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Can’t Believe Rappers Wore That: 1997 Edition

1997 was the year that hip-hop fully transitioned into the jiggy era. Check out 20 wild fashion looks from that year and how the 'fits stack up 20 years later.

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13 Rappers With Caribbean Roots

There's a lot more than most realize.

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21 Memorable Commercials Starring Rappers You Need to See

One thing that can't be denied is the fact that rappers can help sell most anything. Check out the most memorable commercials starring rappers.

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Pete Rock’s Five Favorite Beats Of All Time

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9 Rappers Who Got Hung Up On

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38 Rappers You Didn’t Realize Were Related

XXL has compiled a list of 38 rappers that you might not realize were related.

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Today In Hip-Hop: Heavy D Releases Solo Debut

On this day, April 22, in hip-hop history...

1997: Heavy D releases his first solo album Waterbed Hev, one of D's only three solo projects...

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Pete Rock Reminicses on Mecca and the Soul Brother 20 Years Later

With Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's debut LP celebrating 20 years, the Chocolate Boy Wonder tells XXL all about creating the classic...

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Production Credit: Da Internz Talk Nas’ Life Is Good, Their Rise And Working With Nelly

The popular production duo speak to XXL about working with Nas, crafting Big Sean's "Dance (A$$), their journey to the top and more...

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Da Internz Talk Nas’ Next Single, “Daughters”

The production duo speaks on Nas' forthcoming album and "Daughters" single...

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