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12 Pictures of Rappers Then and Now

Transformation naturally comes with time. And if you're a rapper lucky enough to have cameras capture the longevity of your career, chances are you've got some dope throwback moments...

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Stuart Scott Used To Get Hated On By Sports Journalists For His Slang

Hip-Hop Junkies: Stuart Scott
The black sportscaster who is down with rap.
Words: Bonsu Thompson

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the January/February 2001 issue of XXL Magazine...

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Chingy’s Future Looks Bright In December 2004 Cover Story

He sold three million records and still gets the Rodney Dangerfield treatment. Is he a Nelly clone? Ludacris’ DTP sidekick? A Pop-Tart rapper for bubblegum babes...

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Tupac’s Father Bill Garland Speaks About His Son



Bill Garland reconnected with his son just 10 months before bullets in Las Vegas separated them forever. Tupac’s father remembers.

Words: Vanessa Satten
Images: Michael Scott Slosar

There were several important male figures in Tupac Shakur’s life...

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The 10 Best Books Written By Rappers Of All-Time

 

More rappers than ever are turning to books to scratch their creative itch. A list of the 10 best ever

Words: Adam Fleischer, Jesse Gissen, Mark Lelinwalla, Jayson Rodriguez
Images: Socrates Gomez

These days, when rappers pull out a pen and a pad, or even get on the computer or their smart phones, it’s not certain they do so with the intent of writing a rhyme. Mo...

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Dipset, “What’s Really Good?” (Originally Published March 2009)

We thought we knew what the movement was like. But then there was trouble in Dipset paradise. With co-founder Cam still M.I.A., can Jim, Julez and Zeke bring the title back to Harlem...

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Big Pun, “Big Papi” (Originally Published March 2001)

It’s so hard to believe that it’s been a full year since Big Pun passed on. But he’s not forgotten. Through family, friends, artists and his music, he lives on...

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Throwback Footage Of Kanye West On Tour

Just five days away from Kanye West's 10th anniversary of his classic debut album College Dropout, vintage footage of Kanye on tour hit the web...

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Eminem, “Hard To Kill” (Originally Published June 2009)

It’s felt sort of empty without him, hasn’t it? One of the biggest superstars on the planet, Eminem has been on a three-year hiatus, dealing with some awfully heavy personal issues...

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