SOHH Whatcha Think: Wiz Khalifa's Crew Takes Over Source Magazine + Nas The New Voice Of NFL Draft?

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 11:49PM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Looks like Wiz Khalifa's rap crew is ready to take over -- or at least let their prescense be known. The new cover of The Source has a very hippie looking Khalifa standing tall with the American flag and his rap crew in the back.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

Yep. Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe and Juicy J are all on the new cover which you can see here

Had there been rappers at Woodstock, they'd have looked like Wiz Khalifa on the front of the next Source magazine, due on newsstands May 8. The cover depicts the Pittsburgh rapper as a kind of swagged-out Sly Stone. He's got an American flag over his shoulder, a fringed buckskin vest on his chest and a shiny watch on his wrist. More than just an artist, he's the head of the Taylor Gang, an imprint whose roster includes Lola Monroe, Juicy J and Chevy Woods -- all of whom join their boss on the cover. (The Boombox)

SOHH Watcha Think: Does Taylor Gang have what it takes to be the next big rap crew?

In other news, Nas recently announced the release date for his tenth album, Life is Good, will be July 17. Esco is going in with this one: Not only by building a street hype around the singles, but also sat down to talk sports and life with ESPN, all while securing two of his tracks to be used in their coverage of the NFL Draft this week.

ESPN asked Nas to soften a few of his lyrics -- well before New York Post sports media columnist Phil Mushnick criticized the network's choice in an unintentionally hilarious get-off-my-lawn rant -- concessions the rapper was happy to make. "A few phone calls later and some recording sessions and some photo shoots and here we are," Martin said.(Sports Illustrated)

The Don also shared his excitment for being a part of the highly watched event.

"I was excited and surprised to get the phone call to celebrate the draft through music," said Nas last week from New York, where he was promoting his forthcoming album Life Is Good. "As soon as I got the call, I was down."(SI)

Will Nas make you check for the NFL Draft?

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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