Clash goes behind the swag.
Clash Magazine A$AP Rocky

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

The two images, shot exclusively by seminal young british artist Matthew Stone, symbolise, symbolize 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.

Want to meet the real A$AP Rocky? Clash goes behind the swag. Read an excerpt from our cover feature and interview with A$AP Rocky.

Also in the issue are Mac Miller, Fatima Al Quadiri, Jimmy Cliff, Ghostpoet, Liars, Morizo Von Oswald Trio, Rodriguez and look at The Birth Of Lovers Rock.

We also get Tom Jones' Rock and Rules, The Hives share their Swan Song, we look at Guns 'n' Roses' 'Appetite For Destruction' as our latest classic album, we offer up 10 things you never knew about Gil Scott-Heron, Efterklang give us an update on their next album from the studio and Regina Spektor reveals her Private Passion.

We also have your month's requirements of film, fashion and tech covered as well as all the album reviews worth reading.

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