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Melle Mel and Kool Moe Dee on Macklemore and Today’s Hip-Hop

Macklemore's "Downtown" video featured Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel, opening plenty of eyes. Moe and Mel spoke about hip-hop's history issue.

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Puff Daddy, Ma$e, Faith Evans And More Remember The Birth Of Bad Boy Records

GQ just dropped an awesome oral history of Bad Boy Records entitled, "Aint Nothing Shine Brighter Than That Bad Boy" The Inside Story of Hip-Hop's Most Notorious Label and it is well worth the read...

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Happy Birthday Kool Moe Dee!

Happy Birthday Kool Moe Dee!

Bred in New York City, Kool Moe Dee rose to fame in the late 70s in the rap group The Treacherous Three...

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22 Rappers Who Sampled James Brown’s “Funky Drummer”

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Are Rappers Having An Identity Crisis?

One of the ideas that Kanye West has been trying to get across during his recent all-out assault on the media is the importance of not letting society putting your creativity in box...

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Six Legendary Rap Battles From The 1980s & 1990s

Earlier this week, Tony Touch blessed the Internet with a previously unreleased clip of Busta Rhymes and Ol' Dirty Bastard rapping together...

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XXL Presents… The Top 25 Rappers to Break Out From a Group

From Ice Cube to Lauryn Hill, XXL lists 25 MCs who emerged from groups to become even bigger stars...

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Nas, Wiz Khalifa, More to Play SummerStage

NYC hosts a slew of rap concerts this summer throughout the five boros...

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War Games With Pharoahe Monch

Playing off the theme of Pharoahe Monch's recent LP, W.A.R., XXL got the Jamaica Queens MC to weigh in on the war in Libya, the most impactful rap wars in history and Sun Tzu's art of war...

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One for the Road: A History of Rap’s Retirement Plans

Lil Wayne announced that he will retire at 35. Will he stick to the plan? XXL takes a look at other MCs who have made retirement plans and see how it panned out...

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