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HBO Hired Rappers To Make A Mixtape For ‘Game of Thrones’
HBO hired 10 hip-hop and latin-music artists to rap about the popular TV series Game of Thrones. With the increase popularity of Hip-Hop and it's huge influence on pop culture, the network believes that these artists will increase their popularity and encourage more rap fans to watch the s…
Common Will Not Stop Using The N-Word
In light of the NFL’s recent effort to penalize players for saying the word, Common recently appeared on ESPN‘s "Outside The Lines" alongside Michael Wilbon and Jason Whitlock to delve into the topic of using the term "n*gga."
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14 Romantic Hip-Hop Songs For Your Significant Other
It’s all too common to play a sultry, bluesy ballad that oozes sweet nothings to your significant other on St. Valentine’s Day. Sure, R&B songs make great for holding hands at recess, but there’s nothing like the perfect verse over a tight beat…
Common Wants Yesi Ortiz To Be His Valentine
Common goes on Power 106 The Liftoff on the eve of St. Valentine's Day to spit poetics straight from the dome. A real Shakespeare, the Chi-town rapper declares his love to Power 106 radio host, Yesi Ortiz.
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Celebrate Black History Month With These 20 Songs
One of the greatest artistic products to derive from the African American culture is its music. And of that music, no category is as distinct as hip-hop, with its ability to raise awareness by telling stories of social injustice and oppression, but also of heritage and pride...
10 Great Songs And Albums That Missed Out On A Grammy
With the Grammys coming and going yesterday, the great debate over who would win versus who deserved to win had gotten us all worked up at XXL headquarters. And with good kid, m.A.A.d city—an album we bestowed with a XXL rating—missing out on grabbing any awards, the voice…

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