January/February 2007

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Cover Stories

“THE UNDENIABLE”

He got rapper of the year one time in a row (so far). How can YOUNG JEEZY keep his winning streak going? Motivation. Inspiration. Perspiration. Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh!

“LET IT GO”

He made up with Jay-Z and signed to Def Jam. Now he’s declaring hip-hop dead. What’s going on inside NAS’ head?

Features

“CHANGE”

While the Internet was taking a bite out of rap profits nationwide, Houston’s CHAMILLIONAIRE was ridin’ the information superhighway straight to the bank.

“RICH MAN’S WORLD”

They took Hollywood by storm at the Oscars. Now, with music, movies and TV, too, THREE 6 MAFIA are doing blockbuster business.

“ABOUT ALL THAT”

It’s important as a hip-hop star that you learn how to work hard, enjoy your success, weather the storms and stay with the times. Who’s done all that better than DIDDY?

“NEW WORLD”

The times they are a-changin’, and the game ain’t the same. The Internet’s got hip-hop going nuts.

Departments

EDITORIAL

Yellow Nigga rants and raves.

FIRST OF THE MONTH

No one knows what to make of The Game.

360

Free rappers!

8BALL

Ice Cube

THE TRUTH

E-40

HIP-HOP JUNKIES

Brooke Hogan

MOVE THE CROWD

Ludacris and Common invade Vanderbilt University.

SHOW & PROVE

1 Cashis
2 Clyde Carson
3 Naledge
4 Big Kuntry
5 Kia Shine

EYE CANDY

The Eye Candy of the Year is an Angel.

THE SHOW

Custom gear for the New Year

HOW WE DO

Your favorite rappers get their shine on.

FASHION

Hip-hop stars show they know the custom game.

FLOW

Throw that hoodie on to stay warm.

FREESTYLE

Just do it because we just did.

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

PS3, Wii, NBA 2K7 and Zelda

REIGN OF THE TECH

The latest gadgets to hit the street

WALK THIS WAY

One-of-a-kind kicks

CRITICAL BEATDOWN

The Jump Off

T.I.

Train of Thought

The Game

Classic Material

Organized Konfusion

Official Bootlegs

Lil Wayne

Ill Techniques

Rick Lee

Production Credit

Younglord

Block Music

Chairman’s Choice

Black Milk

XXIT

BFF

  • http://Americamaid.net Last call

    No first what matters bout that childish game.
    Im gone nix this issue and tell yall about what is hot. That new G-Unit dude is fire Young Red Gold is the best in G-Unit and he from the bay. His first mixtape sucked two years ago but now man he is the powerhouse in G-Unit

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shamir

    1st ha ha

  • Hurricane Game

    2nd Then at least Gay-Unit arnt on the cover.

  • Tray_J

    Either you give the cover to Nas or Young Jeezy, how can you disrespect Nas like that, Elliot Wilson fuck you very much for that you heard me, you were promissing a Nas cover for a minute putting ‘em on the last page saying “Nas is coming” and now this is what you do, didn’t you already give that cover to Young Jeezy a few issues back? so why now again!?
    Just because he’s got a new album out!?
    one again Elliot Wilson fuck you for your lame attempt to sell more copies of your magazine,

  • http://XXL SEYMOUR

    IM THIRD,AND WHAT?? YOU 2 PUNKS IN FIRST AND SECOND WANT BEEF????

  • real talka

    Young Jeezy the shit my nigga, But NAS one of the old school ass rappers that need to stop rappin. Yeah, Yeah I said it damn it. What good to Jeezy Though.

  • PITPAT

    WHY AINT JIM JONES MADE THE COVER IS HE NOT THE NEW KING OF NEW YORK?

  • PITPAT

    NAS lookin real stupid on that front page

  • Sam

    In the fashion part of this issue can anyone give me the links to the websites that have the custom forces online, and the nikes with the 360 airbubbles?

  • http://www.myspace.com/Anti07 ANTI

    If u are Looking For that Real Hip Hop Music Look At my Myspace Page..
    I am Currently Being Played By Dj Kayslay On hot 97 every Thursday Nite Between 12am-2am And On Shade 45 Between 8pm-12am So every one Keep those stations on lock
    http://www.myspace.com/Anti07
    Lets get it poppin
    -ANTI

  • Cedric Tene

    FUCK ALL YOU IDIOTS WHO DARE DISRESPECT A REAL MC LIKE NAS. WHAT THE FUCK IS A JEEZIE?

