I love myself.   Kendrick Lamar is ending 2014 on a very strong note. The Compton MC is set to cover the Winter edition of XXL and stars in a new vignette entitled, “Who Am I?”   The wordsmith has his fans highly anticipating what’s in store for the new year, in addition to […]

  With XXL Magazine shutting down its print production to focus on their digital platform, what better way to channel this focus than a full-length documentary on their last cover story. The Gorilla Unit had the honor of gracing the final XXL cover, and to honor their legacy — break-up to make-up — is a […]

Hip-Hop is a sport comprised of talent, skill, style, substance, and most of all ego. You get plenty of rappers and entertainers making all kinds of claims about what they’ve done for the culture. The latest Hip-Hop artist to make some sort of claim about moving the culture is T-Pain. In a recent interview with […]

Rapper and member of the Black Hippy crew Schoolboy Q wasn’t too happy with the cover of XXL Magazine that featured him and his Black Hippy counterparts. He aired his distaste for the cover in a recent interview with MTV.   During the MTV interview Schoolboy Q was asked about his feelings regarding the October/November […]

  In September 2003, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Andre “3000” Benjamin released their critically acclaimed double-disc “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” which catapulted the ATLiens from hip-hop heavyweights to international super stars. In the album’s first week, it shot straight to number one selling more than 500,000 copies and was later certified diamond with 10 million […]

Since 2007 XXL Magazine has introduced a new class of Freshman MCs to the masses via their annual cover.  Initially dubbed, “Leaders of the New School,” the first class featured Lupe Fiasco, Saigon, Lil Boosie, Rich Boy, Gorilla Zoe, Young Dro, Papoose, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Plies.  While there is always debate about who […]

Anyone who watched the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards witnessed R&B star Chris Brown hold his own in one of the Hip Hop cyphers. We’ve seen R&B artists try to rap before (Bobby Brown, anyone?), but the current incarnations (i.e. Trey Songz) actually sound pretty decent. One of the more popular Hip Hop publications seems to agree that […]

Last week Nas celebrated his new cover of XXL magazine with a show at NYC’s Webster Hall. Common, Nas, Mos Def and others joined him on stage to run through 20 years worth of his hip-hop hits. ( See more video at Missinfo.tv) RELATED POSTS: Tyler The Creator Interviews Nas For XXL Magazine Nas Ft. […]

Lil’ Wayne graces the cover of XXL July/August 2011 issue. The young Money leader spoke with XXL about the his recording process and selecting tracks for the anticipated Tha Carter IV album in the exclusive interview “Larger Than Life.” Wayne lets it be known that the album is all about him because he is one […]

Diggy Simmons brought out his dad Rev Run to perform one of his classics at the XXL freshman showcase at BB Kings Times Square NYC. Now if we can get Willow Smith and her dad to pull off the same thing next year that will be another must-see moment. Spotted at http://luxnyc.wordpress.com/ @BBKingBluesClub @LUX_NYC @diggy_simmons […]

XXL Magazine is the mecca for all things hip-hop. The respected Mag launched their first Iphone App recently that can be beneficial to any hip-hop lover. Not only does it deliver news, it promotes new artistry. The app allows for record execs to hear submitted music from up-coming musicians. The senior VP of A&R at […]

50 Cent and Soulja Boy are featured together on the cover of the November 2010 issue of XXL magazine.