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Today In Hip-Hop: Pimp C Released From Prison

On this day, December 30, in hip-hop history…


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: Nearly a decade ago today, the furs came out of trunks and closets and 'Free Pimp C' shirts started collecting dust...

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Today in Hip-Hop: UGK Drop ‘Too Hard To Swallow’ Album

The day Dirty South broke into the mainstream.

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5 Moments From A3C Festival Saturday

Photography By: Antone Booker

A3C is one of the premiere festivals in Atlanta featuring over 500 performances from some of hip-hop’s most promising and respected artists from all over...

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Bun B x New Era x Houston Astros Limited Cap Collection

The Houston Astros and hip hop icon Bun B, have teamed up with New Era to design and release three, limited-edition Astros cap. The caps feature an original design created by Bun B and New Era artists, and will be exclusively available at Academy Sports + Outdoors and the Astros team stores in Minute Maid Park starting on Tuesday, September 16...

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Today In Hip-Hop: UGK Releases ‘Underground Kingz’ Double LP

On this day, August 7, in hip-hop history...

 

2007: "Big Pimpin" was supposed to be their moment in the sun. After the gigantic success of their legendary guest appearances on Jay Z's classic party anthem, Texas rap legends, UGK, were poised to finally break out of the underground and become a mainstream success. How...

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United States National Soccer Team Captain Clint Dempsey Is A Big UGK Fan

Not only is Clint Dempsey repping for the United States in a big way during the 2014 World Cup, he is also a huge UGK fan. During an interview conducted by Revolt TV's Sama'an Ashrawi for his documentary The All-Star Tribute To UGK, Dempsey kicks things off by saying, "I'm Clint Dempsey, Captain of the U...

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20 Of Hip-Hop’s Most Essential Double Albums

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Much like molly was the buzz word for viral hits in 2012 and 2013, we are now, like it or not, firmly in the age of lean. Sure, sizzurp has been in the game for decades, emerging out of the depths of the Houston underground and firmly into the mainstream with DJ Screw, UGK, the Swishahouse factory and Three 6 Mafia. It killed Screw and Pimp C, ruined (or helped, depending on your perspective) Gucci Mane, was a consistent crutch for Soulja Boy and did an unfortunately fantastic job of nearly leading to a premature end to Lil Wayne.

Recently, the Atlanta scene has been a hotbed of the stuff, with everyone from Future to Migos to Young Thug and everyone in between rapping about their favorite double cups. After Rich Homie Quan was rushed to the hospital this week after suffering two seizures while on the set of his new music video, the overwhelming suspicion was that Quan was downing lean, too. But despite its serious and well-documented health risks, it seems that rappers can't stay away—or stop rapping about it. XXL has compiled a list of 40 songs that reference lean specifically—not purple drank, not sizzurp, but, to quote Young Thug, L-E-A-N-I-N-G/Lean lean lean lean lean lean-lean-lean. From 2 Chainz to Nas, check out the rappers dropping references to that purple stuff. —Dan Rys
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40 Of The Best Hip-Hop Songs That Mention Lean

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Two heads are often better than one, no matter what realm you're talking about; Michael Jordan might have grabbed only a couple of his six rings without Scottie Pippen; Kobe Bryant would probably have a pair less, too, were it not for Shaq. And with one of the all-time great rapping duos ever making their triumphant return at Coachella last weekend—and making a second pass at it this weekend, too—XXL got to thinking about the greatest duos of all time. But we wanted to make sure everyone was competing on a level playing field, so we focused on duos that were from the two-rapper setup, rather than the rapper-producer combo. This excludes many of our favorites—Eric B. and Rakim, Gang Starr, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Madvillain, even newcomers like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—but we'll get to them later (and before anyone says anything, Public Enemy was more than just Chuck D and Flavor Flav). Without further ado, here are XXL's ten best rapper duos of all time. Let the debates begin. XXL Staff with Jordan Lebeau
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The 10 Greatest Rap Duos Of All Time

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11 Rappers On The Influence Of UGK

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