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20 of the Greatest Hip-Hop Beats

From Jay Z's "Dead Presidents" to Nas' "N.Y. State of Mind" and more, here are 20 of the dopest classic hip-hop beats.

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10 Social Movements for Change Supported by Rappers

XXL highlights 10 social movements for change that were either led or directly supported by notable figures in hip-hop.

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KRS-One: “Anyone Who Has a Problem With Afrika Bambaataa Should Quit Hip-Hop”

KRS-One continues to defend Afrika Bambaataa.

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50 Great Albums From Rappers With Poetic Flows

Hip-hop has birthed some of the greatest poets of our time. From Biggie to Common to KRS-One and more, here are 50 Great Albums From Rappers With Poetic Flows.

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KRS-One Doesn’t Care If Afrika Bambaataa Molested Kids

KRS-One says the child molestation allegations against Afrika Bambaataa are a personal matter and don't affect hip-hop.

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KRS-One Memorializes Phife Dawg With “The Phife Tribute” Produced by DJ Static

"Phife Dawg get up and go!"

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20 Best Politically-Charged Rap Songs

These 20 rappers who crafted powerful politically-charged rap songs answer the question of whether or not artists should speak up on political issues. Take a look.

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Macklemore, KRS-One and DJ Premier Celebrate Graffiti’s Heydey on “Buckshot”

Macklemore recruits KRS-One and DJ Premier for his ode to graffiti "Buckshot."

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KRS-One Thinks Technology Is Attempting to Manipulate Hip-Hop

KRS-One talks about how technology has altered hip-hop for the worse.

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KRS-One Says the U.S. Is Overflowing With Racism

KRS-One speaks to CNN about racism, police brutality and the election.

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