It’s Big Sean time. In honor of his new collabo EP, Twenty88, with Def Jam Recordings labelmate Jhene Aiko and a new solo album on the way, the Detroit MC is about to take over hip-hop, again.

To kick off his rollout, XXL’s Spring 2016 issue features Big Sean on the cover with an exclusive interview discussing his life as a rap star, a status he’s reached after grinding hard over the past five years. The story looks back at the trials and tribulations Sean has faced during his journey to the top while also looking ahead at what is to come for the G.O.O.D. Music star.

Besides Big Sean, this new issue of XXL features interviews with Flatbush Zombies, Plies, Anderson .Paak, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Macklemore, Lira Galore and much more. The magazine will be available on stands nationwide on April 19. Check back at for more hip-hop on a higher level.

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