Ross has the Midas touch on the front of XXL‘s July/August 2012 edition. Issue hits newsstands July 14th and in it, he touches on: His health scares, being a label head and a solo artist while managing relationships with Def Jam and Warner Bros. Records, and cementing his status as rap superstar.
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Waka gets goofy on the cover of the June 2012 issue of XXL. In the cover story, he plugs Triple F Life, rise to fame, the loss of Slim Dunkin and more. Now, you ready for dem quotes? Issue drops May 29th “I got a whole label, man. We fire. We the new Wu-Tang, Roc-A-Fella. We what these labels are trying to create right now. We the new Cash Money. Squad! Flockaveli was the return of gangsta. I brought gangsta back, man.”
Mr. Carter returns to the front cover of XXL for its May 2012 issue. For the cover story, Weezy speaks on touring, favorite show moments, personal rituals before hitting the stage and more. On newsstands on April 24th.
To commemorate this year’s class, the folks over at XXL have released a mixtape, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, showcasing the 10 underclassmen. Your 25 titles and download link await after the jump.
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This morning, Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten and XXL Staff members Jayson Rodriguez and Carl Chery appeared on Hot 97’s morning show to explain their choices for this year’s freshman class as well as why A$AP Rocky declined and Chip Tha Ripper’s absence. hhnm