XXL Magazine is slated to release its first album this November with contributions from Eminem, 50 Cent, Trick Daddy and Fabolous among others.
The publication inked a deal with independent label Razor & Tie Entertainment to release the XXL Raps compilation. In addition to the previously mentioned artists, members of G-Unit and Terror Squad will also be featured on the CD. The record will be available in stores and through direct response commercials on TV.
"It has such good repertoire and XXL is becoming so prominent in the Hip-Hop world," stated Cliff Chenfield, co-owner of Razor & Tie.
Though XXL Raps will mark the mag's first album, the publication has diversified its portfolio into other strategic partnerships. XXL recently partnered with Slim's Shade 45 radio channel for a one time issue, XXL Presents Shade 45. With his Ego Trip collective, the mag's Editor-In-Chief, Elliot Wilson, has teamed up with VH1 to present Ego Trip's TV's Illest Minority Moments in 2003 and Race-O-Rama in early 2005.
XXL Magazine's XXL Raps is slated to hit stores November 15th.