XXL magazine is good.
But Wax Poetics magazine's Second Annual Hip-Hop Issue is essential reading.
** Interview with Just Blaze
** Interview with Percee P
** Feature on producer 9th Wonder teaching hip-hop history
** Bobby Byrd tribute by Alan Leeds
** Interview with dancehall king Barrington Levy
And so much more!
Cop it at your local newsstands/bookstores or online at the Giant Peach.