Any artform that reaches its 40th anniversary is bound to create it's very own urban legends. Hip-Hop is no exception. Rap music with it's larger-than-life figures and it's often impenetrable codes will spawn a complex and intricate mythology that gets passed on through out the ages, regardless, of the truth. Whether, it be rumors of rappers sleeping with each other's wives, tales of violence or flat-out science fiction, hip-hop has some of the most colorful rumors ever told in pop culture.

XXL is sharing some of hip-hop's most outrageous urban legends. These are the stories that have echoed through time because of the audacity of the incidents described in them.