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Today in Hip-Hop: Tone Lōc Releases ‘Lōc-ed After Dark’

On this day, Jan. 23 in hip-hop history…

1989: Tone Lōc dropped his debut album, Lōc-ed After Dark.  

Lōc-ed After Dark was a huge critical and commercial success for the then 23-year-old L...

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Hip-Hop/R&B Was The Most Popular Music Genre Streamed In 2014

Hip-hop had a bad year when it came to album sales as no projects went platinum in 2014, but when it comes to streaming services, hip-hop reigns supreme

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The Adidas ZX Flux created a huge buzz when it  first released last year due to the one-of-a-kind designs on the upper part of the shoe. The Three Stripes took it even further by allowing fans to put their own spin on the running shoe by adding preferred colorways and photos. Sneakerheads have had fun with customization of the shoes by adding some of their most personal pics on the canvas of the shoe, while other use the wide range of colors provided by Adidas to mix and match for a shoe that lives up to their expectations. XXL decided to take a shot at creating their own ZX Flux with 8 covers from our past archives. Check out the outcome in the gallery above.
The Adidas ZX Flux created a huge buzz when it first released last year due to the one-of-a-kind designs on the upper part of the shoe. The Three Stripes took it even further by allowing fans to put their own spin on the running shoe by adding preferred colorways and photos. Sneakerheads have had fun with customization of the shoes by adding some of their most personal pics on the canvas of the shoe, while other use the wide range of colors provided by Adidas to mix and match for a shoe that lives up to their expectations. XXL decided to take a shot at creating their own ZX Flux with 8 covers from our past archives. Check out the outcome in the gallery above.
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8 XXL Covers On The Adidas Originals ZX Flux

Last night the 2014 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles, California. The biggest names in music showed up in their best outfits, while others chose to take a risk and show up in some wild outfits. 

Hip-Hop and R&B acts however, showed up dressed in their best garments and proved to steal the show when it came to the fashion side of things. Rita Ora represented the ladies of R&B with a stunning yellow dress that received rave reviews from several fashion blogs, while A$AP Rocky held it down with his impeccable 'Swag Swag' from Harlem. 

Check out the rest of the looks from the hip-hop and R&B acts that attended the 2014 AMAs.
Last night the 2014 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles, California. The biggest names in music showed up in their best outfits, while others chose to take a risk and show up in some wild outfits. Hip-Hop and R&B acts however, showed up dressed in their best garments and proved to steal the show when it came to the fashion side of things. Rita Ora represented the ladies of R&B with a stunning yellow dress that received rave reviews from several fashion blogs, while A$AP Rocky held it down with his impeccable 'Swag Swag' from Harlem. Check out the rest of the looks from the hip-hop and R&B acts that attended the 2014 AMAs.
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15 Best Hip-Hop And R&B Looks From The 2014 AMAs

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25 Hip-Hop Acts Who Have Appeared On WWE Music Compilations

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Twitter Reacts To A$AP Yams Calling 2014 The Worst Year In Rap History

XXL spoke to A$AP Yams this week to get an update on the myriad projects that the A$AP Mob are cooking up, from sophomore albums from Rocky and Ferg to upcoming mixtapes from Nast, Ant and Twelvyy...

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21 Rappers Explain What Hip-Hop Means To Them

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Senate Candidate Blames Hip-Hop For Gun Violence, Studies Show Different

Mississippi GOP Senate candidate, Chris McDaniel, blamed rising gun violence on a "hip-hop" culture while on a promotional run for his Christian conservative radio program, Right Side Radio...

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‘Jeopardy!’ Features Memorable Quotes From Hip-Hop Classics

Monday night's episode of Jeopardy! played a category like no other: "It's A Rap."

The arbitrary topic featured lyrics from unforgettable Hip-hop records by the likes of Biggie and Grandmaster Flash...

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Nitty Scott, MC Wants To Close Hip-Hop’s Gender Gap

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Nitty Scott, MC took to Twitter to criticize the media for touting certain female rappers as the next big things. That series of tweets focused mostly on calling out Kreayshawn, Lola Monroe, Iggy Azalea, Diamond and Tiffany Foxx as poor choices for the "next strong feminine hip-hop influence," but she elaborated today, Dec...

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