This Week in The FADER: April 24, 2011 Edition

Photographer Colin Hawkins
April 24, 2011

** We announced that our annual Icon issue will (FADER #73, on newsstands on or before May 3rd!) celebrate Notorious BIG. You can already read Andrew Noz' Stay Low and Keep Firing, the first cover feature from the issue. Then, watch exclusive video of Big performing "Warning" at KMEL's 1995 Summer Jam in San Francisco.

** We'd like to give you all the opportunity to celebrate Big with us. Participate in our Gimme The Look contest and design your own Biggie magazine cover to win a FADER subscription and large poster prints of both (!) FADER #73 covers. Download the blank template here, do your thing, then post your entry on our facebook wall. We'll collect all the entries in an album, see what people have already come up with here.

** At Coachella, spiritual graduate of the Gay-Straight Student Alliance Lil B announced that he will name his next album I'm Gay. Later in the week he said he received threats of death and violence, but remains "not scared of anybody on earth."

** We interviewed Soulja Boy about his new Juice mixtape. He says he feels like he, "started the whole internet thing," smokes 20 pounds of weed a month and wants to be, "an adult billionaire."

This Week in The FADER: April 24, 2011 Edition