Rihanna’s been working on her new album for quite some time, but it looks like she’s finally ready to soon release it to the public.
Currently hosting a private event at a gallery in Los Angeles, RiRi unveiled the artwork to her upcoming album, which is officially titled ANTI, with a series of large canvas pieces that feature poetry by Chloe Mitchell embossed in braille.
Rihanna covers the latest edition of the FADER’s 100th issue. Check out the gallery below and check out the issue here. Read more
Apple has unveiled a new ‘Active Collection’ of headphones that includes blue, yellow, and red colors of the Beats Tour2 In-Ear Headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones, and Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones. Read more
Drake appears on the cover of the latest FADER Magazine issue. He talks about his Views From The 6 album, beef with Meek Mill, the leaked reference tracks and more. Read more
Future graces the coveer of XXL’s Fall issue. You can read a summary of the cover story and a few excerpts here, Included below are a couple quotes below on Russell Wilson and his relationships with Drake and Meek Mill.
ON CIARA HAVING THEIR SON, FUTURE, AROUND HER NEW BOYFRIEND, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS QUARTERBACK RUSSELL WILSON
“I’m telling you right now, I’m giving you two sides. Like, I’m cool with it. I’m cool with him being around him but certain situations, we all in the public eye, you can’t move around with my son a certain kind of way, you know what I’m saying? I feel like a lot of moves are just made out of just being evil, basically. Because, you know, the success of my album and you still want to make certain moves to take the spotlight off me a little bit and shed light on a negative situation. Why would you want to put light on a negative situation? Even if I didn’t care about it, the people have a way of looking at it. Why would you want to give these people an opinion on our kid? Why won’t we just let our child be a child?”
ON HIS FRIENDSHIPS WITH MEEK MILL AND DRAKE
“On some real shit, I love Meek. And the Drake situation, I feel like genuinely we’ve been building a great relationship over these years. We got history together. We went on a few tours together so it was like, publicly, some things was said and it was took out of context. And even with the situation coming out, we put it all behind us, went on a sold out tour and we built from that and I feel like it’s genuine, it’s authentic and we built trust between each other. So with trust it’s just bringing us closer because in this industry, as you get bigger, I feel like you lose trust for everyone around you. You feel like the people you come in contact with, you can’t trust them. So I feel like it had to happen over years, that couldn’t happen over a few months.”
Continue below for behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot. Read more
This actually marks the very first interview and photoshoot of Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj as a couple. Titled ‘Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill on how to Deal with Haters,’ the shoot itself coincidentally took place when Drake dropped the first (of many) salvos aimed at Meek, ‘Charged Up,’ while in the article the two open up on their relationship, how it works, and the exact moment when Nicki began looking at Meek outside of the dreaded Friend Zone (spoiler alert: thank Kendrick’s ‘Control’ verse for that one). Read the entire article at GQ. Read more
From an inaugural guest appearance on Sway In The Morning to releasing a critically acclaimed album to a successful summer outing (#SummerofJHX Tour), New England multi talent Jon Hope continues to build his momentum by unveiling the cover artwork for his first literary work 100 Miles N’ Hour In A Parked Car. This project is a collection of Jon Hope’s lyrics, journal entries, quips, unreleased poems and short stories for his growing fan base.
Hope says ‘I’m really excited to extend my brand and create another experience for people to connect with. I had fun making this project because it allows people who are fans of solely my words and thoughts to have something to hold onto.’
Pre Orders for 100 Miles N’ Hour In A Parked Car will be available soon. Above is the artwork which was designed by Australian artist Jasmine Ryan. Additional artwork was contributed by Xavier Aviles.
Previously: Jon Hope ft. Buffi – Lil B Soliloquy (Video)
Fetty Wap recently released his upcoming album cover for his self-titled Fetty Wap LP and now gives us the tracklisting. The album comes with 20 tracks and contributions from his Monty and M80.
You can pre-order it now on iTunes and pick up a copy on September 25th. Read more
Budden gives us the cover and tracklist for his upcoming All Love Lost project. The LP is set to drop on October 16th.
Check out the tracklist below. Read more
Meek Mill reveals the album art, tracklist, guest features and most importantly, a release date, for his highly anticipated album Dreams Worth More Than Money. Joining him on the project will be Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross, Drake, Diddy and Swizz Beatz. The album will be out this coming Monday, June 29th.
Full tracklist below.