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Today in Hip-Hop: Lord Finesse Drops ‘The Awakening’
On this day in hip-hop history...

1996: Bronx-born mainstay and Diggin' in the Crates leader Lorde Finesse released his third album, The Awakening on Feb. 20, 1996.
Not to be confused with the 19th century Kate Chopin novel about feminism, The Awakening was a self-produced, concentrated effort fr…
27 Hip-Hop Songs About Rappers Making Trillions
Previously: 63 Hip-Hop Songs About Rappers Making Billions
Dr. Dre Confirms Beats Sale To Apple And Boasts He’s The First Billionaire In Hip-Hop
Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Getting Positions At Apple As Part Of Beats Deal
From The Magazine: Dr. Dr...
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. Although the clip wasn't a rap battle, it got XXL thinking about some of the more legendary battles that we've watch from that era and even…
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. His career began in 1989 alongside Boston-born emcee Guru in the group Gang Starr...
Lord Finesse Says He Has “No Beef” With Mac Miller
Lord Finesse filed a $10 million lawsuit against Mac Miller last July for using the instrumental for “Hip 2 Da Game” without his consent. After a public back and forth that went on for a few months, the pair settled the lawsuit back in December...

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