• bxcapo

    damn hiphop is in trouble, lil boosie?plies?oh man young dro ?

    • lenci

      LIL BOOSIE IS TIGHT SO STOP HATING

  • skizzle

    Papoose, Saigon, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, albums are never gonna drop! Rich Boy, Plies, and Young Dro and Gorrila Zoe are one hit wonders Lupe has the most skillz on this page and Lil Boosie is aiight

    • Sierra

      Skizzle u must be out ur fuckin head to sit there n say lil boosie is aight ur momma should’ve killed herself for havin u bitch boosie is the best the reason u say dat bullshit is because u aint real.

  • http://DDupointdos.state.fl.us Ghost of 2Pac

    Lol nice cover. Hope they step they game up!

  • east saint boi

    Lupe is the only 1 that deserves to be on that cover.

    • Sierra

      I can tell u aint from the south. U still take ur lil sista to school. U trumblin on ur words so i can tell dat my uncle dick is still in ur mouth BITCH!!!!! EAST SAINT BOI (LIL BOOSIE IS THE BEST)

  • CHI-W

    OH-NO!!!!!!!!!!

  • HIP HOP

    WHERE IS STAT QUO?? HE IS THE TRUTH, LYRICIST, AND HE GETS NO LOVE ON THE COVER. THATS SHADY!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    where’s baby boy da prince, soulja boy and hurricane chris? they running hip-hop right now

    • Sierra

      Keep telling urself dat n after u get through kill urself.

  • MAJOR

    great cover. time 2 c new niggas get some shine!!

  • yo daddy

    missing maino and cassidy

  • QM

    BXCAPO SAID: damn hiphop is in trouble, lil boosie?plies?oh man young dro ?

    ***

    HAHAHA, I second that.

  • PJ

    Good Selection. Just Subtract- Gorrila Zoe & Plies
    + Add Brisco, Quan, Wiz Khalifa & Ya Boy.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    You Sold Out.

    No Termanology? Tru-Life? Red Cafe? Bishop Lamont? Cashus? There are SOOOO many MCs SOOO much better than these fools.

    I wonder who they gonna put on the 100th? Prolly Weezy again. *SMH*

  • John Brown

    Where is Chamillionaire?

  • East saint louis

    Lupe is killing the game. good cover though.

  • Deez Nutz

    New school my azz…them bamas are all Oscar the Grouches…they belong in the trash can!

    “If i say a duck can pull a truck, then shut the f*ck up and hook the sucker up!”

  • young mike

    Wow Lil Boosie? LMAO

  • ABC

    skizzle Says:

    Papoose, Saigon, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, albums are never gonna drop! Rich Boy, Plies, and Young Dro and Gorrila Zoe are one hit wonders Lupe has the most skillz on this page and Lil Boosie is aiight

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Truth, but Lil Boosie is aiight? NO NO NO

  • Stuckfresh

    Young Dro, lil Boosie and Piles the only ones on that cover that can make something happen!! And what about Webbie???? Boosie was out before Webbie!!!

  • http://xxlmagazine.com cal

    Hip hop is in mega mega trouble people. Only 2 rappers there are worthy man. XXL its evident that ever since you took the helm as hip hop journal and forefront you have also had to bear the awful responsibility of having to select who the next hot rappers are and the choices so far are slim, narrow, pea sized and basically useless. So sad man. What happened to the days when it only took one rapper to excite rap for a minute or two then another and so on? Now you gotta toss in everything you can find just to try and represent hip hop i’m damn surprised ya’ll didn’t put soulja boy to top this anal pile of mc’s!!
    This is an insult XXL i’m sure Uncles Jimmy, Marshall and Sean Carter are ashamed. Man Cashis has been killin it lyrically and I mean that, not like dick heads swearing lil wayne is a certified mc. PLIES???? See if that mafucka puts out another hit I swear i’ll dig my own grave literally! Stop wasting cover paper and God’s trees with this trash homies! None o’ these dudes apart from papoose and to some extent Lupe can take the helm, all of the rest are gonna fall off just as fast as the imaginarily climbed. BE FUCKING SERIOUS XXL!!!!

  • og bobby j

    PAPOOSE PAPOOSE……STREETSWEEPERS STREETSWEEPERS….

    NO MAINO…..UNCLE MURDER….TERM???

    MOST OF THESE CATS ARE WELFARE

  • Worley

    Guaranteed 90% of these dudes won’t be around in five years. Every time a magazine does this type of cover most of those cats disappear (if they ever really appear) quick fast in a hurry.

    Young Dro, Crooked I, Rich Boy, Plies, Lil Boosie? You gotta be kidding.

  • Tha Sauce

    If you’re not moving units…You don’t deserve the cover of hip hop magazines maybe just the lifestyle section of local newspapers.

  • http://www.myspace.com/prezzure PreZZure

    I know someone missing from that…I guess only time will tell…

    http://www.myspace.com/PreZZureNyC

  • gamma

    Hell no nigga where is chamillionaire at much respect to crooked I and lupe and a few others but young dro and zoe tho? WTF juice should have been on there too but im realy pissed about chamillionaire thats bullshit!

  • ALBANY4LIFE

    THE PROBLEM IS THE ONES WITH TRUE TALENT;PAP,JOELL,SAIGON AND LUPE,WONT EVER HAVE HITS OR SELL RECORDS BECAUSE HIPHOP IS ONE OF THE FEW THINGS WHERE IF YOUR TOO SKILLED IT HURTS YOU.THEN YOU GOT PLIES,BOOSIE AND ZOE WHO HAVE JUST ABOUT NO TALENT,GETTIN RADIO ATTENTION BUT NOT MOVING UNITS.YALL SHOULD POST THIS COVER IN 2 YEARS SO WE CAN SCRATCH OUR HEADS AND WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO AT LEAST 8 OF THE 10.

  • Dubb Montana

    Crooked I, Saigon, Papoose, Lupe & Joell Ortiz are the only ones that deserve to be on that cover

  • http://www.myspace.com/prezzurenyc PreZZure

    I don’t mean be 2 so ignorant/
    belligerent/
    But I got a problem with this cover
    Existing with/People I admire in the new rap order/But not gettin no acknowledgement/Should I be brought up/Then again who am I/U don’t know/U don’t care/If I walk the street/U wouldn’t look/U won’t stare/But when I walk the beat/It’s a good look like perm hair/Leader of the new school’s newest is right here/Come take a listen/Really Pardon my speech/But being yellow nigga’s brother makes it harder 4 me/Gotta a show and prove much harder than other dudes/Plus my attitude needs a new altitude/Never had a silver spoon or pot to piss in/But I ended the losing streak and starting winning/This is the beginning and u hear it from me/Leaders of the new school needs appearance from me…~1~

    http://www.myspace.com/prezzurenyc

  • that guy

    boosie is nice. y’all probably never listented to any of his records.

