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30 Albums That Will Make You Appreciate Hip-Hop

XXL compiles 30 rap albums that have played an integral part in how rap fans listen to and appreciate hip-hop. Check them out and get inspired.

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Gareth Cattermole / Theo Wargo / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images (3)
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20 Great Superhero Lyrical References

XXL digs up 20 of the best superhero-related rhymes from some of your favorite artists, past and present. Take a look at which rapper gives a shout to your favorite superhero.

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20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 According to Fans

After asking the readers through Twitter for their most anticipated albums this year and taking their thoughts into account, we've compiled the 20 albums that have the people talking most.

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Fans React to Yasiin Bey’s Retirement From Rap

Take a look at what the fans have to say about Yasiin Bey's retirement from rap.

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Yasiin Bey Charged With Breaking South Africa’s Immigration Law

Bey has been charged with using a false identity, using an unrecognized travel document and helping his family stay in the country illegally.

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Rappers Who Starred in a Television Show

Here's a look back at spittas who went from behind the mic to acting in television series.

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Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli Will Be Going on Tour as Black Star

Black Star (Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli) commemorates their 1998 debut by announcing an upcoming Australia/New Zealand tour.

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Listen to Mos Def, “Sensei On The Block”

In an effort to lure Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey) out to do a full project with him, Ski Beatz leaks "Sensei On The Block."

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Yasiin Bey Addresses Pop Culture in “Basquiat Ghostwriter” Video

Taking a break from his budding comedy career, Yasiin Bey blesses us with a rare new video for "Basquiat Ghostwriter." The clip is shot in a surveillance/thermal camera style and features quick cuts of Basquiat spray painting buildings, Mos recording in the booth, shot os famous art work and more

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Yasiin Bey Says He’ll Battle Anyone, Lupe Fiasco Accepts

Yasiin Bey is charged up. Inspired, or annoyed, maybe, by the ongoing Drake vs. Meek Mill beef, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def laid down the gauntlet and challenged any rapper in the game to a battle

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