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One of the members of XXL’s Freshman Class, Big K.R.I.T. has just leaked ‘Dreamin,’ the first taste of his new album ‘Returnof4eva.’ The 24-year-old from Mississippi released his album, ‘K.R.I.T. Wuz Here,’ which has gained the new MC widespread praise and earned him a deal with Def Jam. He’s also appeared on mixtapes with Wiz […]

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Rap is music. Music is a business. Like any business, trying to find the balance isn’t always simple but a conscious effort must be made. Discrimination not only extends between race, lifestyle and political values but it also occurs between genders.  The struggle for female rappers to break away from the misogynistic lyrics and images […]

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Everyone is talking about it and now we finally have the official lineup of XXL’s 2011 Freshman Class, wherein the magazine picks the hottest up and coming MCs of the year. Hip-hop fans have been ablaze, discussing the list all over the internet and XXL has finally posted the brand new version of the cover […]

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50 Cent and Soulja Boy share the cover of the November issue of XXL Magazine. 50 Cents face is covered with a shirt and Soulja Boy sports his many tattoos and jewelry. The issue hits the stands on Novemeber 2nd. The two rappers put out a song a few weeks ago together entitled ‘Mean Mug‘ […]

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It feels like if Kanye doesn’t make headlines at least every other day, the man must be falling off. With that said, Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music record label were recently seen at a photo shoot for XXL. For those of you who don’t know, G.O.O.D. stands for ‘Getting Out Our Dreams.’ Included in […]

Kanye West is seriously the most entertaining person ever. By just being himself, Kanye continually keeps us laughing with his wicked sense of humor and over-the-top persona. The newest issue of XXL Magazine boasts a feature written by Ye himself in which he breaks down the past year of his life (think of it as […]

Recording artist, dancer, actress, and model Ciara recently sat down with XXL and anwsered a question asking whether or not her hometown peer, Keri Hilson, had taken her place. There are some comparisons between the two: tomboyish looks, high-altitude tunes, and ATL loyalty. Ciara acknowledged she has heard the question before, but still doesn’t see […]

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Jay Rock is one of the best emcees to come out of the ‘New West.’ He is a throwback to the early 90s movement that gave us legends like Pac, Cube, Kurrupt, Snoop, etc. Along with Nipsey Hu$$le, he is single-handedly holding it down for the west when it comes to gangsta rap. For his […]

As he has become a bigger and bigger star Young Money rapper, Drake‘s face has been plasterd on numerous magazine and as great as he is to see, these magazine covers seem to have one thing in common. Drake’s expression! With his actor looks putting Drake on the cover is bound to have your magazine […]

    Kanye West has been creating quite a buzz for himself lately, from promising to drop a new song every Friday from now until Christmas to closing out the MTV Video Music Awards.  To add to his enourmous buzz the producer turned rapper will grace the cover of XXL Magazine’s October issue. Mr. West […]

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Tahiry is set on making it past the lost memories of yesterday’s video vixens. She would like for you to know that she is more than just Joe Budden’s ex-girlfriend and a hot body. She is a woman on a mission. At least that is what she tells XXL in their latest issue. In a […]

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T.I. covers the most recent edition of XXL Magazine and in the cover story addresses the rumors of him bein’ snitch. ‘Please understand the G code that I learned from, if you speak out your mouth that a muthaf—a is telling on somebody and you can’t come with indisputable, irrefutable facts to support that statement, […]