April 2010

10 Freshmen: Meet XXL’s 10 Freshmen for ’10, a new class of MCs rising to the challenge including Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Big Sean, OJ Da Juiceman, Donnis, Big Sean, Nipsey Hu$$le, Pill, Jay Rock and Fashawn.

Hip-Hop Legends: XXL assembled 20 hip-hop veterans to offer lessons learned firsthand to each of the Freshmen.

R&B’s Next Generation: Kevin Cossom, Ester Dean, Mike Posner, Shanell and Jarvis come well equipped with dynamite soul.

Artists to Watch: Hip-hop’s sound will continue to evolve with help from Boi-1da, Zaytoven, The Bizness, Scoop Deville and 40.

…and Wacka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, Ludacris, Llyod Banks, Cash Money and 50 Cent.