  • BIZZLE

    This cover is embarrasing right here…I guess lupe had to do it though..its the only way he’d ever see the cover of xxl

  • http://50cent.com cheddamelt

    non of them is gonna make it like eminem,50cent,dr.dre,jay-z

  • the real EREAL

    Nice Cover, but i would never buy a Joel Ortiz, or Siagon album. you could have took them two off of there.

  • MZA

    fuck everyone hating on Dro and Zoe. Zoe’s got a killer fucking flow, better than half of the bullshit you probably listen to. Dro’s got lyrics, you’re just all too ignorant to give him a chance because he had a hit single and he’s Southern. Boosie’s working on his skills, he’ll step his game up on his next album. Plies is trash, no excuses. Joell Ortiz has a bullshit flow, just like Immortal Technique, he’s all lyrics with no delivery. Papoose is mad overrated, but if he ever does drop an album, it’ll probably be dope because of his all-star connections. Saigon’s probably the illest dude on the cover, and Lupe’s nice as fuck. Crooked I’s one of the best from the West, and his album’ll be doper than mosts. Rich Boy’s debut is always overlooked, but Polow’s production is banging, and Rich Boy brings a new flow to the table.

  • bizzle

    I mean is this cover a joke?? And I dont even think I want to see the 10 mc’s who just missed the cut….if you are one of the mc’s who missed this cut…find a new career.

  • lilweezyana

    weezy nigga…scrap these fools.

  • M.O.B

    only ones worth listening to are lil boosie and joel ortiz

  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat deandre

    fuck yall niggas…..fake ass g’s

  • gamma

    hold up im not dissing I just think that there are more mc’s that needed to be notced more than some of them niggas like chamillionaire and smitty and serious jones why would i hate on them? it’s my opinion and if you dont like well then fuck you

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt706 loony T

    Go Boosie and Plies!!!!! Bout time yall recognize da realest.

    Get Papoose lame azz off that bitch, geico ass nigga

  • knowhiphop

    you have to be mentally retarded to think crooked i doesn’t deserve to be on the cover, he’s been the dopest mc alive for 10 yrs

  • rich arte

    Prezzure, wrong forum to get “discovered”…you get a B+ for effort cuz atleast i read it.

    As for your list….wow.

    What does Plies bring to the game??? more trickin.

    What does Gorilla Zoe bring to the game???
    a scruffy voice.

    What does Crooked I bring to the game???
    never heard him.

    As for Boosie and Rich Boy, they bring exciting singles.

    Ortiz, Pap, Lupe, Saigon got them fiya ass lyrics…won’t amount to album sales…but probably good albums.

    Young Dro….his name says it all “weedcarrier”….

  • Jez

    Crooked I’s the truth. Props to XXL for being down with the movement!

  • CROOKED I

    CROOKED I IS THE B.O.S.S. OF THE WEST IF YOU NEVER HEARD OF HIM YOUR MISSING OUT!

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/CROOKEDI
    http://WWW.WESTCOASTDYNASTY.COM TO DOWNLOAD ALL HIS SHIT!!

  • grapes

    Here’s what I have to say. Fuck ya shawwwwtyyyyy. Fuck throwing some d’s on that bitch. Fuck wipin’ you down(WhatTheFuck??). Fuck Coffee Shops. WHO IS CROOKED I? I don’t know how much better he could be, I heard he was iight. But anyway, I didn’t really like Shoulder Leanin’, but I can’t get enough of that Top Back RMX verse. “This ain’t a movie…but I shot 4 brothers.” LOL. Sai, Lupe, Joell, and Pap, I definitely fucks with them (who doesn’t?) Gamma is right too: you can put a fucking 15 year old like Boosie on the list and NOT Cham? I’m pretty sure he’s helping REAL hip-hop, unlike coffee shops and Starblocks all over the world. OG Bobby J is true too: Termanology, Uncle Murda, Maino. Hell, even Cassidy. NWA 2K7, IT IS WHAT IT IS, AND IT’S HOT.

  • grapes

    Loony T is fucking WHITE and STUPID. G’job.

  • rider

    dope 2 see crooked on that cover
    some of yall need 2 do their homework
    crooked is one of sickest along with pap an saigon (from these artists)

  • http://www.myspace.com/untouchable7th September 7th

    It’s good to see Crooked I on the cover, when his album drops XXL should put him on the cover…

    by himself on a throne like that hip hop weekly mixtape, ya dig

    new west up

  • EFFeX

    I have to give respect to XXL for showing Crooked I love on November’s cover! Crook is truly the BEST in the West and it’s really nice to see people awknowledging him after all these years. B.O.S.S. is going to be a classic, ain’t no doubt about it!

  • $$$$

    Crooked I, Saigon, Papoose, Lupe & Joell Ortiz are the only ones that deserve to be on that cover

  • Real Rap

    Crooked I, Saigon, Papoose, Lupe & Joell Ortiz are the only ones that deserve to be on that cover

  • http://www.2paclegacy.com XXLLOYALBRITISHBUYER

    HELL YEAH, THE CAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TOO THE MOST IS – CROOKED I

    GOOD TO SEE XXL SHOWING CROOKED MAJOR LOVE. XXL IS THE TRUTH!

  • http://www.myspace.com/crillzbeatz Crillz Beatz

    Wus hoodie hommies? Keep doin’ what u doin’. Keep makin’ those bangerz!!!

    Crillz Beatz http://www.myspace.com/crillzbeatz New heated just posted

    Pop Off ft. Jr Writer, Donn’s Day, Maz prod. by Crillz Beatz

    Swag that Out ft. Maz prod. by Crillz Beatz

    Cotton ft. Moray prod. by Crillz Beatz

    Get Money ft. Mercington prod. by Crillz Beatz

    Work & Hustle thats all we do.

    New Year! New Money! Let’s Get It.

  • http://www.myspace.com/booeybooeyblahblah BFC

    Major props to XXL for including Crooked I on their Oct. cover. Aside from Crook, I’m also pulling for Saigon, Papoose, Lupe & Joell too. All them niggas is dope!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/paragon249 Colron

    Lupe all day.

  • C.L.

    what about ya boy, or juice, they’re killin it right now

  • wood grain grippa

    yall people posting here dont know much.

    lil boosie has been doing what he does for a minute now. 5 years from now his still gonna be rapping.

    Webbie same thang with boosie.

    Rich boy been in the game for a while 2. he will stick around.

