Ludwig Göransson, Donald Glover‘s chief collaborator on the Childish Gambino Grammy Award-nominated Awaken, My Love! project, has another huge project in the works. In a chat with FADER, the Swedish composer and producer discussed working with Glover and scoring the highly-anticipated Black Panther film.

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in an interview with FADER, Baton Rouge star YoungBoy Never Broke Again talks about his meeting Nicki Minaj for the first time and scoping out her assets.

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Rihanna simply does things her way, and it’s up to the rest of us to follow along. That bold nature was fully on display for her Fader 100 cover shoot and feature, in where she clearly called her own number by hiring a photographer to shoot her spread.

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Killer Mike has been one of the most outspoken rap artists for the duration of his career, offering sharp insights on a a variety of topics with the ease of a seasoned academic. The Atlanta rap star weighed in the ongoing Confederate Flag controversy and Mother Emanuel AME church shooter Dylann Roof in a recent […]


Here’s another development in the storied Clipse LP. No Malice burst a bubble or two during a recent interviewed with FADER.

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Earl Sweatshirt recently performed a brief set at NYC’s Ludlow Garage on the second stop of Vitamin Water and The Fader’s 2013 #uncapped concert series. Afterwards, he sat down with host Miss Info to discuss his most recent happenings: a certain highly anticipated project called Doris and the recent Twitter fiasco surrounding his negative opinion on Jay Z’s Magna […]


Over the years, GZA has displayed a thought process that’s on an upper echelon in his music and in interviews, so it’s no surprise that a thinking man’s game like chess would appeal to him. The FADER caught up with the Wu-Tang Clan lyricist at the Chess Forum in New York City to discuss how he first became […]

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As the year winds down, Hip-Hop Wired will be here to catch you up on every damn thing you missed just in case you lived under a rock.

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Once upon a time, Kanye West was begging to be on magazine covers. There have been war stories told about a young and hungry Mr. West walking into the offices of The Source and XXL to play his music for the staff, demanding that he get a cover. Boy have times changed.


French Montana has had himself a pretty solid 2012, and he continues that run with an appearance on the cover of The FADER magazine. In this cover story, French Montana travels back to his home country in Morocco as a conquering hero. In this revealing interview French Montana, real name Karim Kharbouch, talks about his humble beginnings […]

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Nas recently brought out Miguel to perform their Swizz Beatz-produced track “Summer On Smash” at the Detroit stop for vitaminwater and FADER’s Uncapped Concert tour. Fans were surprised by the California crooner’s appearance, as he added his patented vocals to the summery track. Both Nas and Miguel are having great summers, with the Queens MC’s […]

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Are you a big fan of Wale, 2 Chainz or Santigold? Well, you are in luck. Courtesy of the good people over at vitaminwater and The FADER, we are giving away autographed posters from Wale and Santigold as well as 2 Chainz and Passion Pit. If that’s not sweet enough for you, we are throwing in an uncapped tour t-shirt […]