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The Office: Live from the Cubes

Feeling nostalgic? Each week XXL's staffers bring you a throwback playlist to help you get through the week. See what we're bumping around the office... "I've been bumping this on repeat lately. I'm a huge Native Tongue fan but ...

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XXL Special Issue Ranks 1990s Rap Songs

XXL will be presenting a special, collector’s issue later this month that counts down the top 250 hip-hop songs from 1990-1999. Regarded as the best decade in hip-hop music ever, XXL’s staff took on the daunting task of narrowing down the ...

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Lloyd Banks Freestyle On MTV Full Throttle

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Happy Birthday Ghostface Killah!

Happy Birthday to Ghostface Killah! The New York-native turns 41 today (May 9). Since the Wu-Tang's inception and collective debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Ghostface has developed a massive following through his own stellar solo efforts and of course, ...

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Fabolous, The S.O.U.L. Tape

Funeral Fab returns to his mixtape roots with yet another strong offering—something that's now run of the mill for the Brooklyn native. This go round, the laid-back rhymer focuses more on song craft and jams for the ladies than punch ...

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XXL Premieres Elzhi Mixtape Tomorrow

XXL and Elzhi.com are proud to present Elzhi’s new mixtape, Elmatic, for free download tomorrow afternoon (May 10) at 1 p.m. EST, exclusively on XXLMag.com. The 10-track offering—which finds the Detroit lyricist paying homage to Nas’s classic debute LP, Illmatic—was produced ...

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