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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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Yesterday, Beats Electronics' $3 billion sale to Apple was confirmed after weeks of speculation—and maybe a little premature celebration—making Dr. Dre hip-hop's wealthiest artist, if not quite a billionaire. But another part of the deal which came to light yesterday was that Dre and his Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine—himself the co-founder of Interscope Records 25 years ago and until yesterday the chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M for more than a decade—would take executive positions at Apple. That means Iovine, the producer-turned-label chief who Billboard called the most successful major label industry head of the past quarter century, was to leave the label which became the longtime home to artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Dre and Kendrick Lamar.

With such an extensive history in the music industry—especially in the hip-hop world, with affiliations with Death Row, Aftermath, Bad Boy, TDE, Shady Records, G-Unit, Star Trak and more—it's no surprise that Iovine is probably the most-referenced executive in hip-hop. As he leaves Interscope for the green pastures of the tech world, XXL has pulled together 33 hip-hop songs that name check the former Interscope chief. —Dan Rys
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33 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Jimmy Iovine

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Today In Hip-Hop: Chino XL Releases Debut Album

On this day, April 9, in hip-hop history...

1996: Bronx rapper Chino XL released his debut album Here to Save You All. Signed to Rick Rubin's American Recordings, Chino was discovered at the age of 16 after forming the Art of Origin with DJ Kerri "Kaoz" Chandler...

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21 New Jersey Anthems – Hip-Hop’s Forgotten State Gets Its Props

Don't sleep on New Jersey's hip-hop history.

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Strange Music Box: XXL’s Ultimate “Tech N9ne Collabos” Playlist

With the Kansas City native dropping another collabo album, we look back on some of his best...

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Who’s The Asshole Now?

Joe Budden, Glasses Malone and Joell Ortiz discuss the concept of "prejudgment".

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Fiend for My Fiend…

If you don't know who it is, it's Coolio

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Spit Ya Game, Talk ‘Yo Shit

Hip-Hop's Best One Liners...

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