HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
Cam’ron Upholds His Lyrical Ingenuity on ‘The Program’ Mixtape
Rap fans' prayers have been answered with the release of 'The Program,' Cam’s first solo project in three years.
Ty Dolla Sign Raises the Bar on ‘Beach House 3′ Album
'Beach House 3' truly is Ty Dolla $ign’s best work to date.
Wu-Tang Clan Keep the Momentum Going on ‘The Saga Continues’ Album
'The Saga Continues,' the Wu-Tang Clan's seventh official studio album, finds all living members reuniting to touch the mic with the exception of U-God.
Gucci Mane Shares His Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs on ‘Mr. Davis’ Album
On his new album 'Mr. Davis,' the rapper proves that the man behind the icy jewelry and bravado is just as valuable to hip-hop culture as Gucci Mane himself.
Juicy J Embraces Hip-Hop’s New Generation on ‘Highly Intoxicated’ Mixtape
By sharing the spotlight with rap's newest talent and even letting a new wave duo from New Orleans executive produce an entire tape, Juicy J gives a much greater offering to hip hop as a whole.
Macklemore Makes Formative Return With ‘Gemini’ Album
Macklemore's 'Gemini' might not have the colossal tracks that filled his previous albums but as a full body of work, he proves his worth as a rap dignitary.
Lil Uzi Vert Mixes Passion With Pain on ‘Luv Is Rage 2′ Album
The songs are catchy, the beats are hot and Uzi gives a vocal performance that redefines the term rap rock star.
Madeintyo Takes a Step in the Right Direction With ‘True’s World’ EP
An explicit ode to his fiancée, references to his son and an increased sense of “let’s get this money” makes his story more relatable than most on 'True’s World.'
20 of the Best Lyrics From Lil B’s ‘Black Ken’ Mixtape
In honor of Lil B's new release, XXL highlights the best lyrics from his new mixtape 'Black Ken.'
Fashawn Opens His Eyes to America’s Ills on ‘Manna’ EP
With more than a decade in the rap game, most of which being tucked away from the spotlight, Fashawn finds himself as honest and comfortable as ever on 'Manna.'