THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1969, Jimi Hendrix was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1969, Jimi Hendrix was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.

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Nas Covers Complex’s June/July 2012 Issue!…

Nas and Complex go way back. How far back? You might not remember, but God’s Son actually appeared on the cover of Complex’s first-ever issue back in the Spring of 2002. A decade later, it’s only right that [Complex] reconnects with the NYC icon for the first issue after [their] blockbuster 10th Anniversary celebration. It’s the beginning of Complex’s second decade, and [they]’re taking it back to the essence.

2012 is also shaping up to be a new beginning for Nas, who’s fresh off a divorce and back in the studio finishing his tenth solo album Life Is Good, which is scheduled to drop this summer. He’s been blowing us away with his new music all year, from his rewind-worthy verse on “Triple Beam Dreams” to his astute fatherhood anthem “Daughters.” (More at Complex…)

Nas Covers Complex’s June/July 2012 Issue!…

Nas and Complex go way back. How far back? You might not remember, but God’s Son actually appeared on the cover of Complex’s first-ever issue back in the Spring of 2002. A decade later, it’s only right that [Complex] reconnects with the NYC icon for the first issue after [their] blockbuster 10th Anniversary celebration. It’s the beginning of Complex’s second decade, and [they]’re taking it back to the essence.

2012 is also shaping up to be a new beginning for Nas, who’s fresh off a divorce and back in the studio finishing his tenth solo album Life Is Good, which is scheduled to drop this summer. He’s been blowing us away with his new music all year, from his rewind-worthy verse on “Triple Beam Dreams” to his astute fatherhood anthem “Daughters.” (More at Complex…)

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1969, Joni Mitchell was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1969, Joni Mitchell was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.

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Radiohead Reconnect…

Thom Yorke walks into the catering room backstage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami wearing a dark T-shirt, tight red jeans and a crooked smile. “I’m feeling qui­etly excited - and quietly nervous,” Radiohead’s frontman says as he pours himself… (Read More at Rolling Stone…)
Radiohead Reconnect…

Thom Yorke walks into the catering room backstage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami wearing a dark T-shirt, tight red jeans and a crooked smile. “I’m feeling qui­etly excited - and quietly nervous,” Radiohead’s frontman says as he pours himself… (Read More at Rolling Stone…)

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Alicia Keys Gets EDGY For VIBE’s April/May 2012 Cover, Sits Down With Hubby Swizz Beatz…

Rocking her ridiculously beautiful canary diamond wedding ring, Alicia Keys is being her usual earthy-yet-edgy self in the new issue of VIBE magazine. In YBF’s exclusive outtake shot, Alicia rocks only a red leather jacket and a set of colorful strings in place of a shirt, and her black lipstick.  She dishes on the love she shares with her husband in her first real interview in years.  And yes, her man Swizz (Kasseem Dean) was a part of the interview too.

An excerpt from their cover story:

“It was the craziest thing,” says Dean, leaning forward in his chair. “We had a work lunch with some people, and I get home and look in the back pocket—”

"My credit card was in his pocket,” Keys finishes the story, eyes wide. “Why was my credit card in his pocket?”

Read More at TheYBF…

Alicia Keys Gets EDGY For VIBE’s April/May 2012 Cover, Sits Down With Hubby Swizz Beatz…

Rocking her ridiculously beautiful canary diamond wedding ring, Alicia Keys is being her usual earthy-yet-edgy self in the new issue of VIBE magazine. In YBF’s exclusive outtake shot, Alicia rocks only a red leather jacket and a set of colorful strings in place of a shirt, and her black lipstick. She dishes on the love she shares with her husband in her first real interview in years. And yes, her man Swizz (Kasseem Dean) was a part of the interview too.

An excerpt from their cover story:

“It was the craziest thing,” says Dean, leaning forward in his chair. “We had a work lunch with some people, and I get home and look in the back pocket—”

"My credit card was in his pocket,” Keys finishes the story, eyes wide. “Why was my credit card in his pocket?”