    Young dro 2 he been around and he goes hard on that south shit.

    its funny how yall talking abt lupe. he said it himself his next album is his last and his out.

    the rest are kind new to me. so gotta see what they got

  • Blue

    Crooked I on top of all them. Hip Hop Weekly coming too stong. Love to Saigon, Pap, Joell, & Lupe. Other cats i dont know bout that

  • http://www.xxlmag.com King B

    The source did this like 3 1/2 years ago with the young gunners, lil flip, j-kwon (ha!ha!ha!) and I forgot who else, but they all flopped. Come on Papoose? Saigon? it ain’t 05′ no more. I could see Lupe and Joell Ortiz, but fuck the rest.

  • vP

    Crooked I, Saigon, Lupe, Joell Ortiz & Papoose are all dope especially Crook & Sai but the rest of them are whack.

    Crooked I is one of the best lyricists in the world right now, no bullshit. B.O.S.S. is coming! And I’m expecting a classic from Saigon too.

  • C-Dub

    CROOKED I IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE!!!!! WESTCOAST TILL THA MUTHAFUCKIN KASKET DROP!!!!!

    NEW WEST
    J.O.C.
    C.O.B.
    EASTSIDE CPT

  • La’vone

    Ok, which one is it? It leaders of the new school or did they miss the cut. I’mma have to pick up the mag, but my friend Crooked I hasn’t missed nothing and the world ain’t seen nothing yet. Watch listen and learn. C.O.B or nothing!

  • LifenSneakers88

    If any yaw can read it doesnt say best MC’s. We gotta face it thi is where Hip-Hop/Rap are goin to. U can adjust are do like me and listen to Ready or Die and Reasonable Doubt daily!! Lupe and Papoose are lyrically the top 5 in the game.

  • SHIMER

    ARE YOU SERIOUS???I CANT BELIEVE THAT XXL HAS THESE GUYS ON THE COVER AND DOSEN’T HAVE MIKE WEST…..HIP HOP IS IN MAJOR TROUBLE..THEY JUST CONFIRMED THAT!

  • AirlineGeneral

    Yo as long as they recognize my nigga saigon it’s cool with me, but boosie, dro, zoe, plies, rich boy????? lol c’mon we can do better than that

  • http://www.myspace.com/prezzurenyc PreZZure

    thanks 4 the B+ rich arte…it’s gonna be on the “everything I am” beat off kanye new album…be sure 2 check it out in a few days

    http://www.myspace.com/PreZZureNyC

  • http://xxlmag.com 209allstar

    fuk were is the nigga juice..
    yall trippin if juice aint up their

  • 504Bound

    RichBoy come on nah yall trippen he aint got no future i defintley aint getting this mag

  • Flash

    if they took young dro, rich boy,plies,lil boosie, and gorilla zoe off the cover it would be dope

  • MILLZ LANE DA REFERE OF DA GAME

    XXL U HAVE GOT BE FUCKING KIDDIN ME LIL BOOSIE, GORILLA ZOE,YOUNG DRO,AND RICH BOY ON THE SAME LEVEL AS CROOKED I,LUPE,JOELL,SAIGON AND PAP WHO EVER GOT THIS LIST TOGETHER NEEDS TO BE FIRED AND HOW U LEAVE BISHOP LAMONT,OBIE TRICE,AASIM,CASHIS,STAT QUO,RED CAFE,RANSOM,CASSIDY,JOE BUDDENS,MAINO,UNCLE MURDA OFF OF DA LIST I MEAN THERE SO MANY OTHER ARTIST U COULD HAVE CHOOSEN I KNOW THE RINGTONE RAPPERS ARE RUNNING THINGS RIGHT NOW BUT DAMN SOMEBODY HAVE TO STAND UP FOR THE REAL ARTIST THAT ACTUALLY PUT THOUGHT INTO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING WHY NOT XXL?

  • Max

    come on man half thes guys suck ass . Pap ok Joell good Plies aight Boosie ok everybody else garbage

  • Leaders Of The New School

    1.Saigon
    2.Chamillionaire
    3.Lupe Fiasco
    4.Rich Boy
    5.Papoose
    6.Joell Ortiz
    7.Maino
    8.Young Dro
    9.Joe Budden
    10.Crooked I

    *ayo prezzure…ya music aight play boy keep doin ya thang 4 real

  • http://xxlmag.com Philly Kid

    Boosie Ok Lupe good Joell good Saigon Good Papoose is ok and Plies is better then I expected other than that they all have similar singles and there albums suck

  • http://xxlmag.com Philly Kid

    Boosie Ok Lupe good Joell good Saigon Good Papoose is ok and Plies is better then I expected other than that they all have similar singles and there albums suck

  • nitetrain

    crooked i by far is the best on the cover…snoop dogg ripped his whole “boss” image from him

    westcoastdynasty.com
    myspace.com/crookedi
    http://www.dubcnn.com/media/hiphopweekly/

    check out the hiphop weekly’s and tell me this guy ain’t sick

  • DTRIP

    now i see why I don’t subscribe to your magazine…that shit is rediculous…Papoose and Lupe I got love but you can’t be serious about the other cats…I hope you guys don’t fall off and keep making bad decisions like this cover…hip hop is in a state of 911…I predict this will be one of your lowest selling issues…

  • HATERS

    Good Cover XXL.

  • http://yhbm.cedramania.com Cedric

    If you haven’t heard any of the people on this cover it’s because you aren’t a real hip hop fan. Listen to their music then make a decision. Or just talk shit and go buy your Jive bs artist.

  • KING OF NY

    IM FROM THE EASTCOAST & I THINK THAT CROOKED I IS THE ILLEST ONE FROM ALL 10 KEEP DOING THE HIPHOP WEEKLY WE LOVIN IT . SAIGON , J ORTIZ , PAPOOSE ARE MY BOYZ BUT RIGHT NOW CROOKED I IS KILLIN EVERYTHING IN HIS WAY………..

  • gnixs

    should have just been pap,lupe, and saigon

  • DeuceFactor

    Saigon, Crooked, Lupe, Papoose are a given. The others are suspect. Oh, except ortiz

  • ThingAlec

    YN, why would you put these no talents (excluding Lupe, Papoose, Saigon, Joell Ortiz) on the cover when you could put the surviving members of the Wu Tang Clan instead. Thats a friggin no brainer. Rich Boy, Gorilla Zoe, Young Dro, Plies, and Lil’ Boosie only care about making the same kind of hip-hop thats gotten white folks mad at the hip-hop community. And putting them on the cover only makes the situation worse.

