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XXL’s The Break Episode 9: A$AP Ferg, Kevin Liles and Courtney Lowery

The famed Kevin Liles, NYC's A$AP Ferg and Epic's Vice President of Publicity, Courtney Lowery, offer new artists advice on their presentation.

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CNN Reporter Confuses Kevin Liles With Russell Simmons

We love our city and they love us. Let's build, not destroy. #Baltimore

A photo posted by Kevin Liles (@kevinlileskwl) on Apr 30, 2015 at 5:09pm PDT

The protests and riots in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray have been the talk of America this week and athletes and celebrities have descended upon the city to join the people. Ye

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Happy Birthday, Kevin Liles!

Happy Birthday to record executive and media influencer, Kevin Liles.

Today, Feb. 27, Liles celebrates his birthday. Thanks to his hard work and industry power moves, he's been toasting to the good life for a while now...

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Nas, Russell Simmons And Kevin Liles Take To The Streets For The ‘Millions March New York City’ Protest

Nas, Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles were among the thousands of people who took to the streets of New York City this afternoon as part of the city's Millions March NYC protest...

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Managers play a pivotal role in an artist’s career. As a manager, you are responsible for the business side of things, but it also means finding talent in unlikely places and believing in an artist's success through the tough times when things aren't quite working out and believing in their talent and work ethic. There’s a certain level of staying on top of things that comes with the job description, which often leads to bigger opportunities and notoriety in the future. In the case of the managers of our XXL Freshmen 2014 Class, each of these individuals has overseen the careers of their artists and watched them grow into promising hip-hop stars. We caught up with 10 of the 12 managers who have been by their side since the beginning, to get an idea of what it is like to fight for a spot on the cover. Salute the hustlers behind the scenes, too. —Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson, Emmanuel C.M. and Dan Rys
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XXL Freshmen 2014 Managers Weigh In On The Road To The Cover

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It's been a hell of a week for Dr. Dre. The progenitor of G-Funk sold his stake in Beats Electronics, the company he co-founded with Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine, to Apple for $3.2 billion last week, and his sudden ascension to the richest man in hip-hop—with wealth estimated just shy of a full billion—has come with its share of perks. One of those is reported to be the Key to the City of Compton, his LA hometown and the setting for such classics as "California Love" with Tupac from the mid-1990s.

But Dre's not the only rapper to receive a key to the city—Mac Miller received the Key to Pittsburgh late last year, while Tyler, The Creator wanted the Key to Boulder, Colorado so much that he staged his own ceremony, giving himself a fake honorary key. Impressively creative as always, Tyler. From Diddy to Pitbull, Baby Jay to Busdriver, here are 19 times when a member of the hip-hop community has received a Key to The City. Keys open doors. —Dan Rys
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23 Rappers And Hip-Hop Executives With A Key To The City

Kendrick Lamar:

After a banner 2015 dropping To Pimp A Butterfly and helping the community of Compton, Kendrick Lamar was awarded the key to the city in February 2016...

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Joe Budden, Mack Wilds & More Attend Sevyn Streeter Listening

Just releasing her Call Me Crazy, But... EP, Sevyn Streeter treated fans to a listening last night at NYC's Mister H. The event was presented by Hennessy V...

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Hip-Hop Has A Bunch Of Turkey Giveaways This Year

If you or someone you know is looking for a turkey or two, hip-hop is giving away a bunch of turkeys this week. In efforts to feed everyone over the holiday Meek Mill, YMCMB, Kevin Liles and a bunch more hip-hop heads are heading out to the streets...

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Lyor Cohen Names New Music Company After Spartan Warriors

Former Def Jam and Warner Music Group chief Lyor Cohen has announced the full details of his new music company, which he's launching with old Def Jam pals Todd Moscowitz and Kevin Liles...

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Google Backs Lyor Cohen’s New Company

Lyor Cohen's future in the music industry has been a subject of debate ever since he stepped down from his position as the chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group Recorded Music back in 2012, but it appears the speculation will soon be coming to an end...

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