May 19, 2023

Episode 6B: I’m on It


  1. “The Thrill” – Wiz Khalifa (2009)
  2. “Cop N Go” – Skyzoo feat. Maino, Sha Stimuli (2013)
  3. “I’m On It” – French Montana feat. Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey Hussle, Big Sean (2010)
  4. “A Dollar and a Dream II”  – J.Cole  (2011)
  5. “Trap Goin Ham”- Pill (2009)
  6. “Gone” – Donnis (2010)
  7. “The Kid Frankie” –  Wiz Khalifa (2010)


If the 2009 XXL Freshman cover was a celebration of the blogs, the 2010 edition was a significant crack in the blogs’ foundation. Space had never been a problem on the internet, but now, artists were no longer focused on being one in a million on; they wanted to be one of ten on the cover of a magazine.


  1. Cool Kids x Currensy x Jay Elect at DD172
  2. Curren$y Signs Deal With Warner Bros. – Rap Radar
  3. Papoose Signs to Jive Records – XXL
  4. J. Cole – “A Star is Born”
  5. Wale Signs With Interscope | HipHopDX
  6. Hashing It Out with Asher Roth – Hollywood Reporter
  7. Drake Signs With Lil Wayne’s Young Money Label | News | MTV