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Bun B Keeps It Trill But Loses Some Energy On ‘Trill OG: The Epilogue’

It's often said that hip-hop is no country for old men. It's a statement that's been put to the test this year as more and more of rap's biggest stars have started to grow old with grace, releasing albums that touch on the importance of legacy while still trying to forge new ground...

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15 Rap Songs Influenced By Middle Eastern And Southeast Asian Music

The word “exotic” is a huge misnomer sometimes, but it’s probably the only word you can possibly use to describe the sound of hip-hop mixed with a hint of some dholki or bansuri...

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10 Rap Songs That Pay Tribute To ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’

"Once upon a time not long ago/When people wore pajamas and lived life slow," rapped Slick Rick on "Children's Story" off The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick, conjuring up one of hip-hop's most iconic and lasting images with 15 simple words...

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Bun B Shares The Stories Behind Five Of His Best Verses

When XXL caught up with Bun B on the phone, he was exiting his hip-hop and religion class that he jointly teaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Dr...

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UGK Affiliate Cory Mo On Learning From Bun B, Pimp C, Talib Kweli And OG Ron C

For Atlanta-based, Houston-bred rapper/producer Cory Mo, his first solo album in more than a decade came about out of nowhere. "I was in Atlanta and Kweli came down for a show, and I ended up picking him up from the airport, and I was like, check out some of my new shit," he said in an interview at the XXL offices last week...

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50 Cent “Ghetto Quran” Power of the Dollar (2000)
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15 Of The Greatest Rap Songs With “Money” In The Title

Ah yes, the almighty dollar. Or the Pound, the Euro, the Lira, Rupee, whatever. Money is money and it wants you to spend it. In rap, it’s its own unit of currency that funds dreams and delusions of grandeur, but, hey, we love it, right...

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5 Songs That Drake Paid Homage To Another Artist On

Yesterday evening, the Internet was abuzz with the leak of Drizzy Drake's newest opus, "Wu-Tang Forever," from his upcoming third album, Nothing Was The Same...

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Best Hip-Hop Tweets Of The Week, 7/28-8/3

From new bangers from 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Drizzy to major media fuckups from Riley Cooper and Don Lemon to simple appreciations of success—with a couple celebrations of classic releases in between—hip-hop has had a lot to say in the past week, and they took to Twitter to say it...

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The Top 50 Summer Releases Of All Time

The Top 50 Summer Releases Of All Time

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Gunplay Reveals His Five Favorite Street Albums

Richard Morales, better known as Gunplay, has been a part of Rick Ross' superstar Maybach Music Group crew since virtually the beginning...

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