GQ’s best dressed men for 2013

The 2013 GQ magazine’s best dressed men list is out in the November issue of GQ magazine and the title belongs to Abey Mokgwatsane this year. The top 10 men are as follows in order:

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1. Abey Mokgwatsane – CEO: Ogilvy & Mather South Africa

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2. Sergio Ines – Creative Director at 99cents and blogger

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3. Lungile Radu – Actor, Producer & Director

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4. Brr Rogers – Producer & Model

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5. Lunga Shabalala – TV Presenter

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6. Mayihlome Tshwete – Spokesperson for Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba

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7. Nicholas Christowitz – Graphic Designer and co-owner of Father Coffee

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8. Khuli Chana – Musician

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9. Van-Lee Johnson – Brand Manager, Markham

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10. Siv Ngesi – Actor & Comedian

Images: GQ.co.za

big sean styles it up for GQ mag

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Big Sean is everywhere these days! Being on GQ magazine is not a bad place to be for him though, showing off the Autumn clothing trends. As a rapper I don’t really see Big Sean as the rough-around-the-edges, ghetto type, he seems so sweet and down to earth and I think it’s because he’s always smiling, it makes him so likeable. In GQ mag, he talks about his new album Hall of Fame, which doesn’t include the song titled Control with the Kendrick Lamar verse that brought the whole hip hop community to a standstill a few months ago. It’s clear that he needs to release deluxe version of his album with that song, it’s just a no-brainer.

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The one thing he didn’t get to talk about because it happened recently was his engagement to his girlfriend Naya Rivera, they haven’t been dating for that long but you can clearly see that they are smitten with each other.

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Check out her bling!

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idris elba covers GQ mag

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Before reading snippets of actor Idris Elba’s interview for GQ magazine, I must admit that I didn’t really know much about his personal life, for me he is just that hot guy. So it was interesting to learn that he once sold drugs and had a son that turned out not to be his. His life sounds like it could be movie itself, I can’t wait to read the rest of the interview.

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Idris Elba on formerly selling drugs & working as a doorman to make ends meet:

“Yeah, it was, because I was running with cats. I mean, I was DJ’ing, but I was also pushing bags of weed; I was doing my work. I had to. I know that sounds corny, but this is the truth.” He says he’d sell drugs at Carolines, and meanwhile all these successful guys would come through: D. L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle. “All those black comedians, they knew me as a doorman.”

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…on his legacy of playing Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire:

“That really is more about the writing of The Wire than it is the performance. You know, Stringer Bell is a great character that was written. I happened to play him, but it could’ve been anybody playing that role.”
You really feel like anybody could’ve played Stringer?
“Listen, I think I brought Stringer to life my way, but The Wire isn’t a classic because of Stringer Bell. The Sopranos was a classic because of Tony Soprano.”

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…on finding out he was not the father of a boy he was calling his own:

“You know, the truth is—like, even admitting it, I’ll probably get laughed at for the rest of my life. But it is just tragic, and it happened.” He looks directly at me when he says this. “But I wasn’t knocked out. I stood right the fuck back up, and I ain’t aiming to take another punch in the face ever again. Do you understand what I’m saying? It happened to me. I moved on.”
In a paradoxical way, he says, it was freeing. “I’ve not been an angel in my life, either—do you know what I’m saying? So to a certain extent, what goes around comes around. But for me in the future, I’m about being comfortable. That’s it.”

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Idris Elba’s Glamspiration man looks:

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rita ora covers gq mag

Rita Ora is on the trail of Kerry Washington and becoming the queen of magazine covers lately. She covers GQ magazine and talks about her new relationship with DJ Calvin Harris, social media and her country of origin, Yugoslavia.

On her beau Calvin:

“It’s early. I’m not in love. But I’m definitely falling.”

On living on the road:

“You always have to sacrifice something when you want to achieve something. Of course, I get lonely and I get sad, but I made a decision to do this… I’m in an amazing position to change my life and change my family’s life.”

On returning to her hometown for the “Shine Ya Light” video shoot:

“The whole country was outside. I got off the plane, it was like millions of heads. I couldn’t see the floor. I’m not even exaggerating. It was the most surreal-est experience I’ve ever felt. It was more than a music video. [It] was a moment in our history as Kosovo, it was a moment for people to see us: how we live, our landscape. It was my duty to do my video here.”

On the importance of social media:

“We control what we let out in the media. Social media is so influential now. I feel like I’m lucky to be in this position now, in this time. Because there’s nobody else to blame if it all goes t*** up.”

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Source: global grind

drake covers gq magazine

Drake is becoming a regular on the cover of GQ magazine and it brings truth to his catchy song title “started from the bottom now we’re here”, he’s definitely arrived. He spoke to GQ about his on-going feud with Breezy, having lunch with Will Smith and his aspirations for the future, enjoy!

Drake on his feud with Chris Brown: 

“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. …It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. …If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”

…on his pursuit of love, and the advice he received from Will Smith: 

“I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. Okay—I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don’t know what love is. He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way. I’ve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don’t know if I comprehend it yet, and I’m okay with that. I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, I’m okay. I’m enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with my boys.”

 …on focusing on his album rather than sex: 

“You know the way fighters don’t fuck before the fight? Sometimes I feel like I’m so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn’t one of my main priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, I’m down. But I’m not going to end up with some stranger at this party.”

…on future ambitions, including his goal of making $250 million by the time he’s 29:

“I feel this great responsibility to see how far can we take it, how out of reach can I set that bar for whoever comes after. While I’m here, I’m gonna keep pushing that bar higher and higher up and make you really work for it.

…on becoming #1, and re-creating the excitement of his early career: 

“You constantly ask yourself: Will I ever be able to excite people the way I did when the Internet was going crazy, back when you first felt like you had a piece of Drake that no one else had, and you wanted to share it with your friends? Is there an album or song we can make now that’s good enough to get people that excited again? I ain’t gonna lie: I want to be the one you listen to this summer.”

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