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Founded in 1997, XXL is an American hip hop magazine published 6 times a year.


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Eve: Meeting Eve

Profile and Interview by Amy Linden, XXL, February 2001

IT’S A DREARY late fall day in New York and Eve is having a fashion emergency. The first lady of Ruff Ryders is back from ...

OutKast: Stankonia (Arista)

Review by Amy Linden, XXL, 2000

ECLECTICISM IS NOT usually associated with hip hop. Most artists, especially those who sell, want to maintain their base, yet in an effort to keep ...

The Roots: Forward To The Roots

Interview by Amy Linden, XXL, 2002

FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS the city of Philadelphia has sponsored the Philadelphia College Festival. Held directly across the steps of the Art Museum (home ...

Amy Winehouse: Hip-Hop Junkies: Amy Winehouse

Interview by Amy Linden, XXL, June 2007

23-YEAR-OLD UK soul/jazz chanteuse Amy Winehouse has taken music by storm with her American debut Back To Black. Already huge overseas, Amy first got US ...

Teena Marie

Interview by Amy Linden, XXL, August 2006

THERE'S NEVER been a funkier white girl than Teena Marie. With hits like 'Lovergirl', 'Square Biz' and 'Fire and Desire' – a duet with former ...

The Notorious B.I.G.: Notorious B.I.G.: Forever

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, XXL, March 2012

It's been 15 years since the greatest rapper of all time, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G., was taken from hip-hop, but his legacy continues to loom large. ...

Lil' Kim Is The Baddest Girl Alive

Interview by Amy Linden, XXL, May 2000

NEW YORK CITY'S Central Park South is a mixture of dyed-in-the-wool, Waspy Manhattan mega bucks and the glitz of the nouveau notorious. Side by side ...

Chris Lighty, 1968-2012

Obituary by Amy Linden, XXL, September 2012

THE DEATH OF a young person evokes its own peculiar grief. And when that death is a suicide – grief mushrooms into something more painful ...

Charli Baltimore: No more drama

Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, XXL, April 2002

Refocused and full of determination, Charli says she's got what it takes to rock the mic right. B.I.G.'s former mistress, Ms. B-More, has returned to ...

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