Snapshots: A$AP Rocky covers CLASH Magazine

A$AP Rocky is CLASH Magazine‘s first-ever dual coverboy, as the Harlemite has been given the honor of gracing both the front and back pages of the British music magazine’s August issue.

According to A$

Clash Magazine today revealed its first ever dual cover: a split concept piece based on rising hip-hop star A$AP Rocky.

The 10 page cover story, shot exclusively by seminal young british artist Matthew Stone, symbolizes the ‘saint’ and ‘sinner’ aspect of the artist’s character. As explained in Clash’s cover feature, Rocky is more than just a hip-hop cliché – a prolific musician, filmmaker, fashion icon and artist, he embodies the innovative spirit of a 21st Century maestro.

The issue explores the intricate nature of New York’s influential A$AP Collective’s fearless leader. He discusses racism in hip-hop (or rather, the lack of it), the comparisons of A$AP to Wu-Tang, codeine drinks, and his fondness for Michaelangelo. The issue hits newsstands Thursday 5th July, with an exclusive preview of the magazine released in Dover Street Market on July 2nd.

Check out the front cover up top and the back cover below. Or maybe the top picture’s the back cover and the pic below is the front? Who knows. Just look at the pictures, OK?

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