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20 Rappers Showing Love to ‘Seinfeld’ in Their Lyrics

XXL highlights 20 rappers and songs that reference the classic comedy behemoth 'Seinfeld.'

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Rhymesayers To Host 20th Anniversary Celebration in December

Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers Entertainment will celebrate its 20th year of existence with a blowout concert at the Target Center.

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Brother Ali Is Kicking Off His “Home Away From Home” Tour In September

Brother Ali is gearing up for his "Home Away From Home Tour". His tour will kick off September 12th in Iowa. Brother Ali will have Bambu, DJ LAST WORD and MaLLy on-board with him during his tour...

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You guys loved our One-Producer Albums feature so much, that we decided to flip things on their heads and dive into some of the best albums of all time that only feature one rapper. Turns out, this one was a lot trickier; not only do most rappers feature at least one rapper as a guest—Biggie's Ready To Die only incorporated Method Man for "The What," while Nas' Illmatic grabbed AZ to help out on "Life's A Bitch"—but the remaining well skewed so deeply toward the earliest hip-hop albums that we had to modify our criteria to include albums that had some guests, as long as they weren't rapping alongside the primary artist.  What we found was, typically, skewed toward the early side of hip-hop—the Bridge Wars projects, early installments from Rakim and Scarface—but there has been a bit of a resurgence in the past few years of rappers aiming to tackle entire projects completely on their own, with Skyzoo, Brother Ali and Childish Gambino all jumping on board. We've also carried over one other piece of the criteria from our One-Producer Albums list—only one album per rapper could make the list.  So, without further ado, XXL presents 20 of the greatest albums of all time that feature one—and only one—rapper throughout the entire project. Let the words begin to fly. —Dan Rys and Layne Weiss
You guys loved our One-Producer Albums feature so much, that we decided to flip things on their heads and dive into some of the best albums of all time that only feature one rapper. Turns out, this one was a lot trickier; not only do most rappers feature at least one rapper as a guest—Biggie's Ready To Die only incorporated Method Man for "The What," while Nas' Illmatic grabbed AZ to help out on "Life's A Bitch"—but the remaining well skewed so deeply toward the earliest hip-hop albums that we had to modify our criteria to include albums that had some guests, as long as they weren't rapping alongside the primary artist.

What we found was, typically, skewed toward the early side of hip-hop—the Bridge Wars projects, early installments from Rakim and Scarface—but there has been a bit of a resurgence in the past few years of rappers aiming to tackle entire projects completely on their own, with Skyzoo, Brother Ali and Childish Gambino all jumping on board. We've also carried over one other piece of the criteria from our One-Producer Albums list—only one album per rapper could make the list.

So, without further ado, XXL presents 20 of the greatest albums of all time that feature one—and only one—rapper throughout the entire project. Let the words begin to fly. Dan Rys and Layne Weiss
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20 Of The Best One-Rapper Albums In Hip-Hop History

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20 Of The Best One-Producer Albums In Hip-Hop History

On His Involvement with the Occupy Homes Movement in Minneapolis
On His Involvement with the Occupy Homes Movement in Minneapolis
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Brother Ali Kicked Justin Timberlake Off Stage In Wyoming

Brother Ali sat down recently with NEHip-Hop.com, where he discussed a show he played a few years ago at a ski resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming...

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7 Rappers Who Have Been Bullied

 

For those unaware, October happens to be National Bullying Awareness Month in the United States. The campaign was founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, an organization dedicated to raising awareness to the harmful effects that bullying can have on children...

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Brother Ali Will Join Dilated Peoples For European Tour


Brother Ali is gearing up to join the hip-hop trio, Dilated Peoples for the European leg of their 2013 tour. Running through November, the tour comes as a follow-up to Ali's "War & Peace" tour with Immortal Technique.

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A$AP Rocky And Aesop Rock Meet For The First Time (Video)

With names almost identical, it's astonishing these two did not meet sooner. Finally making the magic happen at Rock The Bells, Peter Rosenberg and Brother Ali are the ones to thank...

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Immortal Technique, Brother Ali Announce ‘War & Peace’ Tour


Immortal Technique and Brother Ali are teaming up to hit the road together for ‘War & Peace,’ their new nationwide tour. The tour starts on September 5th in Redway, Calif. at...

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