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Still Lives through

It’s been four years since XXL did a cover story with Juvenile, and a lot has changed for New Orleans’ golden child. Most has been for the better, but Hurricane Katrina took its toll.


Man UP

Jay-Z wants the Lox? Sheek says yes, and he’s excited. But what does that mean for his career? We think it’s time for homie to take the next step.


Smart female rappers might be few and far between, but don’t tell Trina that. Miami’s most “glamorest” one is back with a vengeance, and focusing hard on her business.

Say It Again

Yeah Atlanta’s got a whole bunch of hot artists, but none can compete with the Youngbloodz. They know what their role is in the hip-hop game; they just want to break out of it.

They Don’t Know

Grinding since she first hit a cipher, Remy Ma is finally ready to release her much-anticipated solo debut. And you thought girls couldn’t spit. Whuteva.


Paying dues can be a bitch, but it can also set you up just right. Case in point: Red Café. Thank you Mack 10.

Somethin’ Serious

What’s it like to be the weirdest hip-hop duo in Atlanta? It’s fine. In fact, it works quite well for Field Mob. Just don’t call them clowns.



Yellow Nigga rants and raves. [online]


Suge stirs up the controversy.


Feelin’ presidential
8Ball: Black Rob
Truth: Paul Wall
Hip-Hop Junkies: Rosario Dawson
Move the Crowd : Heal the Hood benefit concert


Jha’ Jha
Tanya Morgan
Reef the Lost Cauze
Young Real


Remy is confident that bald is beautiful. [online]


2005’s Hottest Gifts
Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for playas at any level
Fashion: JD rocks the season’s most stylish leathers and furs.
Walk This Way: The illest basketball sneakers this season
Games People Play: The PSP goes international; Bleach: Heat the Soul 2
Full Clip: DVD reviews to swear by
Reign of the Tech: Some next-level ish


The Jump Off: Bun B
Classic Material: Grand Puba
Train of Thought: GZA
Official Bootlegs: Clipse
Ill Techniques: Reg West
Spin Cycle
Production Credit: Don Cannon
Chairman’s Choice: Sadat X


’Head’s up. See you in 30.

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