore. ”
Should make for an interesting article. The issue hits newsstands next week.
Janelle Monae covers the latest Summer issue of Paper Magazine. Janelle is an up and coming R&B artist who has often been referred to as the Bjork of R&B. Oh, and apparently she only wears black and white. Very interesting.
Hova covers the upcoming issue of Billboard Magazine. He goes in with Billboard about his upcoming album, his latest track about auto-tune and much more. This will definitely be an issue I will be grabbing off the newsstands.
Madlib covers the August 2009 issue of WIRED Magazine, in which he gives his first interview since 2006. StonesThrow put together a nice post of an excerpt from the interview. You can check it out after you hit the jump.
This cover has me saying wow! Cameron Diaz covers the Fall 2009 issue of V Magazine and she looks like she’s about to take a whip out and punish you for being naughty. The photographs of her pictorial were taken by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and you can check them out after the jump.