June 2006

81cover.jpgCover Story
“FACE UP”

2006 has already been a tumultuous year for Busta Rhymes. A hit single led to a video shoot, where an on-set shoot-out occurred that cost the life of his friend and bodyguard. Now the cops are on Bussa Bus’ tail, trying to get the veteran MC to talk about what happened that night. Hear what he has to say to us.

Features
“GOODLIFE”

For many years, E-40 has been the beating heart that has kept the Bay Area hip-hop movement alive. Now, with hyphy taking the Cali rap scene by storm, 40 is about to get his long-overdue respect.

“BOUT MINE”

He’s a straight-edged skateboarding Muslim from Chicago who likes to rap and has been endorsed by Jay-Z and Kanye West. Is the hip-hop nation ready for Lupe Fiasco?

“REALITY CHECK”

No one wants to be called a snitch, especially if you’re a member of the rap community. And no one really wants to talk about the topic, either. But we got a few MCs to explore what snitching really means to hip-hop and its artists.

“WAY I BE LEANIN’”

You’ve heard about the infamous police rap binder. Now it’s time to meet the man who put it together: New York’s numero uno hip-hop cop Derrick Parker.

“SUPPORT YOUR OWN SUPPLE”

He may not be new to the game, but Hot Boy forever B.G. is currently one of the hottest free agents in hip-hop. So what happens next for the rapper’s favorite rapper?

“CONCEITED”

DJ Khaled is no joke. With his own hit radio show, a solid spot in the Terror Squad, a bevy of collaborations and an official mixtape coming soon, the self-proclaimed best DJ in the world is finally getting his solo chance to shine.

Departments

EDITORIAL

Yellow Nigga rants and raves.

FIRST OF THE MONTH

Y’all were feelin’ you some T.I.

360

Which lovebirds are in it for the long haul?
8Ball: Shawnna
Truth: Ghostface
Hip-Hop Junkies: Patrick Swayze
Move the Crowd: Dilated Peoples, Little Brother and Defari get crunk in ATL.

SHOW & PROVE

Yung Joc
Trae
Ya Boy
Ak’Sent
Akir

EYE CANDY

Maliah—the new big girl.

THE SHOW

Add a kick of color to your gear.
How We Do: Hip-hop gets its groove back.
Fashion: Men in black (shirts).
Flow: Don’t knock these socks off.
Walk This Way: Check out the new Adicolors.
Freestyle: See right through these new Nikes.
Games People Play:
Burnout: Revenge,
Splinter Cell: Essentials
Reign of the Tech: The coolest portable tech is here.
Full Clip: DVD reviews to swear by

CRITICAL BEATDOWN

The Jump Off: Ice Cube
Classic Material: 3rd Bass
Train of Thought: Prodigy
Official Bootlegs: Little Brother
Ill Techniques: DJ Skee
Production Credit: Khao
Spin Cycle
Chairman’s Choice: Boss Money

XXIT

R.I.P. PXO

  • http://xxlmag.com boakyeawuah

    thanks

  • 50 Cent

    Busta’s a bitch!

  • Gansta Nigga

    … 50 shut up busta be tha hottest!, can’t wait for this issue to hit tha streetz, Should be an instant hit ! Peace outzzzzz

  • alleyeCNTower

    wonder what Busta Rhymes has to say about snitching… I mean, how long can he run from the truth?
    Rap life images and real life situations are about to crash into each other, and Busta’s caught in the middle… hope he’s ready to represent something “authentic”, as he would say. Hope he remembers what it means.

  • Geezy

    Good to see Ya Boy being featured on this mag!!! imma pick up 2 of em!

  • Aaron Sims

    It’s good to see my niggas Trae and ya
    Boy in the show and prove.Trae is one of the realest and best lyrical texas
    Rapper ever, right next to z-ro and scarface.Can’t wait to get his new lp Restless. Ya’Boy (San Quinn’s cousin)is Probably one of the hottest rhyme
    spitters in the bay. Plus he fucks wit
    my nigga Game.BWS 4 Life.

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    ANOTHA INERTSCOPE COVER…JIMMY’S SPERM IN YELLOW NIGGAS EYES….

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    WATZ NEXT..MOBB DEEP..DEN MOP WITH 50 CUZ DEY WONT SELL DAT SHIT BY THEMSELVES…DEN PASTOR MASE..BANKS EN BUCK RELEASE ENDEY GET ANADA COVA 2GETHER…GGGGssss ELLIOT, UGOT YO YEAR PLANNED…

    GGGGGGG-UNOT

  • aftermath

    Its good to see busta on the cover finally. Hes one of the best rappers of all time and the best right now!!
    Nobodys producing more good music then him now

  • 50 Cent

    Gansta Nigga Says:

    April 21st, 2006 at 6:53 pm
    … 50 shut up busta be tha hottest!, can’t wait for this issue to hit tha streetz, Should be an instant hit ! Peace outzzzzz
    ^^^

    You’re gay

  • Joshua

    U KNOW BEFORE I WOULD SAY “DAMN ANOTHER INTERSCOPE COVER”, BUT BUSSA BUS HAS EARNED HIS DUE..BUT THE FUNNY THING IS BEFORE INTERSCOPE, WHEN WAS HIS LAST COVER, BY HIMSELF..

