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XXL 2019 Freshmen Cypher: DaBaby x Megan Thee Stallion x YK Osiris x Lil Mosey (Video)

Megan and Dababy really did their thing. Solid. Credit where credit is due. XXL Cyphers are much better (not back to stellar, but improved) this time around.

DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, YK Osiris and Lil Mosey bring the heat in their 2019 XXL Freshman cypher. DJ Scheme serves as the 2019 XXL Freshman cypher DJ. Beat produced by D-Fresh.


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XXL 2019 Freshmen Cypher: Roddy Ricch x Comethazine x Tierra Whack (Video)

Ah yes. They got the Racks In The Middle hook master in this one!

Roddy Ricch, Comethazine and Tierra Whack bring the heat in their 2019 XXL Freshman cypher. DJ Scheme serves as the 2019 XXL Freshman cypher DJ.


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XXL 2019 Freshmen Cypher: Blueface x YBN Cordae x Rico Nasty (Video)

Wow. The Google/YouTube algorithm game is something serious! I’m watching a fire freestyle video from YBN Cordae and the cypher he did with Blueface and Rico Nasty for XXL comes up.

Now, I have NOT f-d with those particular cyphers for quite some time (and we all know why… that WACK year). But I clicked and watched… and really dug what was going on in the clip.


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That Funny Story About The Time Fat Joe Got Locked Up With Big Pun (Video)

Bwaaahahaaaaa! It’s funny… because it’s true. Well, we’re not gonna check if it is or not. But you check it out above to verify if the story is funny as hell. Spend the rest of the day however you want, but we’d rather giggle at the story than Google about it.

Fat Joe recalls a funny story about the time he got locked up with late rapper Big Pun and put in the same cell.

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BeastMode Runs Oakland: Marshawn Lynch Talks About His Hometown with E-40 & Mistah Fab (Video)

Marshawn “BeastMode” Lynch does it ON field, but what about off field in the field where’s it’s real… We’re talking like around his old ‘hood. Oaktown, the stomping ground. Considering he’s the star power when he comes home now, it’s still kind of dope to see him fall back and let his fav rapper aka cousin aka Mistah Fab get some shine. And Mr. Yay Areaaaah – E-40 Fonzarelli – fell through? Cool. Watch.

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XXL 2014 Freshmen Cypher: Jon Connor x Troy Ave x Lil Bibby x Jarren Benton (Video)

You peeped that Jarren Benton freestyle we posted for XXL 2014 Freshmen Class. Dope right? So, how much more dopeness would a cypher including him, Jon Connor, Lil Bibby and Troy Ave be? No need to ask. We got that for you above (with DJ Drama on the table). Spoiler alert: It’s very dope.

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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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Styles P – “Show N Off” Freestyle (Video)

Styles P hit the booth HARD! These “Show N Off” freestyles XXL puts out are a good look indeed, especially when the artists have the skills and deliver. Such is the case with The Ghost. Check out Styles’ freestyle above. Dude does make a case for being “The World’s Most Hardest MC” (album available now via link below).

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Kendrick Lamar x Dr. Dre Cover 15th Anniversary Issue Of XXL Mag

Great to see an artist like Kendrick Lamar get the cover of XXL Magazine even if he has to share it with the legendary Dr. Dre. XXL needs to put more young talented emcees on the cover more often instead of the same faces over & over again. This special 15th Anniversary issue of XXL Magazine featuring Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre hits newsstands August 14th

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…

Tony Yayo Interviews Dominican Model “Liza Irizarry” (Video)

50 Cent’s right hand man & G-Unit representer Tony Yayo interviews Dominican/Puerto Rican video & print model Liza Irizarry & captures a few key flicks in the process…

Ohio State PG ‘Styles P’ interviews D-Block’s Own ‘Styles P’ (Video)

Ohio State’s Sammy Prahalis is a starting PG on the women’s basketball squad and XXL hooked up this interview with her and Styles P of the LOX. Sammy is a cutie yo.

Break Ya Neck: Tahiry’s Rearview Butt Cam (Video)

I wonder if they got me on camera looking back too! Hahaa!

Hardbody TV: Lil Cease Shoulders Exercise (Video)

Lil Cease continues his Hardbody TV series, but this time the focus is on the shoulder work.

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…..

XXL Magazine’s 2011 Freshmen Roundtable Part II & III (Video)


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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XXL Magazine’s 2011 Freshman Cover

The majority of the guys on this cover I’ve played on my radio show at some point or another so I’m not entirely mad at the cover. Except for Diggy Simmon’s head placement. Pause. Kendrick Lamar, CyHi Da Prynce, Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T., & Diggy Simmons have all seen airplay on my radio show because I’ve genuinely liked the music they put out. It appears the staff at XXL Magazine tried to showcase a new artist with buzz from every region & every particular style lane. Artists & fans upset about XXL magazine’s choices can take solace in the fact that being on XXL’s cover doesn’t automatically guarantee success for any relatively new artist. New artists that didn’t make the cover shouldn’t worry because being on the cover puts a huge amount of undue pressure on you to succeed. If you happen to be a new artist on the come up I’d just say stay focused on your craft. It’s a marathon & not a sprint in the music industry. Longevity baby….