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Read XXL’s Exclusive Rick Ross Cover Story
We Do This
Life stays getting better for the slimmed down boss, Rick Ross.
Words Dan Rys
Images Zach Wolfe
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of XXL Magazine. Check out our cover story on Meek Mill right here...
Read XXL’s Exclusive Meek Mill Cover Story
We Be On It
With legal drama behind him, a new album and the baddest chick in hip-hop on his arm, Meek Mill is the man of the moment.
Words Vanessa Satten
Images Zach Wolfe
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of XXL Magazine...
Check Out The Game’s First XXL Cover Story From 2005
Limelight
The Game had a hard-knock life in the city of Compton before deciding to take a crack at the rap game. Vowing to bring the West Coast back as a major player in the hip-hop world, he, in fact, did just that. Bow down!
Words Jon Caramanica
Editor’s Note: This story originally ap…
Writer At War: Kendrick Lamar’s XXL Cover Story
Writer At War
Kendrick Lamar in his own words.
Images Tom Medvedich
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now.
A lot of times in interviews, people ask me things like, “How does it feel now...
Read XXL’s Entire G-Unit Reunion Cover Story
Crew Love
They made history selling millions of records as hip-hop’s most successful crew and then broke up. Now six years later, the G-Unit brothers are back together and ready to take over hip-hop again.
Compiled by Vanessa Satten, Eric Diep and Miranda Johnson
Editor’…