Whoa! A month before it hits newsstands, eighty8clothing got a hold of XXL‘s 2011 freshman class. Here’s a roll call from the top. Starting at the the left: Lil Twist, CyHi Da Prynce, Big K.R.I.T., Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf, Fred The Godson, Mac Miller, Lil B, and YG. karen civil Related: Vado Absent On XXL Cover UPDATE: Hi-res via XXL
[vodpod id=Video.5618798&w=540&h=350&fv] Here’s the first installment of Dee Vazquez’s Blog Rappers vs. Street Rappers debate. Skyzoo, MTV’s J-Rod and Uncle Murda discuss balancing the existence of both worlds and how Lil B made his mark virally. Big K.R.I.T. phones in and comments on his come up through the Internet. itsthebino
No need to pout. Before Reks drops his third album, R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme) on March 8th, here’s his latest leak featuring Styles P and Alchemist on the beat. nr
Trae comes through with a new recording from his upcoming album featuring Taylor Gang’s Commander-In-Chief. This is one is right on the money. uhtn
Leopard shirts and shenanigans. Your favorite rappers were all out in LA this past weekend gettin their party on so you know the photographers stayed focused. Couldn’t keep up with all the fuckery? No worries. YN is here and here are the flicks that tickled my fancy.
Following Kanye’s performance of “H.A.M.” at the W Hotel this past weekend in L.A., he segued into track 10 from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Still, a helluva record. hhnm
Before Travis Barker releases his debut album, Give The Drummer Some, here’s his new mixtape hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. Tracklist and download link after the cut. Sidebar: Whoo Kid Interviews Travis Barker