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Happy Birthday, Kool G Rap!

Kool G Rap has been going strong in hip-hop for more than 20 years.

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Ghostface Killah Featuring Kool G Rap, AZ And Tre Williams “The Battlefield”

Ghostface Killah has dropped his latest joint off of his 36 Seasons album entitled "Battlefield," featuring Kool G Rap, AZ, and Tre Williams...

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Saigon Featuring Memphis Bleek, Lil Bibby And Kool G Rap “Mechanical Animals (4 Generations)”

In the mood for bars this afternoon? Saigon brings you the remedy. Accompanied by Memphis Bleek, Lil Bibby, and Kool G Rap, Saigon bridges the gap for a lyrical slaughter

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Stream DJ Revolution’s ‘Unearthed’ LP Featuring Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Large Professor & More

Brooklyn based indie imprint, Coalmine Records commemorates a decade in the game by dropping compilation Unearthed. Arranged by DJ Revolution of The World Famous Wake Up Show, the project boasts appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Large Professor, The Artifacts, Blu, Sean Price, Billy Danze (of M...

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Today, April 2, would have been the 75th birthday of the late legendary Marvin Gaye, one of the most influential and talented artists of his generation. His death 30 years ago yesterday was one of the biggest losses in American music history, but luckily for us, he left behind a legacy that has continued to be the gift that keeps giving. One of the most sampled men in hip-hop—alongside James Brown and George Clinton—Marvin's legacy has been filtered through the rap ranks for decades, with artists as diverse in content and time as Kool G Rap and Lil B flipping his songs to make beats. To commemorate what would have his 75th birthday, XXL pulled together a list of 75 of the greatest hip-hop songs that sample Marvin Gaye. —Dan Rys, Michael Carlos, Kyle Kramer, Tim Larew and Eric Thurm
Today, April 2, would have been the 75th birthday of the late legendary Marvin Gaye, one of the most influential and talented artists of his generation. His death 30 years ago yesterday was one of the biggest losses in American music history, but luckily for us, he left behind a legacy that has continued to be the gift that keeps giving. One of the most sampled men in hip-hop—alongside James Brown and George Clinton—Marvin's legacy has been filtered through the rap ranks for decades, with artists as diverse in content and time as Kool G Rap and Lil B flipping his songs to make beats. To commemorate what would have his 75th birthday, XXL pulled together a list of 75 of the greatest hip-hop songs that sample Marvin Gaye. Dan Rys, Michael Carlos, Kyle Kramer, Tim Larew and Eric Thurm
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75 Of The Best Hip-Hop Songs That Sample Marvin Gaye

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Celebrate Black History Month With These 20 Songs

One of the greatest artistic products to derive from the African American culture is its music. And of that music, no category is as distinct as hip-hop, with its ability to raise awareness by telling stories of social injustice and oppression, but also of heritage and pride...

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45 Rappers Snubbed by the Grammys

XXL highlights rappers who were cheated by the prestigious award ceremony.

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Action Bronson’s Album Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Take A Sh*t?

It's no secret that Action Bronson is unlike any rapper we've seen before. Just releasing his Blue Chips 2 mixtape, the Queens native spoke about the new project amidst giving insight on debut album stating that the LP will make listeners laugh, cry, jerk off, and take a shit all at the same time...

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The Top 50 Summer Releases Of All Time

The Top 50 Summer Releases Of All Time

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Today In Hip-Hop: Kool G Rap Celebrates 45th Birthday

On this day, July 20, in hip-hop history…

1968: Kool G Rap celebrates his 45th birthday.

The legendary Queens MC first rose to prominence during the hip-hop “Golden Age” of the late 1980’s due to his work with Juice Crew...

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