For his XXL Magazine spring 2018 cover story, 21 Savage speaks to XXL Editorial Site Director Georgette Cline about the plans he has for his upcoming sophomore album, Donald Trump’s presidency, what he’s looking for in a perfect America and his love for flying planes, among other topics.
Read 21 Savage’s XXL cover story here.
Apple has officially announced a special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both phones feature a red glass enclosure with a matching aluminum band and a black front. The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order online in select countries and regions tomorrow and in stores beginning Friday, April 13th. Read more
Hypefresh calls The Majority latest issue “a critical analysis of Black Panther…” Naoka Foreman shares her thoughts on Black Panther the movie from a critical lens. In the article, Foreman articulates how director, Ryan Coogler, stirs away from “the usual objectification of black bodies” and how his style of voyeurism illicit admiration towards the story’s characters rather than sexual arousal. Foreman goes even further in depth with her analysis of this film with a compelling comparison of Wakanda and America’s black professional class. She refers to them as the black elite as she references a conversation had between political activist Dr. Cornel West and Chris Hedges, the host of Days of Revolt. Digital and print copies of The Majority are expected to be released with upcoming issues.
The Majority: February 2018 – Issue No. 4
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.