Mass Appeal, in its tenth year and 39th issue, has them Clipse boys on the cover this month. What a good look.
I haven't purchased a Mass Appeal off the stands since they had Eminem and Rakim share a cover. Next month they went with Nas and Large Professor, but after that they gave up using popular artists to sell issues, for whatever reason.
Jon Caraminica gets the Clipse to speak on their frustations with being in rapper limbo, even though the first album did well. It's not just their wack label deal that has them in that floating state. Their Virginia location also has them outside the mixtape and tour circuit that New York, Atlanta, and Houston enjoys. So, even though they can make crack rap anthems with the best of them, it's dudes like Juelz, Jeezy, and Weezy getting all the shine.
On the cover, notice how they take the stars on their jeans and sprinkle them around the photo. Also, as an inside joke for those familiar with the recent drug dealer t-shirts controversy, they blur out the "snow" on the shirt as if Mass Appeal isn't allowed to show it. It's those type of details that makes a cover like this pop.
What do ya'll think?