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15 Motivational Memes Featuring Rappers

If you're feeling unmotivated and need to spice up your IG with some uplifting words of advice, dive in.

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J. Cole Rides the Public Bus in Queens

Hollywood Cole still keeps it real with the MTA.

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21 Times Rappers Provided the Soundtrack to TV Commercials

Take a look at 21 examples of brands wisely selecting from the hip-hop crates to soundtrack their national TV advertising campaigns.

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J. Cole Surprises Bas Fans at New York City Concert

The Dreamville captain performed "A Tale of 2 Citiez" and "No Role Modelz."

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20 Songs From Rappers We Love That Missed the Mark

From Ma$e to Ludacris to Ice Cube and more, here are 20 instances in which rappers we love released a song that proved to be a mistake, were considered a blemish on their resume or just missed the mark.

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11 of the Best Books Written By Rappers

If you're looking for a good read, we got you covered.

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32 Rappers Going Platinum in 2016

From Young Thug to Desiigner and more, check out the rappers with songs and albums that have been certified platinum (and even double platinum and counting) in 2016.

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20 of the Most Opinionated Rappers in Hip-Hop

They’re attacking the status-quo, fending off trolls, pushing the culture forward and changing the way we look at the world -- and ourselves. If you're not familiar with them, it's time to change that.

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20 Times Rappers Experienced an Awkward Interview

From Kanye West providing us with retweetable material for days to Nicki Minaj telling an interview to "try again" with her questions and more, rappers truly have given us some incredible interview gems over the years.

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27 Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2016 So Far

Fans have a lot of contenders to choose from when it comes to the best videos. Here are XXL's picks for the Best Videos of 2016 so far. What's your pick for No. 1?

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