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Cam’ron & A-Trak Cover April/May Issue Of Complex Magazine

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Killa Cam and A-Trak appear on this month’s cover of Complex, drawing some inspiration from the classic 70′s film, Three The Hard Way.  (more…)

Future — “Honest” (Album Cover)

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Future unveils the official cover artwork for his upcoming sophomore LP, Honest. Release date coming soon.

YG — “My Krazy Life” (Album Cover)

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YG unveils the official cover art for his Def Jam debut, My Krazy Life, dropping March 18.

Freddie Gibbs x Madlib — “The Piñata” (Album Cover)

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Gibbs takes it back to ’92, recreating Ice Cube’s The Predator album art for his upcoming Piñata LP with Madlib. Piñata hits stores March 18.

Action Bronson & Party Supplies — “Blue Chips 2″ (Artwork)

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Bronsonelli reveals the cover art for his Blue Chips sequel with Party Supplies, which is set to drop Friday. Is that Mark Cuban in the crowd behind the broad lifting her top off? Check out the official trailer for Blue Chips 2 here.

The 5 Best Hip Hop Album Covers of 2013

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In 1938, Alex Steinweiss, an art director for Columbia Records invented the concept of album cover art, making way for epic images that continuously influence pop culture. It’s different now that most listeners stream and download music, which has ignited a market for unique album artwork to differentiate one project from the next. Also, design software is much more accessible and apps like instagram are extremely popular. That accessibility has given artists a bevy of new media to expand greatly the idea of album covers. Artists can create several album covers with a mouse click, and with a simple QR code make them interactive, or create a vine video that gives the viewer a short film in lieu of a traditional static album cover. So it’s no shock that this year is has delivered dope album covers. Here is my list of 2013’s Five Best Hip Hop Album Covers, based on: visual aesthetic, concept in relation to album name and theme, and creative execution.

Why Kanye West Interviews Are The Best Thing Ever

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kanye west gives the best interviews of all time. OF ALL TIME! just when you think he’s gone into hiding for good, that the president throwing dirt on his name might permanently relegate him to begrudging exile, that a n*gga might be better off in Paris, he emerges more defiant than the last time. (more…)

Rejoice – Bun B Has A Coloring Book

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Shea Serrano, of LA Weekly and Grantland, has been blazing a trail across the internet with great visuals…including his amazing tumblr creation Drakeing Bad. Check the trailer for his Bun B Coloring Book after the jump. (more…)

Mike Will Covers Billboard Magazine

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He’s made a lot of beats, and now he’s made the cover of Billboard. (more…)

No Malice “Hear Ye Him” (Artwork & Tracklist)

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Love that album cover. August 16th is the date. Head down bottom to see what to expect.  (more…)

John Legend “Love In The Future” (Artwork & Tracklist)

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John is keeping it pretty simple this time around. September 3rd is the due date. Head down bottom to see what to expect.  (more…)

Jay-Z Unveils Official Artwork For “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

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On the eve of its release, Hov finally lifts the curtain on the official album cover for his twelfth solo album. (more…)

LeBron James Covers Sports Illustrated

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Were you thinking someone else?  (more…)

Jay-Z Covers Billboard Magazine

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Were you thinking that he was gonna be in an iPhone?!  (more…)

Chamillionaire “Reignfall EP” (Release Date & Cover Art)

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July 23rd is the date.  (more…)

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