XXL is a monthly American hip-hop magazine, which was founded in 1997 by three former employees of The Source and published by Harris Publications. XXL has the former leader The Source now obsolete in the edition.
James Bernard, Robert Marriott and Reginald Dennis founded the magazine is a counterpart to their previous employers to create the The Source magazine. They criticized the influence of Ray " Benzino " Scott on the editorial part of the magazine and reproached him of personal benefit. As a senior editor in 1999 Elliott Wilson, also a former employee of The Source - set. 2006, published by the same publisher Scratch magazine was acquired by XXL and distributed to recruitment in 2007 as XXL Magazine presents scratch. After Wilson was released in 2008, took over Datwon Thomas, former editorial director of the King, whose items.
In the evaluation of music albums are the ratings of S, worst, awarded to XXL. Since 1997 got six albums out best at the first attempt. 14 more were awarded after a reassessment with XXL.