XXL Cover Story

XXL likes Kendrick Lamar. He covered the magazine alongside Dr. Dre in 2013 to help promote good kid, m.A.A.d city; fronted the mag again a year later after “i” polarized fans; and he’s on the cover again this year as “The Chosen One,” following Future who covered the last issue. To Pimp A Butterfly is topping many year-end lists, so it makes […]


Pushing his pen outside of his usual space, Kendrick Lamar wrote his own cover story for XXL’s final issue of 2014. Recently released online, the long-form article finds Lamar grappling out loud with his newfound fame and position as a role model as he looks ahead to a new album. “People ask me things like, ‘How does it feel now? […]