GQ – Gangsta Killers: Kid Cudi, Drake & Wale


Cudi, Drake and Wale make an appearance in the December issue of GQ in an article called “Gangsta Killers”. Keep reading for the writeup as well as the full scan from the magazine. Scan via FashionZag.

Have you been listening to hip-hop this year? If not, we’ve got good news: The gangster persona is finally dead, and these are the kids who killed it. One song at a time, they built a new era in which duct-taped kilos, exotic firearms, and freaky girls are out and real life is the focus. That can still mean trumped-up egos and battle raps, but it also means family, drama, vicious hangovers, and regular chicks who will make good love to you, then stomp out your heart. (Weed? Weed is always in.) Wale is as famous for his live shows as for the slick-witted lyricism of his debut, Attention Deficit. Kid Cudi is the cutup who scored with the stoner anthem “Day N Nite” and his album Man on the Moon. And then there’s Drake, who found himself turning down multimillion-dollar offers after his single “Best I Ever Had” exploded. (It helps that the girls like Drake. A lot.) Drake’s debut, Thank Me Later is easily the most anticipated album of 2010 So what do these underdogs thing about being cast as gangster slayers? “The dope boy is going to be a fixture of black culture as long as “thug” is a legitimate option alongside a job” Drake says. But I’m not going to rap about how much crack I’ve sold.” Cudi also laughs at the idea of talking tough. “Anybody from cleveland will tell you I wasn’t in the streets” he says. “Ask them! They’ll say, ‘Scott was the goofy class clown.”


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  • Graphik

    That’s a dope ass picture.

  • Jay

    i dont really think gansta rap is dead. and i dont want it to die either.

  • Nikki

    Damn small ass print. Cool pic though.

  • s3xt0y

    Three tight rappers.

  • minase

    gangster rap is lame

  • Dylan

    Gangster rap isnt lame its good shit Ice Cube and N.W.A etc. is good shit.

  • Nikki

    Gangsta rap is only bad when ppl literately go out and mimic the lyrics. Just like anything in media can be bad when someone is influenced in a bad way.

  • cloudydog

    cudi always wears the most craziest shoes..

  • Insomniac

    that pic looks photoshopped lol but i can definitely on hip hop transformin (maturin even?)

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  • monie

    love this pic! but i can barely read the article strainin my eyes over here lol

  • monie

    oh gangster rap isnt dead its just moved back underground..theyre still out there ppl just dont wanna hear about shootin and killin anymore..its depressin esp. out where i live its all 2 real..i dont wanna hear about it a song

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  • Marcus

    I am glad to see that gangsta rap is dieing off and there is some newness out there. Gangsta rap killed it self when all those thugs turned pop stars and ran out of any thing original to rap about.

  • tiff-tiff

    yall look like brothers. the three amogos

  • tiff-tiff

    yall look like brothers. the three amegos

  • Julio

    hip hop is washed up and they’re here to change the game (washing machine reference) lol

  • snipe790

    Drake aint new… he still talks about money n getting hoes…. i personally don’t like his music but Kid Cudi and Wale are def. bringing something new.

  • Mama

    Cudi’s Raptors look more like Bordeauxs. Those are crazy light!

  • kwanele

    cudi and wale are fresh but drake still rappin about the same old bullshit

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  • therealist

    ayo…j cole and soundchild crew are nice wit it. check em…refreshin.

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  • dmp0605

    im glad gangster rap is dying. it has become so shitty. NWA was good as well as public enemy (basicly just chuck d) and a few others. All of the recent artist just suck and rap about nothing

  • dmp0605

    Also they got this article/pic wrong. WHERE the hell is Bobby Ray??? He should replace drake in this. I feel like drake was heading this way but he’s gone to the darkside.

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