In this podcast, XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten & Lifestyle Editor Ralph Bristout talk XXL Freshmen, Smokers' Club and go behind the rap game with insiders Jonny Shipes, Head Chef at Cinematic Music Group, Sha Money XL, Senior VP of A&R at Def Jam and Brock Korsan, Marketing Exec & A&R Consultant.

Find out why Kanye is AXL Rose, jeans have gotten too tight and how to be indie among other things.

Vanessa's Smoke Break #2: French Montana
French Montana talks about his 12-hour police interrogation, picking sides between 50 & Ross and why every lyrical rapper he knows is broke.