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May 2010

Nicki Minaj: With Lil Wayne’s support, Nicki Minaj has become a rap phenomenon reinvigorating an entire gender. Drake: Young Money’s Drake has emerged as the most revered new MC in years. Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek recount their long road to their follow-up ...

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April 2010

10 Freshmen: Meet XXL’s 10 Freshmen for ’10, a new class of MCs rising to the challenge including Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Big Sean, OJ Da Juiceman, Donnis, Big Sean, Nipsey Hu$$le, Pill, Jay Rock and Fashawn. Hip-Hop Legends: XXL assembled ...

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Consumer Backlash

I’m not a fan of doing lists. Sure, they’re good for a quick fix and all, but most of the time I just view them as an unoriginal, passé and bland formula used when the writer or writing organization either ...

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