The final emoji list for 2018 has now been published, and Emojipedia has created images to show how they think they might look! 🙌
All 157 new emojis for 2018 are in this video, and they created their designs in an Apple-like style. Popular additions include redheads, curly hair, softball, kangaroo, and more. All humans support skin tones. The list for Emoji 11.0 was finalized on February 7, 2018 and these emojis should hit phones in the second half of 2018. Read more
Conveying her thoughts on the latest social media controversy, Naoka Foreman delivers a powerful article this month addressing H&M’s contentious ad. In the article, Foreman ties in song lyrics from a Kendrick Lamar verse with the contextual differences in using the term “monkey.” In the verse, Kendrick recites, “I want you to recognize that I’m a proud monkey, you vandalize my perception, but can’t take style from me.” Using the lyrics to help bring awareness to the problem, Foreman explains how the words in the H&M ad provoke racial undertones of blackness.
Digital and print copies of “The Majority” are expected to be released with upcoming issues.
GQ Magazine announces their men and woman of the year and has named Colin Kaepernick the ‘Citizen of the Year’. Read the full GQ spread here. Read more
The Lox open up about what has kept them in the game for the last 20 years and embracing hip-hop’s new generation in their XXL 20th anniversary interview.
Cardi B keeps on winning.
Landing the cover of Rolling Stone’s “The Hot Issue,” Cardi sits down with Brittany Spanos to discuss her journey from stripping to owning the No.1 song in the country. She touches on the pressure of delivering after the success of ‘Bodak Yellow,’ her upcoming debut album, her relationship with (now fiancé) Offset, and more.
Read the full cover story at Rolling Stone. Read more
E-40 sits down with XXL to discuss his longevity in the game for nearly 30 years in his XXL 20th anniversary interview.
Yo Gotti reveals his keys to survive and win in his XXL 20th Anniversary cover story.
Fabolous speaks on hip-hop changing his life and the genre’s growth over the last 20 years in his XXL 20th anniversary interview.
Snoop Dogg opens up about the most influential artists over the last 20 years and explains his keys to longevity in his XXL 20th anniversary interview.
Cam’ron has been in the game for more than 20 years. Find out what he has to say about his role in hip-hop in his XXL 20th Anniversary cover story.
T.I., rap’s gangsta and gentleman, sits down with XXL to discuss his evolution in the game and opening the door for hip-hop to grow in his XXL 20th anniversary interview. Read more
Rae Sremmurd sit down with XXL to discuss what they bring to the game, tapping into another music persona on their ‘SremmLife 3’ album and more in their XXL 20th anniversary interview. Read more