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Roc-a-Fella / Def Jam / Penalty Recordings / Rawkus Records / Ruthless Records / Elektra Records
Roc-a-Fella / Def Jam / Penalty Recordings / Rawkus Records / Ruthless Records / Elektra Records
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40 Hip-Hop Albums Turning 20 in 2017

Classics from Biggie, Juvenile, Missy Elliott and more.

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Today in Hip-Hop: Rakim Drops ‘The Master’ Album

On Nov. 30, 1999, Rakim dropped his solo sophomore album, 'The Master.'

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Vaughn Ridley / Theo Wargo / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images (3)
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20 Notable Subliminal Disses in Rap History

With all the subliminal disses flying around in rap, XXL highlights 20 of the more notable instances of a rapper getting all Di Vinci Code on us.

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powerHouse Books
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Trace the Visual History of Hip-Hop Flyers in Stretch Armstrong’s New Book ‘No Sleep’

This is pretty dope.

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Johnny Nunez / Kevin Winter, Getty Images (2)
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22 Rappers Who Are Muslim

From Big Daddy Kane and Beanie Sigel to Kevin Gates and Dave East and more, we bet you didn't know many of your favorite rapers are part of the Church of Islam.

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Bad Boy / Atlantic Records /  Columbia Records / B-Boy Records / Relativity Records
Bad Boy / Atlantic Records / Columbia Records / B-Boy Records / Relativity Records
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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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Rakim to Perform ‘Paid in Full’ Concert This Summer

Rakim will perform all of 'Paid in Full' in New York City this summer.

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Todd Williamson / Paul Zimmerman / Victor Boyko, Getty Images
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20 of the Best Hip-Hop Workout Songs

Since we're in the beginning of a new year and a few of you are still holding true to your resolution to get in shape, XXL compiles a list of 20 Best Hip-Hop Workout Songs.

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DMX Meets Rakim for the First Time

The two legendary MCs show mutual love and respect.

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20 Hip-Hop Veterans Share Advice For XXL’s Freshmen

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