Drake & Nicki Minaj Cover XXL

Published: Wednesday 31st Mar 2010 by Sam

Young Money heavyweights Drake and Nicki Minaj feature on the cover of the May issue of XXL magazine. The cover’s strapline ‘The Rebirth of Rap Royalty’ is sure to get tongues wagging – especially since neither artist have even released their debut albums yet. Still, more power to them…I guess. {Spotted over at Young Money HQ}

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  1. ~Team Weezy~ March 31, 2010

    YaY!!!! Love them both! Glad that they are doing well for themselves while Wayne is in the pen! Loves Young Money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Carl March 31, 2010

    LETS GET IT!!!!!!!

  3. cool chick March 31, 2010

    Love Drake
    used to like Nicki but she has become way too weird for my tastes

    The cover looks great regardless i wish them BOTH success

  4. 12345 March 31, 2010

    Rihanna just broke another record, Rude Boy is the only song ever to get the most airplay 6 weeks in a row!

  5. curiousone March 31, 2010

    Expect a major setback with both releases, not being able to live up to the hype, i will be silent as the walls of truth fall hard on those in denial, Drake you have had your biggest hits and had the chance to win a Grammy that was a shoe-in but it is over and Lil Wayne is not out to save you.

  6. stan March 31, 2010

    neither has an album out, and they’re rap royalties?

    cmon now.

  7. Jp5892 March 31, 2010

    They look really old especially drizzy

  8. Ghetto Fab March 31, 2010

    This has got to be the dumbest s*** ever! Neither of these two have an album out. Can you say OVERHYPED! Both their new solo singles are horrible too. And can someone tell Nicki to please take the silly blonde wig off her head. You are not Lil Kim boo. I’ll wait for the official numbers of their albums and to actually hear it before saying anything else.

  9. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut March 31, 2010

    Drake looks very fake here, but it’s kinda s***. Nicki Mirage…lose the wig, b****. It’s not cute.

    Massive Attack is really starting to grow on me though, I can’t even front.

  10. Jp5892 March 31, 2010

    Yo is it just me or do drake and Obama look alike???

  11. KAMI March 31, 2010

    @GHETTOFAB –
    And who else would you prefer to be on the cover of XXL representing where hip hop is going right now? Both represent the new generation in their own right. Nicki is the new Trina/Lil Kim and Drake has this Kanye swag going on. He’s a pretty incredible lyricist.

    No one else in hip hop is this relevant right now in terms of ‘new blood.’
    XXL had to make a story.

    @12345 –
    How is that relevant to this article? :v

    @JP5 –
    I actually completely agree with you. I think that they photoshopped him extra hard to give him that ‘look’ I think.

  12. Gucci March 31, 2010

    I definitely think they are overhyped but i like both of them. UM, why are there even any other members of Young Money? All we need is Drake, Nicki, and Wayne. Those other rappers on that team must be pissed. I know I would be 🙂

    I wish them both the best of luck.

  13. Renae April 1, 2010

    Drake probably kind of glad Wayne gone away for a while (LOL).

  14. TeeTop April 1, 2010

    Why does Drake remind me of Barack Obama? lmao

  15. ImHighPrice April 1, 2010

    UMMM….Drake look like Obama’s long lost twin….just NO!

  16. AJ April 2, 2010

    Why does Drake look hella like Barack Obama in that pic?

  17. AZUL May 28, 2010

    THEY loook cute 2gethr they r dominatin the rap WORLD!!!!!

  18. HotLips September 8, 2010

    i love u drake but in this pic u look like u r cattoon but still adore u as 1of my best rapper az 4 u nicki sorry gal u dnt do for me

  19. quibids software April 9, 2013

    Usually I don’t write-up on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up quite forced me to do so! Thanks, really nice article.

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