XXL Magazine Says Farewell To Print Edition

After more than 17 years, XXL magazines will no longer be in book stores and magazine stands. The Harris Publications property, which at one time, was the leading print Hip-Hop publication announced today (September 22) that it will be available exclusively in digital format, at XXLMag.com.


The Manhattan-based magazine, which once published monthly, has been bi-monthly for more than a year.

The New York Post reported a statement by Harris’ President Officer Ben Wilson, “We incubated something digitally, but the Townsquare people can take it to the next level with their digital expertise.”

Over the 17 years, XXL was instrumental in the careers of 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, and Nipsey Hussle, among many others. The magazine was created by a staff of former Source editors, including founding E.I.C Reginald C. Dennis.

Vanessa Satten, XXL‘s current Editor-in-Chief, has been an executive on the editorial team since 1998. For nearly a decade, Elliott Wilson (now of RapRadar.com and RESPECT) was at the magazine’s helm.

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