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chance the rapper complex 2017

Four years after gracing his first issue, Chance The Rapper returns to the cover of Complex magazine. In a 30-minute interview with Complex‘s Editor-in-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever, Chance discusses the birth of his daughter and adapting to fatherhood, his recent Grammy wins, wanting more artists to be independent (“You sign to a label and you get a boss, and that shit’s just fucked up to me. Why should you have a boss?”) and much more.

Though he doesn’t have a concrete project in the works right now, Chance says he’s thinking about selling his upcoming debut album. “I want to make something that’s got a wider scope… something a little bit different than Acid Rap, 10 Day and Coloring Book,” he says.

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Flying Lotus recently got on the phone with Anderson .Paak for Interview magazine. In a gracious interview between two of L.A.’s finest musicians, Paak discussed his creative process, working with Knxwledge as part of NxWorries and being Sa-Ra cofounder Shafiq Husayn’s assistant/chauffeur/weed roller back in the day. Anderson also reflected on his incredible breakout year and looked ahead to the next chapter of his career (which might just include a collaboration with Flying Lotus).

Read the full interview here and check out the best quotes below.

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For the second cover of their 2017 Sex Issue, The FADER taps none other than Mr. Ya Ya himself aka Lil Uzi Vert. Taking place in Hawaii, the magazine’s Felipe Delerme had the opportunity to discuss the rockstars move from Philly to ATL, stereotypes, dating, being a working artist and more.

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Man, this cover is so good. For their final issue of 2016, Complex get down to business with President Push. Speaking with best-selling author Mychal Denzel Smith, Pusha T discusses his fight against mass incarceration, Donald Trump’s victory and Drake’s apparent “Two Birds, One Stone” diss, which he calmly shrugs off. “I would never, ever attribute that [song] to myself,” he says. “My past is cemented. My past happened.”

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As an obvious fit, XXL granted Gucci Mane and Young Thug the latest cover of their magazine. Both Wop and Thugger sat down with the squad for video interviews that are set to hit the ‘Net next week. For now, let your eyes gaze on a few flicks of the mentor and protege team after the jump.

Update: XXL has released a video interview with Gucci and excerpts from his cover story.

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J&W Interview Mag Cover

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In the case of Hollywood couple, Will and Jada Pinkett, we certainly have to agree — well, sort of. In their brand new cover story with Interview Magazine, Willow & Jaden Smith gracefully touch on the topics of generational divides, social media fame, sibling rivalries, drawing inspiration from their parents and more.

Read an excerpt from their chat with Pharrell after the jump.

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CXCX Covers The FADER Magazine

Singer/Songwriter Charli XCX has been making waves in the industry for quite some time now. Already she has pened hits for Billboard Chart topping acts like Icona Pop, Iggy Azalea and will.i.am.

In her exclusive cover story with The FADER, the standout vocalist on Ty Dolla $ign’s radio smash “Drop That Kitty” detailed coming into her own as an artist, upcoming linear note contributions and more.

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As you may have heard, Frank Ocean ended our long, painful wait for new music over the weekend by dropping not one, but two new albums — a visual project called Endless and his official third LP Blonde — as well as a magazine called Boys Don’t Cry. Frank quietly rolled out his new masterpiece at pop-up shops around the world, and although the magazine was free.99, copies were swiftly snapped up by thousands of eager fans.

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Billboard magazine taps Chance The Rapper as their latest cover star as they explore the Chicago rapper’s unprecedented independent success. From his strict no-music-for-sale philosophy to his upcoming Magnificent Coloring Day Festival, Chano offers insight into his unique rise as one of the biggest indie rappers ever. He also addresses more personal issues, like raising a daughter with his girlfriend and kicking a brief Xanax habit, and also explains how working on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo shaped his Coloring Book mixtape.

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Gucci Mane’s newfound freedom is something that he is holding onto dearly. As a rapper (and trapper), he has been in and out of the bing more times than anyone can count at this point. But his latest three year stretch sounds like it has changed him for good. For his new The FADER cover story, Guwop opened up to seasoned writer Andrew Nosnitsky about why prison was “hell,” his career plans, sobriety and more much.

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