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Mob Squad Nard Signs to Cinematic Music Group
A week after releasing the stream to his ferocious freestyle over Meek Mill's iconic "Dreams & Nightmares" intro, Jacksonville MC Mob Squad Nard unleashes the video to the track and announces that he has signed on the dotted line with Cinematic Music Group.
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Joey Bada$$ Is Earning His Respect Before His Debut Album
Coming Of Age
The past two years have been a roller coaster ride for Joey Bada$$. Now with his debut LP finally on the way, the Brooklyn MC plans to take his Pro Era movement to the next level.
Words Dan Rys
Images Jason Goodrich
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Octob…
For Love of the Art: The Boutique Labels Behind XXL’s Freshmen
During the past two decades or so, as owning and managing your own business has become a realistic and easily attainable goal, many musicians and managers have decided to start their own boutique record labels and explore their artists' creativity, instead of it being stifled by the major label…
Behind the Rap Game – Vanessa’s Smoke Break Podcast #1
In this podcast, XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten & Lifestyle Editor Ralph Bristout talk XXL Freshmen, Smokers' Club and go behind the rap game with insiders Jonny Shipes, Head Chef at Cinematic Music Group, Sha Money XL, Senior VP of A&R at Def Jam and Brock Korsan, Marketing…
Big K.R.I.T., <em>4Eva N A Day</em>
Just months away from the release of his Def Jam debut, Live From The Underground, Big K.R.I.T. returns with another album-quality free body of work with 4Eva N A Day...

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