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Consequence and Brand Nubian Are Lyrical Assassins on “Killer”

Consequence and Brand Nubian let you know they aren't a joke on "Killer."

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Happy Birthday, Grand Puba!

Today, Mar. 4, is the birthday of New York MC and Brand Nubian member Maxwell Dixon, better known as his stage name, Grand Puba.

As the frontman for the New Rochelle group Brand Nubian, Puba incorporated reggae and new jack swing influences into the members' socially conscious raps...

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Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame Will Honor Many Legends At Upcoming Awards Show

On May 19, the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame is pulling out all the stops to honor multiple hip-hop legends at its award show. Along with celebrating inductees like Sugar Hill Gang, Busy Bee, Spoonie G & The Treacherous Three, and Mr Magic, amongst others, the show will celebrate EZ Rock's contribution with a huge tribute performance.

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Today, April 2, would have been the 75th birthday of the late legendary Marvin Gaye, one of the most influential and talented artists of his generation. His death 30 years ago yesterday was one of the biggest losses in American music history, but luckily for us, he left behind a legacy that has continued to be the gift that keeps giving. One of the most sampled men in hip-hop—alongside James Brown and George Clinton—Marvin's legacy has been filtered through the rap ranks for decades, with artists as diverse in content and time as Kool G Rap and Lil B flipping his songs to make beats. To commemorate what would have his 75th birthday, XXL pulled together a list of 75 of the greatest hip-hop songs that sample Marvin Gaye. —Dan Rys, Michael Carlos, Kyle Kramer, Tim Larew and Eric Thurm
Today, April 2, would have been the 75th birthday of the late legendary Marvin Gaye, one of the most influential and talented artists of his generation. His death 30 years ago yesterday was one of the biggest losses in American music history, but luckily for us, he left behind a legacy that has continued to be the gift that keeps giving. One of the most sampled men in hip-hop—alongside James Brown and George Clinton—Marvin's legacy has been filtered through the rap ranks for decades, with artists as diverse in content and time as Kool G Rap and Lil B flipping his songs to make beats. To commemorate what would have his 75th birthday, XXL pulled together a list of 75 of the greatest hip-hop songs that sample Marvin Gaye. Dan Rys, Michael Carlos, Kyle Kramer, Tim Larew and Eric Thurm
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75 Of The Best Hip-Hop Songs That Sample Marvin Gaye

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45 Rappers Snubbed by the Grammys

XXL highlights rappers who were cheated by the prestigious award ceremony.

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Lord Jamar Says Hip-Hop Is “Not A Gay Music”

Lord Jamar Says Hip-Hop Is "Not A Gay Music"

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20 Lyrics Of Rappers Shouting Out Their Moms

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Top 30 Greatest A Tribe Called Quest Songs

With a Tribe Called Quest's Beats, Rhymes & Life hitting theaters today, XXL looks back at the legendary group's greatest songs...

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“Book of Rhymes” [May 2011 Magazine Excerpt]

One of the great talismans of hip-hop is going the way of the buffalo. Will the disappearance of the lyricist’s notebook affect rap music?

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The Office: Live from the Cubes

See what throwback joints XXL staffers are bumping to help ease the Monday Madness. What are you playing?

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