New look, new Huck. This is my first as editor and I’m so proud of it. I first wrote for Huck in issue 3 and now I’m editor for issue 78. Big shout out to Art Director Beatriz Cóias @cashandcarrystudio for her amazing design.

This issue features people who’ve fought for their success, and done it on their own terms. Hip-hop superstar Denzel Curry talks about his journey from South Florida’s ‘Murder Gardens’ to having number 1 albums and sell out tours, climate activist Mikaela Loach discusses how she went from medical school to being invited to speak at a billionaire’s conference… and telling them billionaire’s should not exist. Comedians Jayde Adams and Jack Rooke sit down for a chat with Mercury nominated singer and good friend Self Esteem to discuss taking 10 years to be an overnight success. We hang out with pro-skater Leo Baker and discuss life after his raw Netflix documentary, Stay on Board: The Leo Baker story, and exciting young artist Joy Yamusangie gives us their recommendations to open our cultural horizons. We also explore how the metal scene across Africa is breaking down colonial borders, skateboarding in the Scottish Highlands, a deep dive into the cultural influence of Paris’ music/fashion label Maison Kitsune, and the excellent surf schemes in Devon and Cornwall helping marginalised communities. There’s music from LA’s Stolen Nova, and Accra’s Amaarae, profiles of one of London’s most exciting queer night that’s changing the face of Soho and a DIY, squatting, rave inspired art exhibition.

Thanks to everyone who contributed and the dream team who made it possible

Available in all good bookstores around the world…

Design Director @tertia.nash
Commissioning Editor @bencsmoke
Digital Editor @daisyschofield
E-I-C @kurlspam
Publisher @tcolondon