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Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul Cover XXL

October 17, 2013 · Posted in covers, news · Comment 


Kendrick Lamar and his fellow Black Hippy members ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul grace the October/ November edition of XXL Magazine. XXL call them “Rap’s Illest Crew”. Do you agree? Check out the TDE BET Cypher here for your reference.

2013 XXL Freshman Cover (2013)

March 27, 2013 · Posted in covers, news · 8 Comments 


Another year goes by and another customry XXL Freshman list is unveiled. Angel Haze, Dizzy Wright and Kirko Bangz who we all interviewed made the list. What do you think?

A$AP Rocky & French Montana Cover XXL (March/April 2013)

February 8, 2013 · Posted in covers, news · 1 Comment 


The two New York natives grace the latest cover of XXL magazine. In stores on Feb 19th. Check out their individual covers after the jump.

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Video: Sean Price – Show N Off Freestyle

November 6, 2012 · Posted in freestyle, Videos · Comment 

XXL Magazine & Statik Selektah presents Sean Price on their latest Show N Off freestyle. The guy P ain’t no joke. Dude was spittin’ bars like if that was his instrumental.

Make sure you cop Sean Price’s Mic Tyson now!

by Eric Kidd
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Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre Cover XXL 15th Anniversary Issue

August 1, 2012 · Posted in covers, news · 1 Comment 


LA natives Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre cover the 15th Anniversary Issue of XXL Magazine. Kendrick’s debut album on Aftermath is due out on October 2nd.

Rick Ross Covers XXL Magazine (July/Aug 2012)

June 22, 2012 · Posted in covers, news · Comment 


The Bawse graces the July/August edition of XXL magazine. It hits news stands on July 14th.

Lil Wayne Covers XXL (May 2012)

April 16, 2012 · Posted in covers · 8 Comments 


Weezy covers the May Edition of XXL Magazine.

In the article Weezy speaks on his touring domination after earning nearly $50 million in United States ticket sales alone. He also speaks on his favorite show moments, personal rituals before hitting the stage and tips he gives his Young Money artists.

The edition is in stores on May 24th.

Video: XXL Explains Freshman Decisions To Hot 97

March 6, 2012 · Posted in news, Videos · Comment 

The Editor in chief and assistant editor of XXL magazine explain their criteria for choosing who appears on their annual Freshman cover.

Check out the 2012 XXL Freshman Cover here.

XXL’s 2012 Freshman Class Cover

February 28, 2012 · Posted in covers · 38 Comments 


XXL reveal the 10 artists included on their 2012 Freshman Class Cover.

The XXL Freshmen Class includes Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Future, Roscoe Dash, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Iggy Azalea and French Montana.

50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather Cover XXL Magazine

November 17, 2011 · Posted in covers · 2 Comments 

50′s 5 faces cover 5 issues of XXL Magazine for their December/January issue. That’s Money Team 50 above. XXL is celebrating 50 Cent’s 10 years in the game, and his 5th EP dropping in January. Issues hit newsstands December 6. Read an excerpt below.

I don’t see what I fell in love with,” he says. “So now I gotta make music that reflects what N.W.A made. I have to make music that has the moments that Nas had. I have to make music that has what Biggie offered.” He also discusses his currently untitled fifth solo album: “For me, I’m still up against what I’ve done,” he says. “So in order to top it, I know it’s a difficult task. You know, I see the bloggers. My audience hasn’t grown with me. They keep saying, “Aw, man, I want the old 50!” ’Cause those people, it would take them on a safari. I was bringing them close enough to the animals, without being able to get hurt. I was taking them into my neighborhood, where you can very well get your ass killed.

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