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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.”

Check out a few highlights below and click here to read the full interview.

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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.

Check out a few quotes below, and read the full cover story here

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gucci-cover

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.

Check out an excerpt below and read the cover story in full here.

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kanye west kim kardashian harpers bazaar

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian land their third couples cover by fronting the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, shot by the legendary Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld (spoiler: it’s less raunchy than their L’Officiel Hommes spread, but more intimate than their Vogue one). In a wide-ranging interview with Laura Brown, Mr. and Mrs. West talk about everything from their favorite music and TV show to their public perception and biggest insecurities…oh, and nude selfies. It’s all quick fire questions and ADHD answers, but it’s still a pretty fascinating look into the life and times of KimYe.

Check out a few of the best quotes below, and click here to read the full interview. The issue hits newsstands on August 16.

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french montana documentary

In this new documentary called Born to Win, XXL follows French Montana around for the day in his adopted home of L.A. During a car ride to Malibu to meet with Diddy, the Bronx rapper talks about being a Muslim, the passing of his good friend Chinx, his relationship with Khloe Kardashian and his upcoming album MC4, set to drop on August 19.

French also covers XXL‘s first digital issue and delves deeper into what we can expect on MC4, his “son” Julius, a Weeper monkey, and the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Read the cover story in full here.

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freshmen-cover

XXL let the cat out of the bag early on this Monday morning (June 12). Their 2016 Freshman cover is now making its rounds on the ‘net.

Buzzing artists Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Dicky, Dave East, Denzel Curry, Desiigner, G Herbo and Lil Yachty all made the final cut. As you can see, the list ranges from rappers with multiple albums already under their belt to new acts with only music on SoundCloud.

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