Honeysuckle is on the loose in our milestone 15th print edition. We’ve gone from coast to coast bringing you a landmark chronicle of cultural evolution in real time. On our cover is Mellow Rackz, the rising star of Lil Wayne and Mack Maine’s Young Money label.
A recurring theme in this issue is transformation. Mellow Rackz, referred to as one of the strongest women alive, is a true superstar. The Young Money artist, whose magnificence goes beyond her viral videos and sensational concert appearances, has experienced an enormous amount of trauma and challenges, survived through them, and come to a place of impressive maturity beyond her age of 20. We are grateful to tell her story in our pages.
Hip hop OGs Shiest Bubz and Fab 5 Freddy share their innovations in the cannabis space, the history of New York weed, and how to “B Noble” advocating for Black ownership. Legendary cultivator Champelli, whose eponymous strain tops every rapper’s list, gives an exclusive on his next creative adventure. Alligator Jesus, the artist behind the statement pieces on clients like Robert Pattinson, Madonna, and Beyonce, discusses the sizzle of his grillz. Classic fashion is modern again, as New York Vintage founder Shannon Hoey and the curators of the Museum at FIT’s “50 Years of Hip Hop” reveal.
We celebrate powerhouse women like Matterkind’s Nancy Hall and Trulieve’s Kim Rivers. And Richard DeLisi, the nation’s longest-serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner, allows us an unprecedented look at how he’s using his newfound freedom to bring our loved ones home. Chock full of poignant stories, hot visuals, and one-of-a-kind news, this issue is simply irresistible.
Honeysuckle’s own evolution has seen us continue our pioneering firsts, with the first-ever international Tribal cannabis alliance over Times Square and New York State billboards; we received our first CLIO award for our creative work; and have been loving the opportunities to provide media services to the industry’s hottest artists and brands such as Fyllo, ETAIN, Arcview, 40 Tons, and more. Our Miami cover shoot with Mellow procured the cover of her latest single “RICH BITCH PARTY”. As they say, game recognizes game.