World Premiere! The FADER Issue #74: Summer Music Featuring Soulja Boy and Vybz Kartel

FADER 74 SUMMER MUSIC ISSUE SOULJA BOY VYBZ KARTEL

In the grand tradition of FADER’s annual jam-packed Summer Music Issue, we are pleased and proud to announce this year’s featuring Vybz Kartel and Soulja Boy. Both cover stars are prolific artists with huge followings—though we feel they still have tons of room to grow. Vybz Kartel is one of the most famous men in Jamaica, a prominent, powerful artist with steadily brewing controversy. Photographer Michael Schmelling and writer Eddie “Stats” Houghton went down to Jamaica to find out both about Kartel’s new album and get the straight story behind his skin bleaching and body modification obsession. Photographer Dorothy Hong and writer Felipe Delerme visited Soulja Boy in his Atlanta penthouse, where he drank lean and smoked pot incessantly, smiled infectiously and talked about how he’s been a millionaire since he was a teenager. With three mixtapes already out this year, plans to play Tupac in a remake of Juice and possibly the whitest teeth the world has ever seen, there’s little chance he’ll be slowing soon. Inside the magazine, we also have full features on the legendary DJ Harvey (your favorite DJs favorite DJ) and the dusky BBQ-ready dudes in Woods.

We’ve got looks at a ton of new artists like Jhene Aiko, Fat Trel, Grimes and Clams Casino, too. There’s a full FADER guide to art, books, movies and more this summer, looks at the best swimsuits, thoughts on interning for reclusive genius Terrence Malik, a beautiful fashion feature shot in Mexico and much, much more. Our table of contents is redesigned; nerds, it will blow your mind. All this drops on newsstands and iPads on June 21st, a week from today. Stay tuned for all the content from FADER #74 to live on theFADER.com and, for now, check out a shot from each of our four features below.

Soulja Boy by Dorothy Hong

Vybz Kartel by Michael Schmelling

DJ Harvey by Ariel Zambelich

Woods by John Francis Peters

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  1. basedforlife says:

    God bless you Soulja Boy. I love the cover brother

  2. rochelle says:

    Goood damnnn souljaboy you is tooo sexy. Ily soo much lil dre. Sodmg fah life
    #souljabestrapperalive ;-)

  3. Swaggy says:

    I love you guys at Fader, really I do, which is why it kills me to say……WORST. COVERS. EVER. (Cakesoap? really?)

  4. A says:

    I’ve never heard anybody talk about Vybz Kartel except for Fader.

    Also Soulja Boy is irrelevant.

    Also who pumped up the contrast on the Soulja cover? Doesn’t look very Faderish, especially next to the other side.

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  6. brinkz says:

    Vybz kartel a the boss, who don’t kno him get to kno him, GOOGLE him. #GAZA4LiFE. #JAMAICA

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  8. World Boss! says:

    @ A rollingstone spoke about him..and here in Ja we talk about him every day…ur no 1..so get a life..bigup di WorldBoss! gaza large

  9. *1don JamRock rassclaat* says:

    Teacha u gooone a LEAAD! full time 106 n park drop on 1 a u video dem…caz a global we say – Vybz Kartel is the greatest dancehall artist every! He saved the genre, thats y him a di Hero fi dance hall..a him dem call di World Boss Ey bwoy doe pass u place!!

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  13. Darien says:

    Gaza!!! addi!!! kartel!!

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  16. dr.CLester says:

    wow, what happened…smh

  17. KM says:

    bigup di WorldBoss AKA Vybz Kartel

  18. TRINI says:

    Vybz Kartel is the greatest dancehall artist

  19. TW says:

    Vybz Kartel is the greatest dancehall artist

  20. te-shawn says:

    kartel a freak fi life mi nah change mi mouth hear a jamaica mi come from and a di gully gad a di globe boss mavado u zeeeeettttttttttt maaaaadddddddd

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  23. Nussi says:

    Vybz… Love him(l)

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  25. ardinaluniversal says:

    VYBZ KARTEL IS THE GREATEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO DANCEHALL AND ALSO ONE OF THE BIGGEST OF ALL THE MUSIC MOGULS IN THIS GENERATION I THINK THOSE WHO DONT KNOW HIM SHOULD HAVE NTN BAD TO SAY AND IF U DO U SHOULD GET TO KNOW HIM LISTEN TO ONE OF HIS TRACKS BEFORE PASSING ANY JUDGEMENT AND IN HIS CASE “ONLY GOD ALONE CAN JUDGE MI” (Y) GAZA FI LIFE!!

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  27. Flow says:

    Vybz Kartel di world boss,Lyricist, dancehall hero u ting tunup yute gaza mi seh

  28. rochelle says:

    @souljaboy follow me on twitter @rkstarhhsodmg. and everyone else follow me also

  29. cornelia symonette says:

    Looks nice, but no tattoos. I like reggae, bot the clean version.

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  31. Proud Black Man says:

    Kartel (or di BLEACHA) as he is known in Jamaica is a sell out and a disgrace to Jamaicans and black people. His crew has lost many members over the last week or so due to his crazy tendencies, The only people that follow him are silly little teenage girls and questionable guys/gays. True Jamaicans do not follow him

  32. TS says:

    Hahaha that’s the biggest bullcrap ever, silly teenage girls or gay guys.. Wth? Haha, you dont have to like the man to admit he’s music is great, to look his music and to like him are two different things my friend;)

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  38. reality says:

    Vybz kartel is irrelevant to any black community in America…….this man bleaches,abuses and suppress his artists,have sex with young women and post it on the internet and the list goes on……why is he even on any magazine cover in this country, this is very disappointing. Fader please do proper research on an artist that is based outside the USA before featuring them on covers and in your magazine.He is not even worthy of a cover with soulja boy….smh.

  39. gaza says:

    gazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzza faaaaaaaaaaaaaaa evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  41. jordette says:

    gazaaaaaaaaaaa mi seh a wah do dem

  42. Hya Pure says:

    Vybz artel a the “world boss” the biggest artist inna the world. gaza mi seh!!!

  43. charlie says:

    kartel i more lyrical than jay z slim shady and lil Wayne combined ,true talk..

  44. charlie says:

    kartel is more lirical than jay z slim shady and lil Wayne combined ,true talk

  45. ryan says:

    just recently i started listening to vybz and he have some crazy songs ever since i sort of mostly listen his music

  46. kartel wifey says:

    ahhhhhhh kartel is still makin money off of you dumb ass ppl anways talk all u want i knw if someone was 2 turn on 1 of his songs right now da whole room will be jammin

  47. Vybz Kartel is the greatest dancehall artist.and i am going to buy it..

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