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The Making of Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’

Ten years ago, some men with rhymes changed the face of hip-hop music.

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Photo: Phil Knott
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Throwback: Lil Wayne And Birdman Against The World

Everything I Love
They've come a long way. From the time when the N.O. was nowhere on the hip-hop map to nationwide dominance to dissent and dissolution...

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Check Out The Game’s First XXL Cover Story From 2005

Limelight
The Game had a hard-knock life in the city of Compton before deciding to take a crack at the rap game. Vowing to bring the West Coast back as a major player in the hip-hop world, he, in fact, did just that...

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Chris Brown Tells All In Throwback Cover Story

After more than one year of dodging the press, Chris Brown breaks his silence.

Words: Chris Brown
Images: Juco

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the December/January 2013 issue of XXL Magazine...

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The Making of ‘Ready To Die': Family Business

Ten years ago, along with his co-D P. Diddy, Biggie Smalls made history: Proving that an MC could make commercial bangers without sacrificing an ounce of street credibility. In his memory, we’ve gathered up the players to reminisce on his star-making jump-off.

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The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready To Die’ By The Numbers

Continuing to celebrate the life and career of The Notorious B.I.G., XXL breaks down the Brooklyn native's classic debut album Ready To Die by the numbers...

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The D.O.C. Is The Secret Weapon Behind N.W.A.

If they wrote a book on the life of D.O.C., you think anyone would read it? They should, f*@kers. Y'all have to wait, though. The secret weapon behind the N...

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Lil Kim Is The Baddest Girl Alive

Words Amy Linden
Photos Clay Patrick McBride

NEW YORK CITY’S Central Park South is a mixture of dyed-in-the-wool, Waspy Manhattan mega bucks and the glitz of the nouveau notorious...

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Check Out How 50 Cent Put Together “How To Rob”

Give Up The Goods
In 1999, the rap business was thriving, with multiplatinum plaques, million-dollar videos and popping bottles of champagne...

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Remy Ma And Papoose Hold Each Other Down In October 2011 Issue

With Remy Ma serving an eight-year prison sentence, her husband, Papoose, holds down the home front...

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