  • daniel

    whoever thinks lil boosie is the best one up there is fucken retarded. crooked i is the shit. ya’ll need to listen to him and his hip hop weekly’s, he freestyles everything. (C.O.B) “Circle of Bosses”

  • Geeno

    I Can Name 10 Rappers From Philly That Are Better Than Everybody On This Cover!!! gorrilla zoe is the worst rapper of all time!!boosie? papoose? plies? what the fuck is a plies? young dro and rich boy are equally trash!! Lupe is cool but this is a sad day in Hip Hop!!

  • A-Town

    WTF? Y’all put some garbage niggaz on the cover, take all of them off except Crooked I, Pap, Joell Ortiz, Lil Boosie. Y’all should of put Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater on there instead.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com 615banga

    THE 10 ARTISTS THAT SHOULD BE ON THE COVER

    1.LUPE FIASCO
    2.RICH BOY
    3.LIL BOOSIE
    4.JOELL ORTIZ
    5.YOUNG DRO
    6.PAPOOSE
    7.BLOODRAW OF U.S.D.A
    8.CHAMILLIONAIRE
    9.SLIM THUG
    10.CASSIDY

  • Sol

    I aint gonna hate on none of them, but out of them all, Papoose has the most star power. The only things that could slow him down is Jive Records or that he’s almost too skilled for everyone to feel his shit. While ppl listen to the bubble gum guys like Boosie and Dro who they can understand, guys like Papoose get undercut because they don’t make simple ass music. So all in all, I can at least appreciate yall puttin Pap on the cover.

  • http://xxlmag.com Albert

    the only good rappers there r lupe fiasco n gorilla zoe. rich boy? r u fucken kiddin? these fools aint rappers.

  • Blooded

    DAMN CROOKED I, HOLLA AT HIM

  • K.ola

    Everybody deserves to be on that shit

    shout to plies, boosie, and dro three niggas with talent who dont sound like every other nigga…

  • love

    saigon lupe and joell are savs

  • ThingAlec

    The 10 rappers who should have the cover.

    1. Dylan
    2. Dylan
    3. Dylan
    4. Dylan
    5. Dylan
    6. Dylan
    7. Dylan
    8. Dylan
    9. Dylan
    10. Dylan

    Because he spits hot fiya!

  • Mally Mall

    Drop Boozie,Papoose Add Cashis N Stat I’m Happy
    Plies Is The Truth,Real Recognize Real
    Dro Is Original,Much Needed These Dayz
    Joell Can Spit
    Crooked Eye Is Lyrically A Beast
    Lupe Is……No Need 2 Explain
    Saigon Should B The Future…..We’ll See
    Ummm…Rich Boy….Wateva LOL
    N Gorilla Zoe Is Cool So Far

  • Hiccups

    HIP HOP IS DEFINITELY IN TROUBLE. TODAY’S GAME IS ABOUT GIMMICKS (BEATS AND HOOKS). LYRICISTS ARE FAR AND FEW BETWEEN. I SEE CROOKED I IS GETTING A LOT OF LOVE, I NEED TO CHECK HIM OUT. I DON’T HATE ON NOBODY’S HUSTLE, BUT IF THE FORMULA IS WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO TODAY THEN YEAH, YOU CAN LEAVE BOOSIE, DRO (WHO’S BETTER THAN PEOPLE THINK), RICH BOY, AND PLIES ON THE COVER. BUT THE WORLD IS BEING FORCE FED THIS TYPE OF MUSIC. LYRICALLY LUPE, PAP, SAIGON AND I ASSUME CROOKED I ARE SICK. AND MOST PEOPLE ARE RIGHT, TRUE HIP HOP HEADS ARE ABOUT THE ONLY ONE’S WHO’LL BUY THEIR MUSIC, WHICH IS WHY I ONLY BUY UNDERGROUND. THE REST ARE CLUB BANGERS WITH NO LYRICAL CONTENT. I’D LOVE TO HEAR PLIES, RICH BOY, ZOE AND BOOSIE GO ACCAPELLA OR HEAD TO HEAD WITH PAP OR CASSIDY. AND WHY IS IT THAT YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THAT? HIP HOP WAS FOUNDED ON BATTLE LYRICS AND THEY’D GET SMASHED FOR EVEN TRYING. SO COMMERCIALLY, I GUESS NAS WAS RIGHT. (HIP HOP IS DEAD).

  • WTF is this BS

    Yo XXL lost one on this shit right here. They should scrap the whole cover cuz its trash! Lupe is the only one who has mad talent, but I read an article on him not too long ago and he said Hip-Hop isnt in his heart anymore. Plus where the fuck is Red Cafe??? That guy deserves a cover all to himself! Pap & Sai aint never gonna drop. Crooked I let his Death Row glory days go. Plies, Rich Boy, Lil Boosie aint dropped NOTHING earth shattering in the least. Gorilla Zoe? Never heard of this dude! Ortiz another Aftermath flunky. & Dro T.I. hypeman that moved brick!! hahahaha Come on now people lets be real & not give into this bullshit!

  • ?!?!?!?!

    Dubb Montana Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    Crooked I, Saigon, Papoose, Lupe & Joell Ortiz are the only ones that deserve to be on that cover.

    My thoughts exactly mate.

  • B. DOT

    Yall can’t be real. I’m going back to The Source. Boosie? Plies? Rich Boy? Yall ain’t put Cas on there. Fuck out of here.

  • D

    Crooked I is whut’s up! C.O.B homie, that’s the click you don’t like that suck a massive d*@k!

  • Nismo

    CROOKED I, BOUT TIME HE STARTS GETTING THE RESPECT HE DESERVES. BEST MC ALIVE. HIP HOP WEEKLY MAN.

    IF YOU DONT KNOW CHECK THIS

    http://www.dubcnn.com/media/hiphopweekly/

  • PAUSE

    the ppl that deserve to be on this cover are lupe, crooked, joell, saigon, papoose and rich boy, the other ones could easily be substituted watch ur spot

  • BIG ENGINE

    k.ola is right everyone deserves to be on there. while yall hating on boosie he has sold more units than anyone else on the cover. He was a major independent dude who makes good music for those who can relate. Now for all you wanna be haters you put DRO in a cipher with any nigga from ya block or the east coast and he holds his own. PAP while he may be nice he wont blow cause he is to new york. Saigon, the truth but he should have dropped already. Plies if he starts doing collabos he might be alright. his album is strictly for the goons and brothas that struggle to make it. as for the rest they are fly by night artist. Lupe wont blow unless he totally aligns himself with kanye, crooked I? Hell wack as spider loc gotta a bigger buzz. put him int the same league as saigon. ZOE he tight but the jeezy comparisons are gonna kill him. But bottom line this aint the 90′s where an album drops in november and plays till the next november. If you can stay hot for 3 months you are killing them right now

  • knycelyfe

    remember back in da time, when tha only signs we had was pickets/ but now in 94 it be this way sumthing cum wicked/G-angs killin othas fa colors, thangs that we wear fo fashion/otha brothas take it fo a reason to be blastin/now what da kcuf is gonin on/we thick like buttacups but had enuff of sangin dat same song/now i stayed across da street from da projects/took out yo mama trash, and groceries to da trunk to keep my pockets/fat like “cell-u-lite” only been to jail one week fa sum shullbit/and prayed to God i won’t repeat, i shoulda pulled it when i had da chance to/no i should’na – did dat, cause if i did dat ya’ll would not hear dat/dat shit dat keeps u on ya tippy tippy toes, like dat sell out/not callin no names but really “who’s Bad”/i go thru obstacles like a whole pack of condoms/ u can’t forget where u cum from.

