May 2006

Cover Stories IT HAS BEEN SAID Tightly under wraps in a federal pen in Philly, the first female MC to do a bid sits in a cell biding her time until her 366-day sentence is up. After seven months locked behind bars, Lil’ Kim is no longer new to the system. So she called XXL to share her experiences. YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS Can you believe it’s been five years since the infamous Puffy Trial, which landed budding rapper Shyne in the slammer? He’s suffered legal and career setbacks, solitary confinement and personal and financial obstacles, yet Shyne Po still pushes on. ...

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Hold On

On February 1, a Philadelphia judge granted a stay of execution to Christopher “Cool C” Roney. The 36-year-old MC had been scheduled to die by ...

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