• Emoney

    why no Dr. Dre or Snoop, they’re the real kings of the West. Cube and Game wouldn’t even be famous with out Dre. I think the covers should have been Game and Dre, cuz soon as Detox drops, it’s a rap

    • yeapp

      snoop is whack

      • meeeee

        ok …. snoop is no where on the cover…..

        • http://myspace.com/avofightrecords jimbroski kanobi

          wus up with all talking shit,thats jus goes to show that people that be posting these comments dont even read the mag itself.dont ya remember snoop was jus on the previous cover before g-unit and he is on the next source mag aswell so wat would he be doing on the cover c`mon man check yaself before u talk shit.first bitches by the way

        • drox

          WTF? Look @ tha real blood gangsta wanna b wit tha mohauk & a clown tat on his face!!! That’s real convincin gayme… Now plz go hang urself wit ur own diack!! & ya I’m baton cause this dude keeps tellin he the best thang in tha west when he can’t even pull out 50s diack outta his mouth! Damn even nas & jigga quit beefin & these clown azzes say they kings & shit but can’t meet & say what up??? Fags! Both 50 & gayme

    • Dubl

      Ice Cube Is The King Of The West Coast…Ya’ll must of forgot who dissed Dr.Dre & NWA…ICE CUBE The One Who Wrote The lyrics for NWA…Act Like ya’ll know sumthn…damn ya’ll kill me…as far as game i can’t comment..cuz to me CROOKED I is tighter…so i’ll leave it at that…

      • http://xXLMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

        Can Ren and D.O.C get some credit for once!!!!! They wrote just as much lyrics as Cube for the group! They were also the writers for EFILZAGGIN. The best N.W.A album.

    • WEST WEST

      ICE CUBE HAS TONS OF CLASSICS THAT DRE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH. WHO DO YOU THINK WROTE ALOT OF DRES SHIT DURING THE NWA YEARS? STEP YOUR FUCKING RAP GAME UP YOU HOMO RINGTONE IDIOT.

      • Chaka

        @Dubl and West West,
        Dubl said:”ICE CUBE [is]The One Who Wrote The lyrics for NWA”.While West West wrote:”WHO DO YOU THINK WROTE ALOT OF DRES SHIT DURING THE NWA YEARS?”.
        Get your facts right my brothers.NWA’s second LP(Niggaz4Life) was dropped in 91 and way before the composition of that album Ice Cube had already left the group.So there is no way Ice cube could have been responsible for all the lyrics of NWA or a lot of Dre’s shit during the NWA years.The other cats in the gropup were also talented.So give them their props too.
        Niggaz4Life is NWA’s best album and they did it without the contribution of Cube.So what does that tell you?The group can survive without Cube.This is not to say Cube is not dope.He is one of my favorites.But what m trying to say is that you can still give Cube his props without downplaying the contribution and talent of the other members of NWA.
        As for the XXL June cover.Its nice seeing Ice Cube up there.He is one of the best thing to happen to Hip hop.I feel the Game has not gotten to that level were I would rank him among the elites in the West coast or in the rap game as a whole.He is still a child on the come up.Any way,good for him that he is in the front cover.Peace an Hip hop in Africa wrote.

        • del

          WELL IF ANY BODY KNEW ANYTHING….ICE CUBE DID WRITE FOR ALL OF N.W.A. THEN AFTER CUBE LEFT THE D.O.C. STARTED WRITING FOR THEM ALONG WIT THE MEMBERS INPUT….BUT WHAT PEOPLE DONT KNOW IS DEL AKA DELTRO 3000 AKA DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN…IS ICE CUBE COUSIN AND USED TO WRITE FOR N.W.A. AND CUBE….ICE CUBE TOP 5 LYRACIST THO AND HIS SHIT IS MEANINGFUL NOT LIKE SUM DEM OTHER RAPPERS OUT THERE. GAME GREAT BUT CROOKED I A SAV

      • mr fly as a pelican

        Homo Ringtone Idiot! haha I like that.

    • HEYSh

      fff

    • http://myspace.com/chrismdelz Chris “Mundelz”

      Well, Snoop WAS just on the cover, so I doubt a mag would put the same artist on the cover TWO ISSUES LATER. and Dre keeps fakin on Detox.

    • grapes

      Where the fuck is Detox you dumbass bitch?

