“I want to be the one you listen to this summer.”
Serving as cover boy for the third time, this issue is definitely the charm for hip-hop playboy Drake. In a revealing editorial — authored by GQ contributor, Michael Paterniti — Drake discusses his upcoming album, Chris Brown, and his continuing evolution as an artist.
Recently tabbed by USA Today as a “hot summer author,” Paterniti visited Drake at his Southern California estate; and details of a pool party on the property. He describes Drake as being somewhat Gatsby-like — maneuvering through the crowd, and hanging around the outskirts of the festivities.
In the estate’s studio — referred to as the Safari Room — Paterniti sits in with Drake and 40, Drake’s right-hand man, as they work on the musician’s upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same. Specifically, Paterniti explains listening to a track entitled “Tuscan Leather” — which features a sample from the late Whitney Houston, and an outro by Curtis Mayfield — and it giving him goosebumps. As a Drake fan, I’m salivating.
The editorial is one of the best I have ever read in quite some time. Additionally, Drake addresses the origin of “Marvin’s Room,” his love for The xx, his feud with Chris Brown, and the goal of sitting on $250 million by age 29.
Though not visually imposing, the issue is tremendously loaded. For the surfer, GQ Endorses The Best Surf Shops in America; citing Thalia of Laguna Beach, and SoHo’s Saturdays NYC as a couple. And with his film, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, releasing later this week, The Punch List tells us why the comedian is The Realest Husband of Hollywood.
Drew Magary hilariously authors You Named Me… What?. The GQ columnist declares that ‘we’re raising a generation of meth heads,” and cites a ‘child-naming crisis here in America’ as the reason.
A feature of model Chrissy Teigen, editorial of The Night Tony Soprano Disappeared, and The Worst Rappers of All-Time are a few other highlights.
Retailing for $4,195, the camel Burberry Prorsum coat is selected as The Topcoat That Tops All Coats, in the Fall Fashion Preview; although readers can also find Utah Jazz rookie guard, Trey Burke, modeling The Crazy Cheap Summer Wardrobe to round out the issue.