A staple in hip-hop media over two decades, XXL
commemorate their 20th anniversary this fall with a star-studded collection of covers. The magazine unveils 20 special edition covers for their celebratory issue, starring veteran artists and the new generation of shining stars. Diddy, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Gucci Mane and Snoop Dogg lead the way, while Wiz Khalifa, Future, Migos, Rae Sremmurd and Lil’ Uzi Vert also are given iconic covers shot by famed photographer Travis Shinn.
Run the Jewels, T.I., Cam’ron, Birdman, The LOX, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Pusha T, Tech N9ne and E-40 round out the final group of artists
. The 26 artists featured all have contributed to hip-hop’s culture, each making an impact in music, fashion and business. Starting in October, XXL
will release special video interviews and photos of each artist online. Fans can pickup the 20th anniversary special when it hit newsstands nationwide on Oct. 17.
Check out all 20 covers below.
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