  • http://www.lilfliponline.com I Came To Bring The Pain

    Lil Flip

  • Chris

    oh. simma dowhn folks . these niggas is compet’en and who looks mo south’rn grrr’it than tha rest ? nas is pawning all,but the king remains? ghost facen , the faggots is showing , righteous ? but otha than’a that young g’s gunnah jeez ; cuss, masta killa say’d et’wise the dum are intrigued by ‘that’ drum . but , oh wait , i haven’t hrd eithers album. so, i’m flipping . tails, bitch, im betting on this shit. hip hop ain’ded but what a presentation, Times a’changin,righhhhhh, so then they all suck. haaha, this rap shit is stupid as fuck. aint nobody really givin a love bout their craft. ye ye, bucka up, bucko. love the money, thats what i love to hear.

  • jimmeh hibberd

    jeezy doesnt deserve anutha cover… n holy shit…

    “you think he cant rap buut he says shut your trap”

    haha nice rhymes ha

    i got love for xxl but whoeva the idiotor is he cnt rap, he tried to in the ditorial of jeezys last cover, the 1 with camron on tooo

    make like jeezy, or stop talkin greasy? haha

    hes the new benzino

  • RJ

    pitpat is a real idiot

  • http://www.xanga.com/xzibit5 Harvin Singh Half Breed

    NAS IS A DICKHEAD HE AINT GO PLATINUM COZ HE IS A BITCH !!!

    YOUNG JEEZY even though i havent heard of all of his song i think he is also gonna be a survior to rap !!!

    B.R.E.3.D put lil scrappy on !!

  • DRAMATIC

    aint nobody gonna cop this issue nobody gives a fuck about nas & he trying to look so hard in that album cover somebody needs to smack that ugly face.

  • PITPAT

    that issue with camron was the best damn XXL read i had ya’ll at XXL gotta get them diplmoat cats headlining your issues again.

  • tragedy

    u dudes r just hating on nas cause he is probably betta than ur best rapper

  • Cadd-illac

    To all those crabb rappers such as; Young Cheezy, Nas is the realest… not because oh Nas has been in the game for so long; not because Nas has lived through some real shit; not because Nas lyrically beat the sh!t out of Jay-Z… listen to the damn lyrics. Not because they click together and he talks a good one. He is saying some deep sh!t. He is talkin about the use of Hip Hop to emancipate the black people and/or poor. Thats what these new rappers are killing; hence, ‘Hip Hop is Dead’. Dancing like a bunch of coons, monkey’s or bafoons. Listen to all his albums again and properly do your history. In your research you’ll see exactly where Nas is coming from and talking about. These rappers are slaves and are living for no reason. Yes, get your stacks and bundles but, when you are not returning anything to your community(knowledge)… your purpose is lost. “what’s it all worth, can’t take it with you under this earth, rich men died and tried, but none of it worked”, lol!

  • T fairman

    The Game and Nas is doing good music, Game congradulation on your 2nd album that when platinum, Nas that the good thing you made that album why
    “HIP HOP IS DEAD”. If go for all y’all wack-ass down south rapper I’m talking about Young Jeezy and Young Dro both of ya lyrics sound like mumbo and jumbo, that what Nas was talking about why
    “HIP HOP IS DEAD”, because y’all wack-ass down south rapper is water down your music. In I hope both of ya wack-ass that from down south career be ended soon, Young Jeezy and Young Dro because both of ya nigga disgrace hip hop and tried the bullshit muthafucka.

  • http://renegade.nsgstation.com kaos

    When the next issue out?

  • trag

    fuck g-unit,hate nas but u can’t stop him

  • http://www.yahoo.com Jason

    Nas is a bitch.Hip Hopis not dead. It’s always rappers that sell no records that would say something like that. Jeezy should be on the cover alone. Anybody that listens to Nas is a bitch!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Jason

    Nas is a bitch.He claims Hip Hop is dead,but his career is dead. He can’t even go platinum. He needs to retire. Jeezy should have been the only person on the cover. Nas is now just saying a bunch of bullshit now.Anybody who listens to Nas must be a bitch.