  • O.J. Simpson

    that cube one is tight as hell …

    raw footage is gonna be a SICK album

  • http://www.cocaineblunts.com/ noz

    WOAH CUBE

    AND HES ANGRY

  • http://www.cocaineblunts.com/ noz

    WHO IS THAT OTHER GUY THO?

  • dopemg

    the game look like a streight clown with that red tat on his face and is it me or does he have a mowhawk lol diz clown ass nigga

  • dark vanilla

    Games going for a Mr. T look. No hate though. should be a sick issue.

  • kells

    game looks super gay with that star on his face and mohawk….i mean aren’t u supposed to be a gangster

  • http://myspace.com/lodownmuzik myspace.com/lodownmuzik

    Big Ups to xxl for shining some light on 2 cats puttin it down for the West!

  • Sineztro

    Forget about Detox homey! That’s a myth, like Pac coming back after 7 years

  • What’z Crackin

    What, no g-unit cover? it’s cool that two of the most lyricly talented artist on the left coast past and present gets some shine Im going to pick up both of them shits. @ Emoney dr.dre won’t get a cover till he has something to sell I honestly think that detox doesn’t even exist “Gasp” yeah I said it anybody heard anything about this thing what artist is going to be on it anything I mean dre gots to be pushing 50 is this thing going to be relevent if it does exist you know fuck detox

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  • JR

    wow, look at the scary black guys

    • http://bones_42@hotmail.com Doobie42

      I know you. Lolipop lickin homo.

  • stacks

    y yall hatin 4 get da fuckoutta here then bitches. GAME had 2 albums dat still bumpin to this day and LAX gonna do da same so get da fuck outa here hatin ass niggas. come donw to da hood up in cali and say some shit liek dat bitch
    BLACK WALL STREET- MAK 11

  • icee

    I think cube deserves a cover because he made black rappers and entertainers look good and not live up to stereo types that some people believe that every black person should follow. Also he has a new cd coming out so I am proud that he was chosen for the cover. Game looks like he needs a Jenny Jones make over and I mean right now but he is a good rapper, but he going too far in my opinion with the tat and hair. The west needs some attention right I am from the south but I enjoy the music from artist here and from other coast as well.

  • Casey

    Why does Game look like a black Zoolander?

    • master cheef

      goddam, that shit was funny

  • Krime

    Look at mr. t over here!! LOL Game is TRASH!! & I have a subscription so PLEASE let me get da one with Cube on it

  • Cleveland

    now i c tha game cova i now realise y all tha wiggas at my school r strtn ta do tha mohawks-but not all ova-just tha top,no mowak at tha bck

  • http://1290wmcs.com “The Party Killa”

    Im happy with the cover, but according to my calculations this means that Lil Wayne, Jeezy, TI, or my ultimate favorite GUNIT will grace the cover after this….It’s a DAMN SHAME that these covers for the majority of these MAGS are so predictable. HIP HOP isn’t dead, but THE BUSINESS IS!

    • moresickaMC

      ummm….G-Unit r on the current issue,lol

  • notorious M.E.X.

    finally XXl, ya got ur heads out ur asses & started thinkin big, westcoast is gon be back on top, good lookin out on puttin Game & cube on the issue but ya’ll forgot about dre, anywayz good lookin out.

  • calimovement

    I’m a Game fan…but damn he look all fucked up in that pic. Get a haircut and laser that tatoo away.

    LAX gonna be crazy.

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  • young ito

    your all taking pops at the way game looks but it shouldnt be about that, he should cut that hair but the important thing is that he’s one of the best rappers out at the moment and im looking forward to l.a.x a lot more than carter 3 or anything else out this year unless detox comes out….which it wont

  • geico lizard

    i would have agreed with you about snoop being on the cover but not after i read what he said about obama and the KKK that was just stupid why would the KKK give money to any black man they want all of us dead. so snoop needs to stop smoking so he can start making more sense.

    • Knowledge

      If the KKK endorses Obama by giving him money people won’t fuck with Obama because they think he fucks with the KKK….DUH

  • jburg

    Since when has Game been lyrical? The nigga name drops in every verse. Cube was a good look but Game? He ain’t even relevant. And what the fuck is up with that star? Niggas are dumb asses some time. What the fuck you gonna tell your grandkids when they ask you why the hell you got a big red star on your face?

  • Real Talk

    Game is the most hated on wit mad skills. Never could put my finger on why. The best I could get was he says peoples names alot. Ummm… okay? Some say he’s fake. Not sure about that. You can’t tell from afar if a rappers fake or not. Now I guess it’s a mohawk? Yall can keep hatin if you want, I’m still gonna cop the god damn album. Documentary was dope. Advocate was dope. 300 Bars was dope. Every mixtape he drops is dope. Fuck yall than if they dont get it by now they aint never gonna get it.

