HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
J.I.D’s Years of Hard Work Have Finally Paid Off by Sticking to His Roots
J.I.D is known for being organic and sticking to his roots. Now, his hard work has finally paid off.
Happy Birthday, Afrika Bambaataa!
Today, April 17, marks the birthday of hip-hop pioneer, Afrika Bambaataa.
Happy Birthday, Redman!
Today, April 17, marks the birthday of the legendary Redman.
Do People Want Nicki Minaj to Be a Villain?
Hip-hop Moments of Clarity takes on the Cardi B and Nicki Minaj cold war.
What “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” Tell Us About Nicki Minaj’s Fourth Album
The return of Mixtape Nicki.
What Will Kanye West’s Next Album Sound Like?
The XXL staff and Wayno discuss Tupac Shakur, Fabolous and Kanye West on the 'Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity' podcast.
15 Hip-Hop Songs That Reference Maya Angelou
The late activist and literary icon would've been 90 today.
Is Quality Control Music the Next Rap Dynasty?
The XXL staff and Wayno discuss Migos, Cardi B and QC on the 'Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity' podcast.
Vote for the 10th Spot in the 2018 XXL Freshman Class
2018 XXL Freshman is almost here. Before the annual Freshman Class cover is revealed, it's time to cast your vote for the 10th spot.
Will Jeezy Really Retire From Music After His ‘Thug Motivation 104′ Album?
The XXL staff and Wayno discuss Jeezy's alleged final album on 'Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity' podcast.