    Andre’ 3000
    1994 something this way come wicked

    kats just don’t write shit as TIMELESS anymore. PERIOD!!!

  • nfakamoreno

    yo Lupe,Joel Ortiz, Papoose,Crooked I,Saigon, Gorilla Zoe, Cassidy,Rich boy belong on there.

  • Mi$c.

    HA HA GOOD SHIT THINGALEC! BUT WHO EVER THOUGHT LIL BOOSIE IS OUT THEY FUCKN MIND….HES TRASH NIGGA BE LOOKIN LIKE FLAVA FLAV N SHIT! WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS PUT YA BOY ON TAT SHIT….HES A REAL LEADER OF THE NEW SCHOOL

  • Emissary

    BIG ENGINE go suck a dick boosie said he’s “famous like the ninja turtles” that wack rap alone should have him ejected from the rap game forever.and don’t disrespect the 90′s you young punk

  • TSD

    Y’all dudes left out my niggas Grafh & Termanology, they got crazy skills. But great looking out on Ortiz, Lupe, Crooked I, Pap and Saigon. Two REAL hip-hop covers in a row? XXL is running this rap shit forreal.

  • Mike D

    1. Papoose
    2. Bishop Lamont
    3. Stat Quo
    4. Saigon
    5. Lupe

    All you need is top 5 not top 10

  • CrypticOne

    Seein’ Lupe, Papoose, and Ortiz on the cover is spirit liftin’, them cats can flow and define hip hop nowadays. I was hopin’ for a Wu cover though.

  • j

    i seriously think that most of the people hating are the same people who haven’t listened to everyone’s music and are just hating just to hate

  • FreddyB

    Please XXl y’all need to seperate the lyricists from the clubers or snapping stuff…Lupe is a school nigga, Papoose is aight I mean good…Rich boy give me rage to keep hustling. everybody needs motivation…I see nothing else. so make the same issue with two covers like you usually do, the 1st side showing the lyrics kickers, then the pop lock and drop it…If not Hip hop will be missing in a couple of years. Kids need to know the differences…and you know that I’m right. Everybody talking about north or south need to stop. Stop complaining they just need to notice the differences but it’s still music..real musician don’t hate music if they don’t appreciate they skip on it…they don’t waist time charging or dissin..get yours!!!instead of waisting time get a record deal then you’ll be able to open those mouth. And no matter what fake always fail so don’t even worry about fake musician it’s not for a long time.
    Kick push to the money!!!

  • http://pitlanta.blogspot.com Maurice Garland

    I would have liked to see Bishop Lamont, Clyde Carson and Black Milk on here, but the list is cool. Anyone calling Boosie trash must have never hear any of his albums. Anyone hating on Zoe forms all of their opinions on watching BET and downloading loose internet songs. Its good list, but probably should have made it 15 to add some very worthy names to the mix.

  • doeboi

    damn dat shit tight!! Plies, Boosie, Dro!!! pure heat!!

  • Ideasimples

    Fuck dat shit!!!. Only Saigon,Papoose & lupe fiasco. Plies?Rich BOy?, but what a fuck with lil boosie?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿? dat nigga only say webbie, webbie, webbie.where are the true mcs? Blue scholars, akir, inmortal, palestine,chamillionaire,planet asia.

    ozkar_pimp@hotmail.com

  • PROFOUND THE ARTIST

    THIS SHIT IS SCARY IF THIS IS THE FUTURE
    HIP HOP IS FUCKIN DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • R.O.C 4 LIFE

    PLIES? HELL NO
    LIL BOOSIE? HELL NO
    RICH BOY? HELL NO
    SAIGON? ALLRITE
    LUPE FIASCO? HEC YES
    GORILLA ZOE? GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE
    PAPOOSE? AHHH OK
    JOELL ORTIZ? HELL YEAH
    CROOKED I? NOT REALLI
    YOUNG DRO? U CANT BE SERIOUS

    OK WHERES?
    JAE MILLZ?
    RED CAFE?
    COOL KIDS?
    TRU LIFE?
    SMITTY?
    YUNG BERG?
    YOUNG CHRIS?

  • http://aol.com youngsolo

    lupe is the only real mc thats on that pic

  • MIDWEST BOSS

    boosie the tightest person up there. but i guess most you guyz are skateboard junkies keep on kicking and pushin

  • Mean Dean

    Where’s Bishop Lamont??
    Guess they couldn’t have 2 Aftermath artists on there since Joell Ortiz made it…
    Cassidy’s established, nothing new there.

  • RAM

    Where the Fuck Is Wayne, Juelz, Cassidy, Stat Quo, Ray Cash at???????????

  • elman pty

    joell nice glad dude made the cover for us latinos and he good for the game

  • Mr S

    I only made it to where “SKIZZLE” said Joell Ortiz’s ablum wouldn’t drop?

    I can’t take his opinion ever seriously, that album dropped in April.

    Bunch of haters in here, go drop all your albums, called “Hip Hop Haters, Vol. 1″

  • MannyReal

    Crooked I is by far the Best MC on this List… & if you take those five wack MC’S from the south off (& Add Little Brother)… Then now you got a classic cover… C.O.B. or Nothin… N.W.A. is Back, WEST WEST YA!!!

  • Duval

    1st all yall lame and don’t know real niggas when u see or hear them….now plies is gonna change the game due to the fact he don’t give a fuck about trying to be commercial, he talks nuthin but real shit..if any of yall had real since he talk about how the streets really are, and what a nigga got to do to eat on the streets…fuck all that what gear u rockin or what hot ho u got in the game…don’t nobody want to hear that shit…people want to hear how to survive in the streets, and how to keep these white folks from trying to snatch your life from u…listen to all of plies albums..including his 1st underground shit…trust me that nigga ain’t going nowhere…PLIES KEEP DOING WHAT U DO, AND THESE LAMES WILL CATCH ON EVENTUALLY….