  • BLAZETTI

    Ciao from ITALY,

    I’m BLAZETTI and I like XXL !!!!!!! I love the WEST COAST and I would like too see one of CALIFORNIA’s hottest labels on XXL: HI POWER ENT., with MR.CAPONE-E, MR.CRIMINAL, BIZZY BONE, KRAYZIE BONE, LAYZIE BONE, … Thank you !!! HI POWER’s website: http://www.hipowermusic.com

  • http://hotmail.com all hail the god!!!!

    WHERE IS RAKIM?????????THE GREATEST TO EVER DO IT DEAD OR ALIVE!!!!!!

  • Bayarea_mexican

    THAT IS FUCKIN BUKKSHIT WHY IS YA BOY NUMBER 3 ON SHOW AND PROVE, YOUNG JOC SHOULD BE NUMBER 2 AND YA BOY SHOULD BE NUMBER 1, YOUR GONNA SEE MORE OF THE YOUNG FIRE SPITTER, HE HAS THE ILLEST RHYMES AND WILL ROAST ANYONE ON THAT LIST. YA BOY IS IN BWS AND IS GETTING MORE ATTENTION THANKS TO GAME, DRE IS PRODUCING HIS ALBUM AND ITLL BE FIRE

    THANKS AGAIN XXL, FOR PUTTIN A BAYAREA RAPPER AT NUMBER 2 OR THREE, LIKE WHEN WHEN YOU FUCKED OVER KEAK DA SNEAK PUT BLEU DA VINCI AT NUMBER 1 IN FRONT OF HIM, THEN YOU PUT SUN.N.Y. AT IN FRONT OF MESSY MARV(THE HARDEST RAPPER OUT HERE) , THRN YOU PUT 334 MO.B.B. OVER BALANCE THE BAYAREA MIXTAPE KING. IM GLAD YOU PUT MISTAH FAB AT NUMBER 1, AND LAST MONTH YOU PUT TURF TALK AT NUMBER THREE INSTEAD OF 1 OR 2 AND TURF TALKS SONGS ARE MORE CATCHY AND MORE WILD THAN RICK ROSS. AND NOW THE DUMBEST MOVE MAKIN YA BOY AT NUMBER 3, WHEN HE IS SIGNED WITH DRE YOUR FAVORTIE MAN IN THE INDUSTRY THAT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE TO AFTERMATH

  • Bayarea_mexican

    I MEANT BULLSHIT

  • http://YAHOO 1 K.I.N.G W.A.T.R

    A BAY MEXICAN UMMM!

  • Jezuz Cryz

    Trae brings that ghetto blues. So to finally see him in the XXL proves that heads are starting to want real music coming back. “Restless” is sure to please all hoods from all coasts.

  • G man

    G unit aint shit. dipset got that shit on lock. only good members n g unit is banks and buck

  • http://www.xxl.com b-rad2001

    yo mi fellow negros wat b crackin , lest us not 4get the mofo streets of compton 4 day b real 2 da fullest gggggggggg unit

  • bayarea_mexican

    yeah a bay mexican theres mexicans everywhere punk, and these clowns in the show in prove arent above Ya Boy, he will roast anyone in 16 bars

    download his following songs

    Wuts Good
    Turf To the Club
    We So Cold
    On Fire
    Step Ya Game Up
    16′s Wit me

  • bayarea_mexican

    and yung joc needs to get his own style soundin like T.I. and shit

  • http://www.myspace.com/blitzproductions blitz

    Respect to the ever entertaining XXL,but we need more information pertaining to the real rebels,interscope has too much control over your decisions,still i always cop that shit 1

  • http://myspace.com/keepeace16 Josh Peace

    50 Cent Says:

    April 24th, 2006 at 8:28 pm
    Gansta Nigga Says:

    April 21st, 2006 at 6:53 pm
    … 50 shut up busta be tha hottest!, can’t wait for this issue to hit tha streetz, Should be an instant hit ! Peace outzzzzz
    ^^^

    You’re gay

    ^^^

    hahahahaha….50 you a funny nigga

  • RAMMY

    Im really glad to see Busta on the months cover. He is definetely at the top of his game. Now that he has Dre rolling with him he can’t be stopped!

