It may not feel like it, but if XXL Magazine was a person it would be a college sophomore/junior now.
Launched in 1997, the venerable magazine is celebrating its twentieth year of existence with a special edition of the magazine, featuring “twenty artists at the top of their game” on twenty different covers.
These artists include 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Wiz Khalifa, Cam’ron, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, Future, T.I., Fabolous, Rae Sremmurd, Birdman, Run The Jewels, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Tech N9ne, E-40 and The LOX.
“The 26 rappers featured on these 20 covers represent XXL’s mission from the very beginning: to deliver hip-hop on a higher level,” the magazine says. “From the start of these artists’ careers, to the bumps in the road, to the chart-topping wins, to the genre-defining albums and much more, XXL has been there to capture the biggest moments of their careers.”
On top of the covers, XXL will also release commemorative video interviews and photos as well. The issue(s) release October 17th.