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Here’s a History of Gorillaz’s Collaborations With Hip-Hop Artists

XXL looks back at the history of collabs between British virtual band Gorillaz and hip-hop artists.

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Today in Hip-Hop: Yasiin Bey Announces His Retirement

It's been one year since Yasiin Bey has said he's hangin up the mic.

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Johnny Nunez / Prince Williams, Getty Images (2) / Lauren Gesswein for XXL
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20 Rappers’ Biggest Legal Battles in 2016

With the year now coming to a close, XXL examines 20 of the more intriguing legal battles involving rappers that grabbed headlines during 2016.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
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20 of the Best Yasiin Bey Songs

As we enter the potential home stretch of Yasiin Bey's career, which spans 16 years from his debut album, we've taken the time to go through his crates and pull out his best songs.

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Gorillaz In Concert - October 8, 2010
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Yasiin Bey Announces Final U.S. Shows

The former Mos Def's final performances will take place at The Apollo Theater and The Kennedy Center.

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6th Annual Roots Jam Session
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Yasiin Bey Allowed to Leave South Africa After Apologizing

The year-long hold-up has reached a conclusion after Bey apologized for the misunderstanding.

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10 Critically-Acclaimed Books Rappers Live By

XXL highlights 10 critically-acclaimed books that have impacted the way your favorite rappers live, think and view the world.

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Yasiin Bey via Facebook
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Yasiin Bey Confirms He’s Retiring After Final Shows in Cape Town

"I'm retiring this year for real."

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6 Times Rappers Got Locked Up Abroad

Being locked up abroad is a whole different ball game.

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Today in Hip-Hop: Mos Def Gets Arrested Outside of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards

Mos Def's level of guerilla activism has always been on 100.

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