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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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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.

15 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Maya Angelou

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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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