  • moresickaMC

    Game look like a fruitcake

  • natalie portman

    its looks like the game hair got that DIDDY thang goin on kall it the diddy bop haaaaa

  • MANIC(626)

    NICE COVER, BOUT TIME THEY REALIZE THAT THE WEST COAST IS STILL HOLDING IT DOWN. 08 IS THE YEAR FOR THE WEST TO BLOW UP. WHERES CROOKED I COVER, THE WEST AINT BACK WITHOUT CROOKED I ON THE ROUND TABLE.

    TOP MC’S ON THE WEST COAST

    1. CROOKED I
    2. THE GAME
    3. ICE CUBE
    4. SNOOP DOGG
    5. DR. DRE

    • http://xXLMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

      Dre’s a producer. Not an MC.

  • MANIC(626)

    WERE’S CROOKED I COVER CANT HAVE THE WEST COAST BACK WITHOUT CROOKED I IN THE ROUND TABLE

  • jab1

    when tha west is in tha house oh my god danger. Ice cube bellin thru tha east with out a vest sun rises in the west bitches

  • http://theinfamoussyndicate.blogspot.com/ Noles

    lol @ people mentioning emcess who have accomplished nothing..
    When has Crooked I dropped a major release that anyone feels? Dr.Dre is a legend, but your not gonna come out with a cover on the guy who ain’t dropped an album since like 2000.
    Ice Cube is coming back hard on the music,did well last year, and will hopefully just keep dropping new albums every year… & The Game has his new album droppin….

    So you can see why they on the covers.. get some of other artist’s putting out consistent projects that have mass appeal, and damn they’ll be on the covers!

    Quit Hatin People!

  • rickrude

    am i the only one that sees that game coverd up his sun tat with a NWA sign lololol look at it. this nigga is a clown

  • Mr S

    Wow, the haters. I feel you Noles.

    Ice Cube is a legend period.

    The Game is what it is now. Haters are too stupid to understand why a red 5 pointed star is on his face. Idiots, and you guys are fans of anything gangster? Fakes is what I call you haters.

    Probably all fans of Byron.

  • BigBoy

    Game been hangin with Jim Jones to much lookin like a wanna be rocker or sumthin ith the mowhawk and the star he still gonna come with that fire

    2008 is dunn tookin over Cube n Game damn!

  • niggafrommemphis

    Fuck the game,that boy talk mo shit and never back it up.He’s perfect at makin threats and cussin but that tear drop on his face should be a slap in the face to all the real g’s everywhere.XXl,yall fucked up lettin cube share the cover spot with that ho.

  • FredSanford08

    It should have been cube and dre covers but i aint mad though as long as its trill rappers on the cover.Both albums should be classics that i will be bumpin round these parts and im from the 804 where there is Lil Waynia goin on!!!

  • BIG SLIM

    YO IMA LET NI99AZ KNOW WHAT IT IZ. THE WEST IZ ABOUT TO POP OFF THIS YEAR. 1ST YOU GOT THE MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM ABOUT TO DROP THIS YEAR. (THE DETOX). THEN YOU GOT L.A.X. BY THE GAME. THEN THE BEACH CRUISER BY GLASSES MALONE. ITS WEST OR NOTHIN. THEN ALL THE NEW WEST NI99AZ GONNA DROP. BISHOP LAMONT, JAY ROCK, ROCCETT, BAD LUCC, MYKESTRO, HOT DOLLAR, AND MY NI99A THREE FROM BANG THAT MUSIC, REPPIN W/S 109ST BANGSTARZ!!!!!

  • southernplayalisticpimp

    To everyone hatin’ on the Game’s tats and hair… real gangstas dont worry bout lookin gangsta.

  • lol

    the game used to be a stripper? enough said man how u gonna be a gangsta blood that strips lol yall got it twisted real shit even his BROTHER said he wasnt a gang banger? no respect for this fake

  • IKnowGOODMusic

    its sad that all these lame ass dudes tryin to through salt on the game. stop hatin, start appreciatin. the game bout to his third album, thats gonna put him at classics, if he delivers, and he will. i got no worries bout that. hakuna matata bitches!

  • the one

    snoop was on 2 monthsago..thats y..his album dropped 2 months ago..

