XXL’s December/January Issue Features Chris Brown and Big Sean On the Cover

Silence is no longer golden. The extremely successful and often controversial Chris Brown graces one cover of the December/January issue of XXL for his first major interview in almost two years. Breezy has made his share of non-music related headlines, but he also keeps winning from his work in the booth—hit after hit, hook after hook, he’s hip-hop’s most reliable R&B ally. In the story, written by Chris himself, the multi-platinum selling artist reflects on his growth as an artist, moving past hardships in his life, recent altercations, his love life and plenty more.

Some quotes from Chris Brown:
“In the beginning, I used to be hot. I’m normal. I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up.”

“A lot of people wanna know about the whole situation with me, Drake and Meek Mill. At the end of the day, I’m me, they’re them. They rap, I sing. Totally different caliber. I rap, I play around on mixtapes. But our words don’t collide as much as you’d think.”

“I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression. I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions. Even if the media asks me something, if it’s cool then it’s, ‘What’s up?’ But if it’s anything that’s too negative, I don’t care to respond.”

“One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life. When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that’s not true. Love is something I am still learning. It’s just an obstacle that I haven’t yet mastered. I think that’s my biggest hurdle in life.”

“I use music or painting as my outlet to get through the confusion. I try to promote positivity and love.”

The other new XXL cover features G.O.O.D. Music star Big Sean. The former XXL Freshman speaks to the mag about gearing up for the release of his second album, Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player, due out in early 2013. Already with a history of huge singles, memorable guest spots, and trendsetting tendencies, Sean’s grown with his new project, and wants to continue to make his hometown of Detroit proud.

Some quotes from Big Sean:
“It’s deeper than just comin’ up or making money. We got the potential and opportunities to change the world—and still have fun with it. It’s a responsibility that I feel like I’m willing to take.”

“I took all my experiences from Detroit and incorporated them into who I am today. From partying to inspiration to sharing times about being broke to love to the dope boys, paper chasers. I would see all the players rocking furs and gators. I’ve seen people get killed. I’ve seen people spend crazy money. I’ve seen poor people. I give every aspect of the city in my music. They need somebody to tell that story.”

Also in the new issue, XXL catches up with the A$AP Mob, and spends some time with Future. Mac Miller interviews Andrew McCutchen, there’s a detailed breakdown on former Hot Boy B.G.’s complicated legal history, Kendrick Lamar discuses his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city and it’s XXL rating and for all the last minute shoppers, there’s a whole bunch of gift suggestions.

The December/January issue of XXL hits stands nationwide on December 4 – also available on iPad.XXL Staff

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  • Average White Boy

    Chris Brown is a bitch. Like, a pussy ass bitch, not just a regular ol’ bitch. He’s a pussy with a vagina type bitch.

    • uhuh

      u can have a cookie now for your thoughts.

    • Danielle

      stfu hater. chris brown never did anything tou so stop being negative. get a life

    • kayy

      lol u seem to care about him a lot

    • guest

      oh really well then if hes that why r u even on this site trying to see what he said ur just a wannabe chris brown go get a life and please dont judge chris brown and u dont even know him sit down and enjoy the show continue cuz chris brown is going to continue rather u like it or not

  • Carol Durante

    I love you Chris!!! You are made to be doing so much more!!!!!

    • Sirhc

      he dont know you.. give that boy from your street a chance

  • jenni

    where can i buy this?? <3

  • LiveurlifeThisyear

    CHRIS, it’s FRIDAY I expect U 2 B back on Twitter!!! ONLY GOD, ONLY GOD (and I don’t mean JAY-Z) can JUDGE BREEZY!!! I WANT U 2 TURN UP THE MUSIC 4 JORDAN!!! Going on 4yrs. WE been TURNIN’ UP UR MUSIC 2 DROWN OUT THE HATERZ!!! HATERZ like that @JennyJohnsonFugly5 Demon!!!

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  • Thea

    I really don’t understand why people go out of there way to talk bad about Chris. You would think it’s their profession. If you can’t get over a mistake that he’s made and you don’t like him, leave him alone. Do something more productive with your life. He’s become so much more mature and learned from the mistakes and bad decisions, but if you can’t see that, don’t bother.

  • bunnybooUK

    Keep your head up Chris Brown your doing great

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  • guest13333337

    this little faggot couldn’t beat up a man so he beat the shit out of a woman and shes so stupid she got back with him lol

  • Katman

    he’s a bitch beater…he gets no respect and niether does she.

    Go Away CB