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Common Speaks on Gil Scott-Heron’s Death

Chi-town rapper Common is the latest to share his sentiments about Gil Scott-Heron, the influential poet, musician and rap forefather who passed away last Friday (May 27) at age 62. In a statement to XXLMag.com, Common touched on Scott-Heron’s personal influence ...

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Wiz Khalifa: My Year [May 2011 Issue]

Wiz Khalifa had the right idea when he decided to name his 2007 mixtape Grow Season. Back then, he was a tall, lanky 19-year-old trying to make noise out of a buzzless Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, while the herb-toking rapper’s frame ...

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Meet HeckleFresh Industries

Just in time for the 2011 NBA finals XXL introduces HeckleFresh Industries, started by three guys, all professional artists and designers, who love making fun of each other, sports teams and the players they love and love to hate. After ...

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Lil B Responds to Rhymefest Diss

In the latest pseudo rap beef, Lil B has responded to a slight by Chi-town rapper Rhymefest. Rhymefest originally tweeted that after speaking to rapper Xzibit and listening to Lil B’s music, he felt that “Homeboy needed a dad ...

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