This year hip-hop marked a major milestone with the celebration of its 40th anniversary. This month XXL honors that achievement with five collector’s edition tribute covers featuring some of biggest acts in hip-hop history including Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, OutKast and LL Cool J. XXL magazine also combed through four decades of hip-hop to narrow down the top 10 most important albums and songs per year from 1973-2013.
The rest of the issue is jam packed with stories on YG and DJ Mustard’s new movement, the success of Tech N9ne’s Strange Music in 2013, the best Karen Civil story yet, Nipsey Hu$$le, Sage The Gemini, Isaiah Rashad, Young Scooter, Bun B and much more. Plus Eye Candy Of The Year!
XXL hits stands nationally on Dec. 31, 2013.