As the weekend approaches, we're getting ready to kick back and enjoy some down time. A great time to catch up on some reading. With all the crap being thrown at you, it may be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Say no more, fam. We got you. Here's a selection of good reads for you to enjoy this weekend.
- GQ's cover piece on Cardi B’s Money Moves "The rapper responsible for last year’s most unexpected hit emerged from a singular New York City story of strip clubs, gangs, and below-board basement butt injections. Navigating new fame and a new record, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B is fighting to stay true to her Bronx roots while the world clamors for her to become a global superstar."
- Cardi B is 2pac. "She fully embodies this idea of being brutally honest so she can’t be hurt. She tells you her teeth needed to be fixed, she reminds you she was a stripper, she opens up about her relationship with Offset. We hear about all the good times and the bad times in equal measure."
- The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right. "Ask us anything at all about diet and nutrition and we will give you an answer that is grounded in real scientific consensus, with no “healthy-ish” chit-chat, nary a mention of “wellness,” and no goal other than to cut through all the noise and help everyone see how simple it is to eat well. Here, then, are the exhaustively assembled, thoroughly researched, meticulously detailed answers to any and all of your dietary questions."
- Andy Smith's exploration of hiphop's disco roots. "In putting together his new compilation for BBE Records, Reach Up – Disco Wonderland, Andy Smith, a DJ grounded within hip-hop and with a longstanding reputation within the genre, hopes to go some way in reclaiming disco as the beginnings not only of house music, but of hip-hop too."
- Joaquin Phoenix being interviewed by Will Ferrell. "I was thinking about your role in that movie, and the reason why it works is because you’re such a little bitch."
- Our very own Violette Esmeralda had a chat with 9 Nigerian creatives for Highsnobiety while she was out in Lagos during Homecoming 2018. And DAZED spoke to Dafe Oboro: the filmmaker spotlighting a youth movement in Nigeria.