  • wabwire moses/b-boy

    mayne,nas is the shit y’all!hate it or love it,i mean, he’s the only one doing real hardcore hiphop,the south is on but every little so called rapper is all about money and the size of their reams,fuck it!

  • CANADA

    ~~~~~ CO-SIGN TRAY_J…… DIS-FUCKING-RESPECTING MY NIGGA NAS….. IT WAS EITHER YOU GAVE THE COVER TO NAS OR JEEZY….DAMN YA`LL AIN`T RIGHT FOR THAT ONE…

  • g-unitwest

    ggggggg-unit run

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Lymell

    forget wut all da rest say NAS is a real MC, fuck a Jeezy, And now dat he wit my man H-O-V-A its only more money to be made.

  • U-god

    Jeezy can’t rap for shit, but nas can so it’s all good

  • Hurricane Game

    g-unitwest
    Spider Joke can suck a dick.
    Game Time!!!

  • TDanger19

    Everyone who hated on NAS…. You’re the reason for the title of his new record. You’ve become so blinded by the horseshit the industry feeds you now, you don’t know what real hip-hop sounds like anymore. Jeezy couldn’t rap my christmas gifts, but you act as if he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. Go somewhere and lean and rock with it, haters!

    When the industry has sucked every possible cent from the hip-hop community, when the fairweather friends of hip-hop have moved on to their next trend, I feel sorry for those who are left with sorry-ass fake fans like you. How hot will Jeezy be when he has to get second banana and sub-standard beats? Clowns.

  • TDanger19

    P.S. Jeezy’s album, after charting at Number 1 on the billboard charts, selling 352,000 copies, his album dropped like a stone to No.18, the fouth biggest drop in history.

    Who Succeded him? NAS. 355,000 in his first week, and 101,000 in his second (no.4).

    Guess when you have something to say, more people pay attention. YEEEEAAAAAHHH!!!

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    Tupac, Biggie, Big L – Deadly Combination ZeeMix

    The Game – One Blood ZeeMix

    Nas – Hope ZeeMix

    Prod. By Zee…Hottest Beats Comin from the UK, and from a 16 year old!
    add it to your profiles.

    http://www.myspace.com/zeeprod

  • Wizzy

    Nas’s cd is hot.Its on some real shit.Its from the heart to.this is a cd thats a must.He talks about howw other rappers are in it just fro the money,and its suspose to be about the music..And thats on some for real 4 -real shit….sooo get up cop this joint…its a classic.

  • Bake

    Alot of the music is being dumb down.I’m not hating on any of the rappers because alot of them are rapping about what they know.One thing we could work on is eliminate some of this hate we have for each other.If you like Young Jeezy music great.If you don’t like Nas music fine.Is all the name calling really necessary.Enjoy your music,keep your life peaceful,and if don’t have anything nice to say about someone keep it to yourself.Love yourself and your brother peace.

  • Danté a.k.a DJ Kazi

    Normally I don’t write to magazines, but I had to speak on this. I would like 2 speak on the behalf of the real hip hoppers everywhere. I’m sick and tired of people dissin artist cause of a situation that goes down or where they from. I’m from the midwest and I always noticed that people from the midwest don’t really side with any coast. We learned that good music can come from any region. I don’t think hip hop is dead like many people think it is. I just think the love is lost and it needs 2 be refound by everyone. I’m a tru 80′s babywho grew with hip hop, and I think if everyone who say they love it needs to reflect how it came up to where it is now then we might b better off. Don’t get it twisted I like some of the music out now, but I think alot of it lacks heart. If a lot of artist put more into their ryhmes more people will b happy about whats out in the streetz. I think they should gives thanks 2 the forefathers and mothers who made it possible 4 them 2 b heard on wax. But if no one will do it then I will THANK U. From Grand Master Flash and the Furious 5 to NWA and all the artist in between. If anyone who disagrees with me step forward cause I defend my love 4 music and I will take on anyone who think otherwise. So holla @ me XXL and might b able 2 school some of these doubtors on what reall Hip Hop is.