“I feel like I’m going to be here forever. Even without me [here], my music is gonna live forever. I love making music, there’s nothing on this earth I’d rather do. Whether putting it out through myself or working with another artist, it’s an honor and privilege to be in the music industry and I’m taking full advantage of it.”
Alongside Ace Hood and Stunna, Khaled woke up on the front cover of the June/July issue of The Source. The issue drops June 18, but peep Khaled’s excerpt below. Photoshoot after the jump.
What I do is the same thing your moguls do. Only I do it better. I make hits, and put hits out. I am We The Best music. I am the genius behind a lot of projects. A lot of No. 1 songs. I’m a f**king genius.
The face of a trouble man takes the February issue of The Source. The print doesn’t hit newsstands until February 5, but peep the excerpt on his upcoming comedy film, Identify Thief below.
“It’s my first comedy so I’m looking forward to seeing that. I just want to keep my tools sharp…. Different people see T.I. in different ways. As long as they ain’t giving me a rapper. That’s what I don’t want to do. Anything else, I’d pretty much be open minded within reason of course.”
In partnership with The Source, Juvenile is joining the bandwagon with a new music series and brings forth the first installment.
Taking the throne for the third annual “Rookie Of The Year” cover of The Source is none other than king Kendrick Lamar. Peep the excerpt below and pick up the issue on December 4.
“We couldn’t believe something we dind’t know about. As a kid, all we seeing is street shit… When you see one of your partners get smoked and that same day you have someone coming to you preaching to you asking you, ‘Do you believe in God?,’ it gives you a [different] outlook.”
Draped in fur with more than two chainz, Tity Boi is the man of the year on the cover of The Source. The issue hits newsstands December 4, but peep the excerpt and cover shoot below.
“Those who haven’t been through that struggle don’t mind going to the zoo to pet the animals. They don’t wanna live in the zoo, but they don’t mind coming through. I’m someone who can show you around in a cool way where you don’t have to worry about getting eaten up.”
With his debut album dropping next month, Meek lands his first solo cover on The Source’s Aug/Sept 2012 issue. The magazine arrives on newsstands August 7, but peep the excerpts below.
His upcoming debut album, Dreams & Nightmares:
“It’s all about me thinking what type of first album am I gonna present to the people. [I got] something for the streets, the clubs, storytelling, soulful songs, deep songs.”
Bottle incident involving Drake and Chris Brown.
“I was there, and sh*t got real. I had nothing to do with it. I don’t have a problem with Drake…It was a lot of unknown guys throwing bottles.”
Peep the photoshoot after the jump.
Slaughterhouse stays raw to the core like Reservoir Dogs on the cover of The Source’s summer music issue. On newsstands June 28. Photoshoot after the jump.
“I almost despise a lot of aspects that come along with this industry. All the red tape. All the politics. Everything that is in between me and my direct talent and the fans. The industry will jade you. The A**hole I am today is the man that y’all created.” –Joe Budden