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GLC Says Kanye West Defines Success As Being Embraced By White People (Video)

Don’t know if this is all real talk, sneak dissing, some dry snitching or what… but this word on Yeezus comes from a [likely former] homie of his who would know. Rapper GLC came up with Yeezy in The Go Getters crew back in Chicago back in the day. Well, GLC interviewed with The Chicago Morning Takeover show, and spilled a big bowl of Kanye beans – on everything from the hospitalization to the new hair coloring (blonde) of Ye.

Hey, we all have our weirdness; whether in phases or on the daily. But the most damning shot GLC might have let fly is alleging Kanye’s life goal of turning in his hood pass.

He equated success to being accepted by the caucasian masses. So if the caucasian people embraced him, that means he made it.


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Jarren Benton – 2014 XXL Freshmen Freestyle (Video)

“Double XL! Double XL. Mr. Benton on this b!tch. I bet that cover gon’ sell!”
Jarren Benton

Jarren Benton with acapella annihilation on this XXL Magazine rip clip! Benton was one of ten rappers featured in XXL’s Freshmen Class of 2014. Crediting the fans in the Mag’s writeup, Jarren is not letting them down on this one. Check out his XXL profile video after the jump.


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Too Short Gives Some ‘XXL’ Rated ‘Fatherly Advice’ on The Birds & The Bees (Video)

Too Short is wilding out with his comments in this video…..uhhhhh thanks for the advice Uncle Short. I think.


The Notorious B.I.G. Covers XXL

The March issue of XXL Magazine will feature Brooklyn’s finest “The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie on the cover. It’s hard to believe that March 9th will mark the 15 year anniversary since the death of one of hip hop’s greatest emcees ever. XXL will do a full tribute to & dedication to BIG which they say are over 40 never seen before photos & interviews with his kids, Lil Cease, Junior Mafia, Faith Evans, & more. This special tribute edition of XXL Magazine will officially drop February 7th.  Ha! Sicker Than your average…

Lupe Fiasco Covers XXL Magazine’s May 2011 Issue

The staff at XXL are starting to put artists I respect on their front covers as of late. I wasn’t upset with the Freshmen 2011 cover when that dropped because I could understand what they were doing with it in terms of the balance amongst the newcomers. I wasn’t mad at the SlaughterHouse, Yelawolf, & Eminem cover & now the folks over there at XXL keeps the integrity going by placing the West Side Chicago kid on the cover for May 2011. Not mad at this one either…..

The 2011 XXL Magazine Freshmen Roundtable Discussion (Video)

It’s easy for me to understand what the staff at XXL magazine have been doing recently with their freshman covers as of late. I said this a while ago on my twitter page that in making their choices for their annual freshmen cover they are choosing newcomers in the game with their own particular fanbase. I equally applaud XXL magazine for fully taking advantage with these video freestyles & new roundtable discussions. Many of these young guys make some great points about what they need to do from here on out & also rehash a few funny stories.

CyHi Da Prynce Speaks On The XXL Magazine 2011 Freshmen Cover (Video)

If the behind the scenes politics are right (you know there’s alot of music industry politics that go on), I believe that CyHi Da Prynce is very capable of becoming a very big artist in the hip hop game. The talent is there but all the rest is management, positioning, & great timing.

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Eminem Signs SlaughterHouse & Yelawolf To Shady Records


Eminem is Winning!!! Wack rap artists step to the f*ckn side!! SlaughterHouse?! Yelawolf?! That’s big! Damn it’s not even fair! SHEEHZ!!!!

From MTV News:

Eminem is back in more ways than one. The Detroit lyricist is reviving his Shady Records company, and Wednesday (January 12) he announced the signing of two new acts: underground supergroup Slaughterhouse and upstart rapper Yelawolf. Cashis and D-12 remain on the roster, but Em made no secret of wanting to bring new life to his company.

“Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” Eminem explained in a statement. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records, and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop, and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”

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