July/August 2011

Lil Wayne: With serious business ventures on the brain, the YMCMB boss is gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated Tha Carter IV. Rappers ...

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October 2011

Rick Ross: RICK ROSS is riding past the haters with his Maybach Music Group, and with a new crew intact. Is this the start of ...

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September 2011

Tupac Shakur: Even with 15 years gone, Tupac Shakur is still relevant in hip-hop and always will be. Billy Garland: BILLY GARLAND, 'Pac's real pops, remembers ...

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June 2011

Baby a.k.a. Birdman: With the industry drying up, could BABY possibly be the last mogul standing? Odd Future: Meet the members of ODD FUTUREm rap's 2011 ...

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May 2011

Lupe Fiasco: After some compromise with his label, Atlantic Records, the Chicago MC earned himself a No. 1 album. So why is Lu still fighting? Wiz ...

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April 2011

2011's Freshman Class: Meet XXL's 2011 Freshman Class featuring Lil B, Diggy Simmons, Meek Mill, Cyhi Da Prynce, Yelawolf, Mac Miller, Fred the Godson, Big ...

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March 2011

Eminem: After re-establishing his rap dominance with last year’s Recovery, Eminem has returned to run his label. Snoop Dogg: After 18 years in the game, Snoop ...

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November 2010

XXL talks with 50 Cent and Soulja Boy and discovers the tie that binds them together. Soulja Boy: Amid constant criticism and rumors of a coke ...

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