XXL Magazine is a leading voice in hip-hop since 1997, XXL delivers the latest hip-hop music, news and features to a highly engaged urban audience in print and online. Writing on a pitch and assignment basis for the digital site, as well as assisting with proofreading for the print publication.

Freelance Writer June 2016-present 

Cardi B Avoids Arrest by Showing Up for Assault Case Court Date, December 7, 2018.
Ski Mask The Slump God and Juice Wrld’s ‘Evil Twins’ Project to Arrive in 2019, December 7, 2018.
Cuban Doll Talked to Cardi B About Offset Cheating Rumors, December 7, 2018.
Blueface Confirms New Songs With Drake And Quavo, December 7, 2018.
Drake, Cardi B and More Earn Album of the Year Nomination for 2019 Grammy Awards, December 7, 2018.
Kanye West, Pharrell and Boi-1da Nominated for Producer of the Year at 2019 Grammy Awards, December 7, 2018.
Travis Scott, Mac Miller and More Earn Best Rap Album Nomination for 2019 Grammy Awards, December 7, 2018.
Tory Lanez Claps Back at The Game's Comments About Tupac Shakur Comparisons, December 6, 2018.
Wiz Khalifa Earns One of 25 Singles to Be Certified Diamond by RIAA, December 6, 2018.
XXXTentacion's Mother Sues His Half-Sister for Claiming His Murder Was Inside Job, December 6, 2018.
Derez De'Shon "By the Scale": Listen to Motivational New Song, December 6, 2018.
Meek Mill Says Drake Shouldn’t Have Expected Pusha-T to ‘Follow Rules’ in Rap Battle, December 5, 2018.
T-Pain Files $1 Million Lawsuit Against Former Manager, December 5, 2018.
Kanye West Seems to Defend XXXTentacion on Song From Leaked 'Skins' Album, December 5, 2018.
Kyle “Hey Julie” Featuring Lil Yachty: Listen to New Lighthearted Song, December 5, 2018.
Ariana Grande May Be Working on New Song About Mac Miller, December 5, 2018.
Token’s New Album Features Tech N9ne, IDK and Bas, December 4, 2018.
Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte Recordings Unearthed for Rostrum Records’ ‘Top Shelf 1988’, December 4, 2018.
Wifisfuneral and Robb Banks Unveil ‘Connected’ Album Tracklist, December 4, 2018.
Meek Mill “Going Bad” Featuring Drake: Listen to Their First Song Together After Beef, November 30, 2018.
Chance The Rapper Drops Two New Songs “The Man Who Has Everything” and “My Own Thing” With Joey Purp, November 30, 2018.
Jay-Z Shoots Down Claims He Dissed Kanye West on Meek Mill's "What's Free", November 30, 2018.
Mac Miller Performs Alternative Version of "Dunno" in Spotify Singles Session, November 30, 2018.
The Internet Reacts to Jay-Z's Kanye Line on Meek Mill's "What's Free", November 30, 2018.
Juicy J Hints at New Gig as President of Columbia Records, November 29, 2018.
Asian Doll’s New Song “Talk” Sparks Walk Challenge, November 29, 2018.
Travis Scott Accused by Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee of Ripping Off Stage Designs, November 29, 2018.
Offset Teases Possible Collaborative Album With Cardi B, November 29, 2018.
Jay-Z Scores Legal Victory in Trademark Dispute Case, November 29, 2018.
Mike Will Made-It, Young Thug and Swae Lee Perform “Fate” on ’The Tonight Show’, November 28, 2019.
Travis Scott "Sicko Mode (Remix)": Listen to Skrillex's New Version of the 'Astroworld' Track, November 28, 2019.
LL Cool J Files Trademark Lawsuit Over “Rock The Bells”, November 28, 2019.
Lil Durk Says He Stays Away From Doing 6ix9ine-Style Instagram Antics, November 28, 2019.
Mac Miller's Hilarious Parody Instagram Account Surfaces, November 28, 2019.
December 2018 New Music Releases, November 27, 2018.
