Black Hippy Covers XXL Magazine

Black Hippy Covers XXL Magazine

 As far as hip-hop crews go, currently, Black Hippy is pretty much unstoppable. Match them up against anybody and they’d come off the victor. Following their 16th anniversary cover (that featured Drake), XXL nabs the four for their next issue. Slated to hit shelves on October 29, the cover story will explore their individual careers and rise in the game. In addition, Big Sean talks about Hall Of Fame and upcoming plans, Chance The Rapper will break down his best verse found on Lil Wayne’s “You Song” and more. Previously: Video: Made In America: TDE (Documentary)

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Lil Wayne, T.I. & 2 Chainz Cover XXL Magazine

Lil Wayne, T.I. & 2 Chainz Cover XXL Magazine

Before they embark on the America’s Most Wanted tour this summer, Lil Wayne, T.I. and 2 Chainz are the next subjects of XXL’s cover. In the interview, Weezy will discuss I Am Not A Human Being II, his health issues and more. T.I. breaks down shopping his Grand Hustle label to a major, while 2 Chainz enjoys the success of his first solo album and gives insight to his next. Solo covers can be found after the jump. Previously: Lil Wayne Ft. Boo – Bugatti Freestyle

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover RESPECT Magazine

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover RESPECT Magazine

None more deserving. The latest edition of RESPECT magazine will find Seattle’s own Macklemore and Ryan Lewis gracing the cover. The duo have gone on to sell over six million copies of “Thrift Shop,” two million of “Can’t Hold Us” and 700K in album sales for The Heist. It’s not slowing down, either. Other features in this issue include an interview with Big K.R.I.T, an article about Kanye West’s classic albums and, per usual, a lot of interesting photos of rappers and the photographers who snapped them. Pick it up on June 18 when you go grab an album off… continue reading

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XXL Freshmen ’13 Class Cover Revealed

XXL Freshmen ’13 Class Cover Revealed

Let the discussions begin. XXL has released the cover for their annual Freshmen class. This year is bound to spark up just as much debating as every other issue. So, here’s my thoughts: The wildcard choice is obviously Logic, a Maryland born rapper who falls in the same category of Macklemore’s success at his time of being on the list (a big following, ignored by a lot of big media, selling out shows coast to coast). He has a lot of potential, though. Two choices that seem a little premature are Angel Haze and Travi$ Scott. Both have really only… continue reading

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Lil Wayne Covers RESPECT. Magazine

Lil Wayne Covers RESPECT. Magazine

It might be a few years before that YN and BM Jr. interview actually happens for RESPECT., but seeing how his album is coming out on March 26, he graces the cover anyways. In it, we’ll be getting a tribute looking through his career as the main piece. As you can see from the cover, there will also be a lot of photos with a wide range of music’s finest. Pick it up on starting on March 5. Previously: Video: Lil Wayne Ft. Future & Drake – Bitches Love Me Follow @SermonsDomain

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ASAP Rocky & French Montana Cover XXL Magazine (March/April ’13)

ASAP Rocky & French Montana Cover XXL Magazine (March/April ’13)

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, ASAP Rocky and French Montana are two of New York’s biggest rising stars right now. XXL took full advantage and gave them three covers (one together, two solo). For Rocky’s interview, he sat down with Vanessa Satten on the day Long.Live.ASAP was released and talked about losing his father on Chrismas Eve, the love his parents had for hip-hop and more. With French Montana, the interview talks about getting shot in the head, his relationship with 50 Cent and more. View the solo covers after the jump. Also featured in the issue is Trinidad James’… continue reading

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