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J. Cole - July 2013

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The new issue has arrived!

On the cover: J. Cole

He’s still the underdog in many ways, but the Born Sinner rapper has come for the king’s throne. And with two consecutive No. 1 albums, he’s surpassing expectations and stunning his peers. Writer Weston Shepherd discusses why J. Cole isn’t just a fluke; he’s a formidable player in the hip-hop game.

Plus: Laura Marling on her rise in the U.S.; Eminem protégé Skylar Grey is finally ready to make her official debut; The Lonely Island proves the comedy trio is here to stay; Jimmy Eat World reveals why they avoid the bells and whistles; TV's favorite villain David Anders (Necessary Roughness, Once Upon a Time, Vampire Diaries) on his new role with John Stamos; actress Katee Sackhoff (Longmire, Battlestar Galactica) talks working with Vin Diesel in the upcoming Riddick film; Capital Cities talk about their wild roller coaster of success; Portugal. The Man discusses their incredible, new Danger Mouse-produced record; Pretty Lights doesn't hold back his opinion of "EDM"; Eisley returns after some major life changes within the band; and Surfer Blood tries to recover from a rocky year.