Azealia Banks Shades Iggy Azalea for Promoting Flat Tummy Tea, November 27, 2018.
Dame Dash and Director Lee Daniels Settle $5 Million Lawsuit Over Movie Loan, November 27, 2018.
6ix9ine's Former Booking Agency Will File Defamation Lawsuit if He Doesn't Issue Public Apology, November 21, 2018.
Takeoff Performs “Last Memory” on ‘The Tonight Show’, November 21, 2018.
The Notorious B.I.G.'s Childhood Block Could Be Named After Him Soon, November 21, 2018.
Meek Mill Partners With Foot Locker and Tidal for 'Championships' Album Release, November 21, 2018.
Vic Mensa Shares New EP Release Date and New Song “Dark Things”, November 21, 2018.
Earl Sweatshirt Shares Release Date for New Project, November 20, 2018.
Iggy Azalea Lands Global Recording Partnership With Empire, November 20, 2018. 
Cardi B Celebrates Copping Her Mom a Dream Home, November 20, 2018.
Boosie BadAzz to Release New Blues Album, November 20, 2018.
Joyner Lucas Challenges Tory Lanez to a Rap Battle, November 20, 2018.
2 Chainz Drops Two New Songs "Hot Wings" and "Girl's Best Friend", November 16, 2018.
XXXTentacion and Lil Pump "Arms Around You" Video Featuring Maluma & Swae Lee: Watch, November 16, 2018.  
Iggy Azalea Claims She Signed $2.7 Million Deal and Owns Her Masters, November 16, 2018
J. Stalin “Nightmare on 10th Street Pt. 2” Video: Watch Rapper Channel Freddy Krueger, November 16, 2018.
Young Thug Released From Jail, November 15, 2018.
The Weeknd Hit With Copyright Lawsuit for 'Starboy' Comic Book, November 15, 2018.
Gucci Mane “I’m Not Goin’” Video Featuring Kevin Gates: Watch Rappers Hit Up Empty Church, November 15, 2018.
J.I.D’s ‘DiCaprio 2’ Album Features J. Cole, 6lack and More, November 15, 2018.
Nelly Sued for Alleged Sexual Assault After England Concert, November 15, 2018.
Black Thought Shares ‘Streams of Thought Vol. 2’ Project Release Date and Cover Art, November 15, 2018.
Meek Mill Previews New Cardi B Song from Upcoming Album, November 15, 2018.
Wale Claims Tomi Lahren Is Threatened by the Power of Black Women, November 14, 2018.
Ghostface Killah Preps 'The Ghost Files' Remix Double Album, November 14, 2018.
The Boy Illinois Preps New Album, November 14, 2018.
6ix9ine Avoids Jail Time After Pleading Guilty in Officer Assault Case, November 14, 2018.
Yung Miami Faces Further Backlash for Saying She Doesn't Want Her Son to Be Gay, November 14, 2018.
Snoop Dogg to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, November 14, 2018.
Lil Jon Opens Second School in Ghana, November 13, 2018. 
Cardi B, T.I. and Chance The Rapper Will Be Judges on Netflix’s First Music Competition Series, November 13, 2018. 
Ski Mask The Slump God, Ugly God and More to Appear on Reggie Mills’ ‘Plug Talk’ EP, November 13, 2018.
Waka Flocka Flame Wants to End Beef With Gucci Mane, November 13, 2018.
Post Malone, 21 Savage, Juice Wrld and More Named to Forbes' 2019 30 Under 30 List, November 13, 2018. 
Boosie BadAzz Claims He Once Saw Two Demons While Smoking Angel Dust, November 13, 2018.
Birdman and Jacquees share ‘Lost at Sea 2’ Tracklist and Release Date
, November 9, 2018.
Cardi B to Perform at Pre-2019 Super Bowl Music Festival, November 9, 2018.
XXXTentacion's Estate Shares 'Skins' Album Release Date, November 9, 2018.
Pharrell Will Appear on 'Creed II' Soundtrack, November 9, 2018.
Ski Mask The Slump God’s “Catch Me Outside” Certified Gold, November 9, 2018.
XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Declared Mentally Competent to Stand Trial, November 9, 2018.
Anderson .Paak Freestyle: Watch Rapper Drop Bars Over Junior Mafia's "Get Money", November 8, 2018.
Young Thug Returns to Jail for Failing Drug Test, November 8, 2018.
Earl Sweatshirt “Nowhere2go”: Listen to Experimental New Song, November 8, 2018.
DaBaby Confirms Involvement in Deadly Walmart Shooting, November 8, 2018.
Peewee Longway Shares ‘State of the Art’ Album Tracklist Featuring Quavo and More, November 7, 2018.
Ja Rule Accuses 50 Cent of Tearing Down People of Color, November 7, 2018.
Currensy Welcomes a Baby Boy, November 7, 2018.
Adidas CEO Says the Brand Signs Up for Kanye West's Creative Work Not His Statements, November 7, 2018.
Drake Honors Late Fan With Scorpion Vest Stitching, November 7, 2018.
Ice Cube and LL Cool J Team Up to Buy Sports TV Station, November 7, 2018.
President Trump Claims He Doesn't Know Lil Jon Despite Rapper Starring on 'The Celebrity Apprentice’, November 7, 2018.
Earl Sweatshirt Teases New Music, November 6, 2018.
Lil Xan Admits He Relapsed in His Battle With Addiction, November 6, 2018.
Gucci Mane Shares 'Evil Genius' Release Date and Tracklist With 21 Savage, Quavo and More, November 6, 2018.
Future May Have Another Child on the Way, November 6, 2018.
Frank Ocean to Give Away Free Merch to Fans that Vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections, November 6, 2018.
50 Cent Thinks His Ja Rule Beef Won't End Until One of Them is Gone, November 6, 2018.
J.I.D Previews New 'DiCaprio 2' Song With J. Cole, November 2, 2018.
Tee Grizzley's 'Still My Moment' Project Tracklist Includes Features From Chance The Rapper, Quavo and More, November 2, 2018.
Tupac Shakur's Bullet-Dented Medallion and Handwritten Lyrics Donated to Temple University, November 2, 2018.
Post Malone Sells Out First Crocs Collaboration in 10 Minutes, November 2, 2018.
ASAP Rocky “F**k Sleep” Video Featuring FKA Twigs: Watch Rapper Smash Cars, November 2, 2018.
Slick Rick Shares First New Song in a Decade With Special 30th Anniversary Edition of His Debut Album, November 2, 2018.
J.I.D Shares ‘DiCaprio 2’ Album Cover and Release Date, November 1, 2018.
Finese2Tymes Wants to Withdraw Guilty Plea After Arrest for Weapon Possession, November 1, 2018.
Ski Mask The Slump God Shares Title and Inspiration for New Album, November 1, 2018.
Sheck Wes Performs "Mo Bamba" on 'The Tonight Show' Starring Jimmy Fallon, November 1, 2018.
YBN Cordae Bodies Freestyle Over Kanye West and Lil Pump’s “I Love It” Beat, October 31, 2018.
Candace Owens Apologizes to Kanye West After Rapper Distances Himself From Blexit Merch, October 31, 2018.
Joey Badass Hints at New Album, October 31, 2018.
Gucci Mane, Kodak Black and Bruno Mars “Wake Up in the Sky” Video: Watch Rappers Pop Champagne, October 31, 2018.
Lil Wop 'Wopavelli 4' Mixtape: Listen to New Songs With Production From ChaseTheMoney and More, October 31, 2018.
Happy Birthday, J.I.D!, October 31, 2018.
Mariahlynn Claims Nicki Minaj’s Barbz Beat Up Her Mother, October 30, 2018.
Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower" Debuts in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart's Top 10, October 30, 2018.
Nicki Minaj Calls for Positivity After Social Media Battle With Cardi B, October 30, 2018.
BlocBoy JB ‘Don’t Think That’ Mixtape: Listen to New Tracks With Lil Uzi Vert and HoodRich Pablo Juan, October 30, 2018.
