Editorial: Blown Away

When 50 Cent reaches out at the last minute, you take the call. You change plans. You have a talented, dedicated staff that you entrust to do whatever it takes to get the job done. They always have. Whether it’s spending their Fourth of July weekend writing or editing, or staying at the office ’til three in the morning picking photos, designing covers and finalizing pages. Yup, my word is bond: My team is so strong. It’s XXL’s nine-year anniversary, and, although none of us were here from day one, we claim this thing of ours. Hip-hop on a higher ...

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