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XXL Brand Victim of Fraud

As of late, XXL’s name has been used to promote hip-hop showcases, Eye Candy casting calls and assorted events that XXL is not affiliated with and does not support. XXL wants readers to be aware of this issue because we have ...

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REVIEW: Slaughterhouse, Slaughterhouse

SLAUGHTERHOUSE Slaughterhouse (E1 Music) As a group, Slaughterhouse is greater than the sum of its parts. Its members, while respected, consist of a pair of weathered industry journeymen (Royce Da 5’9”, Joe Budden) and two newer artists (Crooked I, Joell Ortiz). As soloists, ...

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FEATURE: Wordplay

Earlier this year, taking to Web video to air his confusion over the rankings of Vibe magazine’s Best Rapper Ever online tournament, New Jersey rapper Joe Budden asked a question as only Joe Budden can: “You mean to tell me ...

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