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Ma$e Doesn’t Want To Go Back To Rap In November 2002 Story

Mase left the rap game three years ago, but we still miss him. With rumors strong about a possible return to hip-hop, we go deep cover to his church in Atlanta to find out the truth...

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Stuart Scott Used To Get Hated On By Sports Journalists For His Slang

Hip-Hop Junkies: Stuart Scott
The black sportscaster who is down with rap.
Words: Bonsu Thompson

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the January/February 2001 issue of XXL Magazine...

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Drake Is At The Top Of His Game In September 2013 Cover Story

Drake's on top, he's been there for a while, and he doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Haters can hate, but it won't matter.

Interview: Thomas Golianopoulos
Images: Jonathan Mannion

One of the biggest rappers in the world lives on a busy street in Yorkville, an upscale neighborhood in Toronto fi lled with designer boutiques, European tourists and gelato shops...

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Rick Ross And Maybach Music Group Are As Real As It Gets

Is Rick Ross fake? It doesn't matter. His music, his money and his growing empire are all as real as it gets.

Words: Ben Detrick
Images: Travis Shinn

“WE NEED TO GET IN THERE BEFORE THEY GET TO US...

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Chingy’s Future Looks Bright In December 2004 Cover Story

He sold three million records and still gets the Rodney Dangerfield treatment. Is he a Nelly clone? Ludacris’ DTP sidekick? A Pop-Tart rapper for bubblegum babes...

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Lloyd Banks Is The Ultimate Ladies Man In August 2004 Cover Story

What’s it like to be G-Unit’s youngest in charge? Lloyd Banks has been flying around the world all year, making hits, making money, making time with the ladies...

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Tupac’s Father Bill Garland Speaks About His Son



Bill Garland reconnected with his son just 10 months before bullets in Las Vegas separated them forever. Tupac’s father remembers.

Words: Vanessa Satten
Images: Michael Scott Slosar

There were several important male figures in Tupac Shakur’s life...

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Young Buck Finally Gets A Solo Shot At Rap Fame In August 2004 Issue

After years spent putting in work behind stars like Juvenile and 50 Cent, G-Unit’s mouth of the South finally gets a solo shot at rap success...

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Young Buck, “Look At Me” (Originally Published May 2007)

With G-Unit sales gone south, the NYC crew turns to its Southern representative to bring the numbers back up. cutting through industry to focus on his powerful new album, Young Buck says it's his time to shine...

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50 Cent, “Crew Love” (Originally Published December/January 2012)

50 Cent has been hanging out with welterweight boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. A lot lately. In fact, they've formed a sort of club. What exactly is the money team...

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