  • Crooklyns finest

    ayo bay mexican shut the fuck up cuz young joc is trash

  • mrsainte

    I support prodigy`s view 100%.I will take it a step further by saying that religion is the source of 98% of the drama in the world today.From the middle east to everywhere else,people are dying at the hands of others who claim to be god-fearing.If you ask me,i think religion and the whole notion of god and the bible was created as a way to control the world`s populations.Can you immagine people without the church,religion, the bible and everything else that`s suppose to give us “guidance”?

  • Bayarea_mexican

    hey crooklyn bitch shut YO mouth cause i basically said yung joc was garbage, i said Ya Boy is better and yung joc has a basic flow soundin like TI, Ya BOy should be number 1 bitch shut yo mouth next time

  • CapitalE2ThaWest

    Fuck mobb deep

  • CapitalE2ThaWest

    Game got the west coast locked spider loc is a joke gggggGGggG-U Not 50

  • scantlaz

    any one heard b.g new album the heart of the streetz vol 2.man this c.d is fire i actually think this the best c.d out so far of 06.even better than t.i king album. yall need to cop this
    album.

  • Jazz

    IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY PUT TRAE IN A FUCKING MAGAZINE! TRAE AND ZRO HAVE BEEN IN THE LIGHT IN HOUSTON SINCE.FOREVA! TRAE AS PUT OUT JUST AS MANY MIXTAPES AS THE NEXT NIGGA, BUT NOT THAT HE SIGINED TO RAP-A-LOT PEOPLE WANNA SHOW LOVE. HE’S BEEN GETTING LOVE IN THE H. NEXT THING YOU KNOW EVERYBODY IS GONNA BE ON HIS DICK JUST LIKE THEY DID BUN B, MIKE JONES, AND PAUL WALL. HOUSTON HAS HAD A RAP SCENE SINCE DJ SCREW BUT WE WERE NEVER REALLY IN THE RAP SCENE UNTIL MIKE JONES AND BUN B BLEW THE FUCK UP! IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SHOWED UP BUT YALL BEWARE WE WILL SHOW THE FUCK OUT TOO…..

  • u dont kno

    Yo, Busta did what he had to do and i mean hes a real nigga. if the fam of izzy still coo wit ‘em, i kno my nigga busta bust is gonna take care of it, one

  • Lil Typsy

    any nigga named 50 cent is a bitch so dont even pay no attention to that fuck ass ho…buss is damaged cuz of one of his niggaz gettin killt i would be hurt by the shit too…i WAS hurt by that same kinda junk…my nigga Ben was killed right in front of me dog..that nigga “50 cent” probably neva even been on the real streets…punk ass burb dweller get yo head out yo ass and quit dick ridin a snitch

  • Lil Typsy

    g-unot niggaz!haha

  • Emcee Streets

    I cant believe this shit, how longs it been since proof got shot and still not a word about it from you guys, i thought ya’ll were aftermaths magazine and not even a R.I.P, j-dilla got one, and to be honest how many cats even know who j-dilla is? see thats why i cant stand these mags these days, ya’ll to scared to get into something that might cause some real feedback. cancel my subscription. p.s. shady, dont clam up and retire, thats the last thing proof would want.

  • Karim

    yes Mayne its about time B.G. Is on this magazine…… Heart of the streetz.. HA HA

  • bayarea_mexican

    you will see a proof tribute next month XXL is slow like that

  • ROB G

    FUCK 50 FUCK BANKS FUCK YAYO FUCK SPIDA JOKE FUCK MASE FUCK MOBB DEEP TWICE THEM NIGGAS ALWAYS GON BE SOME BITCHES OUT WEST. CATCH BEEF 1 HYPOCRITE MUTHA FUCKAS, TALKIN BOUT THEY SOME HOOD NIGGAS DONT ONE OF YOU NIGGAS GOT SICKLECELL OR SOMETHIN.AY HAVOC TELL YA BOY IMA SEE EM AND WHEN I SEE EM IMA BEAT EM!!!!! BITCH ASS NIGGA FUCK R.I.PRODIGY. GET 50′S DICK OUT YALL MOUTHS GGGGGG G-UNOT

  • CapitalE2ThaWest

    The Game is holdin down the West Coast Fuck spider loc he aint nothin but a joke so is tony yayo the whole g unit is in a straight line spreadin out there legs 4 Olivia could stick her DiCk up inside the whole GgGGggGG u Not Cr3w / Game keep doin what u doin Put out major Hits 4 the streetz cuz down in the coachella valley foo’s be digin your style of gangsta RAP GunoT 50

  • CapitalE2ThaWest

    tupac is the best that did it he touched so many people through his lyrics and theres only 1 crown for that position 50 cent aint tupac nas aint tupac jay z aint tupac so like Kurupt said it get off tupac DICK!!!!!! RIP 2Pac West Coast Stand UP

  • Me(L)

    he looks like he..umm…ok so hes just really ugly on the cover..i had to say it.
    dj skee..i love him..hes amazing..i say ;)