Meek Mill “Dangerous” Video Featuring Jeremih and PnB Rock: Watch Rappers Flex Their Racks, October 30, 2018.
Black Eyed Peas' ‘Masters of the Sun’ Album Tracklist Features Nas and More, October 23, 2018.
BlocBoy JB Shares ‘Don’t Think That’ Mixtape Release Date, October 23, 2018.
Kanye West Donates $73,500 to Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia, October 23, 2018.
Joey Purp and RZA Perform “Godbody Pt. 2” on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, October 23, 2018.
Cardi B and Rich The Kid Perform at New York City Bar Mitzvahs on the Same Night, October 23, 2018.
Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” Video: Watch Animated Clip from New ‘Spider-Man’ Movie, October 18, 2018.
Lil Yachty Partners with Disney and Beats by Dre to Reveal Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary Edition Headphones, October 18, 2018.
Lil Peep “Cry Alone” Video: Watch Footage of Late Rapper in a Hotel Room, October 18, 2018.
Kodak Black Wants Kim Kardashian to Hit Him Up in Light of Kanye West’s Recent Behavior, October 18, 2018.
Chief Keef’s Motion to Dismiss Drug Charges Denied by Judge, October 18, 2018.
Lil Wayne's Ex-Wife Toya Wright Doesn't Want Their Daughter Reginae Carter to Date Rappers, October 17, 2018.
Arrest of 12-Year-Old ‘Ellen Show’ Rapper Lil C-Note Sparks Outrage, October 17, 2018. 
Cardi B Shuts Down Rumors About New Music Dissing Nicki Minaj, October 17, 2018. 
Joyner Lucas Collaboration With Eminem on ‘ADHD’ Project, October 17, 2018. 
Post Malone Goes Undercover as Record Store Employee to Fundraise for Nonprofit Organization, October 17, 2018.
YG and Playboi Carti Star in 4Hunnid’s 2018 Late to School Campaign, October 16, 2018. 
T.I. “The Weekend” Video Featuring Young Thug: See the Rappers Ward Off Robbery Attempt, October 16, 2018.
Post Malone and Swae Lee Tease “Sunflower” Collaboration, October 16, 2018.
Eminem Performs “Venom” From the Top of the Empire State Building on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, October 16, 2018.
T.I. Wants to Turn Buildings in Gentrified Areas Into Affordable Housing in Atlanta, October 12, 2018.
‘Kanye West Is Not Picasso’ Poem Debuts in Singer Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous Book, October 12, 2018.
Skinnyfromthe9 Shares New Freestyle From Jail, October 12, 2018.
Stro Signs New Deal With Mass Appeal, Drops Trailer For Nice 2 Meet You, Again EP, October 12, 2018.
Amir Obe ‘Can’t Be A__Here: Chapter 2′ EP: Listen to Three New Featureless Songs, October 12, 2018.
Bad Bunny "Mia" Featuring Drake: Listen to New Spanish Language Collaboration, October 11, 2018.
Yo Gotti’s Collective Music Group Label Affiliate Sentenced to 10 to 14 Years for Hotel Shooting, October 11, 2018.
Phora’s Los Angeles Meet and Greet Ends in Injuries and a Stampede After Police Show Up, October 11, 2018.
Wifisfuneral Teases ‘Leave Me the F**k Alone’ EP, October 11, 2018.
Fabolous Indicted on Domestic Violence Charges by Grand Jury, October 10, 2018 .
Petition Calls for Method Man and Redman to Be Cast in ‘How High 2′ , October 10, 2018. 
ScHoolboy Q, G-Eazy, Tyga and More Read Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, October 10, 2018. 
6ix9ine Threatened With Jail Time by Judge for Missing Court Date, October 10, 2018. 
LL Cool J Nominated for 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class, October 9, 2018. 
Offset Beefs With Joe Budden Over His Comments About Cardi B, October 9, 2018. 
A3C Festival Issues Additional Statement About Stampede During Lil Wayne’s Set, October 9, 2018.
