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18 Rappers And Producers On Working With Dr. Dre In The Studio

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Sway And Crooked I Start A Hip-Hop Competition

Slaughterhouse's own Crooked I recently stopped by Sway In The Morning to announce a project he's working on. Along with Mike Smith of SMH Records and DJ King Tech, Crooked I and Sway have joined forces to create One Shot, a competition series where aspiring MC's compete for $100,000 cash prize, a record deal with SMH Records and the title of hip-hop's next up and coming star...

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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...

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35 Hip-Hop Songs About Independence


Jay Z And Eminem Are Crooked I’s Favorite Rappers

California rapper, Crooked I, recently chopped it up with Vlad TV about some of his favorite artists out right now, features and progress of the upcoming Slaughterhouse album, Glass House, and his feelings toward the newer artists in the Hip Hop game...

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The XXL Freshmen photo shoot is done all in one long, exhausting, grueling day, where each of the Freshmen delivers their freestyles and cyphers, conducts multiple interviews, and does their individual photo shoots before everyone comes together for the final cover shot. And for our 62 former Freshmen—as well as our 12 new artists on the cover this year—it can be the longest, yet most rewarding, day of their career to that point. Last week XXL asked 22 former Freshmen for advice that they could give to the current XXL Freshmen, and today we've asked 27 of our former cover stars to share the best moments of their experience at the cover shoot and as a Freshman overall. —As Told To Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson, Emmanuel C.M. and Dan Rys

27 Former XXL Freshmen Name The Best Moments From Their Freshmen Experience

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2014 marks the seventh year in a row that XXL has rolled out its annual Freshman Class, acknowledging the top up-and-coming rappers in the game that particular year. With 62 Freshmen having graced the cover since 2008, there have been plenty of rappers who have gone on to superstardom, selling millions of records and grabbing Grammys and VMAs alongside the top names in the business, and others who haven't quite been able to capitalize on the momentum they'd built before becoming a Freshman.

This year, 12 more artists join the ranks of XXL's Freshmen alums, and they've got a big year ahead of themselves breaking into the mainstream and becoming household names in their own right. But the cover itself won't guarantee success; it's the hard work that goes into building on its momentum that can make or break a star. With that in mind, we asked 22 former XXL Freshmen to share any advice they have for this year's crop of talent. Keep it movin'. —Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson, Emmanuel C.M. and Dan Rys

22 Former XXL Freshmen Have Advice For The 2014 Class

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The 100 Best Selfies By XXL Freshmen

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Stream Slaughterhouse’s New Mixtape, ‘House Rules’

Slaughterhouse drops off their first release since their sophomore album, Welcome to: Our House .

The 10-track mixtape features the likes of AraabMuzik on production, which is perfect for the four-headed lyrical monster to do their thing...

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The 52 Best Albums By XXL Freshmen

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