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Chance The Rapper’s #SaveChicago Campaign Helps Stop Violence In His Hometown

XXL Freshman Chance The Rapper has been incredibly vocal about his desire to stop the violence in his hometown of Chicago. Whether it's through his lyrics, interviews, or social media outlets, Chance has been doing all he can to make people aware of the deaths in his hometown due to senseless violence while actively looking for solutions to help quell the seemingly endless shootings and murders...

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maya angelou death lyrics
This morning, the world learned of the sad news of the passing of the great Dr. Maya Angelou, a legendary author and poet who was easily one of the best and brightest voices of her generation. As influential as she was lauded, Angelou won countless awards throughout her career, and stood tall as a voice for women and the African-American community. With such a wide reach, it's no surprise that her name has popped up in its fair share of hip-hop lyrics, particularly among the Common's, Wale's and Lupe Fiasco's of the rap world—those who strive to make a change through their art, much like Angelou did through hers. XXL compiled 15 hip-hop songs that reference Angelou. RIP to one of the all-time greats.
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15 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Maya Angelou

DJ Drama XXL Freshmen 2014
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DJ Drama Weighs In On XXL’s 2014 Freshmen Class

DJ Drama is on his second year serving as host for the XXL Freshman Class. For this year’s Dirty Dozen, the hip-hop tastemaker reflects on the impact of the Freshmen list on the culture, the strengths of incorporating R&B artists, and who he plans on getting in the studio with to make history. Ch...

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A Guide To Hip-Hop’s Summer Music Festivals

Once again it's a hip-hop filled summer. With things kicking off June 21, XXL gives you a guide to this season's music festivals so you can decide which one's worth attending...

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Black Scale Releases 2014 Summer Lookbook

As the better weather approaches us in the days to come, Black Scale is gearing up to release their 2014 summer collection. In the meantime the San Fransisco company, has released their lookbook which includes button-up shirts with color block designs, an array of T-shirts, a baseball jersey, a few long sleeve tee's, tanks and headwear...

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T.I. featuring Jay Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne

Song Title: "Swagga Like Us"
Lyric: "Mr. West is in the buildin'/Swagger on a hundred thousand trillion"

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T.I. Was In A Shoving Match Hours Before Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight

Hours before an early morning fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a Vegas Fatburger, T.I. was getting into it with security at a pool party when they wouldn't let him into the gathering...

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