Rap-Up December/January 2008 Issue Starring T.I. and Nicole Scherzinger

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An American Gangster and a Pussycat Doll come together for the covers of Rap-Up‘s December/January 2008 issue. The double cover features T.I. and Nicole Scherzinger with brand new photos and interviews inside. Also in this issue:

T.I. is no stranger to controversy. The rapper who’s currently under house arrest shares how he maintains his fast-paced lifestyle, his plans to marry and start a family with girlfriend Tiny, staying out of trouble, his friendship with Suge Knight and Jay-Z, and retiring from rap.
• There’s more to Nicole Scherzinger than her smoldering looks. The Pussycat Doll speaks about going solo, her admiration for Beyoncé and Gwen Stefani, getting up close and personal with T.I., being a nerd in college, and dealing with the paparazzi.
• You voted, now see who won. The winners of the 1st Annual Rap-Up Awards are revealed.
Mary J. Blige on her new attitude and which R&B singers she’s feeling these days.
• Hitmaker Jermaine Dupri discusses his dangerous lifestyle and working with Usher and Mariah.
Lil’ Mama breaks down which beauty products you gotta have to stay fly.
Cassidy tells his story of how he escaped death and landed back on top.
Wyclef Jean on getting shot, plunging toilets, and whether The Fugees will ever reunite.
Ja Rule on his return to rap and the attack on hip-hop.
Wu-Tang Clan freestyles with Leonardo DiCaprio and makes history with the Beatles.
• We go on the set of 106 & Park with hosts Terrence and Rocsi, bowling with B5, and sample celebrity scents with Paula DeAnda.
• You’ve seen the music videos, now get to know the faces behind the lenses. Meet directors Lil X, Ray Kay, Jessy Torrero, and Chris Robinson.
• Plus will.i.am, Beanie Sigel, David Banner, Tiffany Evans, Soulja Boy, J. Holiday, and more!

The issue is on sale at newsstands nationwide starting this week. Get your copy at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, Safeway, Vons, select 7-Elevens, and newsstands, or purchase the issue online. You can also subscribe online.

Click here to preview the issue.

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  1. rap-up-player


    belive or not..i thought snoop/nicole….but then i was like nicole flopped yo yall wont put her on the cover that why i said rihanna although she straigth pop…..good covers.

  2. rubyspirit

    Fly preview .. although I don’t see Wu-Tang Clan’s article there …. About time you have them in the magazine. I’ll look of it.

    And make a note, Tha RZA should be best producer in 2008.

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    B5!!!LOVE THEM!

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    do you know what is the first? i`ve the new album at my blog…

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