XXL talks with 50 Cent and Soulja Boy and discovers the tie that binds them together.

Soulja Boy: Amid constant criticism and rumors of a coke habit, 20-year-old Soulja Boy maintains his composure.

50 Cent: Making moves with his independent film company, conquering twitter and putting in work on his upcoming fifth album. You still mad?

R. Kelly: Reminisces on his hip-hop soul classic TP-2.com.

Lloyd Banks: After getting dropped from Interscope, Lloyd Banks is making his return to rap on G-Unit/EMI with a new album. Is he still hungry for more?

…and Lil Boosie, Diddy, Eminem, Jay-z, Guccie Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and B.o.B.