XXL Quick Hitters: Lil Wayne & Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte, Pusha T, Action Bronson, & Papoose

NEWS HEADLINES THAT MATTER TO THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY

U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte is a Lil Wayne Fan

“His favorite rapper is Lil Wayne,” Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star K. Michelle recently said of Lochte. “Before he swims he listens to Wayne. He loves Lil Wayne.” [RapFix]

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Pusha T Talks Making of Clipse’s Lord Willin Album

With this month marking the 10th-year anniversary of the LP, Pusha T looks back on the iconic LP, which included hits like “Grindin,’” “Cot Damn,” and “When the Last Time.” [LifeandTimes]

Action Bronson Talks Cannabis Cookbook

“I extract my weed, put it in olive oil,” was amongst the wisdom the Flushing rhyme slinger offered during a recent podcast. He plans on releasing a full weed cookbook too. [FoodIsTheNewRock]

Papoose Tattoos The Five NYC Boroughs On His Fingers

“Five boroughs of death, you don’t understand/I got New York City in the palm of my hand,” Papoose spit on Busta Rhyme’s remix to “Touch It.”
Well, to drive the point home, Pap tatted each of the five NYC boroughs on each of his five fingers on one hand. [TheLifeFiles]
  • getting it since then

    good for him. slim is def. nice. GOD Bless.

  • Hip-Hop 4 real

    Its funny how people don’t give this man his credit!!!!! Most producers are known for few songs but this man has made albums…..Even a few producers have either stolen or sampled his music. Unlike half the people on this blog, he is educated on the history and state of hip-hop…He is also a part of that history. Therefore, he has earned the right to talk whatever the fu*k he wants to when it come to his music and the state of hip-hop. Also, the industry has turn heavily to downloading you can’t even tell what he has or haven’t produced but because he not out front with a mic in his hands most people say he fell off. When G.O.O.D Music Cruel Summer September 4 then we will know what he can do!

  • Durbey E. Macon

    The beat needs something.

  • http://xxlmag HIPHOPSINCE88

    HATE OR LOVE IT GUCCI IS AN UNDERRATED MC HE DOSN’T SELL HIMSELF OUT LIKE MOST RAPPERS. HE STAYS TRUE TO HIMSELF. GUCCI MANE & BUSTA RHYMES ARE HIP HOP.