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XXL 2014 Freshmen 2014 Cypher [Part 3]

Ever since we unveiled the cover of the XXL 2014 Freshmen issue last month, we’ve been rolling out a ton of freestyles, behind the scenes photos, interviews, videos, and plenty more with our class of 12 guys. But now that we’ve got a slew of stories and links for you to check out, it’s time […]

Isaiah Rashad – 2014 XXL Freshman [Freestyle]

Isaiah Rashad is one of the 12 Freshmen on XXL’s 2014 Freshmen list revealed last Mon., May 5, on BET’s 106 & Park. All last week we’ve been providing you with a behind-the-scenes look at the selection process, the photo shoot, and the work it takes to pull it all together. But this week kicks […]

Mr. Fritz – XXL Freestyle

The music video was shot at Mass Apparel Concept Store by owner Nick Urciuolo. Over production by Latrell James, Fritz incorporates the names of the other selections for XXL’s 15 Boston Rappers You Should List into his rhymes, delivering 32 hard-hitting bars. “XXL Freestyle” is the first of a handful of visuals that will be […]

XXL Commemorates 40 Years of Hip Hop

And they said it wouldn’t last. XXL magazine celebrates 40 years of hip hop this month with five collector’s special edition covers featuring some of the genre’s biggest names: Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Outkast and LL Cool J. Inside, the mag serves up the top 10 most important albums and songs per year […]

Stoo-ie – XXL Freshman 2013 [Freestyle]

19 year old rapper shows his spin on this year’s XXL Freshman Freestyle video. Stoo-ie showcases his lyrical skills with this captivating performance, in a well executed video. Popular in Toronto for being one of the lead actors from “Da Kink in My Hair” Stoo-ie is now branching off into music and is ready to […]

Slaughterhouse Says New Album Coming Soon

Crooked I, Joell Oritz, Joe Budden, and Royce da 5’9 have put all their solo projects on hold for the time being. The four rappers have once again stepped into the studio as a group to record their third album as Slaughterhouse. The supergroup were recently together in NYC and talked about how much progress […]

2013 XXL Freshmen Class Revealed

It’s that time of year again! XXL has announced their annual freshmen class, and some interesting names made the cut! Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Logic, Angel Haze, Kirko Bangz, Travis Scott and Dizzy Wright all made the cut, with a noticeably absent (as he was behind bars) Chief Keef as […]

Are Rappers Like LL Cool J Struggling To Stay Relevant?

Former XXL magazine editor-in-chief, Elliott Wilson, highlights the attempts he feels certain veteran rappers such as LL Cool J, Fat Joe & Eve are taking to try and stay relevant in contemporary Hip-Hop. Related posts: No related posts.

Hopsin – Ill Mind Of Hopsin 5

DETAILS: XXL Reveals Their 2012 Freshmen Class! The “Nocturnal Rainbows” rapper released the video barely 24 hours ago and it’s already received 1.3 million views. His previous “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 4” video received a whopping 12.8 million views and put him on the radar of XXL for their annual Freshmen Class series. Hopsin was […]