August 2005

72cover.jpgCOVER STORY

the chain remains

A lotta speculation on the monies they made and what really happened between Jay and Dame. Yup! The Dynasty is different, but the focus is the same. Sorry Eric B., Jay-Z is president.

FEATURES

The Growth

He’s had more jobs than the hardest-working Jamaican fam. Now the White boy from H-Town, Paul Wall, wants to prove he’s got the mic skills to pay the bills.

gotta find a way

wait

It’s difficult to age gracefully in hip-hop. Just ask Buckshot. But the BK vet’s still got a trick up his sleeve: a strong album with Little Brother producer 9th Wonder. Justin Monroe salutes.

get it poppin’

Philly’s Young Gunz, a.k.a. Chris and Neef, are out to earn their Run-DMC stripes.

back then

No matter what people say, Memphis Bleek is riding with his Big Homie ’til the wheels fall off.

look at me now

He dubs himself the Black JFK, and we’re a bunch of nosy reporters. So let the fun begin. Jigga comes clean like Nixon.

big things

The rest of the Roc La Familia cover boys and girls chime in.

talking that talk

Beans put him on, but Freeway feels he owes it to himself to be the best he can be.

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial

Yellow Nigga rants and raves.

FIRST OF THE MONTH

They’re two hustlas, homie!

360

Justo memorial
8Ball Jadakiss
Truth Jin
Hip-Hop Junkies Travis Barker
Move the Crowd Snoop and Game’s homecoming

SHOW & PROVE

SunN.Y.
Messy Marv
Czar-Nok
Tha Realest
Joell Ortiz

EYE CANDY

One fly soldier

THE SHOW

Sittin’ Sideways XXL Whip Preview
Mike Jones test-drives the Audi A3.
Obie Trice checks out the Ford SYNus.
DJ Quik peeps the Pioneer Scion tC.
In My Hood
Shine and Recline
Rimz and Tirez
Fashion Exclusive gear worn by the nation’s hottest DJs
Flow Rock the party with the hottest DJ equipment
Walk This Way Air Forces
Freestyle Timbo’s the king.
Games People Play Advent Rising,187: Ride or Die

CRITICAL BEAtDOWN

The Jump Off David Banner
Classic Material UGK
Train of Thought Kaine from the Ying Yang Twins
Official Bootlegs Lil Scrappy
Ill Techniques Rapid Ric
Spin Cycle
Production Credit Punch
Chairman’s Choice Majik Most

XXIT

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

  • Big Chops

    FIRST !!!!!!!!!!