Throw It Back

Tucked away on a leafy block off of New York City’s Madison Avenue, the Hotel Plaza Athenee is a decidedly inconspicuous place to stay. Favored by international business travelers, white-haired society types and well-off tourists, the pastel-walled haven is a far cry from the sleek designer hotels that serve as magnetic pulls to celebrities. For Karrine Steffans—someone who knows a thing or two about the magnetic pull of celebrities—that’s just fine. The video girl formerly known in hip-hop circles as “Superhead” isn’t so interested in just being seen with celebrities these days. She’s working on becoming one her damn self. A ...

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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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