For their last issue of 2013, XXL have decided to celebrate 40 years of hip hop by releasing 5 special covers paying homage to some of today’s rap icons.

Rappers Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, OutKast and LL Cool J all grace the front page of the issue hitting newsstands December 31st, which features additional stories on Nipsey Hussle, Isaiah Rashad, Young Scooter, Bun B and more.

See the other magazine covers below.

xxl snoop dogg cover

xxl outkast cover

xxl ll cool j cover

xxl lil wayne cover