2Pac Back—and on the cover of XXL. On the 15th anniversary of his death, XXL reaches out to the people that knew him best, including his biological father, Bill Garland. Issue on stands August 16th. “[Tupac] cared for people,” he said. “That was his main thing. He really cared for people. I think that’s why he would get so upset when people tried to question his commitment, his love for Black women or Black men. The East Coast/West Coast, you […]
Birdman returns to the cover of XXL. Issue hits newsstands on June 7th, but peep an excerpt below. B’lee dat. “Honestly, I gave him the floor,” Baby says of Weezy. “He wanted it. I been with him since he was seven years old, eight years old. I been in his life all of his life, and he was like, “Let me handle, it.” At the time, me as an artist, losing my sister and everything I was going through personally, […]
Unbeknownst to anyone outside of Harris Publications, XXL published their 250 Greatest Rap Songs of the 90s. Coming in at number one is Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But A G Thang”. Pretty good bad choice. You can read the other 249 selections when the issue hits nationwide next Tuesday. mtv
[vodpod id=Video.7986219&w=540&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Earlier today, them Bogus Boys stopped by the XXL offices. After their interview, they left an impression with the freestyle above.
During K.R.I.T.’s Return4Eva excursion, the Mississippi MC tells 9th Wonder about his musical influence from David Banner as well as his thoughts on making this year’s XXL Freshman class. nav via xxl
Lupe’s no choir boy, but he does cover the May 2011 edition of XXL. Below he gives another reaction to Lasers debuting at number one on Billboard. Issue hits newsstands April 26th. I wasn’t completely overwhelmed, because now I have to go into the business meetings,” he said. “Now I’m waiting for, ‘If you didn’t say you hated the album in that interview, we would have done 300,000.’”
In the new issue of XXL, Hov tells scribe Bonsu Thompson, that he, Nas, and Eminem are in a class all by themselves. …Speaking of Jim Jones, he and cats like The Game stay throwing shots at you, referring to you as old and washed-up. But you’ve always thrived off that type of competition. So, currently in the most comfortable position of your career, how competitive are you? Not really that competitive, because the competition isn’t based on real competition. […]
In the new issue of XXL, Hov tells scribe Bonsu Thompson, that he, Nas, and Eminem are in a class all by themselves.
…Speaking of Jim Jones, he and cats like The Game stay throwing shots at you, referring to you as old and washed-up. But you’ve always thrived off that type of competition. So, currently in the most comfortable position of your career, how competitive are you?
Not really that competitive, because the competition isn’t based on real competition. I mean, Game, I’m his fuckin idol. If you ask him and he’s being truthfully honest with you…it’s just based off his insecurities and, for the most part, pretension. That type of competition doesn’t do anything for me. It’s almost like someone trying to set you up, and everyone knows they’re to set you up. It’s just dumb. It’s not in the spirit of competition, because he’s not competition for me. He’s not. Not then, not ever—he’d have to improve considerably. Competition for me is Nas, Eminem. Like Jim Jones? That’s ridiculous to me. So how do I respond to that? I can’t win. If I win, then they’ll be like, “See. Now chill. You’re a fuckin’ bully.” And if manages to throw a haymaker from the West Coast, then it’s like “Oooooh.” It’s not even fun. Like, before I did it, because I would diss anybody. Now who has time to do this shit everyday? But before, when I was running after the little fat nigga from Ma$e’s camp, I was doing anybody. Anybody said anything. If I thought you said something. When I was running in the streets, I wanted all that type of activity. Nobody wanted nothing. Now everybody’s a tough guy.
Guess Meeno wasn’t that nigga after all. Get cha mind right, XXL’s October issue drops nationwide September 15th.