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xxl freshmen best experiences
The XXL Freshmen photo shoot is done all in one long, exhausting, grueling day, where each of the Freshmen delivers their freestyles and cyphers, conducts multiple interviews, and does their individual photo shoots before everyone comes together for the final cover shot. And for our 62 former Freshmen—as well as our 12 new artists on the cover this year—it can be the longest, yet most rewarding, day of their career to that point. Last week XXL asked 22 former Freshmen for advice that they could give to the current XXL Freshmen, and today we've asked 27 of our former cover stars to share the best moments of their experience at the cover shoot and as a Freshman overall. —As Told To Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson, Emmanuel C.M. and Dan Rys
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27 Former XXL Freshmen Name The Best Moments From Their Freshmen Experience

Roots Picnic
The 7th annual Roots Picnic featured some of the biggest names in the music industry this past weekend. Artist like Janelle Monae, The Roots, Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg and more hit the stage and provided the Philly crowd with incredible music, but a along with the good tunes, we got to see some very cool and fashionable individuals. Three items that we saw a lot of people wear were: round designer frames, top hats for the ladies and bucket hats for the fellas, and we also saw a lot of picnic-goers with a unique sense of style that set them apart from the crowd. We got to a chance to walk around the entire Roots Picnic including the backstage area sponsored by Reebok and snapped pictures of the most stylish individuals that we saw at this years Roots Picnic. Photo Credit: Carlos Ubilla
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22 Of The Best Looks From The 2014 Roots Picnic

rihanna nicki minaj backstage
Rihanna showed up fairly early on and could be seen backstage from time to time, and rumors that she would be performing with YG and DJ Mustard wound up to be untrue. There was one hilarious moment, however, right after Nicki Minaj's set: in the backstage area, as 30 people crowded around Nicki while she got into a golf cart and prepared to go back to the Young Money dressing room, Rihanna emerged walking through the crowd, with almost no one noticing her, and walked away without an entourage as the rest of the people there continued to yell Nicki's name.
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Behind The Scenes At Summer Jam 2014

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Photo By: Lauren Gesswein
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The 14 Best Moments Of Summer Jam 2014

Months before Summer Jam arrives, rap fans are already mulling over the possible instances that are bound to happen. Yesterday marked the 21st annual concert hosted by Hot 97 and had plenty of great moments to offer...

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