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.color> and Nicole Scherzingercolor> with brand new photos and interviews inside. Also in this issue:
â€¢ T.I.color> 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.
â€¢ There’s more to Nicole Scherzingercolor> 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.
â€¢ You voted, now see who won. The winners of the 1st Annual Rap-Up Awardscolor> are revealed.
â€¢ Mary J. Bligecolor> on her new attitude and which R&B singers she’s feeling these days.
â€¢ Hitmaker Jermaine Dupricolor> discusses his dangerous lifestyle and working with Usher and Mariah.
â€¢ Lil’ Mamacolor> breaks down which beauty products you gotta have to stay fly.
â€¢ Cassidycolor> tells his story of how he escaped death and landed back on top.
â€¢ Wyclef Jeancolor> on getting shot, plunging toilets, and whether The Fugees will ever reunite.
â€¢ Ja Rulecolor> on his return to rap and the attack on hip-hop.
â€¢ Wu-Tang Clancolor> freestyles with Leonardo DiCaprio and makes history with the Beatles.
â€¢ We go on the set of 106 & Parkcolor> with hosts Terrence and Rocsi, bowling with B5color>, and sample celebrity scents with Paula DeAndacolor>.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Plus will.i.amcolor>, Beanie Sigelcolor>, David Bannercolor>, Tiffany Evanscolor>, Soulja Boycolor>, J. Holidaycolor>, and more!
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