The FADER : Young Thug : Came from Nothing


“In the spare bedroom of a small brick house in East Point, Atlanta, the 22-year-old rapper Young Thug is crouched in a cramped, wooden closet, ad-libbing into a microphone strung from the wall. Darting between warbling melodies and quick, halting yawps, his voice rings out through the other rooms of the house and even faintly onto the sidewalk outside, where it’s cold and the lawn is newly covered in brown and yellow leaves. It’s early December, and all along the street are cinder-block strip malls with Christmas lights and locked grates over the doors and windows, most of them shuttered for the night.” Read more here and check out cover shoot in Atlanta with photographer Kendrick Brinson.

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Introducing The FADER’s 2013-14 Now Issue: Blood Orange and Travi$ Scott


The FADER’s 2013-14 Now Issue. Their annual look at today’s stars who’re setting the tone for tomorrow’s music, showcasing over 100 artists, photographers, authors and directors to watch—hits newsstands on December 10th.


both cover stories, about two young artists excelling both solo and behind-the-scenes working for others: Alex Frank followed Dev Hynes from Bushwick to the top of the Empire State Building, peeking into his special brand of DIY pop, then Sam Hockley-Smith accompanied Travi$ Scott on a whirlwind week in New York, rife with G Pens and headlocks.

Check out the Behind The Scenes of both Cover Shoots after the Jump



The Dope Mexican American photographer Estevan Oriol is a based in Los Angeles, California and? Estevan invoked his unique photography style from catalogue to the outrageous experiences he had and began taking pictures of his neighborhood homies and the low rider culture. He had a gift for capturing the raw essence of life through his photography and within a short time. He became one of the most sought after photographers of the Urban and Hip Hop community and beyond. His work has been featured in magazines world-wide including : COMPLEX, FHM, GQ, Flaunt, Details, Vibe, The Fader, and Rolling Stone to Name a few. There is the behind the scene by FREESTYLE RIDES staring Estevan Oriol, Jeri Lee at the OLD MEMORIES Car club with a collection of fine Chevrolets in Australia, Doper than cream.

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Interview: Tinie Tempah


The Fader sat down with the London Born & Bred “Tinie Tempah” and discussed about his encounter with the Super producer Pharrell Williams whom he met on a festival run in Australia this past winter, his love for the London’s Raves and much more…