HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
PnB Rock Went From Singing in a Cell to Killing It Onstage
PnB Rock shows and proves why his distinct sound will make him famous.
5 of the Most Infamous Murder-Related Cases Rappers Faced
Here are five of the most infamous murder-related cases that rappers have had to face.
Mike Tyson Remembers Tupac Shakur, Talks About His Show ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ and More
We chopped it up with Mike Tyson and talked Tupac Shakur, today’s music, new Brooklyn rapper Desiigner and what the boxing champ’s been listening to lately.
Zoey Dollaz Climbs to the Top After Joining Future’s Freebandz
With tracks like "Blow A Check" and "Couches," Zoey Dollaz is carving out a place for himself in hip-hop.
French Montana Lands on the Cover of XXL’s First Digital Issue
French Montana lands on the cover of XXL's very first digital issue. Find out what the Moroccan-born, Bronx-bred rapper has to say about his forthcoming album, 'MC4,' his come-up and rising to the top.
Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le’Veon Bell Takes His Skills From the Football Field to …
All-Pro Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is one of the top 20 players in the NFL. Now he's taking his skills from the football field to the studio.
Bump J Discusses How Prison Has Affected Him and Chicago’s New Hip-Hop Scene
Bump J was about to be the next big thing ‘til the street life caught up with him. After six and a half years in prison, he's figuring out what’s next.
Madeintyo Turns an Uber Anthem Into a Giant Stepping-Stone
Uber has rapper Madeintyo to thank for crafting an unofficial turn-up anthem for their riders. Find out more about the rising rapper in XXL Magazine's Show & Prove interview.
Joey Badass, Raury and Dizzy Wright Discuss the Impact ‘The Four Agreements’ Has on Their …
Many of today's rappers have found solace in the famed new age book, 'The Four Agreements.' We spoke with former XXL Freshmen Joey Bada$$, Dizzy Wright, Raury and author, Don Miguel Ruiz about the book's influence in hip-hop.