50 Cent and Hot 97’s Ebro Darden Trade Shots on Twitter Over Ongoing Radio Ban, October 9, 2018.
12 Rappers Who Have Unusual Pets, March 29, 2018. 
25 Rappers’ Kids You Should Be Following on Instagram, March 21, 2018. 
24 of the Biggest Chains Worn by Rappers, March 12, 2018.
20 Times Kanye West Showed Love to Chicago in His Lyrics, January 22, 2018.
10 Wildest Hip-Hop Moments of 2017, December 21, 2017.
RJMrLA and DJ Mustard Link for Joint Album ‘The Ghetto’, December 15, 2017.
Joe Budden Welcomes His Second Child, December 15, 2017.
Childish Major Recruits DRAM and More for Debut Album ‘Woosah’, December 15, 2017.
Boosie BadAzz Releases New ‘BooPac’ Album, December 15, 2017. 
Drake Jokes He Got Stood Up by Angelina Jolie in Hilarious Photo, December 15, 2017. 
Former Model Keri Claussen Khalighi Claims Russell Simmons Apologized Privately for Sexual Misconduct, November 22, 2017.
Migos' 'Culture 2' Album Drops in Early 2018, November 22, 2017.
Boston George Drops ‘Blow Talk’ Mixtape Featuring Jeezy and More, November 22, 2017.
Stream Mick Jenkins’ New Mixtape ‘Or More; The Anxious’, November 22, 2017.
Stormzy Apologizes for Old Homophobic Tweets, November 22, 2017.
Busta Rhymes Has a New Fan Obsession With Janet Jackson After Seeing Her in Concert for the First Time, November 22, 2017.
Post Malone and 21 Savage Drop Brutal and Bloody "Rockstar" Video, November 22, 2017.
‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels Thinks America Has Finally Shaken Its Stigma of Gay Rappers, November 21, 2017.
DRAM and Trippie Redd Are Surrounded by Heavenly Bodies in “Ill Nana” Video, November 21, 2017.
Madeintyo Previews New Music in Visual Collaboration With Artist Distortedd, November 21, 2017.
Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Is Hospitalized After Canceling Saint Pablo Tour, November 21, 2017. 
Amber Rose Beats Emotional Distress Lawsuit Filed by Wiz Khalifa’s Mother, November 21, 2017.
Cardi B Name-Drops Juvenile in Preview of New Song, November 21, 2017.
20 Memorable Hip-Hop Duos We Miss, October 25, 2017.
G-Eazy and Cardi B Perform “No Limit” on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, September 27, 2017.
50 Cent’s “Many Men” Was Originally a Nas Song, September 27, 2017.
GameOva Reedy Upset She Hasn’t Benefitted From Originating ‘For the D*!k’ Challenge, September 27, 2017.
Kendrick Lamar Joins SZA to Perform “Doves in the Wind” in Los Angeles, September 27, 2017.
21 Savage and YoungBoy Never Broke Again Are Going on Tour, September 27, 2017.
Taylor Swift Sends Flowers to Cardi B for Hitting No. 1 With “Bodak Yellow”, September 27, 2017.
24hrs Drops New Gangsta Grillz Mixtape ’12 AM in Atlanta’, September 26, 2017.
Jidenna Voices Support for NFL and NBA in Wake of Donald Trump’s Divisive Commentary, September 26, 2017.
Woman Claims She Was Raped at The Weeknd Concert in Ohio, September 26, 2017.
Cardi B Does Her Own “For the D*#k” Challenge, September 26, 2017.
Azealia Banks Calls Cardi B a Poor Man’s Nicki Minaj, September 26, 2017.
50 Cent Thinks We Should Get Rid of Donald Trump, September 26, 2017.
Tyga and UFC Ring Girl Arianny Celeste Spark Dating Rumors, September 25, 2017.
Dame Dash Thinks ‘4:44’ Proves Jay-Z Is Still Taking Advice From Him, September 25, 2017.
Some of Eminem’s Royalties Are Available for Public Investing, September 25, 2017.
Universal Hip-Hop Museum Is Finally Getting a Home in The Bronx, September 25, 2017.