  • slizzy

    H-MAN says:

    “June 06 can spit. Damn, Loosin June 06 is a great loss to us all, but he will live 4ever. RIP JUNE 06

  • Lil Typsy

    ay yo dis lil typsy again im tired of niggaz dick ridin 50 that nigga a bitch a snitch and a ho dog fuck g unit they need to take off g unit radio and put back in GGGGGGG-unOT whoo kid straight though i aint finna lie but he need to get the fuck away from g unit….dis lil typsy!!!remmemba my name yall finna hear it one day in TV on the radio all ova tha place…im goin big bitches!!!GGGGGGG-uNOT

  • THAEDGE

    Awesome 2 c da B gizzle doin his thing. Them cats @ crack, er, cash money records can’t even rap(xcept wayne). Only reason cash money had the game on lock in the late 90z was on the strength of juvie, b.g., & wayne’s albums. Baby/Birdman raps bout the bling & his whips; in short, baby has a weakass rap game.
    B.G. & juvie R better off doing there thing. Them 2 dudes deserve tha $$$ that baby screwed them out of.

  • takhila

    THIS IS WHATS UP. SEXY ASS BIG HEAD ASS NIGGA MADE HIS MARK FUCK WHAT ANYONE ELSE IS TALKING ABOUT THAT NICCA IS ON.

  • JIMMY CASH A.K.A. PIRY LOCO

    busta whatever you do is good you are one of the greatest!

  • Dionne

    Thank you XXL for putting Busta on the cover of this months issue. Not only is he a intelligent and well spoken man, he’s fine as hell! He’ll always be my Number 1 eye candy. Keep up the good work XXL!

  • G-UNOT

    haha no shit fuck u 50. and he real 50 cent aint shit. game for life. cant wait for the big bang to hit stores. aftermath. G-G-G–GUNOT

  • brandon

    ya’ll weird and talk to much shit

  • Karim aka Killa Cam

    David Banner and Busta are 2 very strong people and no one have the guts 2 stand up front them especially Banner one shot at your head and then you cant breath A dream street fight match 4 me would be David Banner and Bone crusher vs 50 cent and Buck or Banks or Yayo… your choice those pussys will not breath after this…. I aint Never Scared…

  • Capital_E_2ThaWest

    West Coast Stand Up DPGC back in The Studio makin that lyrical gangsta twist sound / WC—> E-West

  • http://yahoo.com Cancer

    watz good xxl i’ve been subscribin ur magazine 4 almost over a year now and i luv ya’ll magazine and thank god ya’ll put a real rapper like busta on tha cover cuz these hip hop cops is all on his ass and that story needed some recognition cuz i’m a no snitchin postaboy myself in my hood. well that’s all and 2 xxl keep up tha good workin in shuttin down them fake ass magazines like tha source. Holla

  • Leeshorn

    Hey its good to see Busta with his hair cut very nice….

  • fuck tha gay unit

    fuck eat a fat dick if u ride wit 50,gay yoyo . banks , buck , spida & the hole gau-unit yaaaaaaraaaaaaaaaamaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnn

  • marc

    thas ma nigga
    yo busta yo album is hot

  • bosslady

    busta iight game tight 50 n dem niggas wack as fuck ggggggggggg UNOT BITCHES

  • http://www.gunitworld.com G-Unot Killer

    Busta iight 50 and his Unit tight and dem Wack Wall Strippers from the porn industry are wack as fuck!
    Gayme is wackest bitch on da planet! hahahaha At the and of the day 50′s the boss…

    Stop Bitchin Stop Cryin :D

  • http://www.50CentOnline.com Lil C says:

    June 14th, 2006 at 3:09 PM

    Yo 50 is my nigga. If u other people dissin G-Unit, Goin to beat tha shit outta you dirty ass mutha Fucka nigga, pussy, dicksucka. Plus 50 wrote a book, Videogame Bulletproof, Movie Get Rich or Die Tryin u dig!!!

  • Doc

    anyone to think 50 is talented has to be stupid,in every department he is weak,how the fuck he blew up i dont know! game is bringing the game to 50 and that bitch dont wanna know now! Happy birthday tupac amaru shakur,your still the main man.

  • joker

    50 cent is tha boss and thats to all the game loving bitches in da world, FUCK THA GAME AND THA BLACKWALL STREET. GGGGGGGGGGGG-UNIT!!!!!!

  • G-UNIT

    FUCK YA’LL 50 & G-UNIT HATIN MOTHERF**KAS!!! GGGGGGGGG-I AM BITCH!
    NOT GGGGGGGGGGGGG-U NOT BITCH AS HOES!

  • manuel

    you know lying it down is another and its been is the way think twice now you hear.

  • http://xxlmag.com BLADE v.r

    Fuck 50 v.r is the click!!!!!!!!!!!