This is a list of fonts that could be used for my Headline, out of
these options I would pick Font 3, this is because Font 3 is a san
serif font, its essential for my headline to be san serif because I
want my magazine to appeal to both males and females, if I
were to choose a serif font males would most likely not read
the magazine but if a female were to see a san serif headline
they would most likely still read it.
This is a list of fonts that could be used for majority of the texts
I would include in my magazine, out of these options I would
pick hip hop 1, this is because hip hop1 is plain and bold which
makes it easier for my target audience to understand every
word in my music magazine.
Hip Hop1 , Hip Hop2 , Hip hop3, Hip Hop4, Hip hop5, Hip
Hop6, Hip Hop7, Hip Hop8
I would pick either blue or purple for my colour
scheme, this is because blue and purple are funky
colours and hip hop is a funky genre, also blue and
purple are bright colours which means they would
help make my music magazine stand out more so it
can catch my target audiences attention.
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12G's Justin kilo sat down with Young Money
artist Nicki Minaj for a exclusive interview. Minaj
has created quite a buzz for herself working with
Lil Wayne and being signed to his new
label, along with guest appearances with some of
the top names in the industry. She talks about
her start in music, her new album and much
more so check it out.
I2G: We’re in the house with the hottest female
MC out right now, Nicki Minaj. How are you doing
at this time?
Nicki Minaj: I’m fine, how are you?
I2G: I’m doing well, thanks for taking the time to
speak with us.
Nicki Minaj: Thank you.
I2G: What was it like growing up in Queens, New
Nicki Minaj: We didn’t have that much money so
we relied on each other and being on the block
so to speak. We had to pa## the days away. We
definitely weren’t taking any trips or vacations or
adventures, none of that type of thing. My
mother was very good to us. We grew up in the
80s, the crack era. It wasn’t always nice but I
think it was a good experience. We saw a very
rough surrounding. For me, I was just always like
I’m gonna’ make it up outta’ here. That’s how it
was. I2G: How did studying acting and signing in
school help your career progress further than just
dreams and aspirations?
Nicki Minaj: I do lots of weird voices and I kind of
act out my raps. That’s something that’s always
been in me. Acting was always a part and faucet
of my life. It just comes very natural.
I think it’s a good thing. All rappers predominantly sound
the same and want you to think their meanest person in
the world, and that they’re all gangster and all that. My
acting allowed me to be playful and crazy, and it helps
me tell stories and all that. I think it’s a good time; rap
needs that kind of stuff.
I2G: I like how you switched it up there and went on to
tell us how acting has helped your music. In terms of
acting, is there a chance will ever see Nicki Minaj on the
Nicki Minaj: Yeah. I’ve actually been reading some
scripts for some movies. It’ll definitely happen soon. I’m
a trained actress, not someone who started doing music
and then went to act; I actually studied it. I’ll definitely
be doing that very soon.
I2G: How did singing background vocals and hooks for
local rappers help you gain notoriety?
Nicki Minaj: A lot of rappers want somebody to always
sing on their records. If you can hold a note, they’re
gonna’ ask you to come and be apart of their creativity.
At that time, they were eager and on the streets selling
drugs or in the studio making music. That was a big part
of our lives were I grew up. I’m glad I did that because
here I am working on my debut album, when I hear
beats, I write records not just about rap, but also pop
and R&B records. I’m glad I started out with that
foundation because that’s a big part of music. Not only
being able to write a 16 [bar verse], but sometimes
rappers feel that’s all they need to learn how to do, but
I2G: You were initially discovered on MySpace. How do
you think such social networking spots have helped
benefit the careers of aspiring artists?
Nicki Minaj: It gives you a chance to present yourself to
the world without sitting in the background waiting for the
record company to do it for you.
I2G: So you can get discovered on the internet without the
help of the label, but you can also be heavily bootlegged.
Is the internet a give and a curse for hip-hop?
Nicki Minaj: I wouldn’t even say the internet is a gift and a
curse for hip-hop. All types of music are
bootlegged, including movies which are bootlegged. It’s
just different now.
I2G: What was your reaction like when Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj: I was excited and jumping up and down and
screaming; that type of thing (laughs). I thought it was a
joke. I didn’t think he was really trying to contact me. I
thought he was trying to punk me or something (laughs).
When I figured out it was true, I felt like the luckiest girl in
I2G: Shortly after, you were contacted by all sorts of
prestigious publications. XXL Magazine contacted you and
ran a feature for example. Did you see instant results from
affiliating yourself with Lil Wayne?
Nicki Minaj: Definitely. I remember having to go on
MySpace and then Lil Wayne came out on the “Upgrade
You” freestyle and said “I just signed a chick named Nicki
Minaj” and my inbox was flooded (laughs). When I say
flooded, I couldn’t open the inbox fast enough. Him *Lil
Wayne] just saying my name caused a different reaction
I2G: It took a couple of years before the official
announcement of you signing to Young Money. Was that
an easy decision for you to make? How come it took so
Nicki Minaj: When I was young and we were both at
very crucial points in our lives. It was the right thing
to do to wait it out and see how the situation went.
Me personally, I felt the need to weigh out my
options because I didn’t want to sign to the type of
record deal I thought female rappers usually get. I
wanted to get an insane buzz going and have
everybody talking about Nicki Minaj. I promised
myself that is when I would sign. I was always
wanted to be with Young Money but I didn’t know it
what capacity. I was in a period where I was
thinking a lot and working hard. I knew that if I
worked, the labels would come to me. That’s why I
wanted to wait and didn’t sign two years ago when
they first contacted me. I don’t think it would have
been a good idea for any of us. Lil Wayne still had a
few questions about how he wanted to run his
company at that time. I think I played chess and I
won. I2G: You made a very good decision there.
How is the debut album coming along?
Nicki Minaj: its coming along well just a few
finishing touches to add.
12G: Excellent, I think that’s enough thanks for your
Nicki Minaj: no problem