And my day just got a bit brighter than it already was. Bria Murphy chops it up with Maxim Magazine. Peep the photos here and read the interview at Maxim.
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
Just a little read to get you over that hump we call a Monday. Enjoy
One of the shadiest things I ever did in college was sleep with two different guys in one day. Morally questionable, sure, but you see, one of them didn’t really count—he was my ex. I’d stopped by to pick up my things, and we had one last hurrah, a going-away party to seal the breakup deal, even though I was already dating someone else.
At the time I was under the impression that since he wasn’t a new notch on the bedpost, sleeping with my ex didn’t matter. Not true, of course, but when it works, ex sex is sort of like a get-laid-free card: easy, superhot, and painless. When it doesn’t, it’s, well, the exact opposite. But right or wrong, most girls are more than willing to risk future awkwardness by returning to a past fling. Choose the right ex and you could get laid free, too.
A Kid Named B
Shouts to Rolling Stone for this gem. Another smoking single from J. Cole featuring the homie he’s going on tour with, Drake. BREAKING: after a documentary was released featuring J. Cole and Wale, Cole decided to leak another heater. I’m not posting anymore leaks till the project drops.
You know what it is,
A Kid Named B
J. Cole Feat. Drake – In The Morning
J. Cole – You Got It (Ft. Wale)
Shouts to XXL on the find,
A Kid Named B
XXL Freshman alum B.o.B. is set to debut atop The Billboard 200 next week. Industry insiders hitsdailydouble.com projects that the Grand Hustle rapper’s first album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, will sell between 80,000 and 85,000 units based off the disc’s one-day sales.
B.o.B. currently has the No. 1 single in the country on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with “Nothin’ On You,” his collaboration with Bruno Mars.
Word to XXL,
A Kid Named B
Up top is my personal favorite out of the XXL line up for best graphic work on an album cover.
A wise man once said, don’t judge a book by its cover. That may be a fitting assessment for the written word, but when it comes to rap music, we like our album covers to be as colorful as the artists themselves. That’s why fans were so psyched yesterday when the final comic-book inspired artwork was unveiled for Meth, Rae and Ghost’s upcoming collabo LP, Wu-Massacre. The Shaolin rhymeslingers are just the latest MCs to get animated. XXLMag.com has compiled a list of some of hip-hop’s illest illustrated album covers, dope enough to hang in any collector’s art gallery. Brush up…
This time its Freddie Gibbs.
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Your favorite Canadian rapper showcases his style in the March 2010 issue of GQ magazine. I like the way GQ does things, very simple, very clean cut. Make sure you go get this month’s issue. Hit the jump for the rest of the spread.
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