Jayson Rodriguez

On Dec. 3, Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr. took over Hyde nightclub in Hollywood, Calif. to preview his eighth album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head for fans, friends, and industry tastemakers alike. Introducing each track from his own laptop, T.I. told the story behind almost every record, but there was something different about his demeanor.

The annual XXL Magazine Freshman list is guaranteed  to generate discussion, unleash hate and expose sensitive rappers that need hugs. XXL editors Vanessa Satten (Editor In Chief), Jayson Rodriguez (Executive Editor) and Carl Chery (Digital Content Director) visited Hot 97’s morning show and discussed the process behind who made the cover, how they tried to […]