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Today in Hip-Hop: Jeru the Damaja Drops ‘The Sun Rises in the East’

Produced entirely by DJ Premier at his prime.

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40 Hip-Hop Albums Turning 20 in 2016
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40 Hip-Hop Albums Turning 20 in 2016

From 2Pac to Ghostface Killah and more, there are many iconic albums celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Check out 40 Albums Turning 20 in 2016.

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DJ Premier Remembers Jeru The Damaja’s ‘The Sun Rises In The East’ 20 Years Later

Ed Note: The following is an essay and interview with DJ Premier remembering Jeru The Damaja's classic album The Sun Rises In The East, which celebrates its 20th anniversary tomorrow, May 24...

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Last night, Magic Johnson was interviewed by CNN regarding the claims made against him by the Los Angeles Clippers' disgraced owner Donald Sterling. While the reaction to Sterling's remarks—wherein he said Johnson should be "ashamed" for having AIDS, which he does not have—was vitriolic, it's far from the first time the Los Angeles Lakers legend has been in the headlines. As one of the greatest NBA players of all time—and an ambassador for a disease, HIV, that has had the entire world on edge for decades—he's gotten name-checked in a multitude of hip-hop tracks. With that in mind, XXL has compiled 36 hip-hop songs that reference Magic Johnson. —Dan Rys
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36 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Magic Johnson

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20 Of The Best One-Producer Albums In Hip-Hop History

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XXL’s Freshman Class Of 1993: What We Would’ve Said

As we roll out our annual Top Ten Freshman List for 2013, XXL decided to take a look back 20 years to weigh in on who would have been the members of the Freshman Class in the year 1993...

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Today In Hip-Hop: DJ Premier Celebrates 47th Birthday

On this day, March 21st, in hip-hop history...

1966: DJ Premier celebrates his 47th birthday today. Born in Houston, TX, Premier is widely considered one of hip-hop's best and most prolific producers and DJs...

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Watch Talib Kweli & Snoop Dogg Freestyle On “Double G News”

Brooklyn and Long Beach connect in the latest  episode of Snoop Dogg's "Double G News."

New York veteran Talib Kweli recently stopped by Uncle Snoop's DGN video series to chop it up about hip-hop, parenthood and number of other topics...

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Top 25 Personified Rap Songs

XXL lists the best songs in which MCs personified hip-hop, guns, drugs and more...

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DJ Premier: The XXL Icon Interview

Preemo talks to XXLMag.com about his storied 20-plus year career, including his prior beefs with Jay-Z and Chuck D to his rocky relationship with Guru...

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