Watch: XXL Magazine 2013 Freshman Cover Shoot


It may come as a shock to some but putting together a magazine cover is no easy feat. It’s hours and hours of taking countless pictures in hopes of leaving with that perfect shot that will sell copies. Now try that with 10 rappers.

XXL Magazine are back at it with their annual Freshman cover shoot and this year saw them capturing the swagged up styles of rappers Logic, Dizzy Wright, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Trinidad James, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Kirko Bangz and Angel Haze. The top secret shoot, which wasn’t just a photo shoot, doubled as a gargantuan editorial including, individual shoots, interviews for print and the net and performances for the online mag as well. Check out all the organised, cloak and dagger chaos that went down:

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