January // February 2006

COVER STORY So Many Diamonds Hip-hop is bigger than the Bronx, NYC, or the U.S. for that matter. Need proof? Peep G-Unit’s intercontinental takeover. With their eyes on dominating ’06, what else could 50 Cent and his newly expanded crew have in store for us? FEATURES Ain’t Got Time For Gamez He’s certified platinum and helped make Houston hip-hop’s new hottest spot. Who? Mike Jones. What’s up next for the new rap star? What I Represent With a roller-coaster ride of a career, AZ has struggled to find his real place in rap history. Fortunately, it seems like he’s finally there. Throw It Back Superhead was the most famous ...

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They Don’t Know

It’s close to midnight when Sean Paul Joseph, the 26-year-old half of the Atlanta-based Youngbloodz, pulls his black BMW 760 up to the AMF American ...

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Say It Again

Wait a minute. Remy Ma’s supposed to be gangsta. And gangstas don’t dance. But here she is, in the rough cut of the video for ...

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Still Lives Through

September 20, 2005. Club Breakers, a Houston pool hall, is packed with folks enjoying a much-needed night out on the town. Partygoers bop through the ...

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December 2005

COVER STORY Still Lives through It’s been four years since XXL did a cover story with Juvenile, and a lot has changed for New Orleans’ golden child. ...

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That’s How Ya Feel

At the Hypnotize Minds headquarters in downtown Memphis, security ain’t quite as tight as it is across the street at 201 Poplar, the city’s fenced-off ...

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Love My Style

Miami’s a party town by nature; this much is no mystery. Sometimes, though, nature makes its feelings known about such things. On this particular weekend, ...

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November 2005

COVER STORY What the Game’s Been Missing One bid ended, another may begin soon. But for now Beanie Sigel is a free man ready to make sense ...

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