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Rick Ross and 2 Chainz are both planning to have big years in 2017. The two rap stars were busy in studio with some fellow heavyweights over the weekend. Rozay, who is preparing to release his new album Rather You Than Me, was spotted in studio with JAY Z. In photos posted online, the MMG boss is seen seated next to the Roc Nation mogul, previewing new records off his forthcoming ninth solo LP and first since signing with Epic Records.

Today I met Jay-Z. I appreciate my bro @richforever for putting me in rooms like this. Probably one of the coolest days of my life,” said Rockie Fresh, who was also present during the session. “Hov put me on a lot of shit today. Always great when you can learn from legends.”

Meanwhile, 2 Chainz was spotted busy working away with Drake on Saturday night (Jan. 14). The Atlanta rapper, who announced a new project titled Pretty Girls Like Trap Music shortly after New Year’s, was draped in a black Versace robe as the face of OVO is seen playing the background. 2 Chainz posted a pair of photos on his Instagram, with the hashtag #PrettyGirlsLikeTrapMusic teasing fans that a new collaboration with Drizzy may appear on the album. The 39-year-old did the same earlier this month, posting the hashtag alongside a photo with Justin Bieber.

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The Weeknd has become a bonifide superstar. The Toronto singer is the latest cover star (along with Chance the Rapper) of GQ‘s upcoming February issue. In his cover story titled The King of Sex Pop, the 26-year-old sits down with GQ editor Devin Friedman at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, the place where he recorded his new No. 1 album Starboy in its entirety.

The XO crooner speaks on the decision to but off his trademark hairstyle, the fear he had after moving out and leaving his mother behind in Toronto, his sexually explicit lyrics coming from real life experiences, groupies, Donald Trump, his thoughts on pop culture during his come up compared to now, and more.

In between the conversation, The Weeknd poses for the camera, modelling various outfits style by Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, Emporio Armani and Chrome Hearts. Check out a few excerpts from the story and photos from the cover shoot below.

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Along with being announced as headliners for Bonnaroo 2017, Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd are the latest cover stars for GQ‘s upcoming February issue. Before The Weeknd’s story hits online this Thursday (Jan. 12), the magazine unveils its cover story with Lil’ Chano from 79th called The Gospel According To Chance.

Speaking with GQ‘s style editor Mark Anthony Green, Chance the Rapper speaks on his now popular “3” cap, the importance of the GRAMMYs, understanding Kanye West while outsiders slam him, embarrassing Facebook videos from high school, fatherhood, Trump’s presidency, and whether he should actually be called Chance the Artist.

GQ also goes in studio with the 23-year-old and The Social Experiment. Sitting down at the piano, Chance speaks on his inspirations, influences, and the important lessons he learned from Kanye. Check out the video and some excerpts below.

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We just want Kanye West to be healthy, productive and happy with his family — and career. End scene.

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TDE continue to spread Christmas cheer in their hood. Yesterday, the West Coast label held their third annual Holiday Concert and Toy Giveaway in the Nickerson Gardens Projects in Watts, with the entire crew — Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, SZA and Lance Skiiiwalker — treating the crowd to performances. K. Dot. even delivered an off-the-dome freestyle over Jay Rock’s “Vice City.”

A few of TDE’s friends also joined in on the fun, including A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa and O.T Genasis.

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Kanye West made another rare post-hospitalization appearance, visiting the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art’s Leadership Circle and Members’ Opening for the Rick Owens: Furniture exhibition on Friday night (Dec. 16). Dressed in a white long sleeved shirt, black pants, a hat and a pair of unreleased Yeezy Boost 350s, Kanye was all smiles during the exhibit, located at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA.

The 39-year-old was spotted mingling with patrons, spending most of his time speaking with Michele Lamy, wife of Paris-based fashion and furniture designer Rick Owens, who produced the show. The visit comes days after Kanye was spotted with President-Elect Donald Trump at his Trump Tower residence in New York City, and a week after the rapper/designer’s first public appearance where he debuted his new blonde look.

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Rihanna made history on Tuesday night (Nov. 29), becoming the first-ever woman to win “Shoe of the Year” at the annual Footwear News Achievement Awards. Hosted at IAC Headquarters in New York City last night, the pop superstar 30th FNAAs to accept her award for the Fenty Puma Creeper. The 28-year-old arrived on the red carpet wearing a black and white pair of Creepers, a long skirt, black baseball cap and shining jewelry from Chopard’s “High Jewelry Collection.”

This is such a big deal for me,” said Rihanna during her acceptance speech. “It makes me so proud to be a woman, to be a young woman from Barbados, especially. To come to America and just do this by default just because I liked to wear a certain style of shoe.” She later continued, “I didn’t expect people to love it the way I do, and the way they’ve supported it means so much to me. All the Creeper fans and all the kids in the street who inspire me by doing things their own way.”

The FENTYxPUMA Creeper signifies a successful partnership between Rihanna and PUMA which first started in 2015, selling out in record time worldwide. Known as the “Shoe Oscars,” Rihanna’s win at the FN Achievement Awards comes one year after Kanye West won “Shoe of the Year” for his Yeezy Boost collaboration with adidas.

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Music’s biggest stars have made their way to Los Angeles on Sunday night (Nov. 20) for the 2016 American Music Awards. Hosted by comedian Jay Pharaoh and supermodel Gigi Hadid, this year’s AMAs will feature performances from a star-studded lineup that includes Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar with Maroon 5, John Legend, DJ Khaled with Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross and August Alsina, and this year’s AMA Merit honoree Sting.

Before the main show kicked off live on ABC, entertainers arrived outside the Microsoft Theater to show off their stylish looks on the red carpet. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Ciara (and her new baby bump), host Gigi Hadid, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign, Keke Palmer and more stopped and poses for the cameras ahead of the big event inside.

Check out all the photos from the AMAs red carpet below.

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Barack Obama has just a few weeks left in office, but he’s absolutely, 100 percent going out as the coolest President of all time (in case that wasn’t already clear). Last night, Obama hosted his final White House state dinner in honor of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, but there were two unlikely names on the guest list: Frank Ocean and Chance The Rapper. Both guys arrived looking suited and booted as they brought along their parents, Katonya Breaux and Ken Bennett (who, of course, used to work for Obama). Frank even rocked a pair of checkered Vans.

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G.O.O.D. Music’s youngest in charge are the new cover stars of Paper Magazine’s Living For Fashion issue. Travi$ Scott and Teyana Taylor show off their stylish looks in their separate features shot and styled by the collective of by Albert Watson, Anna Trevelyan, Pieter Henket, Daniel Arroyo, and Kyle Luu.

Along with announcing the upcoming short-film documenting the creation of his Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album, Scott touches on his love for Kid Cudi, and work with André 3000 and Kendrick Lamar. Taylor meanwhile, speaks on her unforgettable appearance in Kanye West’s “Fade” video, working on her new solo album, motherhood and more.

Scott is seen styled in items by Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang and Supreme, while Teyana sticks to Yeezy Season 4 and Norma Kamali. Check out some photos and clips below, as the new issue is out at newsstands now.

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