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If I’m not mistaken Rihanna just covered Rolling Stone and another is set to hit newsstands this week. And Chris Brown is the main topic of course. Checkout a excerpt when you read more.
French Montana covers FADER issue #82 and hits stands October 9th but the cover story is now available here. In the issue he returns to Morocco and it’s a really good story so check it out.
Next time you go to Morocco, look up French Montana’s uncle. He played quite a host to photographer Michael Schmelling and writer Zach Baron as they accompanied French on his return to the country of his birth, which he had not visited since he left as a teenager. French himself was wildly hospitable, and we’re happy to announce our new issue with him as cover star. Sharing that honor with him is Australia’s Tame Impala, who are certainly one of the best rock bands in the world. We literally went to the end of the earth (Perth) to find them. We traveled to a lot of places around the globe for our annual Photo Issue, looking at life at home in Russia, women in Saudi Arabia, and new music in Egypt, with pit stops in Jamaica, Germany, France, Japan, Ghana, South Africa and more along the way. FADER #82 hits stands October 9th, but you can read our cover story French Montana right now.
For the 30th anniversary issue of the Forbes 400 Oprah, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Jon Bon Jovi, David Rubenstein, and more grace the cover for what is being dubbed $126 billion cover.
I think Denzel Washington is on everyone’s favorite actor list if not their favorite and he graces the cover of GQ looking very handsome. In the interview he talks about his influences, films he’s passed on, his political stance, and much more. The interview is a great read we have some excerpts when you read more and you can read the interview here.
Is there an actor who has influenced you?
There’s a scene in The Godfather II. De Niro’s in a theater. And he’s looking back. It’s just a look. I don’t think I’ve ever imitated another actor, but there’s nothing wrong with learning from them.
Are there any roles you’ve turned down that you regret? Seven and Michael Clayton. With Clayton, it was the best material I had read in a long time, but I was nervous about a first-time director, and I was wrong. It happens.
You’ve worked with Gene Hackman. Any other titans you want to shoot with? All of ‘em. Anybody whose last name ends in an o. De Niro. Pacino. I cut my teeth watching them. Going back to the idea of learning things from other actors—Laurence Olivier was an outside-in kind of guy. He’d find a handle, something on the outside. The Method guys were inside-out. I use a little bit of both. For Mo’ Better Blues, I’ll pick up a trumpet. Not “Oh, what is the emotional innards of a jazz musician?” Hurricane? Start boxing. Sometimes it starts on the outside. Sometimes on the inside.
Complex covers have been on-point lately and this one is no exception. The issues hits newsstands on October 2nd you can read the full article here now.
Rozay lets it all hang out on the latest issue of Rolling Stone. In the interview he speaks on numerous topics such as the Colorado movie theater shooting, he use of weed, and even for the first time his past as a corrections officer. The issue hits magazine racks August 17th but for now you can check out an excerpt below and here.
“This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I’m talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn’t take nothing for granted,” says Ross. “My homey’s father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, ‘Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere.”
Dre and his latest mentee Kendrick Lamar XXL cover hits stands August 14th. I wonder will Dr. Dre be able to translate the success he’s had with Snoop, Eminem, and 50 Cent with K. Dot.