  • rudeboy

    Snoop was last month dummy. Ice cube is the real, The Game is the real. You haters need really listen to his lyical content. Like the late great 2pac the game raps from the heart. Right or wrong!

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check me out and add me thanks.

    http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

    http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

    • Hater

      do u honestly think anyone is guna click ur link
      ur lucky that i even care enuf to write this?
      please, this is getting annoying
      stop

  • KingSnackPack

    Yall talkin bout how Ice Cube wrote rhymes for dr. dre but he was producin those tracks….-_- yea exactly.

  • Teddy

    snoop was just on the cover the previous month u gooses

  • xxxxxxxx

    I don’t wanner to talk about this fake story.Anyway
    that guy is sexy.I am sure i saw his profile on a dating site “LOVINGRICH COM”,SEEKING FOR GIRLFRIENDS.Believe or not ,you can check it out .

  • Neven

    its just nice to see someone that has been in the game for 20+ professional years gracing the cover a magazine Ice Cube has always came nice on the mic he ain’t the greatest HE IS AN ICON

  • Vicious Seiger

    Thanks for putting someone on the cover other than the usual suspects (Wayne, Jay, Kanye, 50 & Etc). Would have been perfect without the Game gracing an alternate cover but hey at least Cube is getting some love. (Laugh Now, Cry Later was truly slept on.)

  • What’z Crackin

    2nd blog: after reading about the whole buck fiasco I think is buck sitting at home thinking I wished I could’ve done what hurricane did. the nigga curtis keep them g-unit niggas good and broke and g-unit stans everywhere will say curt gets residuals from all of games projects even though game aint sighned to interscope, aftermath, or g-unit but 50 still getting payed somehow cause he said it. some of you niggas talking shit about him probably have some of his songs on your ipod. and you niglets talking about the way the nigga look like take 4 instance a artist like kanye dress and swagger jacks mick jackson and niggas still love him so why can’t one of the most famous bloods on the planet start his own trend and all you niggas talking about cube is the real gansta the only member on NWA that was a real gansta was Easy-E that is the truth. as for the cover, I like the whole crazy artist look for game hate hating ass niggas on this blog love the XXL

    • Kev Lomax

      Uh, Geffen records (ya know the label Game is signed to) is a subsidary of Interscope records… dipshit.

      And you don’t have to be signed to somebody’s label for them to own your publishing dick. Diddy still owned the Lox’s publishing when they were on Ruff Ryder. Jada, Styles and Sheek was all on the radio cryin bout that shit. Diddy got $300,000 off the top of Jada’s second album and he wasn’t signed to Bad Boy. And if you think 50 just let this mufucka walk on GP after all that disrespect, you’re as stupid as your post.

      Know the game before you speak on the game…no pun intended.

      Just dumb.

  • Lucky

    they should only p ut ice cube cuz is a real nigga not like the gayme..lol

    hip hop made me do it is way better than any other stupid song from the gayme aka somebodies bitch in jail…lol he promised record deals to niggas in jail to not rape his bitch ass..lol

  • neko

    Like father,like son…Ice cube is pioneer and the game is the new generation .

  • pimpin

    lol…look at the potato head head!!!!!he loox so funny though..

  • HEYSh

    , thats gonna put him at classics, if he delivers, and he will. i got no worries bout that. hakuna matata bitches!

  • HEYSh

    why would the KKK give money to any black man they want all of us dead. so snoop needs to stop smoking so he can start making more sense.

  • GMAN

    i dont care what noone says game is that nigga. ill be gettin his cd day it drops. 50 cant fuck with him

  • ccvvfv

    he loox so funny though

  • SMH

    GAME Has NO Classics…Game Has NO Albums That Can Match Up To Illmatic, Supreme Cliente, Reasonable Doubt, Doggystyle etc

    He Looks Like A Fag And He’s No Really A Lyricist Because He Says Nothing Relevant In His Rhymes. If 50 Is Wack..Game Is Wack Also Because He’s Not Saying Anything More Than 50 Is Or Has Said.

    POTD>>>>>Anyhing Game Has EVER Put Out

  • SMH

    GAME Has NO Classics…Game Has NO Albums That Can Match Up To Illmatic, Supreme Cliente, Reasonable Doubt, Doggystyle etc

    He Looks Like A Fag And He’s No Really A Lyricist Because He Says Nothing Relevant In His Rhymes. If 50 Is Wack..Game Is Wack Also Because He’s Not Saying Anything More Than 50 Is Or Has Said.

