Hip Hop fans will be picking up the new issue of Playboy Magazine after seeing that Nad and Travis Scott will be featured in the Spring 2019 issue of Playboy.
The Houston rapper and Kylie Jenner’s baby posted pics of himself and the Queensbridge king from their photo shoot from the upcoming Sping issue of Playboy Magazine.
Is it a hint of a future project in the works? Maybe a show of solidarity between the generations. Regardless of whom or what, this will be one of the most illustrious issues of the prestigious publication since media went into the blogosphere.
Enough to be said, here’s the pics Scott posted on his IG timeline.
New York rapper Nas and Travis Scott dig deep when they start talking. The hip-hop heavyweights trade thoughts on a slew of topics ranging from the evolving music industry and early successes to modern day politics in Playboy’s new #TheSpeechIssue Spring 2019 issue.
Within their must-read “Rapper’s Delight” piece, Scott discusses how much of a personal impact G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Kid Cudi has had on him.
“One of my idols is Kid Cudi and the way he tells his stories about how he felt as a kid growing up, like where he’s from. I related to that. I adopted my own form of storytelling—whether it’s through melodies or through raps or both. And as a producer too, just studying other fire producers—Pete Rock, Kanye, Pharrell—I was always into mixing different genres. I wasn’t stuck solely in one field. I like to bridge the gap between different styles of music. I always made my own beats and shit. I love James Blake, Toro y Moi and Björk. These types of people influenced me on another level. That’s what’s moved me. I mean, that’s the type of picture I want to paint.” (Playboy)
Nasir Jones took things a bit deep by discussing his approach to songwriting.
“Politics definitely affects the way I think, but the way I write is my day-to-day life. I did a song talking about daughters, because I have a daughter. “Daughters” was nominated for a Grammy. I feel it—that’s why I wrote it—but I had no idea it would be acknowledged like that when it came out. So I write about day-to-day stuff, and I don’t plan to write anything political, because then it’s forced. It ain’t a natural expression.” (Playboy)
New York rapper Nas is sending only positive thoughts and prayers to New Zealand following a headline-generating mass terrorist attack. Nasir Jones relied on the power of social media to speak out on the horrific tragedy.
At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, in a carefully planned and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspects held “extremist views” that have no place in New Zealand or the world. The attacks targeted two mosques in central Christchurch at lunchtime local time Friday. (CNN)
A law enforcement official told CBS News on Friday morning that the prime shooting suspect in custody, the Australian man who has been charged with murder, claimed other individuals were planning additional attacks on mosques in New Zealand. There was no further information available on his claim. New Zealand police have said that three other individuals were initially taken into custody. One of them was quickly released and police were still trying to determine what role, if any, the other two people had in the attack. (CBS News)
“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)
“Because Tommy Boy has not had the opportunity to sit down together with De La Soul and finalize our negotiations — something we’ve wanted to do for months — we have decided to postpone the digital release of their catalog scheduled for tomorrow,” the statement reads. “We know fans are eager to hear these amazing recordings and we are hopeful for a quick resolution.” (Variety)