In one of the most unique photo shoots in SLAM history, Drake appears on the cover of the sports magazine with Toronto Raptors players, Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRozan.
Shot by acclaimed photographer Atiba Jefferson, the cover features a dapper Drizzy in a suit and the young Raptors in their black-and-gold uniforms with the tagline “6 Gods.” SLAM editor-in-chief Ben Osborne explained why the mag decided to roll with this cover:
“It had to be the right rapper, which Drake, with his millions of fans, upcoming album and official role as the Raptors Global Ambassador, is… And it had to be the right players, which Kyle and DeMar, fresh off their All-Star spots and still hungry for their first SLAM cover, certainly are.”
SLAM 198 hits newsstands next week. View some behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot below.
New cover alert! SLAM 198 features Drake, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 30, 2016