Migos Will Be First Guests on MTV’s ‘TRL’ Reboot, September 25, 2017.
Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada to Perform at 2017 Day for Night Festival, September 22, 2017.
Stream DJ Kay Slay’s ‘The Big Brother’ Album Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gates and More, September 22, 2017.
Wu-Tang Clan Drop ‘The Saga Continues’ Album Cover and Tracklist, New Song “Lesson Learn’d”, September 22, 2017.
Logic Performs ‘1-800-273-8255′ With Alessia Cara on ‘Ellen’, September 22, 2017.
Stream Lecrae’s New Album ‘All Things Work Together’, September 22, 2017. 
Hear A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s New Song “Say A'”, September 22, 2017.
Jay-Z and Beyonce Will Not Headline Hurricane Benefit Concert in New York, September 21, 2017.
Nickelback Vocals Added to Post Malone and 21 Savage’s New Song “Rockstar”, September 21, 2017.
Comedian Roadman Shaq Releases Official Version of “Man’s Not Hot” Song, September 21, 2017.
SZA: Jay-Z Told Me He Thought I Was a Fluke, September 21, 2017.
Ty Dolla Sign Shares ‘Beach House 3’ Album Cover, Release Date, September 20, 2017.
Nicki Minaj Declares Her Next Album Will Be the Start of a More Epic Era, September 20, 2017.
Vic Mensa Joins Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour, September 20, 2017.
Photos of Drake in Wheelchair, Akon Get Included in New York City Parks Department Proposal, September 20, 2017.
10 Hip-Hop Parody Twitter Accounts You Don’t Want to Get Fooled By, September 19, 2017.
21 Hip-Hop Project’s Biggest First-Week Sales in 2017 (So Far), XXLMag.com, September 12, 2017.
Watch Jay-Z’s Footnotes for Every Video He’s Dropped From ‘4:44′ Album So Far, XXLMag.com, August 16, 2017.
Nitty Scott’s New Album ‘Creature’ Is a Rebirth, Revolution and Must-Listen, XXLMag.com, August 11, 2017.
20 of French Montana's Best Guest Verses, XXLMag.com, July 31, 2017.
Everything You Need to Know About Eminem's New Album, XXLMag.com, July 20, 2017.
10 Rappers Who Have Deleted Their Social Media, XXLMag.com, May 29, 2017.
30 of 50 Cent's Best Moments on TV, XXLMag.com, May 16, 2017.
7 Rappers Who Think Kendrick Lamar Is One of the Best Rappers Alive, XXLMag.com, May 1, 2017.
‘LDN’ Documentary Gives an Inside Look at London’s Rap Scene, XXLMag.com, April 18, 2017.
21 Rappers Who Clap Back at Fans on Social Media, April 13, 2017, XXLMag.com.
20 Rappers You Need to See at 2017 SXSW, March 8, 2017, XXLMag.com.
Here’s a Timeline of Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj’s Beef, March 6, 2017, XXLMag.com.
8ky Discusses Entering a New Consciousness After Leaving LMFAO Behind, XXLMag.com, October 7, 2016.
Watch These 10 Actors Spit a Freestyle, XXLMag.com, September 27, 2016.
20 Times Rappers Showed Love to Phil Collins, XXLMag.com, September 26, 2016.
Rappers Share the Stage More Than Ever During Summer Sixteen, XXLMag.com, September 15, 2016.
10 Times Artists Covered A 2Pac Song, XXLMag.com, September 2, 2016.
7 Times Rappers Defended Their Wives, XXLMag.com, September 1, 2016.
20 Times Tyga Excessively Spent Money He Might Not Have, XXLMag.com, August 12, 2016.
21 Times Rappers Provided the Soundtrack to TV Commercials, XXLMag.com, July 19, 2016.
10 Rappers Dealing With Their Disgruntled Exes Over the Years, XXLMag.com, July 11, 2016.
20 Sex Scandals in Hip-Hop, XXLMag.com, June 29, 2016.
20 Times Rappers Experienced an Awkward Interview, XXLMag.com, June 27, 2016.