XXL’s Songs Of The Week
There’s plenty of new music to sift through. How do you know what is good or bad? Well, that’s where we come in.
Aside from a busy week of interesting news, there’s always a plethora of dope music that drops. Sometimes it’s out of nowher…
Remember These Hip-Hop Couples
There are some couples in hip-hop, although not together now, that are simply unforgettable. From Common's love affair with Erykah Badu to Nas and Kelis, check out "Remember These Couples."
Dave Chappelle Will Host Common’s AAHH! Fest In Chicago
The city of Chicago is adding a new festival to its lineup. In addition to Pitchfork and Lollapalooza, there will now be AAHH! Fest. The outside event is the brainchild of Common and will take place Sept. 21 at Union Park.
Comedian and Block Party curator Dave Chappelle will be on hand to host t…
The Best Hip-Hop Moments From The 2014 VMAs
Last night's MTV Video Music Awards served up a whole lot of strange moments—what was Jay Pharoah doing on stage for such a long time, for instance?—and a slew of memorable ones as well. But despite the nominations being full of rappers, only a few actually made it to the stage...
Common Has No Problem With Using The N-Word In His Songs
Common's Def Jam debut Nobody's Smiling is in stores and he's still on the promo grind. The latest stop is with veteran host Larry King. Com talked with King, who was joined by NBA player Baron Davis, and spoke about his songwriting process, the state of the music industry and his use…
Common Thinks Chicago Is A War Zone Right Now
The violence in Chicago has been rampant. Common has witnessed the gruesome life in Chi-Town first hand. It appears now that it's in the worst shape that's it ever been.  While he hopes to provide jobs to those in need in Chicago, he's aware that's it's not going to be …
Common’s Mount Rushmore For Rappers And Producers
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