Rappers and the 2016 Presidential Election: Was Hip-Hop Woke Enough?
Were rappers woke enough during the 2016 presidential election?
Saba Proves He’s a Rising Star With Big Plans for Pivot Gang
Saba's known for melodic flows and cadences, but his skills as a producer have also put him on the map.
Rob Stone Rides the Wave of “Chill Bill” Success Moving Into Debut Album
As Rob Stone prepares for a solo debut album his "Chill Bill" success is still paying off.
Playboi Carti Prepares to Show You the Way With New Mixtape
After his SoundCloud success, Playboi Carti prepares to show you the way with his new mixtape.
Travis Scott Searches for Happiness While Creating His ‘AstroWorld’ Album
Travis Scott is just an artist trying to thrive and survive, and continues to search for happiness while creating his third album, AstroWorld.
Travis Scott Covers XXL Magazine’s Winter 2016 Issue
After having a remarkable year, Travis Scott lands on the cover of XXL's Winter 2016 issue.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Taps Hip-Hop’s Biggest Names for ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’
Hip-hop-inspired musicals are nothing new, but Lin-Manuel Miranda changed the game with his Broadway play, 'Hamilton.' Now the rapping thespian is continuing his momentum with 'The Hamilton Mixtape' featuring rap’s biggest names.
Dave Chappelle’s Hilarious, But Thought-Provoking Conversation With Kanye West, Common and…
M-1, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Sticman and Common all take part in the talk with Dave Chappelle, originally featured in XXL magazine's 2004 issue.
Lil Kim and Foxy Brown: The Thelma and Louise Tale That Never Was
Lil Kim and Foxy Brown's beef was almost squashed on June 2, 2013. The reason behind their rivalry has never been examined, until now.
Lil Kim Shares Untold Stories About the Making of Her Debut Album ‘Hard Core’
Lil Kim takes a look back at the making of her debut album and how it catapulted her from local Brooklyn rapper to a global hip-hop icon.