HARDER! FASTER! This week we are unveiling the four cover stars of an issue dedicated to outsiders and risk-takers: artists that share an indomitable spirit that fought against convention and created timeless art in spite of the contentions they encountered. We began yesterday with the dark lord of chaos, Marilyn Manson, and now we’re bringing to the party rap's most infallible survivor: Gucci Mane.
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Throughout his 12-year career, nobody has matched the Atlanta mogul’s relentless work hard, play hard mentality. His approach has been sometimes pioneering, often reckless, but Gucci Mane has emerged a folk hero, a true original and one of the most influential artists in contemporary rap music. Since emerging last year from his longest prison sentence yet, Gucci has transformed both in body and mind, and is ready to go harder and faster than ever before.
“There’s so many young artists that look up to me and so many I’ve had a hand in. A lot of things that they doing, they saw me do. I taught them the wrong way,” he admits to Clash. “This is my way of showing them I’ve changed, I’ve matured, I’ve evolved. I want to share that with them. I want to share that with everyone I can share it with.”
Meeting Gucci on his first ever trip outside of the US, Clash finds the cult hero emerging victorious into a new and energised lease of life. “I want people to learn that nothing is insurmountable,” he affirms. “No matter what obstacle is in your way you can jump it.”
Also in this potent issue are features with Marilyn Manson, Lil Peep, Vanessa White, Moses Sumney, Denzel Curry, Jessie Reyez, Tom Grennan, Paul Anderson, Jimmy Cliff, Wyclef Jean, Ty Dolla $ign, Bootsy Collins, and much more.
Clash Issue 105 is available to buy online now ahead of its release next week - get the magazine HERE.
Clash 105 with Gucci Mane
Interview: Grant Brydon
Photography and Fashion: Simon Rasmussen
Creative Direction: Rob Meyers
Sunglasses by Retrosuperfuture
Fur jacket by Helen Yarmak
Watch by Rolex
Custom tailored suit Gucci's own
Custom jewellery Gucci’s own
Other covers to follow every day this week!