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20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine
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20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine

By Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter, (@itsJamara) XXL Magazine, one of the most popular hip-hop publications in the country, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. With its release in 1997, the magazine has remained a pillar for hip-hop and has kept up that standard through its strong print circulation and notable Freshman Class list, to name…

15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death
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15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:15 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 Last Thursday, Aug. 25, marked the 15th year since the devastating loss of R&B star, Aaliyah Haughton. On August 25, 2001, the 22-year-old was killed after boarding a plane that crashed due to overloaded luggage. Along with eight others, Aaliyah boarded the…

Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint
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Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:52 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 After over four impossible years of waiting, music artist and songwriter Frank Ocean can finally cast away his 2016 nickname ‘Fake Ocean.’ Frank Ocean’s release of visual album “Endless” and LP “Blonde” (stylized as ‘Blond’), on August 19 and 20 respectively, elicited…