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NEW VIDEO: Kendrick Lamar XXL and Hennessy Show Performance

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December 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM

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NEW MAG COVER: 50 CeNt Covers Dec/Jan XXL Magazine

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In the cover story, 50 analyzes the current music climate: “I don’t see what I fell in love with,” he says. “So now I gotta make music that reflects what N.W.A made. I have to make music that has the moments that Nas had. I have to make music that has what Biggie offered.” He also discusses his currently untitled fifth solo album: “For me, I’m still up against what I’ve done,” he says. “So in order to top it, I know it’s a difficult task. You know, I see the bloggers. My audience hasn’t grown with me. They keep saying, “Aw, man, I want the old 50!” ’Cause those people, it would take them on a safari. I was…

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November 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM

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NOTEABLE READ: Drake Q&A w/ XXL Topics Covered: Wayne-Take Care Leak & Collab Mixtape w/ Rick Ross

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“Me and Wayne scrapped the idea of a collaboration album,” Drake told XXL exclusively. “We just agreed that it would be looked upon as… It would be sort of this competition [with Watch The Throne]. I feel like it would get caught in this whirlwind of hype. [Wayne] agreed. We just said, ‘If we do it, we’ll do it down the line. But right now is not the time.’

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November 10, 2011 at 2:02 PM

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NOTEABLE READ: Common sits w/ XXL

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Common recently dropped “Sweet” off his upcoming album “The Dreamer, The Believer” and it quickly raised eyebrows. The track is seemly taken a shot at someone or somebodies. He sat down with XXL to discuss it and other topics.

XXLMag.com: When I heard “Sweet” I though to myself, “I haven’t heard Common talk shit like that since One Day It’ll All Make Sense.” What made you bring that old Common back?

Common: It’s funny you say the old Common, ‘cause one of my boys said, “Man, you remind me of when you was at FAMU [Florida A&M University] when he heard that song. He was like, “I’ve been waiting for that song for 20 years from you. I think what I did was just not put that responsibility of saying, “Man, OK, just because I went to the White House, I can’t express that side of me. Or just because I’m doing this brand partnership and because I am speaking to the kids and say, “Do something right,” that still don’t mean I ain’t an adult that feel like, “Nigga, get yo’ hoe ass out of here,” or I’ma fight when I need to fight. I had to make that decision for myself and part of it was just me being more comfortable in my skin and being like, “I’m a man, I ain’t gotta…

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November 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

NEW VIDEO: Nas at Webster Hall, XXL

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Nas still on his “20 years in Hip-Hop” celebration; stopped at Webster Hall to perform many songs in his catalog. Classics on Classics…

 

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October 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM

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NEW MAG COVER: Nasty Nas… 20 years of Hip-Hop

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Nas lays down some knowledge and the state of Hip-Hop as he celebrates 20 years in the game. The interviewer, you asked? is none other than Tyler, The Creator, how’s that! October 25th newsstands everywhere.

“Are you, like—this question might catch you off guard, but I ask myself this—like, when you wake up, like, are you happy,” Tyler asked. “Like, are you satisfied how everything turned out?”

“Dawg, I was naming my album Life Is Good because of how happy I am about how happy things have turned out,” Nas answered. “Sometimes I may wake up and wish my kids were living with me. That’s the only thing, you know what I mean? Our loved ones that are not around no more, like my mom. That’s the only thing. But other than that, everything is great, even when I’m alone. Even when there’s no one around.”

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October 12, 2011 at 2:21 AM