All photos courtesy of Yomi Brasko.
Images source: Beyonce.com
UPDATE: Following the big reveal yesterday, Beyoncé has now liberated a bunch of pics from her “I’m pregnant” photoshoot (some of which include a fast-growing Blue Ivy). She also revealed some pics from when she was pregnant with Blue Ivy — the conspiracy theorists who believe that she was never with child will hopefully be checking this out as well. Check ’em out below.
Congrats to Beyoncé, JAY Z, Blue Ivy and their entire family! The fact that this was all kept secret is in itself incredibly amazing.
We guess this means that Beyoncé is well past the whole cheating thing…
UPDATE: Just added three more covers. We’ll continue to add as we see them.
UPDATE #2: All covers have been revealed, which you can check out below.
UPDATE #3: Three new covers added, inspired by Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon and Kool Keith.
UPDATE #4: More covers — this time, in honour of Ice Cube, Digable Planets, Method Man and more.
UPDATE #5: In the latest batch, Iggy Azalea, Drake, Future, Tupac Shakur, Missy Elliott, JAY Z, Mos Def and more have their classic covers reimagined.
UPDATE #6: Yep — more variants added below! Chance The Rapper, LL Cool J, Wu-Tang Clan and Kevin Gates get nods.
UPDATE #7: The variants continue: Future, Consequence, Masta Ace, Blackalicious and Czarface get some great looks this go ’round.
Marvel is no stranger to Hip-Hop culture, and their latest project shows just how connected they still are — the comic book entity is releasing a collection of alternative Hip-Hop covers featuring some of their most known characters. Both superheroes and villains join in on the fun, re-creating the likes of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Trying and more.
Above and below, you can check out 11 initial artwork variants…according to Marvel, we can expect more than 50 of these before they’re finished. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso spoke on the artwork project:
For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue. Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.
UPDATE: Skepta got an OVO owl tattoo (below). Bro love at its finest.
ORIGINAL STORY (16/10/15): Recently, Boy Better Know’s Skepta revealed that his “new friend” Drake took the relationship to an entirely new level by getting a ‘BBK’ tattoo on his shoulder. You can see Skepta’s Instagram message above…we certainly wonder is he’ll be returning the favour.
In related news, Drake also scored a feature in W Magazine, which centred the interview around the Toronto artist’s love for art (issue cover below). Didn’t Drake chastise JAY Z over the same thing some time ago?
UPDATE: Official trailer — revealed during this year’s E3 conference — added above. You can also now find more information on the video game here.
This is really dope: in much the same way that we love Tyler, The Creator’s ability to turn his imagination into reality, so is the case for Kanye West. During his big Yeezy Season 3/The Life Of Pablo premiere, he showed the packed audience in Madison Square Garden a new video game that he was working on titled ‘Only One’. In a nutshell, the game centres around his late mother Donda as an angel heading to the gates of heaven. Wow.
Check out a few more pics below. No word on when this would be released.
Jme would be (or is, probably) proud: artist/photographer Ben Gore has decided to take some of your favourite Grime artists and turn them into some dope Pokemon characters.
So far, Gore has done so with Tempa T, Newham Generals, Skepta, Section Boyz, Ghetts, Wiley, Lady Leshurr, Akala, Novelist and Lethal Bizzle. You can see those below (taken from Gore’s Instagram page; expect a full set of
Pokemon Grimemon cards to be released sometime next month.
Check out more from Ben Gore via his official website.
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle are currently in the UK as part of a global tour. Among the many moments during yesterday’s outing (including a meeting with the Prime Minister, naturally), the couple were driven by nonagenarians Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in a Range Rover and played with young Prince William at Kensington Palace. They even enjoy a celebrity birthday lunch for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Check out some pictures of their eventful day below (source).
Yesterday, Drake surprised fans with a pretty cool pop-up shop in New York City’s SoHo District to promote his forthcoming album Views From The 6. Inside the shop saw some 1000 free shirts for fans, set to music provided courtesy of Beats By Dre. Unfortunately, Drake wasn’t anywhere to be seen.
Check out some pics from the pop-up below.
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As with every year, many of your favourite celebrities where very much in effect at Coachella in California. Taking a break from the performances, check out some of those names — ‘Ye, Tyler, the A$APs and more — who took to the massive festival this go ’round below.
Image sources: BauerGriffin/GC Images/Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/Instagram
Young Thug continues to win. After receiving praises from the legendary Elton John (and a Skype meeting), Thugger finally met the Rocket Man in person somewhere in Atlanta.
That’s about it at this point…the only thing left to do if for these guys to get in a studio and create some magic (maybe for Hy!£UN35).
— Joe Perez (@Joe_R_Perez) March 18, 2016
UPDATE: Kanye West has claimed that his pop-up made a million dollars over the weekend (among other things found in his latest Twitter rant).
Today, Kanye West opened a pop-up store in New York City to push some Pablo march, which included denim jackets, sweatshirts, hats and more. The shop is located at 83 Wooster Street and will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to 8PM (EST).
Check out some pics of today’s launch below (courtesy of Miss Info).
Kudos to Star Wars actor John Boyega, who has given back by delivering toys to sick children (in costume as Finn) at Royal London Hospital. This was all because of a wish from one of the kids, 5-year-old Daniel Bell of Ormskirk, who is suffering from a brain tumour.
Said Boyega, whose hospital visit was in conjunction with children’s charity Rays of Sunshine:
When I heard about Daniel’s wish to meet Finn, I jumped at the chance to make it come true. It was fantastic to be a part of his very special wish with Rays Of Sunshine. It was also great to meet the children at The Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive.
Said Daniel’s mother Rosalind:
To see Daniel smile like that without a care in the world after everything he’s been through, knowing how much time and effort Rays Of Sunshine have put in to his wish and that John Boyega gave his time to make it come true, is priceless.
These things can’t be bought and really do mean the world.
Check out more pictures from the visit below.