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These days it’s hard to think of a product a rapper isn’t selling. From clothing brands to headphones, rappers look for a way to get money by any means, even branching out to the world of selling and marketing liquor brands, but one of the most shocking products to be sold by hip hop artists and R&B crooners would have to be fragrances. Although smelling good is probably the last thing to come to mind when thinking of the genre, XXL has highlighted the top fragrances created by hip hop and R&B artists.
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The Top Fragrances From Your Favorite Artists

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Black Star

Hometown: Brooklyn
Years Active/Status: 1997-Present/Active
Biggest Project: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Why They Are Dope: Few rap acts have left fans clamoring for more like Black Star. Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (better known as Mos Def) linked up after they’d both found themselves signed to the late, great Rawkus Records. What resulted was one of the best one-off efforts the genre has ever seen. They collaborated on projects beyond this debut album, and went on to more commercial success as solo acts before teasing us with new material in 2011. Still, none of us can be blamed for hearing one and wishing he was followed or preceded by the other, even now. Should the two Brooklyn natives ever decide to give us another full-length album, we’ll be here.

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Talib Kweli Doesn’t Believe Mos Def Was Banned From The U.S.

Its still unclear if Yasiin Bey (formerly Known as Mos Def) is having trouble getting back into the states, but what is clear is he hasn’t spoke to fellow Black Star member Talib Kweli...

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Meek Mill

Song Title: "Won't Stop"
Lyric: "No navigation, I'm just driving on the road for/Billion dollar lifestyle 'til they turn my lights down"

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The American Psychological Association Did A Study On Meek Mill’s Music

Maybe Drake was right when he said Meek Mill's "Intro (Dreams and Nightmares)" is one of the best rap moments of our generation.

The American Psychological Association examines the effectiveness of an new treatment called hip-hop therapy with predominately black teens who are from low-income families and lived in violent communities...

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All 12 XXL Freshmen 2014 Freestyles

Over the past three weeks, we've rolled out the XXL Freshmen 2014 profiles, highlighting the interviews, behind the scenes photos, Freshmen stat boxes, and, maybe most importantly, the Freshmen Freestyles...

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