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.
Hollow Da Don Is Still One of the Biggest Names in Battle Rap
Over a decade in the game and Hollow Da Don is still one of the leaders in battle rap. Here, the 32-year-old shares his story.
Murda Mook Thanks Q-Tip for Encouraging Him to Stay in His Battle Rap Lane – Exclusive
Murda Mook is a standout star and a true OG in the modern day battle rap scene. The rapper speaks to XXL about his history in the game and Q-Tip's words of wisdom.
Jay Pharoah Talks Impersonating Your Favorite Rapper and Kanye West Resurrecting Twitter –…
XXL chops it up with Jay Pharoah to discuss his rapper impersonations and Kanye West’s Twitter rants.
Lil Uzi Vert’s Eclectic Style and Sound Proves He’s Rap’s Newest Rock Star – Exclusive
Forget rap, Lil Uzi Vert wants to be a rock star. XXL spoke to the rhymer about the inspiration behind his style and music for the 2016 Spring issue.