Black Hippy Covers XXL

TDE stars Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock lead Oct/Nov issue.

Posted: 10/16/2013 03:00 PM EDT

Rap's "illest crew" covers the October/November issue of XXL magazine.

Black Hippy members Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock rep for Top Dawg Entertainment on the mag's fall installment, shot by photographer Jonathon Manion. 

Over the last year TDE has expanded into a viable music entity, recently adding Tennessee spitter Isaiah Rashad and singer SZA to its roster. The cover story delves deeper into the imprint's collective success and the Black Hippy crew's solo feats, like Lamar's meteoric rise.

Elsewhere in the issue, Big Sean speaks on Hall of Fame and plots his next move, Chance the Rapper breaks down his guest verse on "You Song" from Lil Wayne's Dedication 5 mixtape; and Outkast commemorates the 10th anniversary of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below with Big Boi and Andre 3000 discussing the impact of their Grammy Award-winning double-disc and their Aquemini debut, released 15 years ago.    

The new XXL issue hits stands Oct. 29.

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(Photo: XXL Magazine, November 2013)

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