NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The March Spring Fashion Issue of NYLON magazine features Soko, the 31-year-old musician and actress, spilling to NYLON about her forthcoming album. In addition to her much-anticipated musical release, Soko was recently nominated for a César (France's version of the Oscars) in the Best Actress category for The Dancer, which she starred in alongside Lily-Rose Depp. In the cover story, Soko shares her political thoughts with Trump taking office, details about her head-turning style, and exciting upcoming projects. Keep an eye out for a NYLON Studios-produced video for Soko's latest track, which drops Friday on NYLON's Facebook (facebook.com/nylon).
The recently relaunched NYLON Guys magazine features 22-year-old rapper Joey Bada$$, who is in the spotlight for his upcoming album A.A.B.A. The revival of NYLON Guys as a supplement to NYLON's March, June/July, and September issues this year marks a notable move for the publication, transitioning to a bi-monthly roll out in 2018 and beyond. Like Soko, Bada$$ is lamenting the current political climate, and addresses his followers with a musical state-of-the-union address to cope with their own conflicting emotions on the man who is now in charge.
Joey Bada$$ is set to celebrate the cover with an exclusive pop-up performance in NYC today—details to be announced on the NYLON Guys Instagram account, @NYLONGuysMag.
The double issue hits newsstands February 28, 2017. See select highlights from Soko and Joey Bada$$'s interviews below, and read the full stories, now live on NYLON.com and NYLON.com/guys.
"Because of what we're living right now, it's important to remind ourselves that over 100 years ago, there were also people fighting for freedom and equality…"
"I've been celibate since August. Sexual energy and creative energy are so similar. 'Each time I've almost slipped into being intimate with someone, the next day I have a really shitty day in the studio."
"I love that everybody is finally embracing feminism as normal, that [Dior's new creative director] Maria [Grazia Chiuri] is proudly screaming it all over her T-shirts, and that fashion is challenging people and supporting women's rights and ideas."
On the Political Climate
"If people are looking for me to talk about myself, this is not that album. This one is about the temperature of the world right now and what's been happening to us as a people over the last couple of years.… It's my take on this country as a young black man, and the relationship we have—what's really going on."
What A$AP Rocky Says
"Joey's responsible for a lot of this shit that's going [on]. He encouraged people to be courageous and step up their lyrical abilities," he says.
On the Modern Media and Alternative Facts
"It's good to have a platform and a voice for good, but the media is trained to twist up our words to create clickbait."
Via the download links below, please find the NYLON and NYLON Guys March 2017 cover images and cover feature photos. All photographs, including the cover, and the above quotes can be used contingent upon providing a link back to NYLON.com or NYLON.com/guys
Soko (NYLON) images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ed2lwg5zme89ext/AAB9xniAXLFgjQdwgfD3KL2aa?dl=0
Joey Bada$$ (NYLON Guys) images:
NYLON/Kai Z Feng
NYLON Guys/Monika Mogi
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SOURCE NYLON Media Inc.