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XXL Issue 154

XXL Issue 154

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Migos Rises From The Bando To The Mainstream

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It's been a minute since hip-hop had a relevant group, but Atlanta's trio Migos are changing all that.
Words Max Bell

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the June/July 2014 issue of XXL Magazine...

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DJ Drama XXL Freshmen 2014

DJ Drama Weighs In On XXL’s 2014 Freshmen Class

DJ Drama is on his second year serving as host for the XXL Freshman Class. For this year’s Dirty Dozen, the hip-hop tastemaker reflects on the impact of the Freshmen list on the culture, the strengths of incorporating R&B artists, and who he plans on getting in the studio with to make history. Ch...

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XXL Freshman class 2013 ScHoolboy Q Trinidad James Joey Badass Ab-Soul Logic Action Bronson Kirko Bangz Travis Scott Dizzy Wright Angel Haze Chief Keef
XXL Freshmen 2013: ScHoolboy Q, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright, Angel Haze and Chief Keef

XXL Freshmen 2013 Report Card

Each year, XXL presents its list of the best Freshmen for the coming year, and each year that means another class has moved on to sophomore status...

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Nas Illmatic Queensbridge

Nas Shares Advice For The XXL Freshmen 2014 Class

When Nas released his debut album Illmatic 20 years ago on April 19, 1994, he knew he had something great on his hands. What he didn't know was that Illmatic would go on to be considered one of the single greatest bodies of work in hip-hop history, and one of the best debut albums in music, period...

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xxl freshmen 2014 behind the scenes group photo

Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten Talks About The Making Of XXL Freshmen 2014

Picking the XXL Freshman Class is overwhelming. When anyone asks what the process is like, I explain that for a good few months we at XXL are really popular people...

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