We got a special guest on the show this week! The young homey @Dello4Real stopped in to promote himself and give us some good conversation! We ended up talking about the Freshman List and the state of today’s rap music a little longer than expected but a lot of great questions got answered. Brian consistently […]

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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 […]


Kidd Kidd has been released from jail at Rikers Island after he was arrested during the XXL Freshmen show in NYC just last week. After…

After what’s seemed like a much longer wait than usual, the XXL team revealed their picks for the coveted annual “Freshman Class” issue, and the Internet is still picking at it. The Freshman List, of course, exists to shine a spotlight on the up-and-comers who’ve been grinding like crazy in order to be recognized as the next […]

  I love myself!   XXL recently allowed Kendrick Lamar to pen his own cover story. Fans got a chance to learn a little more about the talented MC and the things he’s endured along this rise to fame.   Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot.   Like TheUrbanDaily.com on Facebook!

  XXL brings us part two of the ‘G-Unit Documentary‘. We pick up with the internal rifts that kept each of the members separated, what brought them back together and we get to know who Kidd Kidd is, and how he became a member of the Gorilla Unit.   Before you get into the 34-minute […]

  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 […]

It’s the time of year when websites like ours and print publications begin wrapping up the year and giving nods to those who occupied our Twitter timelines and Netflix cues for the past 12 months. For magazines it’s a particularly critical fourth quarter showing off their big guns and typically you see the biggest names of […]

In the latest issue of XXL magazine Nas celebrates his twenty years in music. For the November 2011 cover story he is interviewed by Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator and they get into lengthy dialogue about everything from liking cheese to winning a VMA.  After Tyler admits that the Internet “drives him crazy” Nas replies […]

While everyone is talking about the XXL Freshman class, they are ignoring one of the strongest forces in Hip-Hop, the fictitious group Monkey Gang who’s antics parody negativity in hip hop. According to WorldStarHipHop.com, by far the biggest hip hop website, Monkey Gang is more popular than anybody in XXL’s Freshman Class except for Lil […]

Check out the footage from the XXL 2011 Freshman cover photo shoot. As usual there is controversy about who should be on the cover and who shouldn’t, in the footage you get one-on-one brief interviews with each artist. Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat If you are not familiar with a few of the artists […]

XXL Magazine’s annual Freshman cover leaked online sending the Internet into a frenzy!  The cover features up and coming artists Lil’ Twist, CyHi Da Prynce, Big K.R.I.T., Meek Mill, Lil B, Mac Miller, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf, Fred the Godson and YG. XXL Freshman Class is currently trending on Twitter. Kid ‘N Play Reunite […]