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Ranking The 2016 XXL Freshman Freestyles
Stark, acapella, and to the point, the freestyles that XXL produce in conjunction with their annual Freshmen class series stand out in contrast to the list itself, which takes numerous factors into consideration in order to determine the hottest up-and-comers
Gucci Mane Says He Signed Young Thug Before Hearing His Music
Gucci Mane just did a comprehensive new interview with XXL for their Fall 2016 cover story, and his complete interview is now up on YouTube.
Post Malone Responds To XXL Claiming He's Not Focused On Hip-Hop
UPDATE: Vanessa Satton has responded to Post Malone's letter with an Instagram letter of her own. She reaffirmed that Post's team as well as others had told XXL that he wasn't interested in being boxed-in as a hip-hop artist.
Kodak Black's Mother Weeps After Seeing Him In XXL
A couple of days ago, it was looking like Kodak Black was in a world of trouble, as he was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drugs, and attempting to flee a Law Enforcement Officer at a high speed.
ILoveMakonnen & PartyNextDoor Reportedly Uninterested In Being XXL Freshmen
Earlier this afternoon XXL unveiled their 2015 XXL Freshmen cover after much anticipation. The cover's been a long time coming, with artists pushing for their spot several months ago.
Ab-Soul Criticizes XXL's Magazine Cover For Headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"
The Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, are featured on the new XXL cover.
DJ Mustard Reveals Five Beats That He Wishes He Had Produced
It's always interesting to see where producers draw inspiration from when crafting their original instrumentals.
ScHoolboy Q Says The XXL Black Hippy Cover Is "So Disrespectful"
TDE's Black Hippy recently graced the cover of XXL magazine, following which Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his disdain for the fact that XXL went with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy..." Now ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have joined in with Soulo's
2014 XXL Freshman Class To Be Announced This Monday, May 5th
It’s that time of the year again fam. Everyone’s favorite new artist either get’s selected, or doesn’t. I’m talking 'bout for the cover of XXL Freshman Magazine y’all.
Townsquare Media Buys XXL Magazine, Shuts Down Print Publication
Just a week after VIBE magazine officially shut down their print edition, XXL magazine follows suit.
Lil Wayne Covers XXL's August/September Issue
With #CarterVSeason underway, XXL has decided to slap Lil Wayne on the cover of their August/September issue, with the accompanying article entitled "Lil Wayne: Nothing Left To Prove." Check out the cover and some more snaps from the photo shoot (low-res unfor
XXL Explains Chief Keef & Logic On 2013 Freshmen List
XXL's Freshmen list always sparks debates and conversation about the MCs chosen, and those who weren't chosen.