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David Banner Featuring Ernestine Johnson “Evil Knievil”
David Banner is coming off a powerful performance at this year's BET cyphers and wants to build his momentum with new music. Backed by some chants and hard drums, David Banner speaks on political issues and doesn't bite his tongue. "This is for Tulsa, Oklahoma / This is for Rosewood / This is f…
No Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014
Was A$AP Yams onto something? No seriously? After he went on his infamous rant concerning the state of music in 2014 and labeling this year as the worst in rap history, many people dubbed him insane. Yams touched on a sensitive topic, which in reality, has a plethora of artists in the game shaking i…
Take A Look Back At When Tyga And Young Money Were Cool
With recent news that Tyga is beefing with Young Money and is even looking to part ways with the label, XXL couldn't help but think of all the good times that they once shared together. From countless video collaborations, red carpets and more; check out a gallery of when Tyga and Young Money d…
Ferrari Ferrell Featuring Lil Herb “On Sight”
Ferrari Ferrell is the newest artist to Rocko's A1 Records and he's getting ready to put out his new mixtape Loop God on Oct. 27. For a quick preview, the Atlanta rapper teams up with Chicago's Lil Herb for the aggressive "On Sight." Produced by Stvnton, the street-h…
Eif Rivera Has Advice For Aspiring Music Video Directors
Plus One: Eif Rivera
Title: Music Video Director
Words Miranda Johnson
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the October/November 2014 issue of XXL Magazine.
Eif Rivera has carefully crafted himself into one of the current go-to video directors in hip-hop, but funny enough, he…

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