  • GMAN

    they shoulda put on wiz khlifa juice and stat quo

  • William

    Let’s break this down LIL BOOSIE ,Plies,gorilla zoe, are all shitty lyricist one hit wonders wanna be gangsta’s just in it for the money and don’t put no effort into making real music. Joel Ortiz,papoose,lupe fiasco, and saigon at least can RAP and put feeling into HIP HOP. what XXL needs to do is talk about real lyricist who don’t get the respect like Obie trice,RED MAN,Styles P,and all other rappers that got lyrical ability cause if lyrics made money and fame these guy’s would be BILLIONAIRE’s. These new school guy’s are greedy and are all about money that’s what’s wrong with HIP HOP. HIP HOP AIN”T DEAD LYRICS ARE .

  • Crooked I Fan

    Crooked I the Man!
    Dont belive the haters he will drop his Album soon!

  • william

    Reading everyone’s comments makes sense where’s chamillionaire,Cashis,Stat quo,Uncle Murder,Red cafe, I hope XXL reads these so they don’t make the same mistake. XXL has been slippin the last couple month and I think they just fell off and landed hard. I Hope I don’t gotta go back to the SOURCE for real HIP HOP. ONCE AGAIN XXL really dropped the ball on this one. IF NEXT MONTH ISSUE IS ANYTHING LIKE THIS I’M GONNA MAKE THE SWITCH TO THE SOURCE FOR REAL.

  • JUNIOR

    THANK YOU XXL YOU HAVE OFFICIALLY PUT THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR HIP HOP

  • HIP HOP FAN

    XXL I AM NO WAY GOING TO BUY THIS ISSUE AND ANY ANYOTHER ISSUE IF THIS TRULY IS THE FUTURE. YALL DROPPED THE BALL DAM.

  • Ezmoney

    Add Brisco

  • Nismo

    CROOKED I,
    IF YOU DONT KNOW CHECK THIS

    http://www.dubcnn.com/media/hiphopweekly/

  • http://canibus-central.com/westcoastdynasty.com Kazmi

    Crooked I, Papoose, Saigon, Joell Ortiz,thats all you needed mayne…

  • http://WWW.GOTTAEATWORLDWIDE.COM DUB DOSE

    THIS IS THE WACKEST FUCKING COVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY’RE FEATURING A BUNCH OF HALF ASS,NEED TO STEP THEY GAME UP BUNCH OF RAPPERS… THIS IS WHY HIP-HOP IS DYING CAUSE WEAK PUBLICATION LIKE XXL KEEP TAKING STABS AT IT WITH WACK ASS SHIT LIKE THIS COVER…

  • Jeevan

    I bet you that everybody thats saying plies, boosie and gorilla zoe are shitty rappers aint never heard shit they rap about accept the shit from the radio everybody that know about boosie know he a real motherfucker that be spitiing that real shit be having u think and relating if dont knowbody make it big on this cover i guarnetee you boosie and lupe will make it, i mean shit the whole trill family is back by UGK and boosie and webbie then had shit out for damn near 6 years now and all that shit bump yall niggas probably from up north and just cant get with the shit but i promise it will grow on u

  • Ace

    I like the idea but they should drop some people… boosie, rich boy, and gorilla zoe should be dropped but every one else is either average or sick as hell. young dro is ok, i heard plies cd was tight but i know for a fact that papoose, saigon, lupe fiasco, and joell ortiz are hard. and being a west coast nigga i’m glad that crooked i is finally gettin recognition because he may be the best, second or third best rapper on the cover this is good for hip hop

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Kareem

    Where The Fuck Is Trae????????????????????????

  • King

    Fuck who aint down with the movement get yall ass`s off the computer get in the booth and change it then

  • R.O.C 4 LIFE

    DONT TELL ME U GUYS FORGOT BOUT JAE MILLZ

  • the future bitch

    The future bitch

    1.Weezy
    2.Jeezy
    3.Tip
    4.Cassidy
    5.Dylan

  • http://www.hater-nation.blogspot.com EReal

    the real EREAL Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 1:54 pm
    ^
    The Real EReal Dickrider.

    Anyway, looks like YN the self celebratory jackass already murked Scratch mag, and he’s moving on to killing XXL with Gay Pron Covers for their anniversary and this Shit Sandwich of a cover. The fans arent buying their albums, why would they buy this mag? YN yous a stupid fucka.

  • the one

    Deez Nutz Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    New school my azz…them bamas are all Oscar the Grouches…they belong in the trash can!

    “If i say a duck can pull a truck, then shut the f*ck up and hook the sucker up!”
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"

    HAHAHAHAHAAHA!!

  • Dat Nigga DthaG

    The only peolpe that will still be making noise on this cover is Lupe and Young Dro. Lupe has the best flow out of everybody an Dro’s vocabulary is amazing. None of these other motherfucker will every make any major noise. Plies got one song but his album weak ass hell. He has the same flow on every song. Rich Boy had one song but his album is garbage. Saigon shit will never drop. Joel Ortiz is with Dre but Dre don’t give a fuck about dude. Papoose is a good rapper but can he make those HITS? Crooked I! Enough Said. Gorilla Zoe and Boosie are shitty. Twista Album In Stores 9/18/07

  • da md kid

    Are u people serious? this list sucks!.. half of these rappers are the reason hip hop is dying in the first place!.. lil boosie? come on man, these guys are straight trash cept lupe and papoose

  • jwood

    5 MCs who deserve that cover:
    Saigon
    Lupe Fiasco
    Crooked I
    Joell Ortiz
    Papoose

    5 MCs that deserve to work at McDonald’s:
    Rich Boy
    Plies
    Gorilla Zoe
    Lil Boosie
    Young Dro

    C’mon u muthafuckas couldn’t find anybody else besides those “MCs” in the Mickey D’s list???

    This is why I canceled my subscription to XXL a LOOOOOONG time ago. Bullshit magazine. I only saw this page from a link on another site. Peace the fuck out BITCHES!

