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Table of Contents May 2010

FEATURES 44 Return of the Real A lot can happen in a decade—just ask Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek. Ten years after cleansing ears with their insightful debut, Train of Thought, the duo, collectively known as Reflection Eternal, recount their long road to its ...

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Table of Contents June 2010

FEATURES 44 REAL TALK For Plies, success in the rap game has bred some contempt. The Florida spitter’s credibility continues to elicit skepticism, no thanks to accusations of a fictionalized past. But is the man himself fazed? Think again. 58 ’BOUT IT, ’BOUT IT Diddy’s return ...

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Table of Contents November 2010

FEATURES 42 LITTLE FRIEND What do @50CENT and @SOULJABOY have in common? Besides the hate, there’s the money, the power and those millions of Twitter followers. @XXLStaff talks with the G-Unit general and Mr. Crank Dat and discovers the tie that binds them. 48 GROWING ...

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