    POTD>>>>>Anyhing Game Has EVER Put Out

  • SMH

    GAME Doesn’t Have Any Classics..I Bumped The Doc For 5 Months..Now Its Collecting Dust, Same With The Doc’s Advocate.

    I’m Just Being Real Because None Of His Albums Are Seeing The True Classics.

    GRODT>>>>>>Anything Game Ever Put Out

  • adrian smith

    yo xxlmag sick cover for june issue wit o.g. ice cube n.w.a in this bitch and the game 2 of the raps games sick mc,s p.s do a cover on ice t power 20year classic album eazy e r.i.p dogg miss ya

  • Lil Yeezy

    i agree with emoney about the last thing he said, Soon as Detox drops, Its Rap!!

  • slime

    WHY THE HELL DOES XXL ALWAYS DO THIS. EVERYTIME A WESTCOAST ARTIST GETS THE COVER, IT GOT TO BE 2 COVERS. LET 1 SHINE AT A TIME!!!!

  • Rockcity

    It’s very disturbing how many nigga’s care about the way another nigga looks. But I dnt understand all the game hate, regardless of his past, he is still a good artist, obviously 50 and Dre didnt have a problem with his past so y do yall????

  • G-Unot

    All you 50 Snitch Cent dickryders can go suck on a big fat cock choke on it & die!!!! The GAY-Unit is done & over with now that BUCK is out the group!!!
    Just watch them slowly crumble & fall !!!!

    GAME >>>>>>>>> GAY-Unit

  • Q! tha Great!

    First of all, Ice Cube is one of the sickest MCs ever!! Most of you newborns’ favorite rapper wouldn’t be sh!t without his influence on hip-hop. Where do you think all these so called “gangstas” got inspired? He’s still a legendary MC, he’s still an innovator and still dropping heat! So why wouldn’t it be logical to put him & Game on the cover prior to his next release? Everybody needs to get Raw Footage & LAX when they drop! Get some Ice Cube induce enlightenment, real MCing from The Game and stop listening to that bullsh!t the radio and TV networks are force feeding you!

    Secondly, The Game is a beast on the mic! Who give a f*ck if he got a tattoo on his face and a mohawk?!?!? Nobody said sh!t about Kanye, Andre 3000, Ghostface, ol Dirty Bastard, Common or Busta Rhymes when they were going through they’re creative phases. Who gives a f*ck if 50 Cent is still eating off of him? Eazy ate off Dre, Puffy ate off the LOX, Suge & Master P ate off Snoop, I mean, we all know horror stories about artists getting f*cked!You people need to stop focusing on the bullsh!t and listen to what the artist is talking about. Innovative beats, crazy lyrics and delivery. All that other BS is trivial!

  • JROC

    Who the fuck still listen to cube why this nigga got a cover the west is dead and been for a while Game the only decent nigga out there and he not even that nice

  • HipHopFive15

    Yea but Snoop got the cover a few months ago. This shit looks cool, Cube n Game are def big figures on the west. I dont like west coast in particular, but if you gonna have a couple west coast artists on there these two dudes seem like a good choice

  • BLAZETTI

    Great covers!!!

    ICE CUBE is one of the gretest mcs in HIP-HOP and THE GAME is one of the new faces of the WEST COAST, plus is a great mc !!!

    SNOOP DOGG sells good with every album now but I think he was better in the 90s and CROOKED I is very very good but we are waiting for his album since 2000 !!!

    NATE DOGG and DJ QUIK shoul be on the cover too !!!

    I think HI POWER ENT.’s MR.CAPONE-E and MR.CRIMINAL shoul be on the cover too ’cause You can’t talk about the WEST COAST now without a label like HI POWER (www.hipowermusic.com)!!!

    And I would like too see BAY AREA’s TOO SHORT, E-40, RICHIE RICH and YUKMOUTH on the cover ’cause they’re great too !!!

    Thank you (GRAZIE) and I love XXL,

    BLAZETTI from ITALY

  • moh.p

    all you stupid dicks who keep saying wherez snoop, you dont know shit, snoop dogg reps the eastside, yeh he rolls with westside too but hes orignally eastside, he even says that in the song beautifull ft pharell, listen to the song again, hes even got an album called eastsiderz with his eastside boys

  • Jack

    the west has so much talent why couldn’t they put anyone else except for game it makes sense for ice cube to be there but it doesn’t make sense for him to be in such shitty company.