For The Source magazine’s November/”Power 30″ issue Drake gets the cover. Its only right that the issue is to be released on the same day as Drakes Sophomore album Take Care, November 15.
In the issue of GQ Magazine where Lil Wayne was dubbed King Of Rock along with Eminem and Keith Richards, Claire Hoffman sits down to chop it up with Lil Wayne. Peep the excerpt or go straight to GQ’s Website to read the entire interview.
Basically, I have been doing this for eighteen years. That’s reason number one. I have accomplished all that I have set out to accomplish and more. Also, I have a label, and I’ve only put out two artists [Drake and Nicki Minaj]. I have a lot more work to do, and it’d be selfish to not focus on being the boss and focus on their projects.
But the main reason is my kids, my children. Now, if I thought I’d be selfish to my artists, imagine what I think I would be doing to my kids. I have enough money that they don’t have to ever do anything—which, they will do everything, ’cause they ain’t getting shit. [cackles wildly] Six [more] years, I can do this Lil Wayne thing, and my boys will be about 7 and 8 years old. And man, it’s all about them then. You know, whatever they’re doing. Sports. Whatever they’re into. That’s where I am. I’m at every game. I’m the dad with the hat on. The jersey. That’s me. -Lil Wanye
As if the title doesn’t say it clear enough, GQ Magazine has dubbed Eminiem, Lil Wayne and Keith Richards the “Gods Of Rock” for their latest issue. Congrats to all three influential artists. Check out this excerpt from Eminem about his drug usage in the past.
“So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them. In my head I was pissed off: ‘Oh well. Songs leaked. F–k it. I’m just going to take a bunch of f–king pills and go in there and have a party with myself.’ I’m sure the more pills I took, the goofier I got.”
“Look, every addict in rehab feels like everyone’s staring at them. With me? Everyone was staring at me. I could never be comfortable. There were people there that treated me normal. Then there were a bunch of f–king idiots who aren’t even concentrating on their own sobriety because they’re so worried about mine. They’re stealing my hats, my books—it was chaos. Everything was drama in there. And at the time, I didn’t really want to get clean. Everybody else wanted me to. And anyone will tell you: If you’re not ready, nothing is going to change you. Love, nothing.” -RapFix
This week seems to be a damn good month for some of my favorite women to cover some influential magazines. However you slice it, whether it’s Mary J. Blige on Ebony, Nicki Minaj on W, Bria Myles on KING or Yvonne Strahovski (NBC’s Chuck) on Maxim; I’m just a happy man. Check out the gallery below for the other covers.
Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, has come a long way from HGH, bulletproof vests, du-rags and tattoos. This month, donning some business threads, the entreprenuer from Jamaica, Queens is featured on the cover of JET magazine. Devlving deeper than the cover, 50 discusses his Street King project, his relationship with his son, being a bully and his latest publication, Playground. Get em Fif!
“I was [a bully] at different points during my childhood,” the 36-year-old shares. “I was dealing with my emotions the wrong way. From a child’s perspective, you don’t understand. As an adult, you get that’s not the way to deal with things.”
The story follows Butterball, a youngster who hits a kid on the playground… with a sock full of batteries. Butterball comes from a broken household and is dealing with relocating and feelings of powerlessness. “It’s for everyone,” he adds.