  • Jordany

    Saigon
    Lupe Fiasco
    Papoose
    Joell Ortiz

  • MILLZ LANE DA REF

    Mike D Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    1. Papoose
    2. Bishop Lamont
    3. Stat Quo
    4. Saigon
    5. Lupe

    I STRONGLY CO-SIGN

  • susu

    I think real hiphop fans (ala white kids and europeans) are familiar with all of these artists. I’ve heard some Saigon and Joell Ortiz stuff. I Like it, but won’t buy their albums. At the same time, I’m not a deep hiphop fan but I recognize good music when I hear it. They both paint pictures in their songs. They dont have those random metaphors that make no sense but sound good with the beat. They can actually tell a story,which is a higher level of rhyming. These dudes are artist rather than entertainers. Saigon is a real asshole but he does have talent, however his lack of humility and personality will hold him back. Jooel Ortiz is so Brooklyn and that’s a good thing. Like I said I’m not familiar with the rest…

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  • EFFeX

    Want to know why Crook is on that list? Check out Hip Hop Weekly tomorrow (Wed) and you’ll see what the hype is about!

  • ARYN

    Crooked i album is DROPPING SOONER THAN YOU THINK! BOSS!!!

  • Dimos

    Glad you put Crooked I on that cover. He deserves it cause hes been puttin in a lot of work lately with the hip hop weeklys. I agree, hes still hasnt dropped the album, but hes better than most of the rappers in the game right now. Ill get one copy as soon as I see it on the shelves (xxl mag)!

  • http://www.myspace.com/foakmusic Tha V

    Crooked I is the best MC alive. About time he graced some covers.

    All you people need to recognize this.

    http://www.westcoastdynasty.com

  • Sketch

    CROOKED I, yee. thats how it is.

  • hollaback

    crooked i is the only real leader of the new school b.o.s.s

  • STAR

    plies? young dro? gorilla zoe? lil boosie? wtf??? u need to fire whoever came up with this cover ASAP, you couldve put Britney Spears instead of these wack ass artist …. is this what Nas was talking about? Hip-Hop is dead, if these jokes are the future. Lupe, Saigon, Papoose, Crooked I, Joel, Rich Boy deserve another issue after doing this to them.

    Jae Millz, Chamillionare …. what happened?

  • EFFeX

    “Hip-Hop is dead, if these jokes are the future. Lupe, Saigon, Papoose, Crooked I, Joel, Rich Boy deserve another issue after doing this to them.”

    I feel you on that, especially after tucking Crook and them on the inside of the fold out cover…

  • akaTheRealist

    Yo, yall need 2 stop hatin on Boosie
    he didn’t really bring it on the Wipe Me Down, but if yall would listen 2 his other shit ud c he’s complete fire, and great lyrics.
    Best Ppl on here:
    Lupe Fiasco (download Dumb It Down, this nigga is sick)
    Papoose/Joell Ortiz (equal sickness)
    Boosie/Saigon
    Rich Boy
    Crooked I
    Plies (download 100 years, sum real shit, but he exploited the word cracker on it)
    Gorilla Zoe-kinda garbage

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 M.C

    HIP HOP IS DEAD..CROOKED I BEEN HERE FOR YEARS, GAME CAME AFTER HIM AND STILL SMASH ON THE EAST AND WEST..LUPE–NIGGA NICE BUT STRANGE. RICH BOY–cool feela but i dont see him in the future-PAP..nigga need a new style–SAIGOn–need to get a new day job–cause niggaz are not paying attention–PLies-Nigga need an english class–i can barely understand homie-besides the fact that she sucked him with ice-lol-Ortiz is nice but he needs to get with a good crew–to back his sht up–Dro–well i think he garbz but he might have couple moe banga singles in him. Gorilla zoe-same sht that happen to gorrila black gon happen to him–they cant survive in he concrete jungle..lol..true story..Bozzie–uhnn-i’m still trying to figure homie–i think he might be related to FLAvor flave though….But if all these catz could last in the game maybe–hip-hop is not dead yet..lol..untill then put me on the cover..bitchezzzz..www.myspace.com/mc585

  • Big Mizzle

    If most of these cats are the “future” of hip-hop then I might as well kill my damn self. Fuck!!! I would have accepted another 50 Cent cover than this bullshit. Two out of 10 niggaz on this cover will be relevant next year. Shit… None of them are relevant now!! I guess you couldn’t do a Chamillionaire solo cover cause Source beat you to it!

  • LOUISIANA

    LIL BOOSIE…..THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY…..

  • http://westcoastdynasty.com Chris

    Mannn, fuck you know about Crooked I. Listen to his shit and try to clown his music. I dare you muthafucka.. The reason why hip hop is dead is because Crooked I killed the mic”. And thats the real bitches.

    West up. COB (circle of mothefockin bosses). Keep it Treacherous!!!

  • http://Dynastyentgroup.com Z from the Circle

    Who is CROOKED I ???
    let MTV’s Sway & King Tech from the ‘Wake Up Show’ school ya’ll fools Video: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=3653457 search for these tracks

    Straight Bosses
    NWA (New West Anthem)
    Cali Boyz
    Tap Dance
    All I Ever Wanted
    Boom Boom Clap
    My Life
    Gangstaology
    Bad Boy Death Row Collabo
    Quit Snitchin
    Grindin’
    Uhh Oh

    I can keep going and going I bet you by now CROOKED I is your Icon

  • poisen ivy

    Dog can name one GOOD popular song (besides shawty) thats made by Plies? What about Boosie besides wipe me down or zoom? Can you name a song by Dro, Zoe, or Rich Boy that aint named Shoulder Lean, Rubber band Banks, Hood Figga, or Throw Some D’s? Them other cats are the future but they need more diverse music if they are going to blow up and save Hip Hop.

  • M BanGa

    papoose is hard so is joel and lupe all the otha cats is wack

  • TRD-Nismo

    CROOKED I, BOUT TIME HE STARTS GETTING THE RESPECT HE DESERVES. BEST MC ALIVE. HIP HOP WEEKLY MAN.

    IF YOU DONT KNOW CHECK THIS

    http://www.dubcnn.com/media/hiphopweekly/

  • http://xxlmag.com NAPTOWN30

    Boosie da truth

  • Jony J

    Whoa just Crazy!!! I just checked those Crooked I tracks that are named by the guy above. and they are just SICK!!! I found some others too like Crooked I’s Hip Hop Weekly series. some crazy freestyles WHo is this guy He is FIRE!!!!!

  • mike

    CROOKED I is the best in the game right now. if ya dont know, ya better find out about hiphop weekly……….