Read More at TheYBF

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In This Week’s NME…

Pete Doherty has broken his silence – the Libertine is on the cover of the new issue of NME, and inside is possibly his most revealing interview yet. Having not given a big music mag interview for years, he talks about the future of the Libs, reveals his surprising new solo album plan and opens up about the death of his friend Amy Winehouse. It’s the must-read Pete feature of the year. (Read More HERE…)
In This Week’s NME…

Pete Doherty has broken his silence – the Libertine is on the cover of the new issue of NME, and inside is possibly his most revealing interview yet. Having not given a big music mag interview for years, he talks about the future of the Libs, reveals his surprising new solo album plan and opens up about the death of his friend Amy Winehouse. It’s the must-read Pete feature of the year. (Read More HERE…)

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Nicki Minaj Says She Deserves Her F*cking Credit In COMPLEX Magazine…

Inside the magazine, the rapper discusses her megastardom, how she’s the brainchild behind her own success (she says she manages herself but still has a management team) and how she goes about setting her goals. Basically she’s saying she has the last word if she disagrees with management—like most artists do who aren’t blind pushovers.  She says she never gets credit for what she contributes to the moves she makes. HERE are the highlights…
Nicki Minaj Says She Deserves Her F*cking Credit In COMPLEX Magazine…

Inside the magazine, the rapper discusses her megastardom, how she’s the brainchild behind her own success (she says she manages herself but still has a management team) and how she goes about setting her goals. Basically she’s saying she has the last word if she disagrees with management—like most artists do who aren’t blind pushovers. She says she never gets credit for what she contributes to the moves she makes. HERE are the highlights…

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Cover Story Excerpt: Bruce Springsteen…

Springsteen arrives at The Daily Show’s Manhattan studios on foot one icy day in late January, fresh from Jersey – he fought the wind for the dozen blocks from the Lincoln Tunnel along 11th Avenue, wearing only a thin leather jacket. “There was traffic,” says Springsteen, “so Patti dropped me off.” (Read More HERE…)
Cover Story Excerpt: Bruce Springsteen…

Springsteen arrives at The Daily Show’s Manhattan studios on foot one icy day in late January, fresh from Jersey – he fought the wind for the dozen blocks from the Lincoln Tunnel along 11th Avenue, wearing only a thin leather jacket. “There was traffic,” says Springsteen, “so Patti dropped me off.” (Read More HERE…)

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Nicki Minaj Gets Cotton Candy Pink For April 2012 ALLURE Cover, Talks Dethroning Jay-Z & Working On Her Fitness…

"Superbass" rapper Nicki Minaj is decked out in her frills, ruffles and tulle for the new ALLURE issue.  The cover has been floating arond for weeks in a blurry low-res format, but now the higher quality pic has been released.

The MAC Viva Glam rep revealed her usual amount of boobage and her fave pink lipstick while yacking it up about keeping off the pounds and going for Jay-Z’s spot:

On dethroning Jay-Z: “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of…. I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’”(Read More HERE…)
Nicki Minaj Gets Cotton Candy Pink For April 2012 ALLURE Cover, Talks Dethroning Jay-Z & Working On Her Fitness…

"Superbass" rapper Nicki Minaj is decked out in her frills, ruffles and tulle for the new ALLURE issue. The cover has been floating arond for weeks in a blurry low-res format, but now the higher quality pic has been released.

The MAC Viva Glam rep revealed her usual amount of boobage and her fave pink lipstick while yacking it up about keeping off the pounds and going for Jay-Z’s spot:

On dethroning Jay-Z: “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of…. I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’”(Read More HERE…)

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Drake Covers April 2012 GQ…

In a 3-cover issue, Young Money rapper Drake is gracing the front of GQ’s April 2012 STYLE BIBLE issue.  The other two covers belong to actors Dave Franco (James Franco’s little brother) and John Slattery (who is starring in the brand new independent film In Our Nature opposite Gabby Union).

Drizzy is keeping it sleek and sophisticated modeling suits for the issue.  The full story will be out on GQ.com tomorrow. (Read More HERE…)
Drake Covers April 2012 GQ…

In a 3-cover issue, Young Money rapper Drake is gracing the front of GQ’s April 2012 STYLE BIBLE issue. The other two covers belong to actors Dave Franco (James Franco’s little brother) and John Slattery (who is starring in the brand new independent film In Our Nature opposite Gabby Union).

Drizzy is keeping it sleek and sophisticated modeling suits for the issue. The full story will be out on GQ.com tomorrow. (Read More HERE…)

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In This Week’s NME…

It was the most triumphant moment of the most insane, debauched and downright boozy NME Awards ever – Godlike Genius Noel Gallagher booming out his classic ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ as Jarvis Cocker, Theo Hurts, Johnny Marr and every other drunk rock star in the roomsang along. And that’s not mentioning Pulp’s jaw-dropping performance of ‘Babies’, Florence and The Horrors’ sublime take on ‘Still Life’ and, erm, the rampant attempts to pull by certain guests presenters (here’s looking at you, Noel Fielding and Kasabian). (Read More HERE…)
In This Week’s NME…

It was the most triumphant moment of the most insane, debauched and downright boozy NME Awards ever – Godlike Genius Noel Gallagher booming out his classic ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ as Jarvis Cocker, Theo Hurts, Johnny Marr and every other drunk rock star in the roomsang along. And that’s not mentioning Pulp’s jaw-dropping performance of ‘Babies’, Florence and The Horrors’ sublime take on ‘Still Life’ and, erm, the rampant attempts to pull by certain guests presenters (here’s looking at you, Noel Fielding and Kasabian). (Read More HERE…)

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Last February, producer Jeff Bhasker was in New York working     on  Beyoncé’s 4. For nearly three months, he had been     getting calls from  John Janick, president/CEO of Fueled by     Ramen and co-president of  Elektra, about a New York band called     fun., whose singer, Nate  Ruess, desperately wanted to work with     him. Bhasker, generally known  for his high-profile work on     hip-hop projects like Jay-Z and Kanye  West’s “Watch the     Throne,” took his time returning the calls. “I  kind of blew     them off actually,” Bhasker says today. “It wasn’t  until I was     in New York working that Beyoncé album that someone from      my team said, ‘Fun. is in New York. Can you just meet with them      quickly?’” (Read More HERE…)

Last February, producer Jeff Bhasker was in New York working on Beyoncé’s 4. For nearly three months, he had been getting calls from John Janick, president/CEO of Fueled by Ramen and co-president of Elektra, about a New York band called fun., whose singer, Nate Ruess, desperately wanted to work with him. Bhasker, generally known for his high-profile work on hip-hop projects like Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne,” took his time returning the calls. “I kind of blew them off actually,” Bhasker says today. “It wasn’t until I was in New York working that Beyoncé album that someone from my team said, ‘Fun. is in New York. Can you just meet with them quickly?’” (Read More HERE…)

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A word from someone who knows. “It’s hard enough to make it in  this business being honest,” says Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, speaking  from his dressing room at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.  “It’s even harder to make it when you’re hiding something. So if Sleigh  Bells are brave enough to say, ‘Fuck everybody, our new record is  influenced by Def Leppard,’ then they’re my kind of people. Audiences  want to connect with you. They want to believe in you. But you can’t be  half-arsed. You have to let them in. That’s how you get from good to  great.” (Read More HERE…)

A word from someone who knows. “It’s hard enough to make it in this business being honest,” says Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, speaking from his dressing room at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. “It’s even harder to make it when you’re hiding something. So if Sleigh Bells are brave enough to say, ‘Fuck everybody, our new record is influenced by Def Leppard,’ then they’re my kind of people. Audiences want to connect with you. They want to believe in you. But you can’t be half-arsed. You have to let them in. That’s how you get from good to great.” (Read More HERE…)

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VIBE: You’ve said before that you didn’t really have fun recording Pink Friday.
Nicki Minaj: I felt like I had something to prove to everyone who said a female  rapper could not make an album unless she was talking about her pussy.  And so I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex  and not talk about my genitalia and still have a successful album. And I  proved that. And now my time for proving things to my critics is over. I  don’t really need to prove anything to anyone else anymore. (Read More HERE…)

VIBE: You’ve said before that you didn’t really have fun recording Pink Friday.

Nicki Minaj: I felt like I had something to prove to everyone who said a female rapper could not make an album unless she was talking about her pussy. And so I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex and not talk about my genitalia and still have a successful album. And I proved that. And now my time for proving things to my critics is over. I don’t really need to prove anything to anyone else anymore. (Read More HERE…)

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