  • mike

    CROOKED I is the best in the game right now. if ya dont know, ya better find out about hiphop weekly……….@ dubcnn.com

  • Mr. Eklektic

    what was XXL thinking, they was really reaching for this cover, only good mc’s on this cover are lupe (#1), crooked i, and joell ortiz, rich boy has what it takes to be on top lets see if he can do it? but where is cassidy he is nasty, he deserves paps spot, saigon and pap will never drop a major release, who the hell is gorilla zoe, young dro, aint he a one hit wonder. xxl shoulda def thaught this through

  • http://none Jaden

    Seein’ Lupe, Papoose, Crooked I, saigon and Ortiz on the cover is spirit liftin’, them cats can flow and define hip hop nowadays. everyone else needs to be dropped off the cover real talk. im dumpin XXL now

  • http://www.sightzandsoundz.com Kandyce

    Ok, Lupe is mos def the most skilled emcee up there. The rest of em…one hit wonders. Now RichBoy and Boosie albums were average, but they don’t have staying power. Lupe will be the only one still around a couple years from now because white people love him!

  • akaTheRealist

    615 (something) had it right up there with his list
    Most of yall are right with the Crooked I, Papoose, Lupe, & Saigon, but don’t look over Boosie. If you listen 2 his Bad Azz Vol. 2 Mixtape he dropped last year b4 his album, you’d change your WHOLE attitude, real talk. He may not battle or be the absolute best lyricist ever, but the man is the truth. He’s realer than any cat in the game right now. “Now name a nigga better, I bet I’ll tell ya different, this nigga he can rap but this nigga don’t live it,”
    SET IT OFF!!!

  • http://aintthatboutab Mia

    Lupe, babes, you deserve it!!!! Although he needs 1 by himself I am still happy for him. Saigon is the ish and he is sexy so he got it good twice!! Lil Bossie old whack ass, Plies whack sexy ass, and Young Dro are NOT and i repeat NOT beneficial 2 hip hop so y the fuck r they up there?!!!!!!!! Any body else on the cover I don’t know well enough to speak on but I need to hear more from Papoose in order to judge that n***a status. Don’t sleep on a n***a until you listen to them, hence Saigon and Lupe. P.S. I seriously DOUBT that Lupe falls off due to FNF, Righteous Kung-Fu and all of his other projects that he has in store so… keep dreaming. I can’t speak for Saigon but as long as I’m living he will always have AT LEAST 1 fan that supports AND buys his music so…

  • ANTONIO ROECITY

    MAN STOP HATEING DAM THIS HOW I FEEL FUCK THE WESTCOST EASTCOST NEW YORK BECASE IT ALL ABOUT THE DIRTY SOUTH EXPECT THE BOOT FOR ALL YOU SLOW PEOPLE LOUISIANA. XXL ILKE TO THANK YALL FOR FINALLY PUTTING THE REAL NIGGA ON THE COVER OF YOUR BOOK BECAUSE LILBOOSIE IS THE REALIST THEN COME PILES AND SAIGON RICHBOY GO HARD TO BUT BOOISE THE BEST TO ME THESE 4 NIGGA SAVE HIP-HOP WITH THE HELP WEBBIE, WEZZY ,HURRICANE CHRIS,BABY THE PRINCE AND FOXY(MR WIPE ME DOWN) AND YELL LIL BOOSIE THE REAL KING OF THE SOUTH AND LOUISIANA IS THE HEADQUARTER OF THE DIRTY SOUTH

  • K-Lillz

    Jae Millz

  • Frisch

    IDIOTS THAT POST ON HERE
    How can so many of u FOOLS not even heard of CROOKED I, If u know about current hip hop u should know about CROOKED. Best rapper alive, that’s word’s from his mammas lips so shut the hell up and check his shit before u comment on if he should be on the cover or not…

  • MANIC

    these fool are fuckin stupid
    CROOKE I IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE.
    HE’S THE NEW BREATH OF THE WEST, IF YOU DONT KNOW BOUT HIM CHECK OUT HIS HIP HOP WEEKLY’S, HE MURKED ALL THE BEATS FOR OVER SIX MONTHS STR8.
    HIPHOPDX.COM
    DUBCNN.COM
    WESTCOASTDYNASTY.COM
    MYSPACE.COM/CROOKEDI

  • MANIC1

    CROOKED I, IS THE TRUTH REAL HIP HOP
    BEST RAPPER ALIVE.
    IF YOU DONT KNOW, CHECK HIM OUT
    http://www.dubcnn.com/media/hiphopweekly/

  • MCMURDER

    CROOKED I, IS THE REALEST MC ALIVE
    BEST RAPPER ALIVE. CHECK HIM OUT AT
    http://www.dubcnn.com/media/hiphopweekly/

  • bionic

    I’ve got my money on CROOKED I!!

  • EFFeX

    “Mentally I’m twice my age, My mind contains priceless game, Wisdom for weeks, Advice for days…” – Crooked I

  • AJ

    Crooked made the cover????? Holy shznit!
    I never thought I would see that anytime
    this year. Finally, one of the world’s most underrated mcs is getting recognition. Seeing him the cover made
    my day. Totally unexpected, he must be making big moves behind the scenes. Just
    seeing crook amongst the talents of saigon, lupe and joell makes me happy as
    a mofo. If you don’t know about crook, you better ask somebody! Hip Hip Weekly
    freestyles, The New West Anthem track.
    all of his tracks period. Check him out,
    I guranntee you hes dope as hell.

  • Tys Nyce

    Good to see Crooked I on da cover. Been checkin’ out his Hip-Hop Weekly for a few months now. I’m been tryin’ to tell people here in NY ’bout him but that NY arrogance comes out once I mention him. Fuck if from da west. This dude can spit with da best of him. His metaphors are crazy and his subject matter is diverse. But then again everybody on the south’s dick. Nuthin against dem but their talent west of the Mississippi too.

  • http://myspace.com/gullyson GULLYSON

    I CAN UNDERSTAND LUPE & PAPOOSE ON THIS COVER
    BUT REALLY WHO ELSE GOT ELSE GOT BARS ??????? ME!!!!!! GULLYSON CHECK MY TRAX OUT AT myspace.com/gullyson

  • TDOT

    Houstons finest?dawg your slippin hurricane chris’s ay bay bay shit was total shit fo real mayne and soulja boy is a piece of crap in white shades..its just catchy shit…Sai and Pap’s albums need to drop though…now thats some good hip hop. I havent really heard much about crooked I. Rich boy’s beats are on point but he only has one song with actually substance to it…same with Plies even though they both mask it with the commercial elements in their lyrics.

  • DUVAL COUNTY

    THE PICTURE COULD HAVE BEEN A LIL BETTER BUT IT IS WAHT IT IS. AND TO THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE IT ***DON’T NUTHIN HATE BUT A MUTHAFUCKIN HATER***

  • da realness

    Papoose and Saigon ALL DAY.

    THE 2 MOST DANGEROUS MCs IN THE GAME.

  • gkid12345

    This was the last freshman xxl cover that had a bunch of artists who later became successful. Also minus 3 of these dudes all of them cats is lyrical and great musicians.